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J Paul's Italian Steakhouse, Reno, NV

J Paul's Italian Steakhouse

4.1
4.1
143 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Experience the art of a contemporary, Italian-inspired Steakhouse in an art-inspired setting. You'll be able to view our chefs in our showcase kitchen preparing your meals. Featuring a Dry Age and Prime Meat Program, fresh seafood, and handmade pasta. With our Craft Cocktail Program and worldly wine list, there is sure to be something for everyone. Finish your culinary experience with our Edible Art or Chocolate Cigar.

Reservations recommended.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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What 143 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Good for business meals

  • Reno

    Good for business meals

  • Reno

    Romantic

143 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while. it was my brother-in-law‘s birthday, so we thought we would try it as soon as we entered the empty restaurant we asked the hostess if we could have a booth and she said no every booth is reserved. when we left the restaurant, there was only one couple in one booth. The floor manager did explain. They had a lot of cancellations due to weather we were the only table in the restaurant for almost our entire meal. I asked for lemon for my fish and never got it. While, our waitress was very nice and pleasant. The bus boy kept interrupting us. The prices were on the high side and the service wasn’t great. One and done. We won’t go back.

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  2. Jeff

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was awesome. The waiter, James, was perfect. The maître d', was awesome and the love of my life spoke French to him. Food was great but a rare steak was more like medium well. I would come back request James and order something different.

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  3. player23

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant!! Food, service and ambience were all amazing.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak wasn’t cooked like I ordered. Medium was more well done. Other than that service was good . Dessert was very good ( Cheesecake).

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  5. LynnS

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was just ok. The service was good, but took time to get started and we were rarely checked on. I don't think we would go back.

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  6. CoolAunt

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining here and we were not disappointed. We had a beet salad which was beautifully presented and delicious. I had the mushroom Gnocchi and it was one of the best gnocchis I’ve ever had. The gnocchi was pillowy soft, but crispy on the outside with a luscious sauce. My husband had the rigatoni bolognese and couldn’t have been more pleased. Portions were large and we will be having leftovers for dinner tonight. Our server was attentive with a lovely personality. We were seated next to a noisy table, but they left halfway through our meal. Acoustics weren’t great so it was a bit loud.

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  7. DanD

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner here was exquisite! Everything was cooked to perfection and our waiter was extremely attentive.

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  8. EnriqueT

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pamela was an excellent server! She provided great recommendations and menu is easy to read! Great experience! She remembered us from another restaurant she worked at, she knows her menu and provides great service! Thank you!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The server Pam was not attentive and had to call her to the table. She forgot a dish. Ask for the dessert menu and she came back with our check ready. We still tip her 20%, Unfortunately, we paid the bill with out noticing she overcharged us $49.00. We took Uber from another hotel and when trying to call no Answer. Still waiting for a call back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was very happy with our dining experience. We each had filets (Bison and Wagyu) and were cooked to perfection and tasted delicious. The Caesar salad was under dressed but that works for me because I never like an overdressed salad. The steak fries were OUTSTANDING and were cooked perfectly and dipped in the aioli pretty much sent me to food heaven! The acoustics in the room were amazing because I have hearing issues and it was so nice to have a conversation and hear everyone. Our server was very personable and friendly and did just the right amount of checking on us and all staff we encountered were super pleasant and “present”. I appreciate when people actually look like they are enjoying their jobs. Good job J Resort!!!

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  11. Denice

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    J Paul’s Steakhouse is a hidden gem in downtown Reno. The food was amazing and service outstanding. I will definitely be back!

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  12. MicheleT

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, a bit disappointed in the oysters, they were the smallest I have ever seen, the rest of the meal was fabulous. I would say that $32 for a single martini is a little over the top and while we expected the prices, if the restaurant wants to continue to thrive, and be a high end culinary experience, they need to make some small but extremely important changes. Joseph our server was outstanding and attentive, definitely an asset!

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  13. Lenny

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time to J Pauls Italian Steakhouse. We both really enjoyed the dinner offerings and all items were delicious. The service was a little slow but not bad. We will definitely go back again.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was solid. The drinks were, too. Steak was good but not great. Crab legs ok. The branzino was awful. Way overpriced. Anthony’s is a million times better.

