Nativos - Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian
Located in the West observation lobby of the Picayune Tower, Nativos is Italian food at its best. The restaurant is an airy, contemporary setting with sunlight streaming through large windows overlooking the awesome views of the Sierra Foothills and Lilly Mountain terrain. There is limited outdoor seating on the canopied terrace for those that wish to catch the sun and take in the fresh air.

The menu keeps up with modern trends and delivers a cutting edge dining experience while retaining the peerless flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean coast. Only the best quality food and ingredients are selected to make the dishes fully authentic and flavorful.

Hours of Operation: Open on Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 10pm for dinner and on Sunday for brunch from 10:30am to 2:30pm


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StevenL
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Best seafood in the valley

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HeleneC
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my gosh, that was the most wonderful brunch EVER!!!! My husband loves shellfish and he was in Heaven. I love champagne, so I was in Heaven. The desserts were to die for, the omlette was light and fluffy, a variety of food to choose from other than the seafood as well. I was plenty full when we left. We will definitely be back.

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The food was delicious.

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PatriciaR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I had an awful experience!!! I was really excited to go there for VALENTINE'S day but there wasn't much to choose from for me I wanted a steak with mashed potatoes and they didn't have any mashed potatoes I said fine I'll get my steak just just barbecue and the lady said there is no barbecue when I've been there before and they've gotten barbecue sauce for me from another restaurant and this serve didn't want to do that for me so I was really disappointed because I didn't know what to order anymore and plus our server was really rude!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Valentines duet meal was all about quality not quantity. Check in was fast with reservations, server had to be prompted often but yet he was accommodating. Overall top notch dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly staff

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MichaelE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was extremely friendly went out of her way to seat us in a booth. Our waitress recommended our dinner which was delicious, very attentive. Thank all of you for making our Valentines Day special.

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TravisC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly decadent brunch. From caviar to king crab, from truffled potatoes to the steak and lamb carving station, and all the way to the Grand Mariner crepes, everything was elevated and flavorful. For the price you can't find a better brunch anywhere. Make reservations, they fill up.

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StevenL
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There brunch is awesome the freshest seafood you can eat. Excellent sushi and fabulous desserts. I don’t even make it to the breakfast side of the brunch. This is definitely the best brunch in the valley.

MJ
MotoJockey
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Italian food and this is one of my favorite places to get it!

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GinaR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was not very pleased with the food...my boyfriend had a very small portion of chicken Alfredo that he claims the chicken was very bland. I had the pesto pasta which was a very large amount of food, but was not at all to my satisfaction, the sauce was way to thick and could not get myself to eat it but i did enjoy the chicken that was in the dish. I left almost all the pasta and was asked if I wanted it to go...I declined. The calamari that we had for an appetizer was very good. It’s a good thing I was able to fill up on that or I would have been very unhappy. Sad to say I will not be coming back.

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vipHumanfoodie
San Joaquin
70 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit, enjoy the view and selection. Just diverse enough and not too big. Sushi station is good, caviar station is wonderful, raw bar too. Those mashed potatoes with truffle oil are delicious. It's a nice adult atmosphere, grateful for now screaming or rambunctious children around. The included Bellini is very good, they use sparkling wine, orange juice and a dash of peach schnapps. Will be going back.

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GlendaG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice, comfortable restaurant with delicious food and great, affordable wine list. The only negative is the bar is noisy and some of it filters into the dining area. We seated far away and so it was ok. I will certainly frequent the restaurant and look forward to our next visit.

JD
JoyD
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been serval times always good ... love the shrimp and king crab 🦀...keep up the good work. We are from Bass Lake and La selva beach 🏖

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did not expect the amazing quality of this food. Everything was exceptional. This is a beautiful, upscale, quiet place to have a wonderful buffet. The service and food were top notch. I am unable to list a single flaw or complaint. We will be back!

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WendyS
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner as always! Our waiter Patrick was attentive! Date night here is simply romantic!

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vipScottB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick was great as usual.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The appetizers were cold when served the main course that had lobster was chewy and the veal was also chewy
We come there to have a nice dinner when we’re in town visiting our parents.

