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Verona Cucina Italiana, Modesto, CA
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Verona Cucina Italiana

4.6
4.6
515 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 12 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

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What 515 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Overall

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Food

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Good for groups

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    I haven’t been to Verona’s in 5 or more years. The food is still great!! But the lack of service is a blaring disconnect in the experience. Upon showing up i wasn’t Greeted just left standing. Though the host was standing there socializing with a coworker. When she finished her response was “name?” Once at our table i waited 15 min to be greeted though our waiter helped other people around me? When i flagged him down and asked for a wine list he left and didn’t return, flagged him down again and ordered wine, 5 min later he returned stating they were out of that wine. Picked another…. You guessed it they were out of that one too. He finally took our order after we asked if there were specials. We waited quite awhile for a Caesar salad and clam chowder but they were very good. Halfway through our waiter returned to ask us our order again as he stated i didn’t write it down and i forgot….. This is a beautiful restaurant with really great food but what a frustrating experience, our waiter had 3 tables but made us feel like we were an imposition the entire time. Never poured our wine, had to ask for bread, had to ask for more water, never checked on us and had to request a dessert menu. I wouldn’t hesitate to return for the food but the experience was so frustrating I’d have to muster the energy to spend another Saturday night imposing on staff who clearly don’t belong in a fine dining establishment or honestly even Olive Garden.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Foods are better than other Italian restaurants in the area . They can have more server since the restaurant was always busy .
  3. CB

    CherylB

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, Our waiter Paul was great and it was a lovely evening. It was a bit loud though.
  4. b

    bill

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Another great job by the chef, and the service was outstanding. Maria is a wonderful waiter....thanks
  5. RM

    RobertM

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    scallope dish hot spices mask favor of scallopes. Chilean sea bass dish was perfect
  6. b

    blrmcg

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Very busy place so quite loud in the small dining room, hard to enjoy conversation. Serving staff running around like crazy because of busyness of restaurant, maybe an extra hand or two would be helpful to ensure all tables managed efficiently. Food tasted good but pasta course was cold. Didn’t stay for dessert.
  7. b

    bill

    San Francisco

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate lunch in the bar area this time. Same great service and a wonderful new special offered.
  8. BA

    BeckyA

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience dining at Verona Cucina Italiana. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. We really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely recommend dining there.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Maria and we loved her. So kind and happy personality. The food was excellent! We can’t wait to go back.
  10. CF

    CharleenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit will definitely not be our last visit. The staff, food, ambience were first rate
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Sat in the bar area and had a lovely dinner.
  12. KD

    KarenD

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner and wonderful service from Paul. The entire staff is fantastic!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Absolute garbage meal. SISCO frozen and fried chicken cutlets covered with Chef Boyardee looking and tasting sauce was the “chicken parmesean.” Tasted like a salt bomb covered in aluminum. The servers had the good sense to have the manager remove it from the tab. Such a waste of a beautiful restaurant. I never leave bad reviews but this was unspeakably horrendous and they charge like they’re serving gourmet, farm to table cuisine. Also, the noise level was horrific.
  14. A

    Alexander

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Noisy at times. Food was decent. Waitress was Excellent. We would go back .
  15. KD

    KarenD

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are long standing customers of Verona’s. The staff is welcoming and the food is always amazing.
  16. MM

    MarleneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great and so was the food. We had excellent service too.
  17. L

    Linda

    Sacramento

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. J

    Joepro

    San Joaquin

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 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.
  22. 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?
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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!
  24. 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!
  25. 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+++
  26. 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!
  27. RR

    RanierR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

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

    bill

    San Francisco

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of my favorite restaurants…
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was ok! Didn’t impress me.
  33. 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.
  34. b

    bill

    San Francisco

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful. Berry Cream dessert was fantastic!
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

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

    bill

    San Francisco

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like always, it never fails!! Excellent!!

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 4.6 stars by 515 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 12 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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