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  15. StuartE

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but the overall service was not. Were seated 25 minutes after our reservation when the restaurant was barely half full, it took another 15 minutes for our server to appear. Honestly no personality at all and not very welcoming. The drink ordered came in a really small glass full to the top with ice making it the smallest margarita on the rocks I ever had. The food was slow coming out but it was very good. The decor in the restaurant was really drab as well as the overall vibe. May try again in the future but they have work to do to make the experience worth the prices.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak Iv had in a while. I eat at a lot of nice places definitely worth a try!

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  17. TheZs

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The Bartender and Sommelier were outstanding with their service and attention to detail. The atmosphere and facilities as well were excellent. Our experience with the service and timing of our meals was not so good. We ordered salads, wine and entrees after about a 20-minute wait. Wine was opened, tasted and served almost immediately. After another 45 minutes ALL of our food was brought to our table at once. We expressed our disappointment with this and was told by the person bringing the food that he was just told to get it out and offered no solution hustling off. Our server came to check on us as we were attempting to eat our salads quickly so the steak and the pasta dish would not get cold. She took the entrees to a warming table and bought them back after we had a more reasonable time to enjoy our salads. As expected, the $77 steak had cooled quite a lot going from medium rare to medium. The $40 shrimp and pasta dish not only cooled but the shrimp became over cooked. $30 sides were lukewarm as well. I feel that the food could have been excellent had it not been delayed and bounced around so much. Our dinner time exceeded 2 and 1/2 hours. The bill was over $400 without the gratuity. Not the experience for the price that we expected.

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  18. LoSto

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The ambiance was lacking, especially in the back room with paneled walls and bright lighting. I recommend they paint the space with a dark color and add some nice artwork to the walls. Some of the food items also need better visual presentation. At this price point, you want the ambiance and food presentation to be as good as the service and food was for an overall great experience.

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  19. MarkB

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gift to the Reno area. As a local, my wife and I are always looking for new places to eat. This will be a special occasion location. The chef is amazing. Staff, Kirsten is spot on. Pierre paired the wines perfectly. Zachary was their to clean up without being intrusive. Even Pamela, another food server, made sure, while Kirsten was delivering others food, got our food out as needed. And, let's not forget about the bar service. Two cocktails, and they were awesome. We will be returning and trying something new on the extensive menu. What an experience and joy.

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  20. Chris

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    First of all this was the worst service we have ever had. Our waiter was terrible forgot everything. We arrived at 740 for our 730 reservation told them in my reservation it was our 40 th wedding anniversary no one knew. Our waiter forgot our drink order food was terrible. The whole experience was awful.

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  21. Themomwhoneededdatenight

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great, service was also great. It was perfect for a much needed date night.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. AKL3803

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Renoite trying a new steakhouse. Basic square room with booths around edges and tables in the center but no other noise barriers. Okay when empty but by 7p it was too loud to hear across the booth. Free starter bread was plain, white, chewy and not worth the $0 cost. Wedge salad was literally a wedge of lettuce atop a smear of dressing underneath. The blue cheese slice was delicious but I would have liked to see it and the 2 pinkie sized bacon slices crumbled directly onto the wedge. Don't waste the money. Very disappointed. I would like to see Braised Beef added to the menu but the meat selection was decent. Prices were a little too high. Dessert selection was typical but the "after dinner cigar" was a fun concept. Service was extraordinary! Shout out to Joe for keeping the night entertaining. When the manager came by, I said the wedge salad was awful, but he did nothing to remedy. Not going back anytime soon.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steakhouse I’ve hit so far in Reno over the last couple years

    1 person found this helpful

  24. JDubs

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Girl's night out! We wanted to spoil and treat ourselves to a nice dinner and decided to try the new J Paul's Italian Steakhouse. The food was over the top! We were delighted with the presentation of the Lobster Bisque. It came out with the Lobster and Mascarpone Cheese in the bowl and the Bisque was poured on it at the table. We shared a 16 oz. Rib-Eye Steak and Alaskan King Crab Legs and ordered the Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Spinach for sides. The food and service was excellent.! Joseph was our server and he was wonderful and very witty. We wanted a mocktail and he created a drink made with Ginger Beer, Pineapple Juice, and Luxardo Cherry Syrup. It was so delicious and refreshing. We asked him what the name of the drink was and he said it was called the Joi. He named the drink after my girlfriend. We had so much fun! All the staff were friendly and made sure to stop by the table and check on us. I will highly recommended this restaurant to my family, friends & to my colleagues and business associates. Don't forget to ask for Joseph when you go there. BRAVO!

