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Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-East
Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-East

Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-East Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pomodoroscafe.com
  • Phone: (828) 299-3032
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From office lunches to cocktail parties and full service fine dining events, Pomodoros provides custom catering for any event. Our professional and courteous chefs, servers, and bartenders will take care of your every need. We offer a wide variety of beautiful and appetizing menu items, but we are also happy to help you create your perfect custom menu. Call 828-273-8220

Getting there

  • Cross Street: End of Swannanoa River Road (HWY 81)
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-East
Pomodoros offers an authentic Mediterranean experience in the heart of Western North Carolina. Drawing our inspiration from the countries of Greece and Italy, we tempt the palate with three separate menus (Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch) of diverse and innovative dishes using the freshest and finest ingredients. Pomodoros is a full service restaurant that provides an extensive wine list, a full bar, catering, and friendly service. Our three distinct menus reflect our commitment to providing only the finest fresh ingredients. Our cuisine pairs regional traditions of Greece and Italy with the diverse culinary talents of our chefs. "The basis of each dish is always in the tradition of the region, but the ingredients guide the way to new delights as well as old favorites." Pomodoros uses only the finest oils that have zero Trans-Fats and are not partially hydrogenated.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "It's our go-to place and it always meets expectations."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "We scheduled a business meeting in the evening with a reservation system All went smoothly. The service was good and the food was also goos."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Portions noticeably smaller than our last visit. Service was wonderful; very personable waitress!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere! Kid friendly and the wait staff is always awesome!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Have dined here many times. Only rest. in Asheville serving Saganaki (flaming greek cheese). Waiters always friendly & food quality is very consistent. $10 tues. specials are full sized & vary from week to week. Rec. for a mod. price meal out."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Very much enjoyed shrimp w/rice last night! Hubbie had chicken w/ mashed potatoes. Cheap beer, nice waitress, reservation was right on time. SO much better than a restaurant the night before which was way pricier, but not nearly so tasty!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. We will return in the future. We will tell our friends."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Pomodoros is a local gem for East Asheville. For some reason, we have never really had a good restaurant that stands out on this side of town, but this is the exception. The Wine Lovers Wednesdays are good and the new Tuesdays for $10 is a great idea. We had out of town company recently who wanted to take us out to dinner but are somewhat elderly and we didn't want them to spend a lot of money. This choice made it perfect - the four of us ate a delicious meal for a total of about $50.00."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We are from out of town. Food easy exceptional! They catered to our dietary needs. Great to the last bite!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Could not go on Tuesday evening until 7:30 and was planning on getting the Mahi Mahi. (SP ??) It was gone. Had the penne vodka item and it was good but I thought the add for the 10.00 penne meal included chicken. I may be wrong. Enjoy the Tuesday night meals , please keep!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I have always had an excellent dinner at Pomodoros. The chef uses quality ingredients and the food presentation is superb. I love this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant, good food and variety on their menu. Waitstaff are all fun and helpful....I really enjoy eating there!! Wine lovers Weds. (half price on bottles) are a lot of fun too!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Service was good, food was great, overall, it was 5 stars. I was especially pleased w/the portion size, not too much, not too little, just right. Temperature of the meal when served was good-- It was a pleasing and we will do it again. Looking forward to Pizza night. It went so well that I purchased a gift certificate for a friend."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Chicken was dry. Mashed potatoes not great. Asparagus ok. I got the $10 Tuesday night special so I suppose I got what I paid for. Usually the food there is excellent so I was disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Great Italian dishes, along with excellent service. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This has been an excellent promotion! We enjoyed our dinner and the opportunity to try an entree not usually on the menu."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We recently moved to west Asheville but continue to come back to your east location because we enjoy the atmosphere so much. We miss the fact that we could drop in if we decided we did not want to make our meal at home. We never feel rushed and the food is always great."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Took my wife and my mom for Mother's Day dinner and it was not very good. Our waiter was very friendly and service was fast, but the food itself was uninspired, bland and expensive. Not going back again. Heard that the best thing on the menu is Pizza though, so if you want a good pie then it might be a place for you. With all the great restaurants in Asheville, Pomodoros better get their act together or face elimination."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Delicious food and nice atmosphere for a Mother's Day Brunch."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • " Excellent food, great service. We will be back soon!! "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "After being a loyal customer for 9 years, this Sunday Easter dinner was horrible. We couldn't eat it. I expressed my dissatisfaction in an email to the restaurant and received a phone call back, explaining that this location had been sold recently. We won't be going back. We will try the new location that the original owners still have."