Nativos - Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino

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55 Reviews
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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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Sun 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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WS
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patrick was great as usual.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

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
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

v
Las Vegas
41 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

TR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SA
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

BE
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place for Brunch, it never disappoints!

NM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

YR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

WS
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

A
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and better food will be going back a lot

CH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

F
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

JR
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

BG
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

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.

BC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

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

GA
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Thank you,
George & Louise

DT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

RS
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome!

MS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and everything was great. Food wonderful and fresh. Staff great. Cooks great.

CM
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful Italian restaurant. Staff was incredible and the food was to die for! Will definitely come again.

DY
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. View as the sun going down very nice. Overall, great.

RY
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, service was excellent, especially the cooks. They gave us great recommendations.

OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch was great! Our server was friendly and efficient. The seafood was good, especially the giant shrimp with a myriad of cocktail sauces. I wish the crab legs weren’t still frozen though. The bottomless bellinis is always a great touch for any special occasion. Window and outdoor seating can’t be beat.

c
San Joaquin
53 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a nice dinner here the other night. The restaurant is located on the southwest edge of the resort, so it has a great view of the late spring sunset, with lots of window seating along the open bar. We had a great meal, with a perfectly prepared calamari appetizer with deep fried artichokes, their signature salad, halibut (for her), and bone-in pork chops with a cherry reduction sauce (for me), finished by a tiramisu prepared in a large martini glass. All really yummy, with generous portions. Our server Jaime, was fun, attentive, and informative. Couldn't have asked for a better evening!

JC
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was outstanding. We are already looking forward to our next meal there.

BB
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous brunch! The seafood was fresh, loved the sushi, shrimp, caviar & panini, French toast, made to order omelet and strawberry crepes flambeau. Enjoyed so much will definitely return!

c
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Love the food and ambiance
Unfortunately Patrick’s service missed
The mark by far

KN
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

William the bartender was wonderful with great service. My wife and I had later reservation for a table but William was so attentive, we stayed at the bar.

The appetizer, meatball with Italian bread, was delicious! Drinks were also great! Left him a big tip!!

L
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was awesome. We had the special sea bass. The only thing I would knock them down about was that they didn’t want to accommodate people with gastric surgery in regards to small portion. Had to share a plate with my husband. Which he didn’t get what he wanted.

AC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a Jem of a restaurant. Best Italian Restaurant around. Dishes prepared beyond
expectation. Fantastic wine selection. Very clean staff very professional and the chefs
behind the scenes take pride in preparing dishes.


Awesome

H
San Joaquin
63 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice quiet restaurant with views of the area. Mix of regular and high seating. Enjoyed very much that there were no children there: did we just get lucky? Buffet has just the right number of choices so that you aren't overwhelmed. Seafood was beautiful and the Pacific oysters delicate and bring. Sushi was good, but I am not a fan of the sauces that seem mandatory on rolls now...hides flavor. Carving station had perfectly cooked Gam, beef, lamb! Italian sausage! Dessert table had delicate pastries and small mousse portions. Crepes available. Attentive service and very good quality food. Will be going back!

SF
Yosemite
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was OUTSTANDING!!! Seriously Incredible. The service was not that great. Our compliments to the chef.

OT
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for the seafood and was very happy with the king card, oysters, clams and mussels. It was fun trying the different caviars. Great view from the high tables in the bar area. Friendly service too. We will certainly be back soon.

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