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Modesto Trattoria, Asheville, NC
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Modesto Trattoria

4.6
4.6
1937 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Led by chef and owner Hector Diaz, Modesto features a farm to table approach to upscale wood-fired Italian. The menu changes twice daily and includes a variety of fresh seafood, fine meats, and house made pastas. Pizzas are hand-tossed and cooked in a wood fired oven made in Italy. To compliment your meal, our bar offers over 30 exclusively Italian wines as well as a dynamic list of classic and cutting edge cocktails. Desserts are made from scratch, including our famous tiramisu, and we proudly serve SRO Coffee.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 225-4133

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Hector Diaz

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    Battery Park Ave

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street, parking garage, or private lots for a fee. M-S after 6PM and all day Sunday, parking is free.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    Feb 13 - Feb 18, 2023
    Come join Modesto Trattoria for a special Valentine's evening offering a $95 prix fixe menu. Five courses, which will offer the following, plus more: Maine Lobster, Oysters, House Made Pasta, Passionfruit Cheesecake, Filet Mignon.

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What 1,937 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Asheville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Asheville

    Great for fine wines

  • Asheville

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. W

    Will

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dinner...food was excellent, great service.
  2. P

    Paul

    Western NC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    As always excellent service and atmosphere. Had the veal and it was very good but a little to much salt for my taste. My wife had the mushroom pasta and it was excellent. Still one of our favorite restaurants. Make sure your hungry as the portions are large. Christian provide excellent service.
  3. FL

    FreeLanceCritic

    Western NC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dining experience. Can’t go wrong with any choice but the crab cakes were spectacular. Puttanesca was delicious. The portions are generous- you will not leave hungry. Would I recommend? Absolutely!
  4. EM

    EmilyM

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The drinks and artichoke appetizer were delicious as was the $5 bread. However, the blacked trout was ok but nothing special. The sides were inedible due to over salting, and the mushroom risotto was undercooked and crunchy. The black drum had two filets one of which was completely burnt, the side of mixed veggies was also over salted and inedible and the lemon risotto was also undercooked. The black drum came with sliced potato which was completely burnt and again inedible. Our server was inattentive during our visit and when we mentioned that the dishes were disappointing he provided one complimentary ice cream which was good but did not offer to fix the inedible items or to have it reflected on the bill. We were celebrating our anniversary so this was a special treat for us and it was very disappointing. I would expect more when paying roughly $100 per person.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    I feel really badly for this place- it has always been great snd the owner is amazing and has amazing abilities. But. The octopus actually gave those that ate it food illness starting while still there and continued for the night. Also it was chewy and bad- and 4 years ago it was the best octopus anyone ever had! The lights are up showing the need for um updates inside, and the pizza, dough spectacular, toppings greasy and too much and just not like it was. I feel badly. I’m sure it’s because there is little qualified kitchen staff lately snd the same with service. We waited maybe 25 minutes and had finished appetizers prior to getting our drinks. It was all just weird. I would say shorten the menu to 30 things drop prices s touch and refocus on turning inventory. It all seemed ‘out of date’ as we also had crab cakes that were a mess- possibly deep fried? It was essentially a pile. The artichoke which was a former favorite as well was small and overdressed for the size. We did order bread after getting it and that was THE highlight. Delicious. We found a frond of clear green plastic in the food as well. All in all a very bad experience. It’s not what he is known for and I really hope it gets a bit of help. He deserves better from his staff. But they also need less to tackle. With almost 80 menu items and few filled seats during the week, stuff will get old.

    Modesto TrattoriaResponded 3 days agoYikes! It sounds like you did not enjoy your time with us. It is really troublesome that you would blast our very trained and talented kitchen like that. Assumptions are really not great to base reviews on. If you were so upset about your time with us, you should have spoken to a manager. Good news: we are waiting on new updated decor that is coming in a few weeks!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Modesto is one of my family’s favorite restaurants in Asheville. The service is phenomenal and the food is amazing, they have the best pesto I’ve ever tasted. Love that the menu changes with the seasons and has creative specials but keeps some staples. We love to come here for a great dinner or a special occasion
  7. ES

    EnochS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from start to finish.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Great service from Eli . Cozy atmosphere.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Our waiter was attentive to our needs. The crab cakes were phenomenal. My friend raved about the lobster raviolis and scallops. I had the chicken piccata. Everything was delicious! We will be sharing this gem with fiends and family.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious. I enjoyed the food and my palate was satisfied. Unforgettable!!
  11. GP

    GregP

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! I’m a local and this is a can’t miss experience in Asheville.
  12. m

    murphy

    Miami

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    A restaurant charging very high prices for upscale Italian cuisine should live up to what should be expected: ambience, service, and excellent food. The service was the only category that lived up to my expectations. Having dined in many high-end Italian restaurants, I know what to expect. The food, quite simply, underwhelmed us. The table for 2 was tiny and uncomfortable, and the decor was merely adequate. The started was overly salty, and the main courses, while visually interesting, were fairly ordinary. Disappointing.
  13. DM

    DanielaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am fan of Italian food and this restaurant has l by far the best Italian food!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant may be small but the menu is a treasure trove. Darren waited on us and he was spectacular. Everyone we came in contact with were polite and cordial. We had the fried calamari, chicken carbonara, and bolognese — all were to die for. We will certainly be back.
  15. JS

    JackS

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there three times in two weeks and couldn't get enough! Great wine list and fresh seafood. Pizzas are all delectably good and so creative! My only criticism are the entrees that they pile (in typical restaurant fashion) on top of the delicious sides, which makes you dig for them and creates a huge mess on the plate. Is that the side under there or the fish? Hint: Ask for your entree on a separate plate.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved the artwork and the food! Incredibly fresh!
  17. G

