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Verona Cucina Italiana, Modesto, CA

Verona Cucina Italiana

4.7
4.7
500 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The freshest ingredients available are used in our classic Northern Italian recipes. We only use fresh seasonal fish -- never frozen. Our classical bolognese sauce is a favorite in the community.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (209) 549-8876

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jaime Alderete

  • Catering

    We will personalize your catering menu to your specifications.

  • Private party facilities

    We can discuss a restaurant buy-out or a patio buy-out.

  • Private party contact

    Edwarda Alderete: (209) 549-8876

  • Neighborhood

    Modesto

  • Cross street

    Briggsmore

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 500 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 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

    Healthy

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Great for Lunch

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. L

    Linda

    Sacramento

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    There were five of us… Everyone’s lunch was good except mine which I had calamari and it was so tough I could only eat a few bites. I did tell the waitress. We were told the special was $23 a plate and we got charged $27 a plate. This was pointed out to our waitress and she did correct that. We really enjoy this restaurant, however calamari is not something we will never order again as each time it has always been tough… We continue to order hopeing it will get better with our suggestions. But no such luck
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a 25th birthday. The food course was excellent and the service was excellent too!!! We can’t say enough about Verona’s’s restaurant one of the best and consistent restaurants we have around.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Maybe it was an off night but the service was really slow. I think the Filet was actually a ribeye and the pizza had more cheese than I had ever seen. On a good note the scallops were fantastic. Once again maybe an off night.
  4. C

    Cyndi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wouldn’t order the Margherita pizza or lemon drop again. But everything else was good. Service was great!
  5. J

    Joepro

    San Joaquin

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    as always, the meat ball appetizer was the best. service was outstanding. they had a wonderful risotto dish for one of our guest who was vegan.
  6. JG

    JamesG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    Server spilled my husband 1998 Forman onto his clothing and food…..really?
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for an anniversary dinner and was pleasantly surprised. From the bread basket (small fee) and the delish and sweet balsamic vinegar, delish. We truly loved the Mista salad and THE MINESTRONE SOUP 🤤. So good. I could just eat that with the bread! My spouse got the organic half chicken and orange glaze and spice, I had the delish Pappardelle short rib pasta, they high did not disappoint, we kept swapping plates!! The service was excellent, our server recommended the “Italian Lemon Drop” as a switch up for a cocktail, super sweet, but hit the spot. Our entire experience was Devine! We will be back. It was our first time. Usually we take pics, but we were so hungry, and everything tasted so good we forgot! That says a lot that we didn’t even want to stop eating to take pics! The only disappointment was they were out of the Lemon creme brûlée for dessert, we love both lemon and creme brûlée, so we were sad to not try it!
  8. SH

    SuzanneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, friendly staff, the outdoor patio area was beautiful. Our server Deanna was beautiful, friendly, and funny!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb. The food never fails. The service is excellent. A+++
  10. TS

    TerryS

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have dined here many times over the years! Always a great place to have a dinner! I will keep coming back!
  11. RR

    RanierR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken Marsala is really good, as well as the spareribs.
  12. b

    bill

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food again for lunch with superb service and more. Love the quality of food and friendly service.
  13. a

    alanc

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner we had the chicken piccata note it’s not on the menu just ask for it. and outstanding service from Maria. Can’t wait to return.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Overall, our experience was good. Food was enjoyed by all. We were all disappointed that we could not dine on the patio and our second choice was denied also, which was one of the booths. Reservations had been made a few weeks in advance through open table. Server was nice, however, seemed rushed. When she opened the bottle of wine, she did not remove the top piece of foil. She left some foil sticking up over the edge of the bottle. The couple we were with are wine aficionados and were somewhat appalled. It was a busy night for the restaurant and it was all understandable.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of my favorite restaurants…
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was ok! Didn’t impress me.
  17. L

    Localconnoisseur

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We came with high expectations, but had a very disappointing experience. First sign of trouble after we were seated was when my wife unrolled a very soiled cloth napkin. Our server quickly replaced it. Our table was adjacent to a very noisy bar, but thankfully the boisterous intoxicated ones quickly departed. I think this is the first Italian restaurant I’ve encountered that actually charges for a bread basket which was nothing memorable, cold and dry. I ordered the Pollo Marsala which came served topped with a thick, atypically sweet heavy sauce. It was lukewarm at best and one of the chicken pieces was about 90% skin. Adjacent on the plate were thick Paccheri (?) noodles swimming in a soupy Alfredo sauce which quickly and unpleasantly bled together with the Marsala. It would have been highly beneficial if the waiter or menu had alerted me about this side dish, I would have definitely opted for something else. My wife selected the Veal Piccata. It too was served lukewarm and was surprisingly tough. There was plenty leftover which our dog absolutely adored later that night. We shared the tiramisu for dessert and it definitely was the highlight of an otherwise forgettable meal.
  18. b

    bill

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. We eat there at least weekly so these reviews should be the same.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful. Berry Cream dessert was fantastic!
  20. K

