Dewz
Dewz

Dewz

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dothedewz.com/
  • Phone: 2095491101
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, French
  • Executive Chef: Vincent Alvarado
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate private parties up to 20 people with a generous set menu.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th and 16th St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Dewz
Judy Aspesi and her son Scott established Dewz Restaurant in 1997. Judy, Scott and their staff strive to continuously provide Dewz customers with great food and excellent service. Scott named Dewz in honor of his only brother Dewayne who passed away in 1996 at the very young age of 26 after an arduous battle with leukemia. Along with Executive Chef Vincent, Judy and Scott are 'hands on' owners who energetically oversee the restaurant's everyday operations. Vincent purchases only the finest fresh ingredients for our patrons' dishes and is committed to the meticulous preparation of each plate to asure that you, our guests, enjoy the finest of dining experiences. Come and experience why we have been voted by readers of the Modesto Bee regional newspaper as their favorite fine dining restaurant for 2008, 2009, and 2010, plus several Awards of Excellence from the Wine Spectator magazine for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Dewz reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (62)romantic (52)notable wine list (43)fit for foodies (42)neighborhood gem (19)good for groups (13)hot spot (12)great for lunch (9)vibrant bar scene (6)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Prime Rib is the best ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This is my favorite spot for Prime Rib anywhere! I've got a lot of favorite prime rib spots but this is the best. Also the best Ceasar Salad I've ever had. I would come here just for the salad!!! The romantic value is tops... This is my go-to place for many of my 36 anniversary dinners. You just can't beat this place for ambience, service, food, etc. It's a gem in Modesto!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not2special
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have dined there many times over the past several years and it seems a little less impressive each time we've gone. Three of the five of us had the blue cheese New York. We all agreed that the New York steaks we purchased from Costco and served the night before we went to Dewz were much better! Probable won't be returning for a quite a while and are searching for a new "special occasion" restaurant. We may have to fall back to the Wente restaurant in Livermore.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    BCookie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Made reservations for our anniversary and the dewz staff were more than complimentary. They made sure everything was perfect for us from the table we ate at to our food and our complimentary photo. Best time ever and will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ..
    oooo
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food portion size may be a little smaller than what we had remembered but it was still delicious as usual. The service is always a lovely aspect of the night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Foodies
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food and dining experience here was phenominal!!! The waiter Jeremiah was the most outstanding waiter I've ever had! He knew the menu backwards and forwards. He has a talent for perfectly describing everything from the appetizers all the way to dessert, and the drinks. The whole experience was very impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • San Francisco find in Modesto
    Barb
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    San Francisco has nothing on Modesto when it comes to dining at Dewz. Service, food and ambiance matches any restaurant San Francisco has to offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have eaten at Dewz many times and for many years......we brought in some friends from Pleasant Hill and they were extremely satisfied with the food and ambiance. They said they only wished they had a restaurant like Dewz back home. Matter of fact, they are already talking about coming back for another visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Dewz
    Diningduo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Greeted immediately by energetic hostesses.Batrtender Richard very helpful.Numerous servers helped us before dinner.Dinner was good n plating was excellent.Would recommend dress code. We will be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that good this visit
    JamieCVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Lobster Bisque was good but barely warm. Pork shank was big but fatty. I have had much better meals here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect as usual
    calgal
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dewz did it again. Took my mom there for her birthday. She lives in Sacramento and always wants to go here when she's in town. She had the salmon with the pineapple salsa. She said the flavor was wonderful, but the fish was slightly over cooked. But she ate every bite none the less! I had the halibut. Probably the best I've ever had. The service was attentive but not intrusive. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    nightout
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My husband had fish I had steak. Both were wonderful! The service was also outstanding. We went for our anniversary and it was an excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience!