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Sunday Brunch-The food was great and their freshly baked bread is awesome! Hi"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Pomodoro's is our favorite local restaurant. They have consistently great food & service!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dining experience with you--Great food and service!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The waiter was kind of rude although his voice is so booming, I may have misread his intentions. Also, it was so loud in the restaurant I couldn't hear the person across the table from me. It was certainly not an intimate evening as I would have liked!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, service, and cuisine. Moderate price, and excellent specials. We always feel welcome, and very satisfied when we leave! Thanks to Pomodoras!! :)"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We thought the Tuesday deal was over a few weeks back, took advantage then and again last night. We live in the neighborhood and it's our favorite place ESPECIALLY at $10. Real deal!!!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We've been to Pomodoro's more than a dozen times and have always enjoyed it. The food and the service are outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "My husband and I were very pleasantly reminded of how good this restaurant is -- went there for his birthday using the discount birthday card we received in the mail. It was worth full price, much less getting $10 off!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The title says it all. The food is fresh....they seem to take an extra effort to present the entre with flare so that one cannot wait to take that first bite! The waitresses and waiters are very friendly as well as to cater to extra requests that we might have."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We were just in town for a couple of days and were looking for something fairly quick and easy, and close to our hotel on Tunnel Road. The food was good, freshly prepared and served by a friendly and attentive waiter. We would have no reluctance to return -- also decent value."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Pomodoros is a wonderful restaurant with superb food and always great waitstaff. The menu items are excellent, and the chef is always doing some excellent specials. The presentation of the food makes it even better than it would otherwise be."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We were visiting from Atlanta. During Christmas, we came to Asheville and ate at this restaurant. We were so impressed then, that went back on Feb-22 on another Asheville trip. The quality of food is outstanding."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is a great neighborhood restaurant with a quiet atmosphere. It is a great place to meet friends. It has a diverse menu and great specials! We have recently moved and still find ourselves going back to this location, even though we are closer to the south location."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The dining choices in East Asheville are quite limited, and there is a ready-made niche for this location. I am hopeful the new owner will make a few minor changes that will encourage me to up my ratings."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food tasted great. Portion size overall was okay. My side of asparagus was 3-4 pieces. Kind of disappointing but the main course, veal piccata was just right. My husband ordered a seafood dish mixed with mussels, shrimp and scallops. The quantity of scallops and shrimp could have been increased. Heavy on the mussels. Pasta and sauce tasted great. I would visit again when in Asheville."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We often have Sunday Brunch here. but decided to try the $10. specials. Very good, just the right amount of food for us, making a reservation was easy, we were seated instantly. Very good experience"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "My friends and I like to go here as a group, because they easily accommodate as many as 20 of us on occasion. They had a special where certain dinners were $10 on Tuesday. 6 of us fit into a booth comfortably. The basket of freshly made bread is always fluffy, and makes a perfect appetizer when dipped in their fresh olive oil with herbs. My "Chicken Nostimon" was outstanding! Spinach was fresh, tender and just barely cooked, as it should be. Chicken was flavorful and tender. My husband loved the Pork Melo with chutney on top. One friend raved about her tomato basil soup with greek salad. Our group had the same waiter twice this month, and he was a delightful and attentive young man, who gladly handled our various requests."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Not only is Pomodoro's the finest dining in east Asheville, it's near the top for all of Asheville. The menu, which has been tremendously reduced in the past several months, can still be covered by an excellent chef. The Chef will prepare about anything that was on the old menu if you ask for it. Pomodoro's is a very accommodating restaurant. When we went on Monday the noise level was very good. However, we've gone on many occasions when the noise from crying and screaming kids has been overwhelming to the point of ruining a great and well-prepared meal. I don't know if the proprietor just doesn't care, or if he's willing to put up; with this. Noise is the only complaint we've ever had. There's sure never a complaint about the food."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "My daughter made this reservation with my phone as we were driving to A-ville, and I was initially disappointed that it was not downtown but in a strip mall type building with a mom n pop diner type sign. Inside was totally different. Low lights and updated décor. Food was excellent including the special fresh mozzarella app. The waiter was 5 star quality. If I lived in the area I would want to frequent the bar, which was in a horseshoe shape. You could see it having the kind of upscale but friendly bar vibe, but we were there early on a Sunday evening in January and it was empty. Note - this is not the Pomodoro chain."
    Dined on 1/12/2014