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Siena Bistro

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1359 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3023 (Minnesota Ave)
+1 408-271-0837
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had barely finished eating the bread and salads which were so good we had already deciding that we were coming back again -and our entrées just confirmed that decision. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays they have a special menu for 2, $35 for two starters, two entrees, and a full bottle of wine. All six of us opted for the... More 

Thank Dakotakim
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126 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty good restaurant within a 10 min drive from Airport. Expect some $50 bill for two people. The ambience is intimate and a really nice restaurant for couples. The staff is friendly and the food is really nice. "Clam Chowder" was very good.

Thank ShyamGovind
Atlanta, GA
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

As others have stated, the term 'hidden gem' is a perfect description. Friends had recommended, but I had trouble locating it; it is off the main drag, which eliminates the parking issue. The food and service were great, and now that I know where is it, will be back.

Thank Scott H
Saratoga, CA
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182 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

SIena Bistro is a great little restaurant - off of a back alley ( which they make look very chic) In the heart of WIllow Glen. It may take a little work to find it- but if you park in the main parking lot off of Minnesota before Lincoln you cant miss it. They have dressed up the "back door"... More 

Thank Mithra
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have enjoyed many family celebrations at this restaurant-- good food, variety of wonderful dishes, romantic atmosphere.

Thank Elizabeth S
Hollister, California
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

My girlfriend and I had lunch last week at Siena Bistro. Wow, what a great find. The food, service and ambience were perfect. A Willow Glen gem. I had the Siena Burger and a side of Spicy Thai Peanut Pasta and my friend had a Siena Burger and a side of Curry Chicken Apple Salad. We ordered their house Chianti.We... More 

Thank artgirl850
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

THEIR beet salad is fantastic. ALSO on birthdays they have an unique arrangements of candles. THEIR service is right on.

Thank hasiegel85
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Dinner for five with pasta and chicken dishes mediocre and ribs better. Service was good, restaurant was pleasant and cool as it was hot hot outside. Dinner for two includes a bottle of wine at $63 which is ok for SJ.

Thank John S
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Very Mediterranean .. fresh, carefully chosen food products and carefully prepared! Outdoor patio eating is casual with a white table cloth feel. We were in Willow Glen and just didn't feel like the heavy food the ol' standard Italian deli serves ... just a few steps away, and tucked behind another restaurant we found the Siena Bistro. Our host and... More 

Thank quicktrvlr
Santa Cruz, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

The chicken marsala lunch was underseasoned except for the marsala. It was obvious the chicken breast portions had been sliced lengthwise more than once resulting in 3 bites. The chicken was boiled, no light saute. The potatoes and zucchini were ok, but the lunch portions could have been served on a tiny dessert plate. The mimosas should have been served... More 

Thank christinef19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Italian, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?