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Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro, Modesto, CA

Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro

4.6
4.6
40 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Using only the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro​ offers a wide variety of premium-quality Mediterranean & Italian food paired with great wines and cocktails in a beautiful setting located in Modesto California.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (209) 544-1784

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Modesto

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Overall

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Food

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Service

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Value

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Great for fine wines

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Romantic

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  1. P

    Pls1

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place ; tucked away in a place you wouldn’t expect . Food was excellent and beautifully prepared. Nice people . Quality
  2. MG

    MartaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good food service a little slow. Ask for something couple of times before getting it
  3. K

    Kristy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was the perfect dining experience. Not too expensive. Meal was delicious. Staff courteous and friendly. Nice atmosphere. Throughly enjoyed the evening
  4. I

    Indi

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Everyone’s (group of 10) food was either overcooked or not cooked enough. Heat was not working so it was freezing in there. Had to eat with our coats on. We paid and left all the food on the table because it would take to long to make everyone new dishes.
  5. JE

    JoleneE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will definitely be going there to eat again. Food was really good. Nice atmosphere and the waitress was a wonder. She remembered 7 people’s orders and did not write down a single thing. We were all very impressed with her.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not sure how to rate the noise level, but it was at a level that allowed for normal conversations at our table.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Staff was attentive and accommodating to a 7 guest lunch. Food was delicious.
  8. B

    Becky

    Denver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience! Definitely one of the best restaurants in Modesto.
  9. BK

    BeverleyK

    San Joaquin

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining here. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The service is over the top. There were 4 of us for dinner and we ordered Ceasar Salad, Minestrone Soup, Seafood Ravioli and Lamb Chops, everything exceeded our expectations! Bring your appetite…you won’t be disappointed.
  10. BK

    BeverleyK

    San Joaquin

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were pleasantly surprised with the great survive. The food was exceptionally good. We were there for lunch but have already reserved an evening dinner reservation.
  11. AS

    ASC69

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time at this restaurant and was very pleased with the food and service. Seafood raviolis and the gyros plate were both prepared well and very tasty. It was surprisingly quiet as there were only three tables that were occupied by guests. The server said it was unusual because ordinarily it’s rather busy on a Saturday evening. The server was very attentive and pleasant. The Manhattan I ordered from the bar was just ok. Personally I didn’t care for the look of their chairs as it clashed with the wall decor. But I’m sure most people don’t pay as much attention to that stuff as I do. Overall it was a very good experience and I’d definitely go back and would recommend it to others.
  12. PC

    PaulC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wife and I had a date night. Looking for somewhere nice to take her, I chose here to eat. She loved the restaurant, the service and the food. I recommend if you're looking for a nice place to take you significant other for a date, this is the place.
  13. DH

    DewayneH

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here and everything was great.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday …. Alex was great .. food delicious & and appreciate the quiet atmosphere Thank you
  15. S

    Smoky

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great service and value for the money. Food was good, but not outstanding. We will probably eat there again
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so amazing I forgot to take picture!! That’s how amazing it was!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thought the food was good, I had the Chicken Marsala and it was pretty darn good! My Dad enjoyed his Spaghetti and his Crème Brûlée! Drinks were great and service was excellent!
  18. JJ

    JanJan

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first meal at Papapalloni Mediterranean Bistro was very tasty. The decor and ambience were pleasing and our server was attentive without overbearing. Prices were reasonable. We’ll go again.
  19. d

    davec

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Entrees and salad were very good and tasted fresh.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luncheon for three friends. We were impressed with ambiance, service and food. We all ordered something different and all had an excellent dining experience. Our waitress was attentive and very professional. I will go back again soon!
  21. R

    Rafiano

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Wife and I were out for our Anniversary the service was great . The food was fantastic some of the best ever. Prices were great too. I would definitely go again!
  22. MJ

    MarkJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Excellent food (I had the salmon), service was very good and nice place to dine. It was a bit noisy and a bit expensive, although most things are these days. Went for Mother’s Day, was able to get a reservation and was seated promptly. If you go, order the fried cheese…the table next to us order it and it was very exciting.
  23. MC

