The dough wizards at Papa John's hand toss circular masterpieces with original and thin crusts made from high-protein flour to support warm bouquets of toppings. Hand-cut produce crowns all of Papa John's pizzas, mingling with the sun-soaked sweetness of sauce made from fresh, California-grown tomatoes. By adhering to its brand promise of "better ingredients, better pizza," Papa John's grew from a back-tavern pizzeria into more than 3,500 restaurants within three decades' time, or the amount of time it takes to grow a single pizzeria from a small seed.
Strings Italian Café was open in 1999 with the goal of bringing affordable, good Italian food to anyone who walked in the door. The Strings Restaurant Group met that goal, expanded all over California, and now serves Modesto. Strings Offers delicious starters, soups or salads to kick off the meal, followed by great entrees like Salmon Nicolette, Chicken Picatta, or Veal Cutlet Parmesan. Traditional, familiar favorites include Spaghetti and Eggplant Parmesan. And, for the more adventurous customer that’d like to see what Strings chefs have come up with, there’s Spinach Pepperoni Alfredo and Shrimp & Sausage Fusilli. Calzones are available too, along with sandwiches. Stop in at Strings Italian Café for some good Italian food today!
Mountain Mike’s Pizza keeps belly bearings well lubricated with its selection of topping-laden pizzas, oven-kissed sandwiches, and more. Like a fleet-footed yeti, Mountain Mike’s Pizza's menu deftly scales rocky heights with its selection of mountain-themed specialty pizzas, such as the 12-inch Everest and Snowy Alps pizzas, each stacked with a savory selection of Old World pepperoni, onion, olives, and more ($17.99). With two types of crust, four sauces, and 26 toppings, diners can craft their own perfect pies.
Straw Hat Pizza brings families and friends together to feast on California-style pies, signature Hot Hat sandwiches, and the crisp contents of a market-fresh salad bar. Pre-designed pizzas include The Works, whose meaty mélange of salami, ham, sausage, pepperoni, and beef ($13.99+) provides a drastic contrary to the California Veggie, loaded with lifeguard-approved zucchini, broccoli, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and garlic-cheese sauce ($13.99+). Dinner DJs can also enliven suppertime soirees by spinning their own saucy disks through toppings including meatballs, pineapple, and spicy chorizo ($10.99+). Hot Hat sandwiches ($5.29+) bury succulent sliced meats and gooey gobs of cheese in crispy signature shells, making them ideal practice tools for archaeologists in training for an excavation on the moon.
Bella Italia uses authentic Italian products for an authentic Italian taste. They've been around for more than 22 years, and in that time they have made a name for themselves in Modesto. The secret to their success is that everything is home-made and served fresh from the oven for that unmistakable and succulent taste that you remember from your childhood. Their calzones are generously stuffed with ripe, locally-grown veggies and a deliciously thick home-cooked tomato sauce. The soups are warm and tangy, and will warm a winter’s night in a heartbeat. And for the health enthusiast there are plenty of crispy, low-calorie salads that are just as tasty.