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Verona Cucina Italiana
Verona Cucina Italiana

Verona Cucina Italiana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.veronamodesto.com
  • Phone: (209) 549-8876
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: M-Sa 11:00am-4:00pm

    Dinner: M-Th 4:00pm-9:30pm

    Dinner: F-Sa 4:00pm-10:40lm

    Dinner: Su 4:30pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jaime Alderete
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We will personalize your catering menu to your specifications.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We will gladly go on-site and cater any event of your choosing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Briggsmore
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Verona Cucina Italiana
The freshest ingredients available are used in our classic Northern Italian recipes. We only use fresh seasonal fish -- never frozen. Our classical bolognese sauce is a favorite in the community.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "I get together once a month with a group of friends for dinner, we've been doing this for over 15 years. This was our first time coming to Verona's. None of us had ever eaten there before - as individuals or in a group. It was a HIT! Each of us has something else on the menu that we want to come back and try. Excellent!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I was so delighted with my first visit to Verona Cucina Italiana, that I decided to return on my last evening in Modesto. I again had Jeff as my server and was impressed that he remembered the type of wine I had on my previous dining occasion. I started with a delicious tomato basil soup and had the seafood cannelloni for my entree. I again had spumoni gelato as my dessert. Everything was delicious and Verona Cucina Italiana is now at the top of my dining list when I am visiting Modesto."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Our server was attentive to our needs. Our food was outstanding. Nice quiet relaxing with soft music in the background. Temperature was neither too cold not too warm. Lovely decor."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I visit Modesto once a year and have seen this restaurant in the past, but had never dined here until a recent trip. My server, Jeff, made some good recommendations and was extremely attentive throughout the meal. Although I had originally intended to try the cannelloni stuffed with seafood, I decided to try the Spaghetti di Gamberetti instead. What a great choice! It had sauteed shrimp, peas, and basil with a delicious tomato cream sauce, and was absolutely delicious. For dessert I had spumoni gelato .... the best I've ever tasted. The food and service were marvelous and I will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Our first visit to this neighborhood gem was pleasurable in every way. From the knowledgeable and efficient staff to the great menu selections at very reasonable prices we were thrilled to discover this taste of Italy in our new community."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent but $10 for a small salad seemed a bit high."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "A great place place in McHenry Village. Nothing to hesitate about. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Had an absolutely fabulous 3 hour birthday lunch with a few gal pals. We ordered off the menu but the chef, also, prepared a few special dishes for us, even though, the restaurant appeared to be rather busy. We never felt rushed -- it was fabulous. Prior to leaving, Chef Jaime came out to wish my friend a happy birthday -- very nice touch!!! I think we found our regular birthday lunch spot -- thank you Jaime and Edwarda."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Great Service and a very good tasting meal, Loved our service. My husband and I had a great time. The remodel looks great it looks very classy and it is unpretentious."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Love how accommodating they are to special dietary restrictions without losing flavor. The server was extremely understanding without being judgmental regarding our guest's special requests. We will certainly return, thank you."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised at the make-over they have given the bar and patio; of course, the new chairs were a welcome. I have to return a few more times to get use to the banquettes. Love the fact they have kept the menu the same -- wonderfully unpretentious. The Happy Hour is fabulous being served in the bar and patio. Loved it."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "A group of sixteen went to Verona's for our prom dinner and it was amazing! They had our tables set up so nicely and the service was excellent. Food was top notch and we got a very good deal for our meals. They even gave us free appetizers and drinks! The food was delicious as always and the servers were very accommodating. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food continuous to be fabulous but the changes they have made to the ambiance are very inviting -- new floors, fresh coat of paint, I recognize Trey Reed's artwork in the bar, new chairs. It was a tad chilly to dine in the patio but it certainly looked inviting with the new planters and the greenery growing around the patio wall. I will certainly make this my regular spot, again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Some other reviewers seemed overly-critical. Can't understand why. We've eaten here several times, and have never been disappointed. The wait-staff are friendly and attentive, and adjusted the service to suit our preferences (bring first course fast, then leave us alone). Okay, so the food is not San Francisco-quality, but this is Modesto! Menu is predictable, and portions are "reasonable." But quality (at least for our random trips) has been consistently good. We like the convenient location (no parking hassles), and the low noise level--it's nice to be able to have table conversation and be heard without shouting. Finally, the wine list is not overly-pretentious, and there are lots of good choices for under fifty bucks."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "A great dining experience for my friend and I. I had a surf and turf. Shrimp was delicious and very fresh! My steak, however, was a bit overdone. Flavorful but cooked just a tad too long. My friend had cioppino. His comments were about the freshness of the fish. The broth was a bit too sweet for his liking. Despite these 2 very small details, we very much enjoyed our experience and will return."