Giusti’s

Italian | Seafood | Steak | Tavern
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Giusti’s isn’t really on the way to anywhere. The ramshackle building is a destination eatery with a wood-plank porch that squeaks when you walk to the front door. Its lot is packed with pickup trucks every evening. You enter through the bar room, which is spectacularly decorated with well over a thousand farmers’ caps hanging overhead like some sort of multicolored tapestry, their crowns advertising every brand of fertilizer, tractor, seed, and tool that makes a country gent feel loyal.

The dining area is behind the bar – a linoleum-floor, wood-paneled space with bare tables, where local citizens congregate to eat “the usual.” For supper, that means family-style meals of minestrone soup, salad, and a salami plate followed by large portions of steak, prime rib, fried chicken, or veal cutlet, accompanied by plenty of vin ordinaire. Thursday is Italian night, featuring sausage lasagne and linguine with clam sauce.

Giusti’s a taste of robust farm-country California all too often eclipsed by the upwardly and/or downwardly mobile urban regions of the state.

What to Eat
Giusti’s, Salmon
Salmon
Must-Try
This perfectly medium rare piece of salmon is sided by buttery polenta.
Giusti’s, Lasagna
Lasagna
Must-Try
The lasagna had six or seven ultra-thin layers, a blend of different cheeses and a particularly tasty tomato sauce on top.
Giusti’s, Minestrone Soup
Minestrone Soup
Must-Try
All meals starts with a family style bowl of minestrone soup, which our waitress told us comes from an old family recipe.
steak
linguine with clam sauce
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
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