THE STORY

Passion, determination, and attention to details are the elements that make Paesano Ristorante one of the most appreciated Italian restaurants in San Jose and in Bay Area.
Giuseppe Spatola (Pino), owner and chef of Paesano Restaurant was born and raised in Palermo.
In the 80s he moved to the USA to join one of his brothers who was living in New York.

After experiencing the new country for one year and eager to follow the Californian dream, Pino relocated to San Jose, where his second brother was running a restaurant.
Ambitious and determined to succeed, Pino spent a few years working hard and learning all about cooking and management until he opened his own restaurant in Redwood City called Siciliano.

The experience with the restaurant was successful and lasted for 11 years.
In 2010 Pino learned about the new development of the Little Italy neighborhood in San Jose and decided to embrace the project opening his new restaurant there.

Peaseno Restaurant is a place where everyone can find a sense of belonging and family: the name paesano, in fact, in Italian is referred to “a friend who lives down the street.” Entering the restaurant is like entering your best friend’s home!

The Food

Since opening in 2010, Paesano restaurant has remained an iconic bastion of soulful and authentic Italian cuisine. Careful selection of seasonal components and traditional cooking techniques define each course. Only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients are allowed in the kitchen thanks to the strong relationship with local purveyors and producers. 

Every course is prepared from scratch to ensure a tasty and authentic result giving the customers a unique joyful experience.

The menu is inspired to the classic Italian cuisine, with a selection of recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation and features specials almost every day. 

The Atmosphere

The attention to the ambiance and the service is just important as the food Paesano serves, giving diners an experience that makes them want to come back repeatedly. The spacious layout and a classic look of the restaurant create comfort, intimacy enhancing the entire experience of a meal.

Pino and his team know how to deliver a high service being friendly, available, attentive, and quick to take care of customers ‘needs. Everyone, from a single person stopping-by for a quick lunch, to a family with kids, always feel at home at Paesano Restaurant. 

Paesano is a place that many have chosen again and again to gather, celebrate, and mark special occasions with those that matter to them.

This is why Paesano Ristorante has been nominated multiple times the best restaurant in Silicon Valley.
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