    Ginger

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Modesto is always 5 Stars, but the New Years Eve menu was above and beyond. The seafood risotto dish was one of the best dishes I have ever eaten! Seriously, just phenomenal!
  18. DB

    DavidB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server knowledgeable and prompt. Food unique, tasty and nice and hot. Nice wine selection. Location great
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Food and wait staff were excellent (so good that would rate above 5 stars if possible). However, the hostess was terrible. We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation (which we had to secure with a credit card), but were told to either wait in the street (it was lightly raining) or come back later when they text you. After a 15 minute wait in the street, we were given a table where one of us had to sit in in a very tight aisle (and had our chair constantly knocked all night as people go by in the aisle). We inquired if it was possible to move to another table and were spoken down to by the hostess that it was a full and small restaurant (note - there were two 4 top tables next to us that were empty). From the time we were seated, they put a couple at each of the four tops (making us wonder why we couldn’t have them), and a number of other tables opened up - all of which gave us the impression that the hostess just didn’t want to deal with moving us when we requested it and didn’t care that we kept getting hit in the back as folks tried to get down the impossibly small aisle. All in - Food and wait staff were amazing, but the lack of caring or trading by the hostess made the experience only average.
  20. YB

    YohanB

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Disappointed with the meals we ordered. They were Italian dishes by name only. They had a lot of "extras" that did not change the flavors of the dishes for the better.
  21. FL

    FernandaL

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really amazing! Food was great, our waiter was incredible! Recommended!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christian was fantastic. We did the chefs tasting menu and it was fabulous. I’d give this place 10 stars if I could.
  23. J

    Jamesm

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall very good
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Waiter was a bit rude
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Food wasn’t that great, very salty and the plates on the tasting menu were not done right, we did for two people and they would come out on one plate not split very well, like two dishes had 3 things only- hard to split an oyster in half so you each get two? Also the fourth course was an entire massive streak that was hardly cooked and we were never asked how we like the steak done. Pretty disappointing. Wine was good
  26. B

    Bloodandguts

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible fish dishes, both wood fired mahi-mahi and crab encrusted wild striped sea bass. Lamb grapes leaves app was also the bomb. Can’t wait to go back again.
  27. MM

    MarshaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. Superb food! 5 star restaurant.
  28. M

    Marla

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This menu should be downsized, and presentation and surviving items elevated. Our lobster ravioli and scallops were barely distinguishable from the sauce it was buried in. Tasty, but disappointing considering the price.
  29. NF

    NashFoodieGirl

    Nashville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My mom, niece and I were visiting Asheville and wanted to try some places locals recommended. This was by far our favorite place we dined. Amazing food, service and huge portions. We would have shared entrees if we knew but did take some with us. The artichoke appetizer and Caesar salad were both divine and the sauce on the artichoke was unique and delicious. The salad was so fresh. We had veal parm, tagliatelle bolognese and the striped bass special for entrees. All were divine but the striped bass presentation was the most interesting. The only mild disappointment was the crème brûlée for desert. While good, it was not excellent like the rest of the meal.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Small and dimly lit restaurant makes for a somewhat intimate dining experience. Service was a little slow, and in Beer Town USA I’d expect local beers on tap (not in a can), but food was very good and worth the wait. Will try again!
  31. BB

    BrianB

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was fantastic. Only downside was lack of privacy due to over crowded seating
  32. RN

    RitaNC

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent! Great quality and flavor. There were also very generous portions. This was our first time, and we will definitely go back again and would recommend to our friends.
  33. y

    yummy

    Western NC

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    When your food is pure and honest; it’s great! But, sometimes, when you decide to overload a dish with too many ingredients and heavy garnishing it takes the joy out of the food. I speak in particular of the flounder with a crabmeat coating….one of my guests ordered this and had to dig through layer after layer of raw onion, tomatoes and other vegetable on top and then roasted veggies on the bottom(which in my opinion didn’t go with Fish). Simplicity, less is more should be the idea of food. Coco Chanel said put all of your jewelry on and before leaving your boudoir, take at least one piece off. Having said all of this, I enjoyed my meal; which of course was simple…all appetizers and a martini. Or maybe I’m missing something with your food?
  34. PM

    PamMc

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anya our server was incredible. Good delicious! Nice wines!!
  35. V

    Vitothegourmetfoodlover

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as Always
  36. AC

    AmyC

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and great service. Our party of three all had fresh seafood dishes and farm vegetables. Perfectly cooked, beautiful presentation and great flavor. Moving up to being our favorite restaurant in Asheville!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Very compact, entrance door opens up right by the tables and everyone gets a blast of cold air every time it opens Take worm clothes The menu is very elaborate food was good but all of our entrees were not delivered at the same time Overall it was okay I would not go back if it was cold weather
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Pizza crust was overcooked. Pizza toppings were bland and mushrooms were barely warm. Very disappointed.on the bright side, server was attentive and we like the ambiance of this small restaurant.
  39. EE

    EmmeE

    Charlotte

    77 reviews

    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bridget was our server at a bar table and she was amazing. The food was so good it is in my top five meals of all time. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!
  40. LK

    LorraineK

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sure, prices have gone up but so has the quality. It was always great but now the food is amazing. Even my all time favorite, the wild mushroom pasta, has been taken up a notch. They knew we were celebrating our anniversary and brought a glass of bubbles to our table once we were seated. We are fortunate to have such a fine dining establishment in our small city.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Modesto Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 225-4133.

Modesto Trattoria is rated 4.6 stars by 1937 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Modesto Trattoria

1 Page Ave STE 138B, Asheville, NC 28801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Battery Park Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street, parking garage, or private lots for a fee. M-S after 6PM and all day Sunday, parking is free.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Hector Diaz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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