    Kent

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice lunch. Excellent pastas and bruschetta. Brought our own wine. Reasonable corkage fee and our waitress was there immediately with an opener and the correct glasses. Zabaglione for dessert was the best. Great service.
  21. SL

    SarahtheLupe

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Melissa is always so attentive and even got the kitchen to make our son’s favorite dish (tortellini Alfredo)! Always great but lately they seem to be out of a lot of things for a busy Saturday night…like Chianti? What fine Italian restaurant doesn’t have Chianti? But a lovely Pinot Noir worked out but the no root beer kind of set my son off a little (he did manage with Sprite, lol). Verona’s is our go-to family restaurant and we just hope they get it all back flowing smoothly again soon.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food as always. The waiter was great.
  23. b

    bill

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The fish is superb as usual. Try the sole; one of the best fish dishes in Modesto
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like always, it never fails!! Excellent!!
  25. b

    burt

    Tahoe

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was great. If you enjoy pasta Veronas is easily the best. If you’ve never been to Veronas then why wait.
  26. O

    lcorrales176O

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place to eat & relax, I would definitely go there again
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent service, ambiance, and food. Verona’s does the verte best job with fish. Very much enjoyed our dinner.
  28. b

    bill

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the filet of sole was superb.
  29. b

    burt

    Tahoe

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wow what a place. The food was great one of our party ordered the Ribeye steak and it was excellent. Any of the pasta dishes are excellent, pasta is the main stay for Veronas. Try the Caprese salad its very good. Veronas is busy and popular for locals check on reservation is a good idea.
  30. HA

    HARRYM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really busy for a Monday evening, but the staff was working hard and took care of us. There was a wedding party there and the kitchen was slow. Overall, it was a pleasant evening, albeit a bit slow.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!!!
  32. CM

    CharleneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You guys are absolutely wonderful. We will go every anniversary now.
  33. KI

    KIMP

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal, great cocktails, really good appetizers, great service. It was nice to get out and enjoy the finer things in life again.
  34. VM

    VictoriaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu offerings are all excellent. Their filet mignon is superb! Service was unparralled and the staff makes you feel you matter.
  35. V

    Vicki

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was outstanding. Very attentive & check on us several times
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening for Mother’s Day. Everything was enjoyable.
  37. KC

    KeithC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    This was billed as a mother’s day brunch. There was only eggs Benedict on the menu. The rest was a lunch dinner menu. I was embarrassed bringing my wife and mother there. The food was fine but the menu wasn’t a brunch menu I heard others with the same complaint. The server was very good to be clear.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    The customer service has been the worse I have been to in awhile. Unfortunately from the start the hostess asked for a reservation instead of the usual greet and was quiet the whole time. I wasn’t sure whether to follow her to our table or not. Come to find out there were so many tables and booths available the whole time we were there in the restaurant. I don’t see why a reservation was even necessary. Our server was impatient, informal and just looked so irritated with us. We tried ordering food but she said she would take drinks first she huffed and puffed. Even though we said please and thank you she would just nod and go “mmhmm.” The food was basic no special flavors and simple small portions. Overpriced for the service and food for sure.
  39. RO

    RogerO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in town! There is no comparison! Super fresh along with excellent service.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place for dining outdoors. Food is always tasty and nicely prepared. The Scallops and the Wedge Salad were superb, but Calamari was mushy. Overall, one of Modesto’s finest!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Verona Cucina Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (209) 549-8876.

Verona Cucina Italiana is rated 4.7 stars by 500 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 4 times today
Google Map for Verona Cucina Italiana

1700 McHenry Ave. Suite I-46, Modesto, CA 95350

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Briggsmore

  • Neighborhood

    Modesto

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jaime Alderete

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (209) 549-8876

  • Catering

    We will personalize your catering menu to your specifications.

  • Private party facilities

    We can discuss a restaurant buy-out or a patio buy-out.

  • Private party contact

    Edwarda Alderete: (209) 549-8876

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