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About Galletto Ristorante

Located in lively downtown Modesto, California, Galletto Ristorante offers a seasonal Italian-inspired menu designed by executive Chef Michael Goularte 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.

1101 J St.
Modesto, CA 95354
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday 11:30am to 9:00pm
Saturday 4:30pm to 9:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Happy Hours: Monday-Friday 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Cross Street:
11th St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(209) 523-4500

Website:
http://www.galletto.biz/

Catering:
We offer full service catering. Call Special Events at 209-523-3165 or visit our website www.galletto.biz

Parking Details:
Parking lot located at corner of 11th & K streets.

Executive Chef:
Michael Goularte

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Rooms available: Family Room, Sala, Vault, Vine Arbor, Bocce Terrace and Off-site locations.

Galletto Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
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Notable Wine List (17)
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Pre/post Theatre (14)
Business Meals (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Cozy (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Galletto Ristorante was where my wife and I went to celebrate our anniversary. It was an extremely amazing meal with tremendous service. It was our first time, and it definitely will not be our last. I highly recommend Galletto Ristorante!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

My fiancé did not like the grilled sausage, there was too much going on inside it too complicated of a taste. He also did not have an entree bc he ordered the lamb and as soon as he took one bite he lost his appetite it was so bad. The only way he could describe it was that the meat went bad. The manager did an excellent job of trying to make it right for him but it was too late he had lost his entire appetite.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great Place to go. I enjoyed every minute of it. It's worth the time and money spent.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I took my wife because we were celebrating our anniversary and the food wasn’t cooked properly took the plate back 3 times as our meat wasn’t cooked as we liked, mine over cooked. If your going to charge that much for a plate it has to be on point. Manager was also not understanding my frustration. Other restaurants in town of this caliber with better food and less mistakes

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The experience was above expectations and the best restaurant I’ve eaten at in Modesto!! Food was spectacular, price wasn’t overboard but it’s not cheap ($70 for 2). I would recommend this place to anyone looking to impress a girl, wine and dine their wife or celebrate your anniversary!! 10 out of 10 in all categories!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vegan, Spicy, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Server was top notch!! Ambiance was very pleasant, food was tasty and the seasonal aspect was great, super fresh farm to table.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had my mom's bday here. It was perfect. Thank you!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Was amazeing with excellent service and great food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

For some reason we hadn’t eaten at Galletto’s in a number of years but sure won’t wait so long going back. Excellent food, drinks and service. Definitely a special occasion destination.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Love the fall menu!!! Had the amazing lamb shank again. Perfect. The service was great as always. Lovely, relaxing experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I was taking my adult daughter to the Gallo Center for a performance. I had heard good things about this restaurant and because it was convenient we went. I was not disappointed!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was an amazing meal!!! I had not been able to go since summer and the menu has changed for the fall. I had the Galletto salad with the anchovies. It was marvelous as usual. Then the Lamb Shank. It was so tender I needed no knife and the sauce was rich and comforting. Great Brussels sprouts too (which I don’t usually like). Wonderful night out.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was excellent, the food was delicious. They aknowledged our special occasion at every opportunity. Including serving complementary champagne! We will be returning.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Was in town for business. Drove past Galetto’s when checking out the area near the hotel. It looked nice, so I made a reservation. The building had been a bank. I liked everything about the experience. The environment, the lighting and music were great as was the food and service. An unexpected find in Modesto.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I met my cousin and a friend at Galletto Restaurant or dinner. We sat out on the patio, it was lovely by the fireplace! We split a salad, halibut (delicious) and steak. It was perfect! Drinks were good too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Family get together with 10 people from California, Wisconsin and Florida and everyone enjoyed the food and experience. It happened to be veterans day weekend and they had a special thanks for two of us who served the country. Many thanks for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of the finest and elegant dining opportunities between Fresno and Sacramento!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great ambiance and food!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 7, 2017

