Galletto Ristorante

4.8
1171 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Located in lively downtown Modesto, California, Galletto Ristorante offers a seasonal Italian-inspired menu with an emphasis on local farms and producers. The cuisine is complemented by an extensive list of wines, craft beers and signature cocktails. Enjoy impeccable service from our professional wait staff as you gather with friends and family in our beautiful dining room or dine al fresco on our covered Vine Arbor Patio. Galletto is the ideal venue for private dining events, cocktail socials, corporate meetings, baby showers and wedding receptions. Special events can be accommodated in one of our 3 private dining rooms, our Vine Arbor Patio and Bocce Court. We invite you to join us and experience an exceptional dining experience at Galletto Ristorante.
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Napagirl
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Over all it was a fabulous place with great food.

Galletto Ristorante
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to let us know!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was absolutely amazing! Very attentive and took care of our table perfectly! Thank you!

Galletto Ristorante
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for the great review!! We are very happy that you enjoyed yourselves.

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Guadalupe
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food2service4ambience5

Everything lovely as always. Just felt that the rissoto tasted more condiments that cheese & creme and had more Brussels than rice this time, was it the same chef?

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ImpressADate
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second date - successful! It was a very pleasant evening, with the great food matching the conversation. With my throat a little sore, at the end, I realized I was having to speak rather loudly, throughout. (That is the only lost star!)

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PhilipM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Galletto's is the favorite restaurant of my wife and I! We love going there. Everything about Galletto's including its fantastic staff make for a great experience. I have also gone there a number of times for business lunches. It is wonderful for that purpose also.

Phil McGuire

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on January 13, 2022

You and your wife have been an absolute pleasure and I am so thankful that we all met. You're great guests and great people. Congrats on retiring and we truly hope to see you both soon. Have a Blessed New Year

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a few minutes before our reservation. We were seated quickly. The service was smooth, and the food was excellent! Such a consistent quality in their meals. Great time spent for diner after some time at the theaters across the street.

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for the great feedback and the even better review!!!! We look forward to your next visit

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Susie
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business meeting. Nothing could have been better!

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on January 9, 2022

Thank you for the great review! Great way to start the New Year

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Jazzy
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, amazing food, and a beautiful environment.

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on January 7, 2022

We are very happy that you were so pleased with everything. We look forward to your next visit

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DebbieC
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There for lunch with friends. Great selection. Guys had burgers and they were yummy, cooked to order and BIG! Soup and beet salad were great. Girlfriend had the patty melt with homemade chips (yummers) foccaccia (sp?) was killer with EVOO and vinegar. Waitress was awesome and helpful but not hovering.
Great meal!

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on January 7, 2022

We appreciate the great review!!! Great way to bring in the new year

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TomL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go.... very comfortable atmosphere ... great food and an attentive staff who cater to your every need!

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on January 7, 2022

We appreciate your stellar review and hope you visit again soon!

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vipJoepro
San Joaquin
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they placed our names on the menu. very nice touch. food was excellent.
service was excellent. probable one of our best nights out.

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Provenzano!!! It is always a pleasure having you in

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vipeatingallthethings
San Joaquin
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Ravioli and risotto were great, shellfish appetizer is fun, too.

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on January 1, 2022

We appreciate your visits and your wonderful reviews!!!!

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KennethH
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time eating at this establishment, thanks to friends who provided us with gift certificates. This is an amazing place in which to enjoy a meal. It is expensive but an excellent experience. The wait help is friendly and very attentive. The food is second to none in this area. The clam chowder was delicious as was the carbonara and the lasagna we enjoyed. Looking for a fine dining experience? Look no further than Galletto's. Enjoy!!!

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on January 1, 2022

Thank you so much for the amazing compliments. I read this message aloud to my staff today and they genuinely appreciated it. It is always nice to hear when you've done well. We look forward to your next visit with us

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent server. Very good food.

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 30, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review. We truly appreciate it

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GladysZ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

It was Christmas Eve, and my fiancé and I wanted something nice, quiet and fancy. We heard that this restaurant was the best in Modesto. We made reservations, and we ended up being very displeased.

The positive part of the evening: The restaurant was decorated prettily, and our waiter "Chris" was excellent.
The drinks were very strong (which is a plus), but were made with such poor quality liquor, that it made them un enjoyable. Our margaritas tasted like drinking just poor quality tequila straight.

The main issue was with the food. They had cut the main menu, and only offered a 3 course meal: Salad, A choice of 3 meats, and desert. We were not told this when we made the reservation, but decided to stick it out (We had gotten dressed up and it was Christmas Eve).

The salad was unlike any salad I had ever seen. It was literally just Lettuce with burnt croutons on top. They brought bread that was very stale, and very cold.

I got the steak, and my Fiancé got the chicken. The chicken was tasteless, tough, and overcooked. The steak was so rare that blood was coming out (after being told to please cook it well done). It was sent back twice. Neither of us ate much of the meal thus far, and I think the cook had to be new.

The desert was literally 3 bite sides of very stale deserts that tasted far worse than store bought deserts.


To whoever is reading this, do yourself a favor, and go elsewhere.

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JimA
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's difficult to bring off a holiday prix fixe meal, but this was outstanding; great work by the staff. My only complaint is that the music was just a bit too loud, making conversation difficult at times.

