Since its grand opening in the Spring of 1994, Tresetti’s World Caffe has remained a family-owned and operated restaurant by the Maisetti family.
The food is innovative, the atmosphere is fun and the “Laissez les bon temps rouler” motto is still posted in the restaurant which reflects the attitude, the friendship, and most of all the food. The Tresetti’s Gumbo is a flat-out hall of fame.
Mitch and Tammy love New Orleans and the cuisine there and many of those flavors are found at Tresetti’s. Fat Tuesday celebrations were part of the Tresetti culture for years and some of their parties were so great. They have won MAMA Awards for “Best Event” and the trophies are proudly displayed in the restaurant. Over the years they have expanded into the next space and Tresetti’s has thrived, with amazing dishes as Chicken Cordon Bleu, great steaks and chops, crab cakes, and their famous calamari. One of Modesto’s best appetizers is the roasted whole garlic with Brie with a fresh baguette. You really can’t dine there without ordering this.
Sadly Mitch passed away in 2014 after battling cancer and Tammy and son Jordan have pressed on and have reinvented the dining experience. Jordan’s skill in the kitchen and menu choices have moved Tresetti’s forward. They added dining to the former wine shop and tables to the corner of 11th and J which offer some of the best downtown views and epic people watching. The menu is vibrant and tasty with many of the favorites as staples. Over the recent years, Tresetti tacos are the go-to and the menu gets great seasonal updates. Most importantly, they treat everyone as if they are friends and welcome new visitors, especially those from out of town so they feel welcome.
They welcome new competition as it brings more people downtown and they are supportive of the new efforts to traffic calm and promote outdoor dining, but they look forward to being able to return to the inside experience. They are proud that downtown Modesto is all locally owned and independent restaurants and gives our downtown character.
Nestled right in the heart of downtown Modesto. Using fresh and local ingredients to craft a wide variety of Cuisine from around the world, Tresetti’s truly has something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for a quick bite, a good glass of wine, a delicious meal, or a place to host your next special event, Tresetti’s can always make that happen. We have always been committed to community and quality, so stop by today and join the Tresetti’s family!