Aldo's Ristorante & Bar

★★★★☆
  • 14109 Winchester Blvd

    Los Gatos, CA 95032

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  • 408-374-1808

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I have been going to Aldo's for many years. It is by far my favorite Italian restaurant - outside of eating in Italy itself. I love the fact that all of the waitstaff are from Italy. The food - whether it be for lunch or dinner - is always wonderful. The portions are ample and always hot. I especially love the way the owner, Aldo, will go from the kitchen to the different tables through out the restaurant and greet his guests. I have recommended this restaurant to both my family and many of my friends. When asked ..where do you want to go to dinner .. my first choice is always Aldo's!! Don't forget to finish off your meal with their very own Limoncillo. It's the best.

5
★★★★★

I have been going to Aldo's for many years. It is by far my favorite Italian restaurant - outside of eating in Italy itself. I love the fact that all of the waitstaff are from Italy. The food - whether it be for lunch or dinner - is always wonderful. The portions are ample and always hot. I especially love the way the owner, Aldo, will go from the kitchen to the different tables through out the restaurant and greet his guests. I have recommended this restaurant to both my family and many of my friends. When asked ..where do you want to go to dinner .. my first choice is always Aldo's!! Don't forget to finish off your meal with their very own Limoncillo. It's the best.

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I went to eat on a week night for my Fathers 60th birthday. The waitress was very pushy. To the point of becoming anoying. Sorry if some of our party was stuck in traffic getting to the resturant. Then my neice got sick (mind you she is 12 months) and threw up all over my Sister. The bussers were great at helping us get it all cleaned up. But they did nothing to difuse the smell. Nor did they get out a mop to wipe the floor down. Now I have worked at a resturant for many years and they were not that busy that somebody could have done the sanitary thing and got a mop out. At least that would have taken away the nasty smell. My Sister did the appropraite thing and left with my neice.
Now the food... For what we payed they could have tossed in a salad... They also could have tosses some noodles or something more on my plate. I had the Chicken and artichoke. Now don't get me wrong the meal was delisious but it was missing something. and I went home not satisfied at all. They didn't have a kids meals. I had emailed somebody off the website and he emailed me an uniofical kids menue but when we got there they had not Idea what my daughter wanted to order. I ended up taking her to mcdonalds & i have lunch today. I get more food going to the Olive Garden or even going to Buca. And end up going home with lunch for the next day. Boy oh Boy what an experence that was.

1
★★☆☆☆

I went to eat on a week night for my Fathers 60th birthday. The waitress was very pushy. To the point of becoming anoying. Sorry if some of our party was stuck in traffic getting to the resturant. Then my neice got sick (mind you she is 12 months) and threw up all over my Sister. The bussers were great at helping us get it all cleaned up. But they did nothing to difuse the smell. Nor did they get out a mop to wipe the floor down. Now I have worked at a resturant for many years and they were not that busy that somebody could have done the sanitary thing and got a mop out. At least that would have taken away the nasty smell. My Sister did the appropraite thing and left with my neice.
Now the food... For what we payed they could have tossed in a salad... They also could have tosses some noodles or something more on my plate. I had the Chicken and artichoke. Now don't get me wrong the meal was delisious but it was missing something. and I went home not satisfied at all. They didn't have a kids meals. I had emailed somebody off the website and he emailed me an uniofical kids menue but when we got there they had not Idea what my daughter wanted to order. I ended up taking her to mcdonalds & i have lunch today. I get more food going to the Olive Garden or even going to Buca. And end up going home with lunch for the next day. Boy oh Boy what an experence that was.

Pros: Meal was good

Cons: Unsanitary, Not enough foood on plate for $$, Pushy waiters

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Aldo's is an extremely authentic italian restaurant. Even the waiters are from Italy. The food is great and I've never had a problem with the service there at either lunch or dinner. Aldo brought my husband and I a complimentary limencello for no apparent reason one time! Now, that's service. The ambience is truly "bella italia", very nice. I would definitely recommend Aldo's to anyone wanting a great authentic italian restaurant for lunch or dinner.

2
★★★★☆

Aldo's is an extremely authentic italian restaurant. Even the waiters are from Italy. The food is great and I've never had a problem with the service there at either lunch or dinner. Aldo brought my husband and I a complimentary limencello for no apparent reason one time! Now, that's service. The ambience is truly "bella italia", very nice. I would definitely recommend Aldo's to anyone wanting a great authentic italian restaurant for lunch or dinner.

