food and wineIssue 24

Restaurant Guide: Concetta

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By Noel Daniel

Next time you get a craving for some creamy, spicy deviled eggs, you might want to consider stopping in at Concetta— but they won’t be your grandma’s deviled eggs. Served with shrimp or else a tangy Sriracha kick, Concetta’s food is the most gourmet comfort food you’ll find in downtown Modesto.

Owner Paul Tremayne heads a unique establishment that’s as charming as it is delicious. Concetta offers saucy dishes, a tapas bar, and delicious vegetarian options, providing an impressive spectrum for eaters of all kinds. Tremayne’s travels are reflected in his cuisine and have a focus on sustainably-sourced products, in season produce, and addictive sweet-savory blends.

“We believe in providing a locally-sourced, individually-crafted dining experience,” they say on their Facebook page, adding, “We are loud, exciting and busy, and recommend you make a reservation.”

cauliIn fact, diners are encouraged to order plenty of food to share in true tapas style. Concetta’s more popular dishes are warmed brussel sprouts, ravioli pastas, and their aforementioned deviled eggs. In addition, Concetta offers a wide array of delectable dishes and a varied menu that’s begging to be tried out. Their pizzas, pastas, and plates all have a tasty spin to them, presenting that gourmet flair.

“We are fun and casual, but take our food and wine very seriously, from the heart,” their Facebook page states. “If you haven’t tried Concetta’s unique dining experience, please call today and make a reservation. We would love to see you.”

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To give Concetta a try, visit their restaurant on 1205 J St. in Downtown Modesto. Monday: 5:30–8 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday: 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 5:30–9 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 5:30 p.m.–10 p.m. Saturday: 5:30–10 p.m.

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