Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
Bel Piatto Cucina Italiana
It has been more than 40 years since the Medina family immigrated to Modesto, although the recipes that they use at Bel Piatto Cucina Italiana remain just as strongly rooted in Italian tradition. The lunch and dinner menus are filled with elegant pasta, seafood, veal, and steak dishes, as well as more casual calzones, which get stuffed with ingredients such as meatballs and spinach before being baked in the oven until their SPF wears off.
Wines ranging from real Italian reds to homegrown California chardonnays pair nicely with the entire spectrum of entrees, from the hearty bistecca di manzo—with wild mushrooms and a cabernet reduction accentuating a 12-ounce rib-eye steak—to the grilled salmon fresca highlighted by white wine, lemon, capers, and cream. Appetizers such as stuffed portobello mushrooms help to launch feasts.
Bel Piatto Cucina Italiana’s atmosphere is just as Italian as its food, surrounding diners with crisp white tablecloths, darkened wood, clerestory windows, and a wall-mounted wine rack.
What some people are buzzing about:
92% of 453 customers recommend
“Fantastic food haven't had anything I wouldn't have again!!”
“Unlike the chain restaurants...the food tastes fresh and is delicious, the servers are friendly and personable...Saturdays aren't very busy, but when you want to...”
“Unlike the chain restaurants...the food tastes fresh and is delicious, the servers are friendly and personable...Saturdays aren't very busy, but when you want to visit, this is the place because you don't feel rushed to exit...”