Willow Street Pizza & Taproom - San Jose

4.6
130 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 130 people are saying
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mikeh
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Willow Street Pizza is a great local spot that has responded to the pandemic by offering outdoor seating on their patio with tables at appropriate distances apart. We like the patio so much better than sitting in a parking lot or on a street that's been converted for dining. I appreciate them staying open even though the number of diners per night is small and continuing to serve on plates with silverware and real glasses versus the to go service many other restaurants have resorted to. Oh, and the food is good, too!

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vipCristinaM
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

good food, nice patio, fun beer list, there were heaters outside

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Bluesky27
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed with the contact tracing information they had me provide in the beginning. We sat outside, as we are very COVID-19 aware, with our kids and we were comfortable, had great service, and stayed warm with the well placed patio heaters they had going. I will certainly let others know how great of service we recieved and the food was delicious as well. Try the roasted cauliflower appetizer...so good!

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Zseeee
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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mikeh
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been going to Willow Street Pizza in Willow Glen since we moved here in 2012 and it has been consistently great in terms of service, food, and value. During the pandemic Willow Street has been one of the few local restaurants that has been able to maintain their service, ambience, and food quality. We enjoy eating on the patio instead of a converted parking lot or converted street parking spaces as many local restaurants have been forced to do. Yay Willow Street Pizza!!!

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StephanieS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Willow Street Pizza in Willow Glen is our favorite restaurant. We also experience great food and service!

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vipSusanS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Willow Street Pizza has been my go to for several years. Great staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my date and our dog there and they made us feel so welcome. They have a dog menu! How great is that!!

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Likes
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was very fast. The outdoor seating is very nice overall great place to eat.

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vipMarcie
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice selection of cocktails and wine to accompany the good entrees, especially the Vodka Prawn Fettuccine. Staff was very helpful.

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KimB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I had a date night and really enjoyed the patio at Willow Street, there were 2 TV's so we could watch sporting events and had great service from our waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Willow Street is doing a great job with covid. Super nice staff. Try the saffron ravioli!

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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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vipPixieStickMartini
San Francisco
10 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
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 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
2 reviews
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
3 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
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SJ
vipSonJean1286
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the fresh thyme on the combo pizza.

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You can order delivery directly from Willow Street Pizza & Taproom - San Jose using the Order Online button. Willow Street Pizza & Taproom - San Jose also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 4.6 stars by 130 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.