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About La Pastaia

The four star rated, La Pastaia Restaurant continually delights Bay Area diners with it's Contemporary Italian cuisine and metropolitan ambience.

Located in the breathtaking, art deco, boutiuqe Hotel De Anza, La Pastaia is just minutes away from the San Jose International Airport, and walking distance to the Arena, Center for Performing Arts, the Tech Museum and the Convention Center.

233 West Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Hours: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Notre Dame

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 286-8686

Website:
http://www.lapastaia.com/

Entertainment:
Live music is featured in the lounge Thursday - Saturday and the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month.

La Pastaia's Enoteca is open daily to enjoy flights of Italian wines, espresso and an array of small plates. The Enoteca is also available for private tastings.

Catering:
La Pastaia is a full service caterer for events from 2 to 150 located in the Art Deco Hotel De Anza. For weddings, corporate meetings and special events, contact: 408-286-1000

Parking Details:
There is ample street parking, hotel valet service and a private parking lots.

Public Transit:
Santa Clara St. Light Rail

Executive Chef:
Abraham Torre

Private Party Facilities:
Private rooms range from the intimate and self-contained to the beautiful Mediteranean style Palm Court Terrace. Private dining can be arranged for parties of 2 to 50 in the restaurant. The outdoor terrace is also available for private parties during lunch.

Private Party Contact:
Cara Martin: (408) 286-8686

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Pastaia Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

3.6

ambience

3.6

value

3.1

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
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Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
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Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Organic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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People Watching (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Reliably attentive service from Azir. Menu not expansive but fresh seafood and great pastas a highlight. Great for before theatre or sports arena dates. And let’s not forget excellent craft cocktails ...😉

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Late-night Find
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·Dined 4 days ago

Nice evening, good service. We celebrated my husband’s birthday before walking to the SJ Performing Arts Center for a musical. There were three persons being attentive to our desires- all very pleasant. We ordered pasta dishes which were delicious, and had pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Yes, I’ll go again!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We came before a San Jose Sharks game. Three pizzas and spaghetti and meatballs was ordered by our group. The pizzas are good sized. The 2 men finished theirs, but my friend and I could have split one. The spaghetti and meatballs were a generous portion. The sauce was a bit bland, but the meatballs were quite tasty. They were out of the ravioli that I was hoping to order. That could have been said when we received our menus so that I didn't have to go back and choose another option. Overall, good meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Poor quality of food and service. Half of the items on the menu were not available. Drinks were awful.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Nothing too fancy, but nice people and delicious food. I had the fish special. Yummy!

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Worse service I have ever experienced. Ordered a bottle of wine and it took 15 minutes to tell me they were out. Ordered another bottle and 10 minutes later the waiter showed up with it but broke the corkscrew in the cork. A full half hour after his arrival my guest was offered a glass of wine. Then they brought us salads that weren’t ours. Then brought us our side vegetables before we even got our salads. Then they brought us entrees that weren’t ours. Finally got our entrees. All of this as the restaurant was not even full.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was very disappointing. Hadn't been there is several years but it has gone down hill.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Nice surprise. Thought I had booked at a different place but it was good before a show and food and service too. We thought they only had wine when we arrived but can order cocktails from the main bar. Easy walk to SAP.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Gratuity calculations need to be changed to sub total not the total. It only hurts the server and upsets the guest.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I was disappointed in my Pasta- chicken fettuccine- which was the special- it was tasteless and bland. But the service was good, the restaurant is pretty, and the location is just down the street from the SAP center.
Good wine selection

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Nice place to hang with friends. But it's kind of pricey, plus parking fees. Stuff are very friendly and food is delicious. Would go there again for special occasions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly
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 (Montana)·Dined on September 13, 2017

LP has lost their mojo, not sure why. Should be busy as Silicon Valley economy is strong. Until they improve food, try to find someplace else.

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 (Montana)·Dined on August 28, 2017

I've been going to La Pastaia since it opened, and am sorry to report the restaurant has taken a turn for the worse. Pasta was soggy and not fresh or tasty. Restaurant added a $3.10 "Service Charge" to the bill without advertising in or on menu. Waiter said it was to recover increases in minimum wage. He apologized but said the mgmt/owner was responsible - very shady practice. I would try to find another restaurant until La Pastaia gets their groove back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Went on a busy Sunday. They sat us near the kitchen. It was hot and noisy. Our food was great but it took a long time to receive it. Our server did not know information on the menu nor did she offered to find out the questions we are asking. I will return knowing the service will not be good because the food was that good

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The food was delicious. We had the kale salad and the salmon and both were very tasty. The service was also excellent. The air conditioning wasn't working properly so we were a little warm during dinner but we made the best of it. It was a wonderful dinner location before going to the Neil Diamond Concert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 31, 2017

I ordered the Osso Bucco which came with root vegetables. The root vegetables were way undercooked and were hard as rocks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Way too loud, could not carry on a conversation with person next to me. Service spotty at best.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Attended prior to a concert at the SAP center. Has a great location within walking distance of the arena. The restaurant was busy but not packed. Drinks, appetizers and entrees were all very enjoyable but came out very slowly. Our waitress was very pleasant and apologized for all 3 courses being tardy. We were seated about 10 mins earlier then our 6:30 reservation but barely made it out before our 8:00 show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Had a great girls gathering of drinks and dinner before a concert at SAP. It was so nice to be in walking distance with great service, delicious food and we celebrated a girlfriend's bday and had the best tiramisu ever!

