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Verona Cucina Italiana, Modesto, CA

Verona Cucina Italiana

4.7
4.7
607 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

9:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 607 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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

    Good for business meals

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Great for fine wines

607 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love to dine at Verona Cucina. The ambience is nice and the wait staff is exceptional! Paul or Jeff are always friendly, and arrange any requests from the kitchen, such as a bowl of fresh berries—my favorite dessert.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter was nice enough, but he seemed rushed. We couldn’t really understand when he was telling us about the specials. He spoke fast and couldn’t understand. We had appetizers, & he did not come back to take our order for close to 20-25 minutes. Overall it was a great meal.

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  3. KatherineK

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we entered Veronas we knew we were in for a nice dinner and evening! I took my daughter in law and niece to Veronas based on the delicious dinners I have had at their Copperopolis restaurant by the same name. Looking for an upscale restaurant in Modesto Veronas would prove to be a Great find. Different menu but same quality! Our meal was Hot upon arrival, including delicious appetizers that included bruschetta and jumbo shrimp in a fresh tomato sauce base with some spicy touches.🌶️ aka Gamberetti di Aglio The owner Heime stepped out of his kitchen and welcomed us to his Modesto restaurant and was genuinely engaging...so unusual for a chef of this level! Our loyalty was secure at his "welcome" to my Modesto restaurant. My choice was the sole with fresh crab as part of the entree...with a delicious reduction sauce and perfectly sautéed vegs! My guests had the Papperdelle with tastes of short ribs and HOME MADE PASTA! Sauces were amazing! culinary talent - extraordinaire! Add A bottle of Pinot Noir and we were very happy.. But the best was yet to come! Dessert: Lemon infused cake with raspberry drizzle AND tiramisu I was proud I selected Veronas to treat my guests to! 🇮🇹 I cant say enough about the attentive and subtle service! A great staff, great food and great Owner! I have decided Veronas is my place to take my family & friends when I want to extend the best possible setting for a lovely and delicious evening!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and delicious food. Specials very nice3, esp lamb chops and wedge salad

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  5. Winelover

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the most amazing dining experience at Verona Cucina Italiana. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, the service was impeccable, and the food was absolutely delicious. From the perfectly cooked pasta to the mouthwatering desserts, every bite was a delight. The attention to detail and the authentic Italian flavors truly set this restaurant apart. I can't wait to return and indulge in more of their incredible dishes. Verona Cucina Italiana is an absolute must-visit for anyone craving an exceptional Italian dining experience.

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  6. Mayra

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Valentine’s Day at 7 pm was only able to book outdoor seating although it was cold we got to get first dibs on the heater it was perfect the server was amazing I give him 10 stars was on it and very approachable

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  7. GregH

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Visited Veronas for Valentine’s Day. Waiter was very nice. However we made the reservation weeks in advance yet when we arrived they told us they were “overbooked” and made us sit outside in the cold and rain. The food was good but on our way out we noticed multiple empty tables.

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  8. DarrelS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were both very good. The prices were a little high.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I go to Verona’s often and it is consistently delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  10. JamesM

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is absolutely amazing! My fiancé and I came here for our anniversary and loved it.

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  11. TammyD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a magnificent evening we had at Verona's! The waiters were attentive and remembered us from the last time we met (they had catered an event which is where we discovered their amazing food)! The ambiance was comfortable and relaxing, the service fabulous and the food (mouth-watering lamb chops) was perfection! Thank you, Verona's Chef & Staff, for making my birthday so very memorable!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was attentive, but sped through the specials so fast that I only caught one of them, bread was warm had to ask for oil vinegar, drinks were brought quickly, it was so noisy in the main dining room I don’t think I would ask to sit in there again on a sat. Night. My meal the shrimp was undercooked. Chicken Marsala for my mom was excellent.

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  13. LindaT

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was great. We were seated immediately; & our server was prompt with his service, well versed in letting us know what specials were offered that evening!!! The wine was delicious, great suggestion by our server!!! Unfortunately the food was below par, for this restaurant, my first disappointment after several visits to this restaurant & a bit embarrassing knowing my friends were disappointed with the food!!!

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  14. Norm

    Central Coast

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been going there for years. Always a winner. Consistent in food and service.

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  15. wiseral

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always very good but service can be spotty and this time it was very poor.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Jeff was attentive and personable. He helped make the dining experience pleasant. Food quality and flavors, excellent. Looking forward to our return trip.