    aucpro
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Everything was wonderful! The wife and I had a great experience. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JimV
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Service was exceptional. Ambience was nice, everyone seemed to be happy and enjoying thweir experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dining experience
    39thAnniversary
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The service was excellent and the food outstanding. We were taken very good care of by the staff. Our water glasses were never empty. I suggested to our server that we would like a Sauvignon Blanc or un-oaked Chardonnay with our meal and he brought us un-oaked Chardonnay. Service could not have been better! They even photographed us and provide us with it as a memento of our dining experience with them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top place in Modesto
    Savorer
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Top notch overall. Wonderful fresh , seasonal ingredients with lots of creative flair. A person can actually eat healthy here, by omitting the starch and asking for additional veggies. Very nice ambience, with real tablecloths, subdued colors with reds, and nice flowers. They know their wines and do their best to make sure you like the one you choose, by having you sample first if desired. This is a long time one family owned establishment and they work very hard to keep it " right up there" in quality. Wonderful location as well, with easy access in center of town. probably the nicest restaurant in Modesto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience.
    JoeproVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    As always Dewz offers a fine dinning experience. All food ordered comes on a hot plate and delicious. Service is excellent. Great for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    11anniv
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Celebrated our anniversay and we had a great dinner and experience. Our waitress was wonderful and we even got a keepsake photo to mark the occasion which was nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful time....
    timetodine
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Dewz was a wonderful dining experience. Loved the food, waiter & wine steward. Very nice, very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Destination
    ustbfat
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    My wife and I have been going to Dewz for several years on our anniversary and the food, service and atmosphere is always top notch, which is why we go back. We go here at other times as well with friends and have never had a bad experience. Paco and Will were very nice and enjoyable to interact with. We will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great eats
    Nancy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    It was a wonderful experience, great food and good staff. Even took our picture for our 39th year of wedded bliss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service can't be beat
    highplainsdriffter
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I gave Dewz a rating of 5 stars for service because they didn't have 6 stars. I have never been to a restaurant with so much focus on service. If you even look up from your table as if to be looking for something a waiter, waitress,or staff member will be there within seconds to see if there is something you need. We have been to Dewz twice now and the food is comparable to any of the finest restaurants you will ever eat at. Since the last time we ate there they have add a craft beer list with some of the best craft beers available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    LMod1234
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Modesto. The Cesar Salad made tableside is hands down the best I've ever experienced!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Birthdays
    Yolande
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    A group of 4 work friends went to dinner to celebrate a birthday. We were treated like royalty! The wait staff took our picture and gave it to the birthday girl. They even gave us a sample of chocolate wine to go with our dessert. The halibut was very nice and the desserts are quite incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • do the DewzD
    Arby
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Dewz is one of the better restaurants in Modesto. The sevice is always very good, if not a bit smoothering and they try hard to make your visit enjoyable. The noise level in the main dining area can be a bit much when filled. The menu is good, not exceptional, but I think they are catering to the masses which keeps them afloat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On spot, as usual
    luvztoread
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This was my second visit to Dewz, both for my mother's birthday. As usual, everything was on point. My 81 year old mom was not too happy ordering a prime rib "medium well" and found no pink! I explained that it was how she ordered it, so she ended up taking most of it home to her dogs. THAT was embarrassing! With the exception of the pace a bit too leisurely and slow for me, the dining experience and food was great!Loved how our server took a photo of this "special occasion." My mom loved the photo of herself, and she's the most critical person on the planet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal.
    selifx7780
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Literally have always had the perfect meal. I guarantee that everything on the menu is prepared to perfection. Excellent service, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always impressive
    Dixie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Beautifully plated entrees, delectable tastes and the very best service! Impressive wine list and Scott is always helpful if you can't decide on a wine. He will bring a suggestion(s) until you are satsified. Don't pass up the tabelside prepared Caesar salad - one of the best ever! Very accomodating staff for all special requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Again
    EnjoyAGoodMeal
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Steaks were overlooked, waiter was snobby, and we were charged for two desserts that we didn't order.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food Great presentation
    Mike
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Everything was good except the bar. We went early for our reservation so we could enjoy a cocktail before dinner. We were the only patrons in the bar seating area but the service was slow and we didn't get our drinks until we were taken to our table. The drinks were bad... We had to send them back... How do you mess up gin and tonic? Flat tonic is nasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent!
