Tasso grew up in a family of bakers. His father had a bakery in a small village called Fournes (Fournos means oven in Greek) in Crete, Greece. As it is mandatory to serve in the Greek Army, Tasso was assigned to cook in the Greek Army. Upon his older brother, Nick, moving to the United States and eventually becoming a restauranteur, he influenced his younger brother, Tasso, to follow him and move to the United States where he worked for his brother Nick’s restaurant and eventually honing his culinary skills and became influenced to start his own restaurant.
Tasso’s has been serving the Silicon Valley, CA community with his palate-pleasing flavors and distinguished cuisine since 1974. Tasso's well-established restaurants have attracted great praise over the years in Long Beach, San Jose and Gilroy. Tasso’s name has become a trusted choice for both locals and visitors seeking an authentic, deliciously constructed culinary experience.
Today, Tasso is writing the next chapter in his culinary journey. This time by collaborating with his son, Kostas, he has created yet another unique and palate-pleasing restaurant that serves up uncomplicated food with innovative flair. They’re going back to their roots with an exciting new establishment, Tasso’s Restaurant & Bar, located just a mile from the flagship eatery that started it all in 1974– Tasso’s Garden Restaurant.
With this new chapter comes a new menu featuring delightful dishes made from quality ingredients with options for everyone. You’ll enjoy an eclectic variety of American, Greek and Italian cuisines with a diverse flavor profile inspired by our culinary journeys, influences, enjoyments and interpretations. From rise-and-shine American breakfast classics and contemporary dishes to working lunches, family outings, date nights and formal dinners, we’ve got something to suit everyone’s individual needs and budget.
Whether you’re looking for unparalleled customer service or unique taste sensations, you’ll find all that and more in an atmosphere that’s stylish, inviting casual, fun and vibrant.
Tasso’s latest restaurant color scheme and interior design is strongly influenced by the amazing beaches and exotic waters of Crete, Greece. Every section of the restaurant has been carefully planned to excite the senses while offering a distinct visual experience. Our luminescent bar and lounge area are designed to entertain everyone. We offer prime viewing of sporting events with multiple screens set up throughout the bar and dining area. When the weather permits, Tasso’s Restaurant & Bar offers patio dining, complete with a fire pit table that
accommodates up to 14 people.
Tasso’s Restaurant & Bar is focused on providing exceptional service, inspiring flavors
and delicious experiences.
We thank you for visiting our website and look forward to welcoming you to our latest culinary endeavor and in Greek tradition we wish you, Kali Orexi (bon appétit).