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About Us

Where We Started

When you’re crazy for fine dining - When you’re here,
you’re Family - Where the food’s the star. 

-Tom Gallo

When Tom and Karyn first met, they shared a common dream and passion for family. Together, they made Galletto a reality.

It has been said that when eating in Italy you experience the age-old gift of making art out of life. Tom and Karyn have certainly recreated that spirit at Galletto.

“Our greatest joy is sharing a great meal, bottle of wine and conversation in a beautiful environment with family and friends. Thank you for allowing us to share this experience with you.” – Tom and Karyn Galletto Ristorante resides in a 1930s-era Art Deco building that formerly housed a Wells Fargo Bank. When they saw it, Tom and Karyn instantly knew it was the right building for their vision of a family restaurant that would serve the best Italian food anywhere.

The ambiance, artwork, fine wines and stellar food at Galletto Ristorante are the answer to a lifelong dream.

Galletto Ristorante first fine-dining venture began in 2001 located in Modesto, California - 1101 J Street.

The name Galletto Ristorante is synonymous with the best of restaurant hospitality and the ultimate in all aspects of the culinary arts in the Central Valley. Our Executive Chef, Stephanie Chavez, has a passion for fresh and locally sourced cuisine.

Galetto Ristorante Catering brings a new level of innovation and inspiration to special event and contract dining services for cultural, corporate, and entertainment venues, offering a restaurant-quality experience in a special event setting for both small and large scale events.

Our Local Partners

Fiscalini Cheese Company, Farmstead since 1914 Ratto Bros. since 1905 Certified Angus Beef brand, since 1978 Superior Farms, American Land OTT Farms, you ott to have the best

Meet The Team

Owners Tom and Karyn Gallo

Owners

TOM & KARYN GALLO

Special Events director

Special Events Director

TINA PRICE

Stephanie Chavez

Executive Chef

STEPHANIE CHAVEZ

Sous chef Jorge Palmera

Sous Chef

JORGE PALMERA

Demi chef Miranda Betts

Demi Chef

MIRANDA

Demi Chef Nicolas Patire

Demi Chef

NICOLAS PATIRE

Line Cook Andrew Cutler

Line Cook

ANDREW CUTLER

Line Cook Alex Fierros

Line Cook

ALEX FIERROS

Line Cook Aaron Delgadillo

Line Cook

AARON DELGADILLO

Line Cook Curtis Shively

Line cook

CURTIS SHIVELY

Baker Heidi Reed-Nichols

BAKeR 

HEIDI REED-NICHOLS

Line Cook Lee Foster

Line cook

LEE FOSTER