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Emperor Norton's Italian Rstrn

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7058 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose, CA 95139-1348
+1 408-226-4424
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 04:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Keller, Texas
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Went with work group. Had pitchers of beer and appetizers were decent. Soup was good as well. I had chicken Alfredo and it was really good. So much I couldn't finish. Not many of us did. Service was good wait staff was young but aimed to please.

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Thank Crashman1000
San Jose
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179 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Emperor Norton's was our 'safe' destination for Italian comfort food. While my son and I generally ordered pizza and salad, my wife ordered spaghetti and meatballs. Service was good. Food was at least as good as the previous owner. Upgrades included replacing plastic cups with real glasses and adding onions to the diner salad. Beer selection seems to be better... More 

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Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
San Jose, California
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

Emperor Norton's Italian Restaurant had been my favorite place to get my favorite pizza for years...until now. Haven't been at the place for about a year and noticed all the people were new, and apparently under new management. I quickly noticed the new Emperor of the restaurant because of his forceful managerial style and commanding presence. His minions were actually... More 

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Thank Morgan L
Santa Clarita, California
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

This restaurant was staffed by very lovely people. It's a shame the food was very poor and cold. The service was prompt and served with a smile though.

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Thank alaskastephanie
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

We've been going to them for the past 7yrs and within the past 2yrs the service time for phone order pick up is not consistent (usually we end up waiting an extra 10-15mins on top of the 25 mins), and we would have missing orders and incorrect meals. We have called the restaurant to let them know and they have... More 

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Thank Desiree L
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Have been going to Norton's for pizza for many years as it is close by, and pizza is good, and they make 'white' pizza which is hard to find in California. As the location is sort of out of mainstream, I frequently find it sparsely occupied except for Friday nights maybe. This is no reflection on the food; it is... More 

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Thank Christie C
San Jose, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

Their food is great, great ambiance, wonderful italian food

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Thank CorporateSkirt
Morgan Hill, California
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206 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

If you are looking for original Italian food this is the place! We visited with some friends and had some good food with some good friends. We'll be back!

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Thank deadgrassdog
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

This little Italian restaurant has been in our South San Jose neighborhood for years...over 30 if I remember correctly. Nothing spectacular about the facility itself, but the food is good, solid, traditional Italian fare. We had the eggplant parmigiana and a chicken/pasta dish. Excellent San Francisco-style sour dough bread and outstanding service. We've been there before and will definitely be... More 

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Thank WBrecheen
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2010

Don't try the lasagna - it tasted good, but apparently wasn't, because we both got sick from it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
04:30 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7058 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose, CA 95139-1348
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-226-4424

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?