Nov 22, 2010
Loud Italian atmosphere, the wait is usually pretty long because they don't take reservations, but the food is good. Nothing too specialWas this review helpful?
Jul 10, 2009
Great food and atmosphere I've been going to Original Joes since I was six years old - so the early '70's. Not much has changed there since that time. The food is great and moderately priced. The service is excellent. Overall positives: some of the wait staff have been there for over 30 years. I have gotten to know them by name. Food quality is consistent year after year. Everything on the menu is good. You can sit at the counter for some good entertainment, watching the food being prepared. Overall negatives: parking is a challenge, but it's downtown. There is a lot across the street that you have to pay at, so if you're cheap and don't want to pay, you'll drive around for a bit. The other negative is there is always a wait, so plan accordingly. The benefit of a wait is that it tells you it's a popular place - and has been for years. If you like Italian food and a relaxing atmosphere, this is the place for you. It's a San Jose monument.Was this review helpful?
Sep 14, 2010
Average service, average food Food was so forgettable that I don't remember what I had last week. I think there's better Italian food elsewhere...Was this review helpful?
Jul 29, 2009
Old School Italian Joint It is old school. Very comfortable surroundings. I ate at the bar and had good service, however the bar tender was not the best at menu knowledge. Ordered the antipasta app. and meat and mushroom sauce on spag. with a meatball. Only 1 (one) button mushroom was in the sauce! Sauce was otherwise average, and the pasta was cooked al dente which was great. The meatball was sizable, lean and tender, but lacked a crispy texture on the outside which would have made it better. I would try the place again, but maybe the veal would be a better choice. Bartender did try and serve the main dish before the appetizer, but realized then he switched them around.............Was this review helpful?
Nov 16, 2010
have ate here a few times, its good but nothing I crave over and over. Its a San Jose classic though so you have to visit and eat dinner at least once.Was this review helpful?
Hours (12:00pm - Noon, 12:00am - Midnight)
|Mon||11:00 am - 01:00 am|
|Tue||11:00 am - 01:00 am|
|Wed||11:00 am - 01:00 am|
|Thu||11:00 am - 01:00 am|
|Fri||11:00 am - 01:00 am|
|Sat||11:00 am - 01:00 am|
|Sun||11:00 am - 01:00 am|