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The 9 Best Pasta Restaurants In San Jose

Updated: May 2, 2022

Pining for penne piled with ragu or smothered in arrabbiata sauce? These are our top San Jose picks for great pasta. We examined top food blogs and review sites and scrutinized millions of reviews for this list of pasta restaurants. Get ready to twirl your forks around the best carbonara and linguinis in San Jose available at these top eateries.

Find the perfect Pasta spot

Original Joe's - San Jose

Italian, $$, DowntownItalian, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0
  • USA Today

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    USA Today
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

Vito's Trattoria

Italian, $$, North San JoseItalian, $$San Jose, North San Jose
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • bayarea.com

    The Best Italian Food In The South Bay

    bayarea.com
  • CultureTrip

    The 10 Best Restaurants In Downtown San Jose, California

    CultureTrip

Paesano Ristorante Italiano

Italian, $$, DowntownItalian, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

    The 5 Best Italian Spots In San Jose

    Hoodline
  • bayarea.com

    The Best Italian Food In The South Bay

    bayarea.com

Willow Street Pizza & Taproom

Pizza, $$, Willow GlenPizza, $$San Jose, Willow Glen
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Palermo Italian Restaurant

Italian, $$, DowntownItalian, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Tony & Alba's Pizza and Pasta

Italian, $$, San JoseItalian, $$San Jose
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Find Me Gluten Free, 2020

    THE 30 BEST Gluten Free Restaurants in San Jose

    Find Me Gluten Free, 2020

Pizza Antica

Pizza, $$, West San JosePizza, $$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

John's of Willow Glen

American, $$, Willow GlenAmerican, $$San Jose, Willow Glen
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Giorgio's Italian Food & Pizzeria

Italian, $$, Willow GlenItalian, $$San Jose, Willow Glen
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

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    USA Today
  • Find Me Gluten Free, 2020

    Gluten Free Pasta in San Jose

    Find Me Gluten Free, 2020

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the best Pasta spots in San Jose can take way too long. We analyzed 26488 San Jose restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 San Jose restaurant reviews, and 2325 lists and articles – looking closely at what Find Me Gluten Free and CultureTrip had to say – and applied our boam magic. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Find Me Gluten Free - Gluten Free Pasta in San Jose, Find Me Gluten Free - THE 30 BEST Gluten Free Restaurants in San Jose and CultureTrip - The 10 Best Restaurants In Downtown San Jose, California. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips for Pasta

  • A next-level pairing for Strongbow

    Experts suggest pairing a macaroni,cheese and leeks with a glass of Strongbow, a popular cider.


  • The ultimate drink pairing for mac and cheese


    Finding the ideal drink pairing for mac and cheese can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Chardonnay. This, acidic, white wine balances the starchy mac and cheese.

  • Pair Burgundy with lobster mac and cheese

    Try coupling lobster mac and cheese with a white wine like lobster mac and cheese to balance its creamy flavours.

Fun facts about Pasta

  • History lesson

    If you happen to think of Northern Europe, just know that the macaroni and cheese was invented there in 1769.

  • A priceless experience

    The most expensive lasagna costs a whopping$100! Would you be willing to pay$100 for a fancy Diamond and Gold lasagna?

  • The ideal pairing

    Experts recommend pairing mac and cheese with Spanish granache to complement the food’s greasy and salty flavor with the ripe, fruity sweet flavors of the drink.

Parking information

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