    1 person found this helpful

  25. SandraE

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fabulous dinner with cocktails and wine. Staff was very attentive and helpful. Very well prepared meal and quality was amazing.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. NicoleB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our food and was surprised how affordable the bill was considering the quality of food and service. The pasta fagioli was on point!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service. One of the best steakhouses in town!

    1 person found this helpful

  28. Denice

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent! If there was one negative is that we were told only one chef was cooking so the wait would be longer to get our food. The wait was definitely worth the wait. Very good steakhouse!

    1 person found this helpful

  29. FRED

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding cuisine and service! We both ordered the veal parmesan with marinara sauce and basil which was delicious. Great drinks and wine list. Liquor bar is one of the best stocked in recent memory. Had my very favorite Botanist Gin, which most bars do not carry. Cesar salad and pasta and fagioli (beans) soup were phenomenal. Maitre D', Pierre, Server Joe, Bartender Shane and hostess Thalia were all extremely efficient, courteous and competent.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. GlenK

    Sacramento

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service is excellent. The only issue is the pricing. Everything is ala carte and the entree pricing is high.

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  31. DavidA

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Mediocre food and average service. The chicken Melanese was not very good.

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  32. Lancelot

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a date night, although on the pricier side of options available.

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  33. DanielS

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing and under-rated. Makes that "RC" chain look like a fast food joint. Best steak house I've been to in 20 years!

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  34. DaleK

    Tahoe

    163 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to J Paul’s Italian Steakhouse to meet the new GM, Pierre Klein. Pamela provided great service. My Wife had the Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomatoes and JP’s Meatballs, Mascarpone Cheese & Shaved Grana Padano - She said the sauce was as good as hers! I had the Veal Parmesan - Pan Fried, thinly pounded breaded Veal - It was Great! Tiramisu for Desert - We’ll be back soon.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. TomG

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very attentive, and the meals were terrific, and that’s saying a lot since my wife is very picky about her rib-eye. We were also there during the 3rd Thursday pairing event that they offer….I would recommend advertising that event a bit more.

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  36. EricL

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere awesome food. Pricing was a bit high but overall a great experience.

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  37. Keith

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well worth trying. The food choices were delightful and delicious. Loved the strolling Host. Our food was prepared to perfection. Extensive Wine list choices. Short on Cocktail choices. All I all it was well worth going to this restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. BethS

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a great find in Reno. The menu has a lot of excellent choices across meat, Italian, and seafood. Everything was delicious, and the portions were very generous. For example, the lobster bisque had huge chucks of lobster. More than I’ve ever seen. Solid value for the money. Definitely try them.

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  39. SueA

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Oysters Rockefeller and baked clams delicious. Took a long time b4 main entree came out as the Mgr explained they want to give us time for ambiance, but an hour? Music WAY too loud. We needed to ask for it to be turned down. Our waitress was sweet and accommodating. Prices too steep. As it is everywhere now....They definitely should have table cloths if they want to charge fine dining prices. Tables good for cafeteria atmosphere

    1 person found this helpful

  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Poor service 9:15 reservation, 9:50 seated Poor food - steak burnt Crab cakes great Bartender amazing Lights went out during our meal for about 5 mins. Not even an apology or explanation. Soda syrup went out, took 20 mins to have it replaced and to refill table water. Not worth the money.

    2 people found this helpful

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J Paul's Italian Steakhouse is rated 4.1 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for J Paul's Italian Steakhouse

345 N Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501-1132

Additional information

  • Cross street
    4th Street and Arlington Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Reno
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Italian
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
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