    MikeC

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed our Mother's Day brunch for 11 at Papapollonis. Our outdoor table was quite nice and sheltered from the wind and sun. The halibut, shrimp and avocado salad and filet Mignon were all very good!
  24. CR

    ChristianR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Little pricey but good food. Salmon cooked well and mouse cake was great.
  25. AV

    AlishaV

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance for a Valentine's evening. Our server was great, very patient with us since we were unfamiliar with the menu. I got the chicken parm which was so good! My boyfriend got the lasagna which was a bit saucy for his taste. He said it could have used a bit more substance, more pasta and cheese, but overall a good experience.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Smallest or shortest Filet I've ever had but everything tasted good. Nothing bad or great just good. Also new customers should be treated as old customers.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated right away and our table was ready for our reservation. The restaurant manager greeted us and sat us to our table which was set up nicely with a rose and cloth table napkins. Mood music created the appropriate ambiance for the occasion. We started with our moscato, warm bread with balsamic and olive oil dip and calamari fritti for appetizer. The fresh side salad came before we were served our dinner entrees which were the Chicken Marsala and Pistachio-crusted Salmon with capers. Both dishes were consistent and deliciously paired with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Obviously it’s not our first time at this restaurant. They used to have a branch in Oakdale before they moved here in Modesto. Our server was attentive and pleasant. Both the manager and our server checked on us often. We shared a generous slice of the cheesecake with raspberry drizzle for dessert. We were full and happily satisfied. It was nice to have a local, cozy restaurant to go to especially for Gal-entine’s dinner. We were glad that they are in OpenTable for reservations because it was getting busy later on. Their price is just what you would expect if you’re looking for quality and value for your money.
  28. MM

    MikeM

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was tasty. The steak was prepared to order. The vegetables were a little over cooked. The server seemed unengaged. She got better as the evening went on.
  29. K

    Khalid

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I decided to try a new place for her birthday and we were very happy with the outcome. The service was great and food was delicious!! We will most definitely be putting this on our list to revisit. My wife had the Spicy Garlic Chicken and I had the Chef’s Choice (Italian Sausage, marinara, and Penne Pasta), both dishes ingredients were evenly balanced in flavor and the freshness was very evident. Overall very nice experience!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good comfort food. Consistent, but occasional changes to the menu, or more exciting specials would be welcome.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, varied menu, attentive wait staff
  32. G

    Gary

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent job by Alex
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    We went for New Years , this place is outdated & tacky for the price , I would go elsewhere. That being said the staff were polite and professional, it’s just unfortunate the place is a dump , (definitely not a fine dining experience)
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Night before New Year’s Eve party of 10 attentive server Lizet - food hot and tasty
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my husband’s birthday and our Anniversary… We came from Oakdale, it’s worth it… We wish they would come back to Oakdale 😀
  36. SG

    ShoeGirl

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner. Our server was friendly and very attentive. We would definitely return.
  37. DG

    DanaG

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly service. The bread, salmon and pastas are excellent. My niece did not care for the gyro. Nice place to go to dinner with family or friends.
  38. GM

    GlennaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers and chef's are outstanding and accommodating!
  39. T

    Tinlady

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My husband and I had a nice dinner at Papapolloni before attending a show at the Gallo Center. Our table was ready and we were promptly seated at a cozy booth when we arrived. The wine list wasn't extensive but there was a variety from which to choose at varying price points. My husband ordered the seafood ravioli and said it was amazing! My meal was also delicious and left no room to enjoy something from the dessert menu. The service was just a bit slow though it was obvious that they were short staffed like every other pandemic-affected business....everyone was multi-tasking and did a great job during a busy dining rush. Overall, we're glad we chose to dine at Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro and would recommend it for a date night or an evening with friends.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome as usual. The service was excellent and we had food on our table in no time. Great place to share a meal.

FAQs

Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (209) 544-1784.

Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro

2501 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA 95350-3257

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Modesto

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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