JP
vipJaynishP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This was the best birthday dinner! They brought out balloons and all for my special day. They really do care about offering the best level of service and quality of food to everyone.

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vipVivaLasVegas
Las Vegas
44 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best restaurant at Chukchansi. Chef Eli made one of the best Caesar Salads my wife and I have ever had. Great views. Great service by Laura. Highly recommended!

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TammyR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, terrific view and awesome service!! The selection is absolutely incredible!! Loved every moment of it!!

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SteveA
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Nativos sunday brunch the quality of the food and seafood is amazing!! If you love shrimp and king crab you are in for a treat.

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DonC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Fried Calamari, Prawns, Artichoke Hearts, Garlic, Pepperoncini & Cipollini with Tarragon Caper Aioli & Marinara Sauce was excellent!! Perfect crispness with moist tenderness on the inside melted in your mouth. The fast and entertaining service was the highlight of the night!! She made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant. We'd highly recommend that you request Laura Y. when ever you go. A+ to her and the cooking.

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BiancaE
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for Brunch, it never disappoints!

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NoelM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food! Excellent Staff! Excellent Service! A definite must try.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Italian with great wine specials! Ambiance is intimate. Experience was wonderful!

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YvetteR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My server, Patrick, was just fabulous, as always. When I am there I ask for him.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Veal Parmagiana is excellent. Chop is huge. Suggest 2 people split. Plenty of food. Ambience, decor, service, all excellent. A dinner treat for adults who care to have an actual conversation. But if you have young adults, ok too!

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WendyS
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and they made our anniversary very special with rose petals on the table and a fabulous dessert!

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nativos was excellent! Ask for Jaime as your server, she is the best! Will be returning soon.

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CHARLESF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday buffet was excellent, for the price you get your money's worth, many types of seafood, caviar, sushi, meats, omlets made to order, desserts. Staff was excellent, Brent the waiter made sure we had everything, Heather the manager even came by and made sure everything is perfect. Definitely a must for the best buffet around.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and better food will be going back a lot

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CHARLESF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamary was excellent, finally someone knows how to make it right, it was so tender it melted in your mouth, my lasagna was superb , wife's clams we're a little tough, Heather the manager emeaditly replaced it, her chicken dish was excellent, Jaimie our waitress was excellent and did a superb job, A+ to them

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Familee
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Navitos to celebrate my mom’s retirement and we are so happy we did! Our server, Jamie, was so attentive without being overbearing. We had the calamari for appetizer and honestly, I have never tasted such a tender calamari in my life! Our entrees were equally delicious- my mom had the shrimp scampi pasta, my dad and I had the Zuppa de Pesce and my daughter had the grilled banzino- ALL were delicious!! We all had to taste and share with each other. The waitstaff took extra steps to make my mom feel so special. My parents live nearby and will definitely be returning in the future! They were so excited to find such a fine dining gem so close by! Well worth the short drive from Merced to Chukchansi!

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JerryR
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very warmly welcomed as soon as we walked in. The service and food was beyond my expectations. The Vintage was over booked so this was our second choice, we’re very happy that the second choice was better than the first that evening. We will definitely be going back!

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BrendaG
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Service was bad, but the food was excellent. Hostess was not at post when we came for reservation. When the waiter came to take our order we had not even been given menus yet. We were a party of four but only had place settings for two. The food took a long time to arrive and when the waiter finally brought it out he was not giving the right plate to the correct person. My husband and daughters boyfriend literally had to switch there steaks with their own hands right in front of the waiter. He never offered to take the plates back and due a switch he just left line it wasn't his problem.
Once we all had the correct plates and we tasted the long awaited food it was delicious. We absolutely all loved our meals, just not the service that was provided. Its hard to say if i would come back or not. This is a pricey place to eat. I dont mind paying the price, bit i think the service needs to fit the price.

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BlancaC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Rude waiter poor service. Too bad food was pretty good. We were there for brunch

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GeorgeA
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent brunch and can't wait to go back.

Thank you,
George & Louise

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nativos is an excellent restaurant with competent management, excellent chef and cooks,
and the waitstaff very efficient. Highly recommend both the Sunday Brunch and dinner meal
as well.

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RonaldS
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!

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