My friend and I made reservations for a pre-theatre dinner and belated birthday celebration, and chose Galletto's as it had been a long time since we'd been there and we were curious to see what, if anything, had changed.
We were treated to complimentary champagne and customized menus! What a delight. The Misto Fristo recipe has changed (all for the better in my opinion) and our salads and entrees were excellent. In the past I would have rated the food as a B- this time it was an A, and I will be back sooner than later. Thank you so much for such a great experience. You wowed us!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Organic, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very disappointed chicken park taken off menu. Was my favorite and a staple in Italian restaurants.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Galletto is a nice place to dine. It's very comfortable and classy with a nice bar area as well. The food is always good, but we always seem to wait too long for our waiter, bread, drinks, etc. We weren't in a hurry, but it was definitely too long of a wait for a night that wasn't crowded. I do like the ambiance of the restaurant, but it was actually so dark we had to hold our menus by the candle in order to read it. We will return, but if we were eating before a performance at Gallo and had to leave by a certain time, I would recommend a different place.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

I had an amazing night with my lady. From the moment we walked in on that door to the moment we left. It was just beautiful, amazing. The service was great and so was our food. They made it the perfect date for me and my lady. We recently moved in to a city near by riverbank from hayward in the bayarea. And this is me and my old ladys first time celebrating her birthday together. Living under the same roof so i wanted to take her somewhere special and this spot was just the perfect place. Thank you

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Friendly welcome, seated quickly a few minutes ahead of our reservation. Waiter professional in spite of not having English as his first language. Foies gras excellent, beet salad very poor and both entre very good(lasagna and short rib pasta special). No dessert. Great atmosphere. Probably the nicest restaurant between Fresno and Stockton. Wonderful ambience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a terrific meal. My husband had the halibut and it was very good. I had the gluten free margarita pizza. The flavor was great, wish it had been a bit warmer. Not sure if it sat for a bit or if the sauce was put on chilled. The service was just fantastic. She was super friendly and very efficient. I am sure if I mentioned the pizza she would have made sure it was warmer up, but I was hungry so didn’t send it back. Second time here, really like this restaurant!

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Service was excellent and food delicious. It is my wife favorite restaurant and now will be my too.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Love the decor, service was good, food was good......but not spectacular....on the expensive side, nice place to,have dinner before a show at the Gallo....
We have also tried the happy hour a different night and it was really good and on the Good,price range...

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Service was excellent. Food and appetizer were cooked to perfection! Food choices and pricing aligned with their well balanced menu. Very nice wine list although a bit overpriced. Very delightful evening!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

our lunch and food were outstanding - the service was helpful and prompt. we could easily walk and were greeted promptly. Thank you for making our lunch an awesome meal!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Good food, Great service and very good wine list. Private room was perfect for business dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food except the chicken was undercooked and shockingly they did not comp the item.

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on September 30, 2017

One of the best meals we've had in a while. We brought our own wine. $20 corkage fee but they waive that if you buy one of their bottles of wine. So our friends bought a white to go with salads and appetizers and we brought the red for our entrees. Perfect! The entire staff was helpful. And we didn't feel rushed. We got to enjoy our entire dinner before going to Gallo.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We ate at the bar happy hour....Sandra the bartender was great, awesome pizza and Cesar salad.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The caprese salad was wonderful. My husband had the ribeye steak and it was cooked perfectly to his specifications. I had the seafood fettucini and it was very good. Only slight negative is that is was so loud in there that we could barely have a conversation and kept having to repeat ourselves. The waiter even misunderstood part of the order as he couldn't hear us well. Been here many times so I think it was our seat location. We will definitely be back as the food and service are always great

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Always great service, but maybe time to expand the menu.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The best venu and exquisite menu Great service great food great atmosphere

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Terrible experience. Staff was very slow to react to mistakes out of the kitchen. In the end they appropriately took ownership of the problems. It was unfortunate. I've been there before and not experienced such bad service and had such issues out of the kitchen.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

The server was very pleasant and made excellent suggestions. The Halibut special was very good. The menu would satisfy most tastes. I highly recommend it

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always a pleasure!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

A must for those who prefer excellent service and great food at reasonable prices. The reception and wait staff were very accommodating, and the menu had a good variety of selections. We will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Birthday! Thanks had a great time.

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