Tags: Spicy, Romantic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

My friend and I (2 woman) were seat in the worst seat in the house. Stuck in the isle where all the servers go back and forth.....Had to request a better seat. By the way, the restaurant was empty at the time.
We ordered appetizers and the meal arrived but the appetizer and plates were still on the table. So server was juggling to remove dirty plates and serve our entree.
The restaurant began to fill up quickly and the heat was unbearable. It felt like there was no air-conditioning!! Everyone was fanning themselves. Nothing worst than eating a hot Italian meal and no air-conditioning. Sorry but too many choices to eat in San Jose so I will not be returning.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The salmon salad was excellent. Our waiter was great. The hotel/restaurant should arrange for free parking for restaurant patrons.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I used to go to La Pastaia before all of the musical concerts but no more! . To begin, my friends cocktail came about 10 minutes after my glass of wine was served to me . Then my chicken was served well, well after my friends two dinners were served. My chicken was dry -as though it had been cooked the day before, there were three asparagus spears and instead of the new potatoes they threw on a half a plate of french fries without telling me.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food, friendly and attentive service, great ambience. Only downside was we went there before a concert at SAP center and the bar was SUPER busy so took a long time to get our drinks. Everything else was spot on and will be going there every time go to an event at the SAP center.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

consistently GREAT food and service even when there are events in town and it's busy!!
La Pastaia team are polite, quick, consistent and in general NICE with GOOD service.
Always enjoy coming here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Seemed like a really popular place. It's loud when packed. The food was just okay (salmon entree and risotto). But the pizza was not good at all; our waiter seemed surprised that we didn't want to take the leftovers home (we ate less than half of it. He also made a face when we said we didn't want dessert. 😬😳

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We had dinner here recently with friends before the theater. The food, service, and ambiance were all good -- not the most spectacular place in San Jose, but reliable and more than acceptable.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I love La Pastaia. The food is always good and the service just right. Cathy was our server & was so very nice. She's been my server on the 3 past occasions I've had lunch there. She's friendly & knowledgeable but doesn't hover. Great downtown restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Had a wonderful evening at the restaurant that included excellent, attentive service and a prefixed menu that week for San Jose Downtown Dining Week.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2017

I have to this restaurant before and always felt the meals were good. Not this time. It was restaurant week and the menu options were quite reduced and not of the variety I'd expect. My chicken was salty and dry, the asparagus tough, and the boiled potatoes tasteless. And the chicken was covered in capers. I'm not sure I'll go back to La Pastaia after this.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We had excellent food, great service, and much fun. Andre made our day. He was helpful with explaining the menu and different sauces. He was personable and was wonderful to interact with on a business, professional, and personal level.
We will return for sure.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Intriguing and delicious specials. Wine list is a bit intimidating but we were happy with our choice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

I eat here with friends whenever I go to a concert. But I was really taken aback when my guest asked for bread and was told there would be a $ 2.00 fee. How ridiculous I have to say. I actually mentioned this to a friend and they told me they got up a left. Seems pretty petty to me.

I also ordered the special which was swordfish. The presentation was nice, the portion was large but the inside of the fish was undercooked. I could have sent it back but elected to just eat the outside edges which was okay. Didn't want to take extra time due to concert.

Thanks for asking.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Another fine meal before a concert at the SAP center. Always recommend this restaurant for friends going to events at SAP

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We were the first patrons in the restaurant at 5:15 PM so it was quiet; however the service was very slow. The waiter forgot my salad but did not charge me for it. The pasta was good but not anything "special." There was an error in our bill (they added a drink to the bill that we did not order) and it took awhile to get that fixed. Overall the meal was ok and service was okish.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great service from Cathy. Food was very good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The Food was fantastic and the service was as well

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Great service. Roasted oilves appetizer wonderful. Chicken, steak delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Another very nice time before a concert at the SAP center. Good food, drinks and very good service.

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Stayed at adjoining hotel. Was convenient and food and service was very good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2017

The food and service were very good. We did not feel rushed but they were able to comfortably get us through the meal in a short time so we could get to the theater on time.

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