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Cantina da Nena

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center
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Rua Luiz Jacinto 260 | centro, Sao Jose Dos Campos, State of Sao Paulo 12245-710, Brazil
11:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 16:00
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

If you love pasta this place is perfect. All food in their menu are delicious and well prepared. I particularly love the lasagna.

Thank Mariana G
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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208 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I like this restaurant, but it seems that they are loosing their personality, as they opened several small branch restaurants in the city. My impression is that they changed from a hand made food, to a fast-food style. Prices are about the average and service as well.

Thank Guilherme F
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Traditional italian food. Great salads bar, a lot of diverse vegetables and mix of greens, good a la carte menu and some executive dishes.

Thank Susana A
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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208 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This restaurant in present in at least 2 mall in São José dos Campos and has it matrix downtown. The food is good and tasty, but to grown they are making more frozen dishes. I would prefer it to be less fast food and more fresh

Thank Guilherme F
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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251 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

A Small resturant with delicious pasta. The 5 cheese nhoque that is fantastic!! If you want salad they have a good ceaser salad. But stick with the pastas....really very good!

Thank LyssMelo
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 May 2013

It was a nice surprise to find such a delicious restaurant in SJC. I have been exploring what the city has to offer, but this was my fave so far. I ordered my pasta Al Dente and they nailed it. I ordered it with a simple tomato sauce and it tasted so fresh.

Thank auaugusto
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2013

Its a good option if you apreciate pasta. The place is simple and the service is good.But there is more to enjoy there than pasta though, I like the zucchini with gorgonzola soup during winter nights. The wine list is not big, but you can always find something to drink. If you have never tried Nena's food before I suggest... More 

Thank rodriguesle
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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88 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Food is neither good, nor bad. Crowded, stifling and small place is complemented by letargic service. Overpriced. All in all: poor.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2012

The Cantina da Nena is a very traditional italian restaurant in SJC. It's been there for years, always providing guests with a friendly service, nice atmosphere and reasonable prices. Our favorite dish is the "Gnocchi 4 queijos", always well prepared and enough for a couple.

Thank bncav
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2011

The restaurant offers good service as well as good food. Also, the variety is ok when you go at lunch time (you don't necessarily need to choose Italian food) as they have all sorts of dishes. Price is reasonable considering what is offered. I recommend!

Thank Michele T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Luiz Jacinto 260 | centro, Sao Jose Dos Campos, State of Sao Paulo 12245-710, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Jose Dos Campos>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: 551239224634
Tradicional restaurant in the city (since 1980);The fresh pasta is the best choice and also have an excellent business lunch.

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