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I ate at Aldo's only once, and that was under duress. I was summoned there by an employee who needed a document notarized. As I entered the restaurant with my briefcase, the manager confronted me and sternly scolded "NO SOLICITORS". I told him I had an appointment with an employee, which was initiated by said employee. He told me to wait outside. So I told him, "OK, I want to be seated for lunch." He growled and told me to wait outside. Mind you, this was way off-peak hours and the place was nearly empty.

After about 10 minutes I was seated. The manager asked me to keep my briefcase out of sight beneath the table. God forbid, I should want to do business in this restaurant! I was able to notarize the employee's document, enduring further harassment; and my modest meal cost me thrice the fee I collected for my notarial work.

Well I'll spare you the rest of the details, except to say that I was entirely unimpressed with the food, perhaps because my stomach was upset from my mistreatment. Yes, I've spent time in Italy, in various parts of Italy both north and south. Aldo's food wasn't bad, it just wasn't great; especially for the price. And I would never recommend this restaurant because of their extreme rudeness and prejudicial treatment of people carrying briefcases.

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★☆☆☆☆

I ate at Aldo's only once, and that was under duress. I was summoned there by an employee who needed a document notarized. As I entered the restaurant with my briefcase, the manager confronted me and sternly scolded "NO SOLICITORS". I told him I had an appointment with an employee, which was initiated by said employee. He told me to wait outside. So I told him, "OK, I want to be seated for lunch." He growled and told me to wait outside. Mind you, this was way off-peak hours and the place was nearly empty.

After about 10 minutes I was seated. The manager asked me to keep my briefcase out of sight beneath the table. God forbid, I should want to do business in this restaurant! I was able to notarize the employee's document, enduring further harassment; and my modest meal cost me thrice the fee I collected for my notarial work.

Well I'll spare you the rest of the details, except to say that I was entirely unimpressed with the food, perhaps because my stomach was upset from my mistreatment. Yes, I've spent time in Italy, in various parts of Italy both north and south. Aldo's food wasn't bad, it just wasn't great; especially for the price. And I would never recommend this restaurant because of their extreme rudeness and prejudicial treatment of people carrying briefcases.

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If you love real Italian food, this is the place. If you love the type of service that is personal and caring, this is the place. I love coming here! I've introduced many friends to this restaurant, and even my extremely picky Italian friends loved it. (You should have heard their discussion with one of the owners--all in Italian-- and very spirited about how to cook certain dishes and how to make limoncello. If you ask, they will tell you how to make it!) I've not had a bad dish here, and I've been here so many times I can't count. And not once has disappointed.

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★★★☆☆

If you love real Italian food, this is the place. If you love the type of service that is personal and caring, this is the place. I love coming here! I've introduced many friends to this restaurant, and even my extremely picky Italian friends loved it. (You should have heard their discussion with one of the owners--all in Italian-- and very spirited about how to cook certain dishes and how to make limoncello. If you ask, they will tell you how to make it!) I've not had a bad dish here, and I've been here so many times I can't count. And not once has disappointed.

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My friend and I were seated right in front of the cart with the extra dishes, water pitchers etc.
I was bumped just about everytime the waitresses needed to get a dish or whatever.
I didn't enjoy the food because I was busy trying not to be bumped or having something dropped on me or spilled on me.
Would never go back

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I were seated right in front of the cart with the extra dishes, water pitchers etc.
I was bumped just about everytime the waitresses needed to get a dish or whatever.
I didn't enjoy the food because I was busy trying not to be bumped or having something dropped on me or spilled on me.
Would never go back

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I recently had the absolute pleasure of dining at Aldo's, and it was an amazing experience. I had made reservations for a very large party of 35, and when we arrived, there was a large table set up for us. We were greeted by the hostess, our server, and Aldo himself.

The service was impeccable, especially for such a large party. The servers were very attentive and kept the food coming and the wine flowing without missing a beat.

The food was delicious. To start, there was freshly baked bread with bowls of roasted garlic, basil and olive oil to dip. Because our party was so large, the menu was condensed to offer a few key dishes including chicken, salmon, veal, and lobster raviolli. There was also choice of salad and calamari fritta appetizer. Every single person loved the food and couldn't get enough.

The atmosphere was perfect, and we were sat off to the side of the main dining area so our group could enjoy each other's company easily.

I can't thank Aldo enough for making this such a wonderful dining experience. I will be sure to come back again soon. Trust me, it's worth it.

2
★★★★★

I recently had the absolute pleasure of dining at Aldo's, and it was an amazing experience. I had made reservations for a very large party of 35, and when we arrived, there was a large table set up for us. We were greeted by the hostess, our server, and Aldo himself.

The service was impeccable, especially for such a large party. The servers were very attentive and kept the food coming and the wine flowing without missing a beat.

The food was delicious. To start, there was freshly baked bread with bowls of roasted garlic, basil and olive oil to dip. Because our party was so large, the menu was condensed to offer a few key dishes including chicken, salmon, veal, and lobster raviolli. There was also choice of salad and calamari fritta appetizer. Every single person loved the food and couldn't get enough.

The atmosphere was perfect, and we were sat off to the side of the main dining area so our group could enjoy each other's company easily.

I can't thank Aldo enough for making this such a wonderful dining experience. I will be sure to come back again soon. Trust me, it's worth it.

Pros: Everything was amazing! The food, the service, the atmosphere - THE DESSERTS!

Cons: Absolutely nothing.

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My family and friends dine here constantly. The staff is always friendly and helpful, they treat you like one of the family. For all the times we have been here, none of us have ever had a bad meal. Try to lobster ravioli, veal stuffed with mozzeralla and if it is on special - the salmon in brandy sauce. Oh yeah, the limoncello is the best around. It is homemade and delicous, but careful, too many of these and you will regret it in the morning!

2
★★★★★

My family and friends dine here constantly. The staff is always friendly and helpful, they treat you like one of the family. For all the times we have been here, none of us have ever had a bad meal. Try to lobster ravioli, veal stuffed with mozzeralla and if it is on special - the salmon in brandy sauce. Oh yeah, the limoncello is the best around. It is homemade and delicous, but careful, too many of these and you will regret it in the morning!

Pros: Good food, good bar, usually never a wait and they will make something if not on the menu

Cons: ummmm, the floor is hard to manuever in heels......

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Every waiter in Aldo's as of this writing was born in Italy so the restaurant has a very authentic feel. All around you people are speaking Italian and Italian radio plays in the background, except when they have live music. Usually on Saturdays they have a live singer, Pasquale, who adds to the ambiance. Try the chicken with mustard mushroom cream sauce and the crepe italia just cannot be beat. Also to finish the meal the house made limoncello hits the spot. It is a sweet lemon liquer. Warning--Only have one. This is also a good place to spot a Shark (the hockey players). They love to eat at Aldo's.

5
★★★★★

Every waiter in Aldo's as of this writing was born in Italy so the restaurant has a very authentic feel. All around you people are speaking Italian and Italian radio plays in the background, except when they have live music. Usually on Saturdays they have a live singer, Pasquale, who adds to the ambiance. Try the chicken with mustard mushroom cream sauce and the crepe italia just cannot be beat. Also to finish the meal the house made limoncello hits the spot. It is a sweet lemon liquer. Warning--Only have one. This is also a good place to spot a Shark (the hockey players). They love to eat at Aldo's.

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After living in Italy for four years, I've become quite picky about my Italian food. Aldo's is authentic, has great food and even an atmosphere that brings a little bit of Italy to the Bay Area. If you order in Italian, they will make it even more authentic. Even my Italian husband loves Aldo's.

5
★★★★★

After living in Italy for four years, I've become quite picky about my Italian food. Aldo's is authentic, has great food and even an atmosphere that brings a little bit of Italy to the Bay Area. If you order in Italian, they will make it even more authentic. Even my Italian husband loves Aldo's.

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This food is sensual, rich, and simply divine. Must try the Lobster Raviolis in a Champange Cream Sauce..... This food is so sinful, it's ridiculous. Setting is cozy, usually quiet, and intimate. Support local and authentic places like this!

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★★★★★

This food is sensual, rich, and simply divine. Must try the Lobster Raviolis in a Champange Cream Sauce..... This food is so sinful, it's ridiculous. Setting is cozy, usually quiet, and intimate. Support local and authentic places like this!

Pros: rich food, authenticity, good service

Cons: none

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The most important reason I keep coming back to Aldo's is that the food is really authentic. It is very difficult to find a place here, where Italian food tastes Italian and has not been americanized yet. Aldo's is the only one I know in the Bay Area and I have been to all others on this Top 10 list.
You can make the test yourself by comparing the Melanzane among all of them.
The only area for improvement I see is in the consistency. Sometimes I would rate the food 11, sometimes just 8 for the same dish. Nevertheless I have never been disappointed.
The 2nd most important reason is the great atmosphere. No matter how diverse the audience, it always blends together well. I have never felt being pressured to speed up and leave like in most other places.

