Willow Street Pizza & Taproom - San Jose

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118 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
What began in a little brick building on a busy street corner in Willow Glen has grown to become a South Bay tradition. Join us at our original location in Willow Glen, recently rebranded as Willow Street Pizza & Taproom - with 16 local beers on tap - or at our downtown Los Gatos restaurant, with a spacious patio overlooking a scenic city park. Wherever you go, know that you’re in for a remarkable meal.
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HillaryY
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt and friendly, food was hot and tasted great, and Thursday was no-corkage on BYOB. Perfect night!

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vipColdChickenGreatDrinks
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our Waitress was not very attentive, took a long time to get place our order, get our drinks, get our food, etc. food was excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Chili peppers on our Italian pizza were way too salty.

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MaggieL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good. Service was a little slow but we were a fairly large group so it gave us time to socialize a little more.

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vipHappyDiner
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a lunch special of a small pizza and salad; both tasty and satisfying. A lot of food for the price 🤗. Our server was great; Polite , friendly and attentive

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SFgirl
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a group of 14 people. I didn’t think we could get a reservation on open table for 14. So we booked two tables of seven, and requested that we sit together. The staff at the restaurant was very accommodating and grouped us all together. Service was great, food was good. We definitely go here again, especially for some of the weeknight special events

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JorgeG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and experience. The venue is loud, so don't expect to have an intimate conversation, but it is afterall a taproom.

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Lilred
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, there with girl friends for my birthday dinner. Good for groups of friends.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, amazing food & very quaint & home like atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for all ages. Have a family tradition of eating dinner here and then taking in the Christmas lights of Willow Glen.

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VAllday
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Not as a once and while. Maybe if you live local and your used to the slow service and attitudes. We came as special occasion. For viewing willow glen lights and wish we prepped for the slow service and sour attitudes when asking for water or more drinks in general. Or napkins for the messy wings. I’m pretty sure it’s called “ anticipate the customers needs” in service but not considered a standard here unfortunately

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Paul
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was decent but overpriced. We would have preferred more vegetarian options. Appetizers were more pub style than Italian. Service was terrible, they forgot about us on multiple occasions. A drink that was ordered at the beginning arrived after we had finished eating. We had to ask multiple times for some of the kids meals.

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jeffm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve always liked the food and ambience at Willow street, and I really like the beer selection, but we were surprised with the “surcharge” to make up for the minimum wage hike. I don’t remember even seeing it on the menu. Not a big deal, and not much money, but a little bit of a sour taste

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vipKitty
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad was delicious and big enough to share. We also shared the Italian pizza with the gluten free crust which was very good. Nice interior. Has a full bar which is a plus. Looking forward to returning.

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SofiaS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our new favorite restaurant for casual comfort food

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KMC1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Dinner was good except for the fact the person that brought us our food was carrying too many plates and our pizza went on the floor the salads fell on his shirt and then still tried to give us our salads. They had to re-make our pizza, forgot one of the entree salads and still charged us for everything. We also had to keep asking for water and constantly looking for our waitress. Not sure I will go back to this location.

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LauraB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The menu has changed a lot. Garlic fries are good, but not as much garlic as I remember. Prices have gone up a lot too. Overall, we still love the place but have memories of it being a bit better.

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ErikaE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We've been loyal customers for years and will keep coming back. There are some great new items added to the menu recently.

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DiningSFBA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for a casual family meal or even a date

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vipGinger
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A little pricey, but the service was decent and the food was above average. Not crowded and parking was reasonable.

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AndreaS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Portions were a bit small but it might have been the fact that my raviolis were so good I just wanted more. We had beer wine and cocktails at our table, everyone really enjoyed their drinks. Service was just as good as the food. To top it off the restaurant is beautiful. Will definitely be coming back.

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AllisonA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The only thing I would recommend would be the appetizers, drinks and the kids menu

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jmm1023
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The salmon dinner with potatoes and green bean was delicious!

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lisao
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was delicious, service was great, overall great experience. We cannot wait to go back....

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vipHv2hvchoc
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food. Highly recommend the trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and some of the best shrimp tacos I have ever had

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vipSonJean1286
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the fresh thyme on the combo pizza.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

There was only one waitress. So the service was really slow.

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DeirdreM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good, but not exciting. The mini pepperoni pizza did not have enough pepperoni. The server was kind and attentive.

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vipLauraK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had dinner with friends and looked forward to the taproom offerings, cocktails, as well as the variety of food choices on the menu. The drinks and food were all very good. Our waitress, however, seemed a little anxious on getting our order and then pulling our plates as soon as we were finished. The restaurant wasn't overbooked, so it wasn't that the table needed to be turned. We felt rushed and not what we were looking for in our Saturday night out.

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FoodieFun
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I’ve been a bit disappointed with service last few times. They just don’t seem as efficient or organized as in the past few years. More of a wait in general & to order even when not crowded. Bread was cold, used to be warm. Oil & vinegar had a ton of garlic. Entree was good.

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Drkhorsesj
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with friends for a quick casual dinner. Enjoyed sharing the Kale, Herb Chicken & Roasted Butternut Squash salad and the Crispy Pesto Cauliflower shared plate with cider and wine beverages. The bread at the start was warm and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great pizza and service!

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vipDaniel
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Restaurant was too hot. No air conditioning or fans

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Was a birthday celebration with daughter and her husband. Waiter brought complimentary ice cream Sunday but otherwise service was spotty. Didn’t refill water or bread or check on how we were doing. I had a 20% off coupon I showed when we sat down and he did not deduct it from the bill. Food was fine be, $16 for a burger and fries. Wasn’t too busy

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McMary
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The wait staff seemed more interested in talking with each other than paying attention to the customers. My lime chicken salad was tasty but not up to par. Limited beans and corn compared with previous times. The presentation was unappealing. I did mention this to wait staff and he wasn’t quite sure how to respond. We won’t rush back.

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DanielK
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Salad was average. Shrimp tacos had very little shrimp on them, I think one of the tacos had exactly one shrimp on it. Pretty expensive for what you get. Service and servers were great, took care of a wrong order right away but kitchen was very slow to get out a replacement.

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AnneF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The soup was very good and the hamburger was delivered while hot and very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

For the most part the service was just ok not great. Mainly the gal that opened our wine that we brought was sub par. She poured my wine glass way to full and also spilled it while doing so. I gave her a suggestion when outing white wine especially that to keep it cooler only pour a little at a time. She seemed mad that I gave her this advise and never returned to our table. Management needs to do more to produce friendly wait staff.

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Willow Street Pizza & Taproom - San Jose does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Willow Street Pizza & Taproom - San Jose also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 971-7080.

Willow Street Pizza & Taproom - San Jose is rated 4.4 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

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