Very nice. Good quality fresh food. Wonderful menu. Wished I had tried years ago. Great find in Asheville.
Excellent, superb -- Rachal was our server, VERY professional, pleasant and friendly. We had Bison & portions were quite 'healthy'. We got to meet owner/chef Hector Diaz, who was also extremely hospitable, Will definitely return. Jose Munoz (just moved to Asheville and WILL return)
I have never had a bad dinner here. Sat outside and it was a great evening!!!
So glad I selected this restaurant as it was a great treat. The food was amazing and the restaurant ambiance was excellent. The service was great. Nothing, not to like at this restaurant.
The truffle fries were absolutely amazing! We enjoyed our late lunch and even got a pizza to go for dinner that night. Highly recommended!
We've dined here for years, both for special occasions and not. With one small exception (an exceptionally busy lunchtime), the food and service have been exceptional, Fresh foods, creatively prepared, with a pleasant staff and 'trying hard to please' attitude. Any quibbles are very minor: Space is a bit cramped indoors; you make new friends whether you intend to or not. Wine list is good but not exceptional. Book ahead, and watch closely if over-crowded for signs of an over-taxed staff and kitchen. But definitely go!
Very rarely have lunch here; almost always dinner. Grilled octopus (a favorite) did not have the usual reduction over it and was too dry and tasteless without it. Puttanesca was tasty but only 1 scallop and the mussels were almost "webs" and not meaty at all. All the fresh fish orders were wonderful and the pistachio torte with ice cream outstanding as usual.
I love this place! Some of the best seafood I’ve had in the state. The server was very thorough on ingredients to help me through food intolerances. Absolutely recommend this place. This was my second visit and both dishes were amazing!
Our first impression was positive, the host at the stand was friendly, gave us a menu to take, advised us to make reservations, etc. We did make a reservation for the next night. Our waitress was excellent, also friendly, professional, non intrusive. I ordered the artichoke appetizer and it was soooo delicious. Our companions each ordered a pizza....those were amazing, and rivaled what I’ve had in Italy. My main was the eggplant parm.....again, excellent. My husband ordered the veal parm and although it was very good, he found the breading to be too thick and over cooked...it was nearly burnt. I have recommended Modesto to people already, and I would return next time we are in Asheville.
For the price, the food quality was poor. Calamari was skimpy but tried to pass it off as plentiful with lemon and oranges battered and fried? Pasta under cooked in the bolognese. Sauce was bland. Wife's meal was under cooked as well. My water glass was dirty. We're local and I work downtown. Not tourists.
Great food and service!
Delicious Italian with a variety of dishes. The seafood was well seasoned and tender. The pasta was al dente and rich. Would definitely recommend.
I would definitely recommend Modesto. I didn't order the pizza this time I around (the pizzas are great!), but I had the broiled lobster which was good. Everyone else ordered different items and all were more than happy with their meals.
Best pizza and baked artichoke in town. Food was delicious.
Excellent restaurant among the best in North Carolina
This is one of my favorite places to have dinner in Asheville on a warm summer evening. Great food and nice wine list and eating outside makes it a really fun evening with friends.
Love this this restaurant. Food is consistently great and so is the service.
Have not eaten here in several years. Will return soon.
I ordered a glass of wine when asked for our drinks orders. I was the only one out of my party that ordered wine. Halfway through dinner, I had still not received my drink so I told the waitress I no longer wanted it. She insisted I could have a half of a glass. I agreed, assuming it was complimentary for her mistake. When the bill arrived, I not only got charged for the wine but 3/4 the price. We were offered a free dessert because we were celebrating a special occasion. We asked if we could use that free dessert towards the price of wine because we were so full. She asked and the manager said no. It was terrible customer service. It's not about the money, just principle and how the situation was handled.
They have two creapy old men to seat you. They turned me off to start with. The waiter was very good. He was a tall man and did a really good job. I gave him cash tip so he didn’t have to split it with the creepy guys. The pizza was ok, but nothing special. But the mushroom pasta was excellent. I would not go back unless everything else was closed.
Outstanding, Superb, Must, if in Asheville. Food was creative, flavorful, with generous portions. Our waitress, Victoria, was GREAT! Menu changes based on fresh available ingredients.
Loved the vibe and food was fabulous!
Great overall experience Will come again next time in Asheville
I went early before the Asheville symphony concert and Service was a priority. Modesto did not disappoint with smooth efficiency. The veal was deliciously prepared and would recommend. Overall it was a most enjoyable evening
VERY busy evening. Seating inside and outside. "Royal" greeting @ door and pleasantries
continued during meal from staff. Orders taken as requested. Succulent mussels! Great roasted veggies. What more could one wish for when dining out? Made it a great dinner
Fantastic food and a great waiter.
I love this restaurant, so yummy and so many choices on the menu. The wood fired octopus is the best I’ve ever had. The service is outstanding and you really feel treated.
We had a great server who was knowledgeable and personable. Very attentive and good about explaining the menu questions. We thoroughlyenjoyed the food and choices. Very tasty.
Wine and food were delicious. Server was generous and patient as we sampled a few wines before deciding. He disappeared midway thru, so it was a bit irritating to try to finish up.
We were in town for a wedding and took a chance with Italian. We had a delicious, very fresh tasting meal. Really enjoyed our experience
Great service. Excellent food and very creative. Cocktails were just what we needed to start relaxing.
Very good. Food was delicious! Service very good also. Large amount of options in the menu. Difficult to make a selection!
This is always a top choice when we are in Asheville; comfortable, casual atmosphere with great service and food
Overall, I enjoyed very much. The flounder was wonderful. The appetizers of tuna was delicious. The carpaccio salmon was excellent. The service was solid. The Rustica pizza was a disappointment...great crust, but the toppings failed to meet the target.
Need to fix the HVAC or be ok using it. The restaurant got overheated when they shut the doors.
I will be back.
This was our first time in Asheville, so we used Trip Advisor for a restaurant recommendation. Modesto was highly rated, so we made a reservation. Excellent choice! The service was as outstanding as the food! It's not a big place, so you're not likely to walk in at 6:30 on a Friday or Saturday night and hope to be seated. However, on a nice day/evening there's additional outdoor seating. Also, the bar area is very small.. not ideal if you're going to have a few drinks while waiting for your table. I would absolutely recommend Modesto to my friends. The menu is great and the food was amazing! Book a reservation, you won't be disappointed!
excellent food,diverse menu good service, reasonable prices nice to sit outside when the weather is good
Food was excellent and being able to sit outside made the experience even better.
Great food well prepared great service
Good food, good service and reasonably priced, however it was very small so reservations are a must-have.