2
★★★★☆

The most important reason I keep coming back to Aldo's is that the food is really authentic. It is very difficult to find a place here, where Italian food tastes Italian and has not been americanized yet. Aldo's is the only one I know in the Bay Area and I have been to all others on this Top 10 list.
You can make the test yourself by comparing the Melanzane among all of them.
The only area for improvement I see is in the consistency. Sometimes I would rate the food 11, sometimes just 8 for the same dish. Nevertheless I have never been disappointed.
The 2nd most important reason is the great atmosphere. No matter how diverse the audience, it always blends together well. I have never felt being pressured to speed up and leave like in most other places.

Pros: Authentic Food, Athmosphere, Reasonably Priced

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If your looking for authentic Italian...that isn't a chain restaurant, and want to rub elbows with the owner, this is the place for great food, fun times, and impressing your clients.

2
★★★★★

If your looking for authentic Italian...that isn't a chain restaurant, and want to rub elbows with the owner, this is the place for great food, fun times, and impressing your clients.

Pros: great location, great parking, authentic Italian

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Our bad experience started with a very rude person at the front desk. We went to dinner with 2 kids and wanted to sit at a booth - we were told that booths were reserved (when in fact I had made dinner reservations) - upon questioning this, she suddenly remembered (!) a booth that was open and seated us there. The server was very curt as well and took forever to bring us bread. The worst part was the food - I ordered Rigatoni Paesani - the pasta was undercooked & the sausage seemed stale. We usually go the Italian "chains" - Olive garden, Macaorni Grill or old Spagetti Factory - decided to try this out for something different and "authentic" - next time we will stick with the bigger places.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our bad experience started with a very rude person at the front desk. We went to dinner with 2 kids and wanted to sit at a booth - we were told that booths were reserved (when in fact I had made dinner reservations) - upon questioning this, she suddenly remembered (!) a booth that was open and seated us there. The server was very curt as well and took forever to bring us bread. The worst part was the food - I ordered Rigatoni Paesani - the pasta was undercooked & the sausage seemed stale. We usually go the Italian "chains" - Olive garden, Macaorni Grill or old Spagetti Factory - decided to try this out for something different and "authentic" - next time we will stick with the bigger places.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Service, Food, Price

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BEST IN TOWN!!!! Great food, wonderful service cozey dining. Run like s small Mom and Pop with personal service. Always our First choice

2
★★★★★

BEST IN TOWN!!!! Great food, wonderful service cozey dining. Run like s small Mom and Pop with personal service. Always our First choice

Pros: parking, ambience, overall good

Cons: none

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This is the best Italian Restaurant in Santa Clara County. Aldo has done an amazing job of bringing a little bit of Sorrento to Los Gatos. The food is always fresh and hot and very good. The wait staff are all great and very friendly. An Italian singer, Pasquale, is there most Saturday nights and is great fun for everyone. You won't go wrong with this one. They are open every day but Sunday for lunch and dinner. This is a don't miss!

2
★★★★★

This is the best Italian Restaurant in Santa Clara County. Aldo has done an amazing job of bringing a little bit of Sorrento to Los Gatos. The food is always fresh and hot and very good. The wait staff are all great and very friendly. An Italian singer, Pasquale, is there most Saturday nights and is great fun for everyone. You won't go wrong with this one. They are open every day but Sunday for lunch and dinner. This is a don't miss!

Pros: Excellent Food, Excellent Staff, Excellent Service

Cons: There are none

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I think this is a GEM, Great food .Great service
Friendly employees. The owners give personal
service. Wonderful for that special moment or
a big group on the town. This place is a MUST.

2
★★★★★

I think this is a GEM, Great food .Great service
Friendly employees. The owners give personal
service. Wonderful for that special moment or
a big group on the town. This place is a MUST.

Pros: good parking, pleasant staff, good music

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Best Italian Food in the Valley. Aldo, who is always wandering around the restaurant, makes sure that every part or your diner is perfect. I recommend the gnocchi, but always ask, they will never steer you wrong.

2
★★★★★

Best Italian Food in the Valley. Aldo, who is always wandering around the restaurant, makes sure that every part or your diner is perfect. I recommend the gnocchi, but always ask, they will never steer you wrong.

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Warm Atmosphere

 

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