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was absolutely great! But the service was not as great. The server appeared to be a little overextended. Maybe the food prices could have been a little lower."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "They serve the best Caesar Salad in town, pastas are varied and always fresh tasting. Almost everything on the menu is delicious."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food portions very small, petite mingon very dry and no flavor. To expensive $94 for two adults with 2 glasses of $7.00 wine."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We celebrated our 20th anniversary here. The waiter helped up choose a sparkling wine, which we loved - slightly sweet, not too dry -just perfect. We ordered a dinner special of parmesan encrusted sea bass and a regular dinner item - cannelloni - both were delicious, fresh, not too filling. Salad special was great - well thought out combination of fresh veggies. Dessert (crème brulee and tiramisu) with an expresso martini - wonderful ending to a well attended, thoughtful, and pampering experience. We won't wait for another perfect occasion to come back - we'll make this a regular dining experience and bring our friends!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great place to dine fine Italian food, great wine to choose from, and great service, also very quiet place to go on a romantic date."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "My husband and I hadn't been here for years. We were very disappointed- had to wait 30 minutes after our reservation time. Then a LONG wait between courses. Food was just OK. Chairs were worn. Poor service in the bar as well. We will not return until we know improvements have been made."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My boyfriend had the filet mignon and I had the veal scallopini. Both came with vegetables and mashed potatoes. There was also a single stewed tomato off to the side. The entire meal was amazing. Be sure and try the tomato. Much to our surprise, our server advised us that most people leave the tomato. For dessert, we had the poached pear and tiramisu. Again, amazing. We can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Lived down the street for 20 years, but never made it to Verona's. I had dinner there for the first time, and was impressed. How is it that Verona's isn't more widely known among Modestans and out-of-towners?"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "I had a party of 5 and every plate was to perfection."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Disappointed doesn't even begin the express this experience. From not having beverages in stock (um, who runs out if iced tea?) to serving inedible entrees, I will never go back. It looks pretty but the food is prepared without passion and it shows."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "I took my sister to dinner for her birthday. We were pleasantly surprised."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "My wife and I have eaten at Verona's for many years. I have never had a bad meal there. it is one of Modesto's hidden gems in McHenry Village."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "As always it was fabulous. They have recently remodeled and its looking wonderful and updated."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Even with Modesto's blazing daytime heat, it cools down enough to really enjoy the outdoor patio in the evening. The while linen tablecloths and ambient lighting add to the sound of the trickling fountain heaping with flowers. The appetizer bruschetta was not your ordinary bruschetta... colorful tomatoes topped with shaved parmesan made it outstanding. The special- parmesan crusted Halibut- was delicious and a generous portion. Cooked perfectly, placed on top of spinach risotto with a side of vegetables. Also had the mushroom ravioli with tri-tip steak... had a little zip to it that added to the flavor. We brought our own bottle of wine and and paid the corkage fee. Even had dessert- spumoni was exceptional. I highly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Took my date there for dinner. Was looking for a quiet, romantic spot and found this place online. Sounded just like what I was looking for. I ordered halibut and she ordered lasagna. Both were outstanding. Since we were celebrating a birthday we were served a complementary decadent titimisu. The service was perfect! We have talked about how pleased we were and plan to be back. Would definitely recommend this place."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "We are relatively new in the area. Verona's is our "go to" restaurant when entertaining guests or just a great lunch or dinner for the two of us."
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "The room is too congested, difficult to have conversation"
    Dined on 6/11/2013
  • "Been a handful of times and always great. Took parents for Mothers Day and actually got a same day reservation. Had a chefs special, halibut with lemon dill sauce. It was amazing. Dad had scampi which was not on the menu but they are great about catering to requests. Outdoor patio is nice too. Only down side, this is the 3rd time I've gone that they were out of Chocolate Exstacy dessert. They need to make more!!"
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "The food is abolutely wonderful and the patio -- wow!!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "My mom and I went to lunch at Verona and it was mouth watering good! I couldn't wait to take my husband there for our date night, and it was equally as delicious! The service was good and the ambiance very nice."
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "Great surprise for being in Modesto... very pleased with the entire experience"
    Dined on 4/5/2013
  • "Went to celebrate a friend's birthday we sat in the patio and it was wonderful."
    Dined on 4/4/2013
  • "Needed a local place to could handle a large party on short notice and these guys stepped up. What started out as needing a table for 8 to 9 at the last minute became needing a table for 14. I called them 2 hours prior to our rrservation and was told, "we will make it work". Great food, great service!"
    Dined on 4/1/2013
  • "Went there for Easter Brunch with my family and it was fabulous. It was an off the menu brunch not buffet and it was perfect."
    Dined on 3/31/2013
  • "Thank you very much for accomodating our large group. The service was great and we enjoyed every part of our dinning experience!"
    Dined on 3/12/2013