Nestled in the Little Italy district of San Jose, Paesano Ristorante Italiano is a local gem that offers authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant is owned and managed by Giuseppe “Pino” Spatola, a native of Sicily, who strives to incorporate the traditional dishes into the menu that he fondly knows from home. The lunch menu offers a large selection of appetizers, soups, salads, pastas, Paninis, pastas, and main dishes. Locals admire the Gamberi and Calamari Fri Diavola, comprised of sautéed prawns and calamari with garlic, olive oil, and vodka in a spicy marinara sauce. For dinner, various veal and lamb dishes are available including the signature Veal Veronica with prosciutto and mushrooms in a marsalla wine sauce. For those in the mood for fresh seafood, the menu provides a Fish of the Day option. Savor your meal while seated in the outdoor patio beneath the hanging foliage, while enjoying the sounds of the soothing fountain or the soft live music. Converted from a small house into a restaurant, Paesano Ristorante Italiano is a quaint and intimate setting serving true Italian cuisine, and should not be missed.