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Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro, Modesto, CA

Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro

4.8
4.8
81 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 81 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

81 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first time there. The food was great. The service was awesome these folks really want you to have a great experience when you are there and they delivered big time. I will go back to try more of the food.

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  2. Tony

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Papapolloni is an absolute gem, we read the reviews and they were great before making our reservation. Our hostess and server were fantastic. Will be coming back to try all the delicious food choices on the menu. It’s great to find a great place.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service & food ! Only complaint is the table was way to close to the door and it was very cold each time it opened. Being that we made our reservations a while before Valentine’s Day I feel we should have received a better table.

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  4. KevinB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great. The staff is friendly and genuine and very attentive but not intrusive. The food was not as good as previous visits. My chicken was very flavorful, but it was overcooked and dry while the pasta was cooked well, but not very flavorful.

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  5. AshG

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the service was really great and friendly. food melted in your mouth it was so good! loved the moscato 10/10

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  6. CatC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Delicious. Would come back

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had dinner here during a tournament weekend. The menu was great and service was outstanding. The four of us dined family style- starting with wings and calamari. Soups and house salad (Greek) were good but pastas ,even though not homemade, were delicious. We shared the Alfredo and Chefs Choice. We then had a 4th course by sharing the lamb chops and a pizza. The lamb chops were charbroiled and full of flavor. We will be back the next time we visit Modesto.

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  8. PatK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely dining experience! Great ambiance Great service!

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  9. AMYL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, our guest loved the food. One of our favorite places to eat.

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  10. MelissaM

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the food delicious. Not too busy and a great ambiance.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has consistent service and food preparation .

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  12. IrmaM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food is excellent nice place for a romantic dinner

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  13. Caryn

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food didn't taste fresh. Service lacking. Bill not itemized.

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  14. Samantha

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was outstanding! Service was courteous and timely. Could have a nice conversation without noise interference.

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  15. KatheP

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great meal here. We spent almost two hours eating and visiting, with no rush. Great pastas and chicken parmigiana. Thanks again!

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  16. DonnaR

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely dinner last night with Terry our server …. She was great & our good as well Everyone loved their meals ! Lamb, scampi, lots of bread & the salmon Thank you Terry

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  17. TerryS

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great dining experience in Modesto. First time dinning here. The only negative was it took a long time for our meal to come out of the kitchen. Drinks, appetizers and bread came fast! Too bad it's located in a shopping mall.

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  18. TamraS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was impeccable! Nice night out with friends.

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  19. StephenQ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were good. The problem was that I was told that they took the Rad Card but when we went to pay with our Rad Card, they said they didn't have the tablet so we had to pay cash or credit card. They are also listed on the Rad Card website.

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  20. ThomasM

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy our meals at Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The lighting was very dim thus making it difficult to read the menu. Our waitress was very helpful. However, another waitress could not be bothered to help us with more water or ordering another cocktail. The food was good - nothing to write home about. The rolls were stale - hard.

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  22. DAVIDH

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very nice restaurant staffed with nice people. My wife and I dressed for the occasion and was a little off-put that they allow people to dine wearing shorts, tee-shirts and flip flops. This is a nice restaurant not a pool side grill! Maybe if they raised their prices to match the caliber of the food & service they would attract a better clientele.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always very good. Very clean restaurant. Attentive servers and owner.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very romantic setting. Cute little lights on each table so you could actually read the menu. Service was wonderful. Big menu for a small restaurant. We were celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary and loved it!

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  25. ClairBill83

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very classy setting with a full menu. The crab cakes my husband had were freshly made and he said the best he's had in years. We will be returning in the near future.

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  26. KIF1

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were excellent. Outdoor seating worked well for us. Near a parking lot but screened with paper ivy trellis

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent experience celebrating my Mom and Daughter’s birthday. Food was amazing

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  28. Darla

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful wait staff!!! Very clean room. Great food. Only complaint was chicken Marsala was not browned and didn’t taste anything like Marsala wine. Salads, steaks and other pasta dishes are great. This is our new favorite place to eat. Not a lot of places in Modesto but we recommend this one.

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  29. JoelY

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress, Maria was fantastic ! The food was excellent as always.

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  30. MarieH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great place and they even had a Mother’s Day menu, made us all feel special.

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  31. MarshaS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious. They had a special Mother's Day menu. I had parmesan crusted halibut and hubby had pork tenderloin with a plum sauce. Great flavor.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here a lot. Great food at a reasonable price.

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  33. CindyM

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the food was delicious. We had a party of 6 and felt they accommodated us well. We ordered the cheese that’s set on fire for an appetizer. Oh my, such fun to watch and then so very tasty with the pita!

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  34. Pls1

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love this place . Quality of ingredients and menu - excellent

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  35. JohnM

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Late Birthday for our two wives whose Birthday were in January but we haven’t been able to get together!!!!

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  36. Pls1

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been here several times . Nice people , great service , food is so nicely prepared with fresh ingredients. Comfortable and welcoming environment. Thank you !

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place

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  38. MikeM

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. It was Valentine’s Day so service timing was a little off. Other than that it was delicious.

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  39. KevinB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great little gem of a restaurant in a very unlikely place (strip mall). The food was fantastic, the service was fast, friendly, and efficient. This is our new favorite restaurant in town!

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  40. Gary

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They did a good job as always. Don’t usually eat out on Valentines Day but they were on top of it

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FAQs

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

Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 81 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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