    winerNdiner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We have celebrated our anniversary at Dewz for several years. The service is always the best! I noted it was our anniversary on the open table reservation and every employee we had contact with wished us a happy anniversary. The food was excellent, as always. The wine steward was helpful and our waitress was attentive and answered our questions about specials with no problem. We go to Dewz several more times a year and we will be back soon as the new menu items sound amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    amazingfoodandservice
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Dewz is a gen! We love dining here and is a family favorite!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom's 80th birthday
    mcberkeleyVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I grew up in Modesto but haved long lived in much larger cities (Bay Area and Chicago). I never really thought of home as having fine dining, but after taking my mother out for her 80th birthday earlier this week at Dewz I have changed my mind. The space is quite nice, the food was interesting and well prepared (excellent seafood), the servers were very friendly and attentive, and the wine list covers lots of ground at reasonable prices. I particularly like their wide range of half bottles. I would take any of my friends from the big city to Dewz knowing that they would come away impressed. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed
    Lilyfly
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I always look forward to an opportunity to eat at Dewz, from the door being opened for me, to the folding of my napkin when I leave the table, to the delicious food being served with a smile. I do not anticipate ever being disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrated a 50th b-day dinner!
    AnnL
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We all enjoyed our dinner at Dewz's immensely. There were a few missteps early on...our table wasn't ready, they asked us to wait in the bar, no problem, but we must have been asked 4-5 times if we wanted drinks. We had brought 2 bottles of wine, and asked to open one, but still the drink question kept coming.... Also, we ordered a cheese plate in the bar, but it took almost 40 minutes to reach us...??? Finally at our table now...??? Onward from there was smooth sailing, our server, Nathan, was very attentive. Everyone enjoyed the Caesar salad (Katherine made it perfectly!), and we had four different entree's each very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our special evening
    LandL
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We dined at Dewz for our 30th anniversary. We were made to feel special from the moment we arrived. The food was wonderful and our waiter Will was absolutely outstanding. He made us feel very special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and service
    Etta
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    DEWZ is one of our favorite restaurants and every time we dine at DEWZ it never disappoints. The service is fantastic and wine lis is extensive as well as wine server is knowledgeable and helpful. Our server, Nathan, was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his job. We highly recommend DEWZ (and you have to get the table side caesar salad).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 632 reviews are from the Dewz reviews archive.
  • Absurd Wine List
    PapaT
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Let's be clear: this is an excellent "fine dining" establishment. BUT: even at the very best restaurants, one can find moderately priced wines on the list. A list can be "impressive" (and get critical raves from Wine Spectator) and still offer options at a wide range of prices. Apparently, the management at Dewz does not believe this, and is cynical enough to think they can force patrons to buy outrageously over-priced wine because that's all that is available. Thus, while this is a "special occasion" restaurant, it's not likely to become the sort of place you'd dine regularly, unless you were exceedingly wealthy. (Ironically, the food prices were reasonable, considering the high quality the chef was offering.)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • happy anniversary
    bonbon
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here for our anniversary. We were seated right away and waited on very well. Our waiter even took our picture and brought it back to us in a nice card. A very small negative was that we could overhear the conversations at the tables next to us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Winelover
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My wife and I loved the place. It was very romantic and quiet.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    KelBell
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Spent Saturday night celebrating my mother's birthday with my family. There were seven of us in the part and we all sat super comfortably. I hadn't been to Dewz since it has moved to its new location and I was really impressed with how the restaurant looked. I thought they did a great job with the decoration. Location wise, it was also super convenient for attending an event at the Gallo Center following. Our waiter was super sweet and funny. He even remembered to take our photo at the end of our meal and printed out a copy right at the restaurant for my mom. She was super stoked. Although I don't live in Modesto anymore, anytime I come to visit family I will definitely plan to check it out again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic