CuisineIssue 27

Enjoy the Outdoors with Redwood Café

By Noel Daniel

Savor some fresh air with your fresh food out on the patio of the beautiful Redwood Cafè—the perfect blend of atmosphere and gourmet cuisine.

Perfect for a breezy brunch, a classy night out, or even a casually-elegant lunch, Redwood Café is just as ponderous with style as it is with delicious food options. The restaurant is decorated with a focus on interesting lighting and fire elements, and also boasts a beautifully lush garden that’s hosted many weddings, celebrations, fundraisers, and other events that make lasting memories.

“Making people happy is my goal,” says owner and prime restaurateur Bob Campana. “Not just my customers, but my staff. I want the team to be happy to come to work. It’s the vibe. People can sense it, and if it is good, you know it. It starts with the smile as you are greeted by the hostess, and extends to your waitstaff.”

Sip wine in the open air on a dining patio that’s large and heated with fire pits. Not to mention, every Wednesday there’s a wine tasting from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.—that’s rain or shine. For $20, you get a taste of six wines—a two ounce pour. And they still serve the normal menu for appetizers or a full dinner. Care for a stone-baked pizza with your wine? We definitely would!

It’s an amazing experience, even without the Wednesday wine tasting. In fact, this is one restaurant whose menu you don’t want to miss. They offer everything from the Stanislaus Steakbomb—thinly sliced sirloin with sautéed onions, mushrooms, peppers & provolone on a french roll—to the mouth-watering Red Wine Braised Short Ribs Pizza—garlic cream sauce, Fiscalini purple moon & house blend cheeses, pickles, red onions, horseradish, creme fraiche, and fresh parsley.

The Redwood Café opened February 2012 at the Vintage Gardens, a premier Central Valley event venue and catering company. Since then, they’ve elegantly remodeled the old Bracco Family farmhouse for their restaurant. Their aim was to exemplify the warm and residential feeling of California living, giving it a comfortable yet elegant feel.

For more information, visit their physical location at 4342 Dale Rd., Modesto, call 209-545-9248, or visit their website at

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