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Siena Bistro

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1359 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3023
+1 408-271-0837
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gelato” (3 reviews)
“bruschetta” (3 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
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1359 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3023
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

If in the Willow Glen area of San Jose, a great restaurant to try is Siena Bistro. It’s not easily seen from the road; you enter from a back parking lot off of Minnesota, near the corner of Lincoln Ave. It’s a small restaurant, and...More

1  Thank B4Travel2
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Siena Bistro is a very small restaurant that looks like it has not been updated for years. There were plenty of tables available for lunch during the week, with indoor and outdoor seating. Although it’s a Mediterranean restaurant, my friend and I both opted for...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Excellent food, especially the tiramisu that is the best we've ever had anywhere including Italy. The service is also excellent.

Thank frazrr
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This cozy restaurant in San Jose was a wonderful surprise! From what he olives on the table and the delicious bread to the lovely variety of dishes everyone enjoyed their meals. The clam chowder is the best I’ve ever had- so filled with clams and...More

Thank Cherigayle
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My wife & I visited this restaurant last year when we were in town & had a great meal both times. My wife had flat bread & the beef barley soup for dinner & she loved both! I had the spicy sausage pasta dinner, which...More

Thank michael g
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Tiny bistro, but yummy food when you can get a table. Siena Bistro has a loyal following for the good food, friendly owner and intimate feel. Very romantic and terrific wine selection.

Thank Morgan S
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Brunch outside was a nice experience. Service was excellent, the menu choices are OK, the food was good but the selections are a bit pricey.

Thank JBuckel
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Although its entrance is hard to find, adjacent to a public parking lot near the corner of Lincoln and Minnesota Avenues in the Willow Glen district of San Jose, Siena Bistro is well worth searching for. Fine Italian fare, during lunch and dinner hours, is...More

Thank dtimoh
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I have had many different outstanding dishes here but the Filet of Sole is really outstanding. Seems like a plain choice, but the flavor was unbelievable. Also one of the best patios around and a great spot for a romantic dinner. The service is wonderful...More

Thank Greg T
Reviewed 5 February 2017

What a wonderful restaurant! Staff is very friendly, and the chef chats with guests! The inside is small and intimate, but there is ample outdoor seating as well. We had the Moroccan chicken meatballs as an appetizer. Great flavors - loved the candied orange peels,...More

Thank Wapatula87
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Audrey P
28 May 2017|
Response from dtimoh | Reviewed this property |
Open for brunch on Sundays, 10:00am to 2:30pm. No Sunday dinner hours. Closed all day on Mondays. Check the Siena Bistro website for general business hours. Reservations recommended (...via Yelp Reservations, not through... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1359 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3023
    (Minnesota Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-271-0837
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