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 28, 2021

I am glad that you enjoyed your evening with us. I will keep an eye on the volume from now on. Thank you for the great feedback

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vipJoepro
San Joaquin
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Christmas Eve dinner

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 28, 2021

You both are the best and we love having you in!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Xmas eve. Didn’t realize it was a set menu. My fault not there’s. Lovely decor and fantastic service

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 28, 2021

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The ambiance is very romantic if that is what you are looking for. Perfect place for a formal dinner too if that's what you want.
The waiters are very courteous and their service is great aswell! The waitress who served us was quick and helped us with the menu! Brought our food quickly and just how we wanted it.
The food is beyond tasty. I had the Gnochetti Sardi in was divine! My husband got the Ribeye Steak it was the best he ever had! We also got the Clam chowder which was also great.
For the dessert we had the Tirmasu, it was a little bit dry but otherwise everything else about the restaurant was great!!!! I would def suggest to others!

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vipeatingallthethings
San Joaquin
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas meal was lovely, ambiance can’t be beat.

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 28, 2021

We are glad that you had such a great time!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic: the drinks, the bruschetta, the risotto, the salmon, and the short rib.

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 24, 2021

Thank you for wonderful compliments!!!! I am glad you had such a good time and we all hope you have blessed Christmas

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StevenG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the ambiance is spectacular! This restaurant will not disappoint you. I think it is the only "San Francisco-like" restaurant in a 50-mile radius. It was a great way to celebrate my wife's birthday with friends.

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 24, 2021

Thank you for the compliments and great review!!! We hope to see you again soon

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vipsses
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This restaurant did not mandate staff or customers wear masks. Only two staff had on masks. A few customers wore them into the restaurant but most did not.

My lasagna went back one time to reheat as the plate was hot but not the food. Taste was good - just never hot enough.

Chris was great on service. And yes, he wore a mask!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our (Hubby and me) 1st time there. Everything was FABULOUS…the service, the food, and the ambiance!!!

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us!!!! We look forward to your next visit

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vipRickMel
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

As hard as they tried, it was still a bit chilly on the patio. The place was packed, good to see. Service and meal was terrific as always.

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you very much for the great review. I am sorry it was chilly for you and your guests. The wind does come through a bit heavy at times. We definitely are working on resolving the issue

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Kris
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant, great food and service- we love it.

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GreatBirthday
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing! We hope to see you again soon

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with exceptional service! Recommend!

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you for the feedback! We are so happy that you had a great time

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KastinG
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here for a nice dinner out. The service, ambience, and food are all really good each and every time

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vipeatingallthethings
San Joaquin
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As close to perfect as it gets. Everything came out as if on cue, Monica was excellent, and the tiramisu is back!

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 16, 2021

We are so glad you had a good time when you came in!!! Thank you for the wonderful feedback

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PegD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time here, and we loved it as always. Flawless service, excellent food, attractive dining room. Great for a splurge (it's fairly expensive).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Christmas work lunch.

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DouglasC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Galleto is hands down my favorite restaurant in Modesto!

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!!! we look forward to your next visit

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and our server was on it!

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 7, 2021

We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and great atmosphere.
Entrees were very good.
Great service for kids as well.
Table oil for bread seemed low quality.

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 9, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful feedback!!!! we look forward to your next visit

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LUCIAM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic and cozy. Delicious food! Amazing service!

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful compliments!! We appreciate your support

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RoryT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was impeccable.

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 7, 2021

We are glad that you had such a great time!

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vipDaveTracy
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This restaurant has been hit or miss since it opened. The evening started rocky as we were to be seated behind a post. For a 5 pm seating. And few other customers there. We were told the seating was that way for a reason. But reservers don’t request specific tables. They just needed to say yes, we will change your table. But no, the manager had to get involved. And he made the same dumb comment.

After that, our server came who attempted to save the day. Very pleasant and she tried REALLY hard. I appreciate that and we left a 30% cash tip for her.

Next they were out of the Penner Ash Pinot, tho still listed on the wine menu. So the som recommends another Oregon pinot. Not nearly the same style and he should have known this. For $120/bottle it was average at best.

Then the food. Sampled the tomato soup before we considered ordering. Pass. Tasted like tomato paste. I make better at home.
Fritto Misto is consistently good.
Risotto was good but average. The seafood lacked seasoning tho the sausage was outstanding. Just do the sausage and skip the seafood. The chef tried too hard.
The short ribs were done well, but bone out. So it ends up tasting more like a tender pot roast than short rib meat
Lastly were the butternut squash ravioli. Fantastic. Should have had three orders of these.

The ambiance is always nice especially for Central Valley. But their chef just left (this seems to be a consistent theme with this restaurant). And the young women up from greeting should be changed out for more mature experience greeters. It’s where everything starts. Or at least train them. But if you can’t keep a chef I suppose know one thinks about the greeter.
We will wait 6 months before we try again. In the meantime try Tresetti’s across the street. They actually seem to care.

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vipJoepro
San Joaquin
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 7, 2021

Always a pleasure having you both in!

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vipRickMel
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a great meal

Galletto Ristorante
Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you for the feedback! Happy Holidays

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