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Paolo's - CLOSED

333 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95110-2726
+1 408-294-2558
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
8 Nov 2015
“Sorry to say goodbye”
27 Oct 2015
“Joe dimaggio gave us his parking spot.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
333 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95110-2726
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

I am sorry to see this venerable dining establishment close after decades of serving SJ diners with an upscale, yet relaxed dining experience. There is no equivalent experience left in the downtown dining landscape to replace the void left by the departure of Paolos. I...More

Thank P J
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Old time class and glamor, best food in Northern California in the 80 's in a little house on Santa Clara street. After going to all the great places in SF at the time, there was nothing to compare with the warmth, simple elegance and...More

Thank Connie T
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Paolo's was a wonderful place to eat. Food, service, location, ambiance -- all great. But not great enough, I guess. Paolo's closed just a couple of weeks ago, in August 2015.

1  Thank Dale D
Reviewed 18 August 2015

When we moved to San Jose in 1960 as newly weds, the first and for a long time only "Fancy" Gourmet restaurant we visited was Paolo's. This August for our 56th Anniversary we went for the last time and had a Wonderful Dinner. Paolo's Closed...More

Thank donandlinfunk
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This was our "go-to" place for a nice dinner in downtown San Jose. Their original location was the scene for several work related team meals and they never disappointed. Since the move, it has been the perfect place to go before theatre. Now it's closed....More

1  Thank Halems
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Paolo's landlord is not extending their lease, so they will be closing on 08 Aug 2015. It's a loss, because they have been among my favourites for Italian food. Over the years, We probably eaten our way through the menu, and have settled on the...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

A Friday evening in late July found Paolo's mostly empty. Excellent service, food quite good. Broad wine list with broad spectrum of prices. Had heirloom tomatoes with cheese - a 10 out of 10. Wife had halibut which she raved about. I had pappardelle which...More

Thank Doubleeagle
Reviewed 26 July 2015

My wife and I recently visited for an anniversary dinner. We chose Paolos as it was a Monday night and many of the valley's best restaurants are closed. We have dined here for special occasions in the past. We were quite disappointed. First, the ambiance...More

Thank gosaka
Reviewed 25 July 2015

I took a client for dinner. I made the choice because of ratings but frankly was surprised because the food was ok. Granted, I didn't have pasta in an Italian restaurant - I chose the fish, but it wasn't anything special. I understand from the...More

Thank LydiaK313
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Going to Performing Arts for an enjoyable performance such as Book of Mormon (terrific)? Make it a habit to head out early (avoid crowds, free parking on Amaden just about 6) and visit PAOLO'S. Enjoy a special martini on Thursday evenings or their special cocktail,...More

Thank Casual_Joe
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95110-2726
    (Woz Way)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-294-2558
Paolo’s is an award-winning restaurant in San Jose that offers a modern interpretive take on traditional Italian cuisine. Located in a unique, park-like setting in the heart of downtown San Jose, Paolo’s is the perfect dining destination for any occasion. With a menu that changes seasonally, blending traditional and contemporary dishes, Paolo’s has earned a national reputation for excellent food and fantastic ambience. Over the past fifty years, Paolo’s menu has continuously morphed to meet the ever-changing tastes of our sophisticated clientele.
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