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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Romantic (18)
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Notable Wine List (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Business Meals (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
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Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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food5
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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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vip
 (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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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation but were seated immediately. Planned to have a drink at the bar but having it at the table was just as good. We had salads and entrees which were excellent but sadly, no room for dessert. Service was highly attentive by several different personnel in addition to our main server who orchestrated service. Pricing is reasonable for food and drink. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

I'v often dined here over the years but have never left a review until now. Overall, it is a lovely looking restaurant, housed in an old bank, with high ceilings and comfortable dining areas, both booths and freestanding tables. The food can be hit and miss at times; often we are told that certain items aren't available or have been replaced with other items. Example, yesterday, no mozzarella for the the caprese salad so substituted a different soft cheese. Not a big deal, but when it happens regularly one begins to notice. Meals are usually good, but service is the main challenge. Yesterday's was slow, even though few people were there when we were dining. I like the place, but more attention to detail of service is needed to be extra special.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent meal before enjoying Billy Elliot at the Gallo🤗

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our server was extremely efficient, friendly & nice - we got exceptional service from her and the bus staff - thank you

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2017

The food was phenomenal - I had the Duck Breast which was cooked to perfection. It was fork tender with a beautifully crisp skin. The lasagna was delectably cheesy and the Bolognese had an authentic Italian flavor. We finished with a fresh peach dessert and Gelato - delicious! Galletto's is very reliable with fantastic seasonal fare.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The had wrote / printed Happy Anniversary on our menus . And served complimentary Champagne to us . Outstanding food and wait staff a notch above most places . I highly recommend this establishment.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Always a great service, and a great meal!

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Food was fresh & delicious & the service was impeccable. I like that is it quiet enough to hold a normal conversation. Love the building (I remember when it was a bank in the early 60's!) and decor.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

It was absolutely amazing! Our server was great and timely! Ontop of it my boyfriend asked me to marry him and we got an amazing dessert to celebrate! Overall I highly reccomend this place to anyone!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

It was my Husbands 70th birthday..bartender was so sweet makes great drinks and food was delicious...love this place

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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