Tomatina - San Jose

4.6
67 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
**We are accepting reservations for Mother's Day; please book yours now**

**We are open for Dine in, outdoor dining, Takeout, Curbside pickup and Delivery**

Tomatina Italian Restaurant is a family run restaurant that specializes in Italian inspired classic dishes and comfort food. Conveniently located near the AMC movie theater and the Winchester Mystery House, Tomatina is sure to satisfy any craving you may have. Start your dining experience with an appetizer like the minestrone or the signature garlic rolls or the bruschetta. Guests have their choice of pasta dishes. Order chicken fettucine, Guests can also order a piadine, an Italian flatbread sandwich, with your choice of protein and vegetables. Tomatina offers gluten and meat-free options for guests. End your meal with a dessert. Get the tiramisu, apple crisp, or the bread pudding. There is a separate kids menu and plenty of free parking available in the West Valley Shopping Center.
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Granny
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We felt very comfortable with all the Covid protocols.
Our waiter was attentive, pleasant, helpful - just great.
Food was excellent and very generous.

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nicole
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for families. Everything we had was good, I loved the Roasted Salmon with pasta.

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dave
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we visit sons family in campbell a few times a year. alway meet for lunch/dinner at tomatina!! the best wether inside or out.

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vipKathyR
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The server on duty (Cole) was absolutely terrible. It took nearly 30 minutes just to be talked to once for waters and drink orders. He was clearly unable to handle the tables outside by himself. Suggest that another server be on (or one that can handle multiple tables). Even the most basic of asks were forgotten (extra napkins, salt/pepper, etc). Understand that it's tough for restaurants with outside dining, but it appears there was not enough support to handle the minimal tables that were open during our visit (615p-8p).

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SandyM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & drink, funny waiter, delightful patio dinner. Lovely night out. Felt bad for the people who came at 8 - they close early!

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Sheila
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so happy to be able to go back to one of our local favorites . They have the tables 10 feet apart . They do all the sanitization and wear masks and gloves . Very safe environment.

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vipGeorge
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience eating on the patio (due to COVID) a few evenings ago. There were only a few other customers, but the food and service were excellent.

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vipKathyR
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch outside! Super well done on C19/distancing and plenty of tables in the shade. Elit, our server, was attentive and friendly. Roasted broccoli and cauliflower app was delicious, perfectly prepared and crunchy. The Med salad with shrimp also equally tasty. Highly recommended as a safe spot to get out of the damn house!

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Enjoydiningout
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Arrived for our reservation on a busy Saturday night. Wait was brief. Service is always great here, food to match. They're seasonal specials are not to be ignored!

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LeahS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It's like eating at an Olive Garden in a strip mall. If that is your expectation, this place is great. Everything is okay. Prices are high. Atmosphere is casual.

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FoodLover82
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering that it was Valentine's day, we got seated almost immediately! Food didn't take long to come out and it was delicious! Service was great as well!

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vipALK3
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Their menu has changed somewhat. But the shrimp pomodoro was very tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentine’s

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day . disappointment is they no longer have lasagne and really bummed they don’t have chocolate gelato (our favorite!)

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laurenap
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Tomatinas! Their food is so fresh! The service was amazing.

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SharleneD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was incredibly accommodating over dietary requirements and desires for specific additions to our orders. He was attentive throughout the meal. Every order was very good. A very pleasant and satisfying experience...again. Thank you.

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foodlover
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, and my girlfriend and I talked all night to catch up, and restaurant never rushed us to leave while they were closing. We enjoyed the house cab and great bread with cheese spread. The chicken marsala was also very good.

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vipGail
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We frequent this restaurant often and it seemed the service was off tonight. Won't deter us, but our salad came out after the entree was dropped, we had to mention that the salad was missing.

The bartender was most accommodating, the table server seemed distracted.

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Dede
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The pizza was good. However, the Caesar salad was flavorless. When we talked with the server she took off the cost of the salad. The server also spent quite some time helping us to download the app in order to save $10 off the meal. That was a great help!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The service was weird and the place too noisy. The rest was fine

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening out with the ladies without breaking the bank!

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Enjoydiningout
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service at a value. Can get busy, but quality of food and service stays on point. We go often with my mother in law and there always seems to be a variety of new inspired specials.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good basic Italian food
Heavy on sauce for chicken Parmesan
We were a little rushed by the waiter

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denny
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

decent family place with good food. Only service was curt and untimely.

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vipKathyR
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This was my second time eating here and vastly differrnt from before. Service was mediocre as it was our server's first day on the job. She ordered the wrong chicken entree instead of chicken masala which caused 2 in our party to wait almost 30 extra minutes to eat their food when the rest of us were done. The bill however reflected no charge for that entree. The server was very apologetic but pleasant and friendly. Everyone has a first day on the job which can be somewhat hectic but she handled the situation with grace.

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vipHsiaoL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The waiter needs to be more attentive. At the end of the meal, we had to wait for at least 15 minutes before the waiter brought us the check.

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vipDisappointed
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was OK but salad and soup I brought out all at the same time. Portions a salad with extremely small or a better plate.

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terrible
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while since we have eaten here because we had some bad experiences with the food quality, portions and service.
Happy to say, we were pleasantly surprised by the food quality, portion size and over service.
We will return.

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Enjoydiningout
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood spot. Friendly attentive service. Seasonal specials. Food never disappoints

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vipGreat
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Will add to our short list. Food was very good. Good value

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MaxH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and good place to have a friends get together . We will come back for sure

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vipHappyTraveler
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice meal and a pleasant atmosphere. They have a varied menu and are willing to make accommodations. I would definitely return.

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diner2013
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We came here to celebrate a couple family birthdays. Another family member had been to Tomatina before and enjoyed their dinner here so we selected this restaurant.

Menu had good selections. Meals we selected were fine, tasty, and good portions. One family member selected her normal dish but was disappointed in the taste.

Our Open Table reservation mentioned that we were here for a birthday celebration. Even when being seated, the host asked if we were here for any occasion. I mentioned coming for a couple of birthdays but nothing was done for our celebrants.

Service and staff were friendly and attentive.

We would return again if in the area.

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RONY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only negative was our server never came by to offer a refill on our sodas. For what they charge for a soft drink, would like to be offered a refill.

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JOSH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

There was fly's in the restaurant and they kept landing on my head, which was super annoying during a business lunch. They also brought my food before my customer and it was kind of uncomfortable while we waited for his food to come, he kept telling me to eat and I declined in order to wait for his. Lastly I left a 20% tip, it was clearly marked on the receipt $7 with the total indicated, instead the server decided to up my tip to 34% tip at almost $12 for a $35 meal. I had to call back and wait on hold forever for them to review the checks for that day and was told a manager would have to call me back to fix it. Still waiting for the call (that will most likely never come) I doubt I'll go back to this location based on this experience.

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JenA
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner here, and just love it! Been to three locations and this time we sat outside. They have overhead heaters and offered to close up the big drop down drapes to block the wind if we needed.

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BonnieT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My kids and I enjoy Tomatina. It is affordable and food is always consistent in taste. They have a happy hour and also kids eat free on Thursday

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KathyF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a good experience here. Came here today for Mother’s Day. Service was excellent and the meal was really good. Prices are reasonable and ambiance is nice. It’s become our family dining spot when we take our teens out for dinner.

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BrandonC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Really good food. I got the baked penne and it was incredible. Calamari is crunchy and generously battered. Service was a little slow and inattentive.

FAQs

Tomatina - San Jose offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 380-0040.

Tomatina - San Jose is rated 4.6 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.