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  17. JulieR

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time, as always at Verona Cucina. Mel was our waiter and we absolutely love him!! Hes the absolute best!!

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  18. Laprof

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined here for my birthday, and it was a great meal. We had chicken piccata and chicken Marsala, and it was top of the line delicious. The server was polite and pleasant, telling us we should feel at home. It was comfortably warm on a chilly night, and the atmosphere was subdued and conducive to pleasant conversation. The food was the star, though. I think we ate faster than we should have because it was so perfectly prepared. Thank you for a lovely birthday dinner!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. I had the Sea Bass, and my husband had a pasta dish with short ribs. Great ambiance except for it being a bit chilly. I didn't take off my jacket because it was too chilly inside the restaurant. But I would definitely still recommend it!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food here is absolutely delicious and the portions are decent sized. The customer service is pretty good as well.

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  21. KarenD

    San Joaquin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, atmosphere and the food is always superb.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took my son and three of his friends to Veronas to celebrate his 19th Birthday. From the start everyone was very welcoming and Paul our waiter was the best! To say he was accommodating would be an understatement. Thank you Paul. The food was so delicious. Topped off with dessert with a candle on top for my son. Thank you Paul and Verona’s for making the bday celebration perfect! ♥️

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  23. TedS

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    two of our meals were barely warm when served. we eat at verona's at least 4 times a year and the food this visit just average. next year we will cook at home on christmas eve. thankyou for being open. happy new year

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always lovely. Always perfect. Always romantic. Will be back!

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  25. JohnW

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jeff is an attentive waiter. We enjoy when he serves us. Stellar Job👍

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Inside was clean. Food was decent. The service could use some improvement. At least our server, he could have done better. Out of dough for pizza on a Saturday at 8 so order early.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Verona’s never disappoints! Food and drinks are fantastic and so are the people!

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  28. EsequielA

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. Great service enjoy the environment.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had to keep asking server for various items like water, bread, etc.

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  30. DebbieR

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very Impressed with this restaurant. Their specials that were not on the menu were amazing - I think only one person ordered from the menu. The waiter also indicated if you didn't see something ask. Highly recommend this as a place to go.

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  31. Diva67

    San Joaquin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Carrie Ann (our server) is always wonderful! Noise level was high. Minestrone always delicious! Caesar salad was unremarkable for the price.

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  32. marthac

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service, cocktails, wine list, delicious food. Our steaks were both a bit over-cooked, but delicious.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is very efficient and professional. My fettuccine was stuck together in big, undercooked clumps. The last few dining experiences here have left me disappointed in the quality of the food.

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  34. Julie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dinner. Everyone loved their meal. Food was good, diversity of menu was outstanding and kids enjoyed the experience too.

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  35. DrBETT

    San Joaquin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Verona never disappoints. Great food and better people.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food is incredible amazing flavor. I was hoping for more of a quiet intimate setting. We were seated in the main room and it was very loud so much so that my wife and I had to raise our voice to hear each other and had to ask the server to repeat multiple times. The noise was rather bothersome and unenjoyable pretty well killed my vibe immediately. The lasagna was the best lasagna I have ever had the food is amazing the portion size was laughably small until you realize your paying 24 dollars for it, mind you it was incredibly good. I just dont enjoy the thought of stoppimg to eat again after spending 90 dollars for 2 people with no alcohol or desert. I will not go back. If you enjoy a lively environment or are a drinker you very well may enjoy your experience far more than I did. Its worth trying for sure the food is amazing just not the atmosphere I am interested in.

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  37. Mimi

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The ravioli special was terrific, the scallops were cooked perfectly. A lovely evening with great service. Our waiter was attentive and made sure the heaters in the patio were keeping us warm and comfortable. A truly great evening. We will definitely be back.

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  38. norm

    Hawaii

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here and dinner was delicious. Had the chicken parmigiana and chicken was moist, nicely breaded, and the sauce was tasty. My wife had the lasagna and said it will be her go to item every time she comes here in the future. The portions were decent size and reasonably priced. Our server was pleasant and efficient. We will definitely return.

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  39. CAAnnie

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Until Verona gets more help, I won't be telling my friends it's such a great place. We waited a good 40-45 minutes to just get our order in. That's unacceptable, IMO.

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  40. Diva67

    San Joaquin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Shrimp Louie and salmon salads were delicious … Service by Megan was efficient and she was quite personable…

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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 607 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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