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“Love the waiter/owner of Papachino's” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Papachino's

Papachino's
1212 J St, Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 578-5225
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Ranked #42 of 463 Restaurants in Modesto
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Modesto, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Love the waiter/owner of Papachino's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Ok, not sure of he is the owner, but the waiter guy usually looks grumpy but he is a total sweetheart. I had the steak salad and it was Delicious. The place could do with an update but it's worth a visit. I usually go before or after a visit to the State theater.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Modesto, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Best gyros sandwiches in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The staff is very friendly..service is very good and the food is delicious.. I love to come here on my lunch break. :)

Visited August 2013
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Modesto
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356 reviews 356 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 117 cities Reviews in 117 cities
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
“Excellent Healthy Mediterranean Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I ordered a Gyro with salad, a side order of egg plant and Baklava for dessert. The total cost including tax and tip was $14. All of the menu items I ordered were very good or excellent.
The salad was one of the best I have been served in a restaurant. It had a mild Oil and Vinegar Dressing with a white cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, olive and cucumber. The Gyro was perfectly cooked on a Pita, with more tomato, onion and tasty sauce. The eggplant had a thin bread like coating that made the dish very tasty. The Baklava was delicious.
My companion said that the steak on a Pita was also excellent.

The restaurant is casual, with the service fast. We ordered, ate, and left within 30 minutes. The restaurant was clean. It has been in the present location for over 10 years and is quite popular with the locals.

Although this might be considered a fast food restaurant because of the casual atmosphere and quick service, the food is unusually healthful and of good quality for a fast food restaurant.

Parking is on street. We parked in front in a 30 minute zone. However, there is plenty of onstreet parking within a block of the restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Agoura Hills
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Papachino's is one of my fiance's favorite places to eat in Modesto (where he works). It is casual, reasonably priced, and the food is delicious, especially the hummus, pita and the soups. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is warm and pleasant. We dined at Papachino's several times during my visit...both for lunch and dinner. Every meal was thoughtfully prepared and enjoyable. The bottom line is that now, Papachino's is one of my fave places to eat in Modesto, too!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Modesto, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Pitas are delish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Love the pitas and salad! I've never been one for Greek or Mediterranean, I ventured in years ago for lunch and have never looked back! It was delicious and worth traveling to downtown for!

Visited January 2013
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