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La Pastaia

897 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary Italian, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Hours: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

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

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Phone number
(408) 286-8686
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Abraham Torre
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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.
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Private party contact
Cara Martin: (408) 286-8686
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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
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Cross street
Notre Dame
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Parking details
There is ample street parking, hotel valet service and a private parking lots.
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Public transit
Santa Clara St. Light Rail
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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.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 897 People Are Saying
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3.7  based on recent ratings
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWoohoo (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We had salmon which was very tasty. I liked the way the chef made it "crusty" like a very light seared glaze. My companions ordered an off-menu change to the lunch; ie: the fish but only with brussel sprouts. But instead the dish came accompanied by mounds of colorful zucchini squash which was not their favorite. The servers are super friendly and try really hard to take care of the diners. They have some new décor which is more trendy and appealing. We finished off with cappuccinos which were strong and well made with firm foam.

bajarunner (Tahoe)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Closest classy place to the Shark Tank for hockey.
Good food, fairly quiet, clean and bright
Menu is quite limited, but on hockey night you usually are looking to get in and out, so not a problem.
Probably the best bet for a hockey fan that wants something a little upscale from the noisy joints down the street.

vipMike (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very limited menu, out of every wine we asked for. Good we brought our own. This place has really changed for the worse. I would not go back. To bad use to be pretty good especially before a SHARKS game. Nothing stays the same. The server was very good.

DanaP (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

In 25 years, I've never had a disappointing experience here. I enjoy La Pastaia for its dependably fine food and professional, unobtrusive service. Recently met my dad for a birthday lunch on a Tuesday noon, and was frankly surprised at how quiet it was at that time of day, which was nice. We shared the poached pear salad and the Genovese pizza—while not wildly out of the ordinary, both dishes were perfectly prepared and delicious. The space is classically elegant, and also warm, relaxed, and inviting. Recommended for fancy business lunch, dates, and special occasions.

vipTaylor (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

This is a solid restaurant with a very nice menu. Service is always great.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food not very good. Each of us , three, were served food that wasn't tasty. The ravioli was blah, the salad worse and the salmon only ok.

SJmiller5 (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Limited Menu. Seafood that had a strong odor and unfresh taste. Ingredients are low quality. Simple thing like pepperoni on the pizza was cheap, rubbery and artificial. Biggest disappointment may have been dessert, which they called Creme Brulee, but looked and tasted like it came right from the freezer at Costco. Canned frozen berries dumped on a lumpy cream filling, nothing resembling creme brulee. Not sure how they get away with this. Visually, this place has a very nice look & feel, but they're either cutting costs on the food, don't know what they're doing, or just think diners in SJ are ignorant.

Nonna1 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Although I didn’t care for the meal that I had, which was the swordfish special, everyone else liked their meals. Plus, every time I’ve been there in the past I liked it. Won’t stop me from going there again.

mlmayo (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Dinner was good but we would recommend they update their webpage as some of items listed were not available

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Elegant atmosphere. We’re hooked on the Ceci appetizer!

Iloveparis (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The server was efficient and friendly. The calamari was good. Two people had pasta which was good. My mother and I had roasted chicken piccata. On top of the chicken was lumpy white gravy or sauce. Very unappetizing. The server said the chef had made the sauce thick. And he sent it out? She took it back and he replated it which meant scraping off the weird lumpy white sauce. The server comped us 20%. Very strange especially when the menu is limited.

Foodie (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Been going here for Sharks pre-game meals for years. The restaurant is in trouble. Limited menu, poor food preparation and slow and untrained service. The place was mostly empty due to others knowing better. We will not be back. Disappointing as this was a constant.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

If you want bad service at a high price, this is the restaurant for you. I have had better service at a fast casual restaurant! Not acknowledged after being seated, waited 20 min and still had to ask the hostess for our waiter. He apologized saying that he didn't know he was responsible for this section but service just as bad the next day for breakfast with different wait staff. BAD!

Friendsforever (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

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 ...😉

Diana (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

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!