On December 5th 2010, Paesano Ristorante Italiano celebrated Christmas by becoming the first Italian restaurant in Little Italy San Jose.
The San Jose Chamber of Commerce, along with city council-members Sam T. Liccardo and Pierluigi Oliverio, had a ceremonial ribbon cutting honoring restaurant owner Pino and his family for this historical event.
Pino served wine and beer and generously passed out free pasta and sandwiches to all guests in celebration.
There was also a blessing by Father Mantovani of Holy Cross Church along with songs by the Italian Choir (Scalabrini Association).
Babbo Natale (Santa Claus) also made a special appearance!