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Where to get Italian and Greek food in Stockton, California

The flavors of the Mediterranean are legendary. Few foods have as much mass appeal as Italian and Greek. Stockton is filled with restaurants specializing in those cuisines, read on for some great ideas for your next meal.

Angelina's Spaghetti House

This family-owned and operated Italian restaurant has been a favorite for generations of Stockton residents and visitors alike. After all, you don't stay in business more than 30 years without doing more than a few things right. In this case, they do just about everything right when it comes to delicious Italian cuisine. While you can't go wrong with anything on the menu, Angelina's is known for their ravioli. If you're family and friends love a big get together around food, this is the place to go.

Where are they?
1563 East Fremont St.

De Vega Brothers Italian Cuisine

De Vega started out in what was an old A&W building. The delicious food and generous portions have propelled them to a gorgeous spot in Stonecreek Village where they've become the go-to place for diners looking for someplace with that "upscale feel" for an evening out. Be sure to order their lamb chops or chicken and veal scaloppini. They're the type of dishes people dream about.

Where are they?
5757 Pacific Ave.

De Parsia's Restaurant & Catering

De Parsia's is where you go when you want simple, good food. Since 1977 this restaurant has made people comfortable with their casual atmosphere and satisfied with their simple staples of Italian cuisine. The pizzas, Italian sandwiches, pastas, soups and salads are all delicious. The portions are generous, which is what you'd expect at a good Italian restaurant. They also specialize in catering, which is a great option if you have an offsite event and want to provide food that pretty much anyone would enjoy.

Where are they?
3404 Delaware Ave.

De Vinci's Delicatessen & Catering

De Vinci's is another restaurant with a lot of history in Stockton. Entering their 42nd year, they have a menu filled with favorites for the many people who have been coming here for generations. Homemade ravioli is top on that list, as is the focaccia bread. While most places bake their bread first thing in the morning, De Vinci's bakes theirs continually throughout the day, meaning you're always guaranteed a fresh loaf with your meal.

Where are they?
4555 N. Pershing Ave. Suite 21

7925 Thornton Road

Gian's Deli

Gian's Deli is the best of both worlds. You can browse their incredible selection of Italian meats, cheeses, pastas and pretty much anything else you would need to cook a gourmet meal at home Mamma would be proud of. Or you could choose something off their menu cooked with those same ingredients. Everything is simply amazing, but the raviolis are so delicious people literally travel to Stockton from all over the country just to get some, topped with their gravy. As if that wasn't enough to convince you, they were featured on "Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives!" in 2016 so, yeah, Gian's knows what's up.

Where are they?
2112 Pacific Ave.

Mezzo

Mezzo may mean "moderately" in Italian, but there's nothing middling about their food. Their farm-to-table approach to Italian cuisine ensures you enjoy fresh, delicious and sustainably sourced ingredients in every meal. They combine handmade pastas and house-made cheeses to create a menu that is truly stunning. Take advantage of their expansive wine list to create a meal that you'll never forget.

Where are they?
3499 Brookside Dr. Suite A

Sugar Mediterranean Bistro

Enjoy the tastes of Greece as Sugar features Mediterranean classics. You'll find all sorts of traditional dishes, but the kabobs are a "must try." Their pita wraps are also incredible, while the Greek casseroles are the stuff of legend. While Sugar is a popular stop for lunch diners, their dozen beers on tap and full bar also make it a hot spot for people looking to relax after work as well.

Where are they?
10628 Trinity Parkway, Suite E

Go Falafel Greek Restaurant

Go Falafel is a popular spot along the Miracle Mile boasting a menu filled with Greek favorites. Gyros? Check. Shawarma? Got it. Chicken Souvlaki? Yup. Falafel? Well of course, it's in the name!

Essentially you can't go wrong with anything on the menu as each item is filled with authentic flavors that will carry you to the Mediterranean. Enjoy a meal on the patio and watch the world go by on the Miracle Mile as you indulge in the flavors of Greece.

Where are they?
236 W. Alpine Ave.

Papapavlo's Bistro & Bar

Papapavlo's is pretty much a mainstay in Stockton. This Lincoln Center restaurant offers an elegant dining experience perfect for date night. You'll find just about any Greek delicacy you'd want on their menu. Their offerings actually expand beyond the traditional however, with a generous selection of gourmet steaks, some Italian favorites and numerous seafood options as well. Bring a date for a nice evening out or bring the family and book one of their five banquet rooms. Either way, you'll have a fantastic experience.

Where are they?
501 N. Lincoln Center

Kabob & Gyro House

Kabob & Gyro House is a mainstay in downtown Stockton both for its delicious Greek favorites as well as it's speedy lunch service. The restaurant has become the go-to place for the downtown workforce looking to get a quick bite for lunch without sacrificing flavor. You'll find all your favorites like falafel, hummus and Greek salads, and of course various kabob and gyro options. Chances are you won't be the only one wanting to grab lunch, so you may want to call your order in and pick it up.

Where are they?
225 E. Channel St.

Yasoo Yani

Yassoo Yani may be fun to say but the food is seriously legit. It' been a family-owned downtown institution for more than 45 years. Fans say the gyros are the most authentic you'll find not just in Stockton but possibly outside of Greece. The souvlaki is superb, the pita perfect and the Greek salads are stellar. If you're in a group and there's someone who isn't quite willing to try something outside their comfort zone, their American-style burgers also earn rave reviews.

Where are they?
326 E. Main St.

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