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AnniversaryView – Happy 25th Tresetti’s

Tresetti’s World Café at 25
By Chris Murphy

In 1994 downtown Modesto was a different place. The big department stores were gone, the theatres were dark and many businesses were boarded up. But this was about to change. At the same time the State Theatre was being restarted, long time restaurateurs Mitch and Tammy Maisetti and Paul Tremayne would open the aptly named Tresetti’s. (TREmayne & maiSETTI) They created the World Café and Wine Shop and it helped lead the revival of excellent downtown dining, supported the growth of the arts, and encouraged a new wave of new restaurants in downtown Modesto. What has made Tresetti’s successful, has been the hands-on management of the Maisetti family. They were big supporters of live music, hosted Fat Tuesday and street festivals, supported the Downtown Sampler and are generous with their guest celebrity bartender fundraisers.

Over the years, they opened and closed Jax, parted ways with Paul, and continue to co-own the legendary Tiki Lounge. Sadly, Mitch passed away in 2014, losing his battle with cancer and his wife Tammy and son Jordan, stepped up to fill this larger than life void. It was difficult, as they grieved this loss, they had the strength to press on and kept the focus of innovative food and great service at the front.

Tresetti’s is still a strong leader in the dining experience in Downtown Modesto and they welcome the downtown competition as Tammy says “It makes downtown Modesto a better destination”. One thing you will find today that was true in 1994, Tammy, Jordan and Jaxon Maisetti are there with niece Christine Davis, on the floor, in the kitchen, celebrating Dodger blue and mingling with their loyal and new customers, working side by side with their dedicated team, making sure the experience is as good as always. If you haven’t tried Tresetti’s, we hope you do. It is one of our all-time faves.

927 11th St Modesto
209-572-2990 @tresettis



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.