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

Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-East

  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-East reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)fit for foodies (14)good for groups (12)great for lunch (11)special occasion (10)great for outdoor dining (7)romantic (7)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)Show More
  • rilatvia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was a very disappointing experience. Having eaten here a while back, we expected really good food. However, the risotto was "mushy"; shrimp was overcooked, veal lacked any character. These were in three separate entrees. Everything was bland.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Friends, New Restaurant
    goodeats
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    When acquaintances passing through Asheville asked me join them for dinner I was assigned the task of making restaurant reservations and chose Pomodoro's after seeing the menu online. It was a great choice...food was very interesting and a good evening was had by all.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Evening
    ScotNanc
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Cuisine was excellent and our wine was superb! The service was right there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tuesday Specials
    Pork
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    As always most everything was very good but the pork tenderloin was very tough. It didn't seem to be overcooked so I guess just a bad cut of meat. They no longer have a beer menu, saying it changes too often, which is unacceptable in Asheville.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not quite up to par
    LGF30022VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We tried it for the first time. My wife and I were underwhelmed. We started with Saganaki which was fine. We both ordered Veal Marsala. It was more like veal soup. The sauce was thin and watery, the veal was soaked in it. There was pasta in the bowl that was also drenched in Marsala soup. Kind of gross. Never seen Veal Marsala served like that. Not likely to return. The place was very empty for a Friday night at 7PM. Never a good sign.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Women and Their Salads
    peggy
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Five of us had lunch on a Thursday--down salad lane. Different versions topped with salmon or chicken. The dressing on my Greek salad was perfect with just the right tang; the grilled chicken was moist. Everyone proclaimed her salad to be very, very good. We were all impressed and will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood favorite
    Diner1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Consistently very good food, great service and modest prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Italian!
    Marvi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very pleasantly surprised. From outside, looks like a typical chain restaurant - nothing special. But food was first rate and will absolutely go back next time we are in Asheville!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We're locals
    Mtnstop
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    It's our go-to place and it always meets expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business meeting
    GEIC
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Portions noticeably smaller than our last visit. Service was wonderful; very personable waitress!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great family restaurant
    TrendyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food and atmosphere! Kid friendly and the wait staff is always awesome!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth coming back to
    schmuck56
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 226 reviews are from the Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-East reviews archive.
  • Great $10 night!
    Foodgloriousfood
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Wonderful experience. We will return in the future. We will tell our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable, affordable and good!
    Dusty
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding
    great
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We are from out of town. Food easy exceptional! They catered to our dietary needs. Great to the last bite!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Mai Mai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is excellent!
    Mary
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I have always had an excellent dinner at Pomodoros. The chef uses quality ingredients and the food presentation is superb. I love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HawCreekGeorge
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mj12bs2
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and reasonably priced
    SteveL
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great Italian dishes, along with excellent service. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $10 Tuesdays
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    This has been an excellent promotion! We enjoyed our dinner and the opportunity to try an entree not usually on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Foodie
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland Food, but good Service
    eatingAsheville
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
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  • Nice Mother's Day brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Delicious food and nice atmosphere for a Mother's Day Brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Irelyn
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Excellent food, great service. We will be back soon!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very very disappointed
    ashevillediner
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    Catwoman
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Sunday Brunch-The food was great and their freshly baked bread is awesome! Hi
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JPSSVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Pomodoro's is our favorite local restaurant. They have consistently great food & service!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great $10.00 Tuesday
    Irelyn
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Enjoyed our dining experience with you--Great food and service!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Loud!
    Hello
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delicious
    Irelyn
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Great atmosphere, service, and cuisine. Moderate price, and excellent specials. We always feel welcome, and very satisfied when we leave! Thanks to Pomodoras!! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday's $10 night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday Soecial
    Cfr666
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    We've been to Pomodoro's more than a dozen times and have always enjoyed it. The food and the service are outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband and I were very
    1mtngal
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining
    David
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate