Modesto Trattoria

4.5
1245 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1245 people are saying
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MaryGraceandFrancis
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I had the BEST experience at Modesto last night. The food and drinks were incredible, but honestly the real MVP was our server, Fred. He was personable, funny and very sweet! We had to wait a few (very few, seriously) minutes for our drinks, so they bought us dessert. If you don’t take home some tiramisu to eat in bed later, you are missing out!!! Thank you Modesto and to Fred for a fantastic date night!

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vipjzimmer499
St. Louis
25 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quite a nice dinner. Very creative twists on typically Italian dishes and well executed. Experience was comfortable and not rushed but prompt and friendly service. Look forward to going back if in Asheville.

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vipWahoo
Richmond
102 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our experience did not meet our expectations. Modesto has an excellent wine list neither of us could finish our meals. Service was excellent. Unfortunately, the meals themselves were passable but not great. My wife's octopus pizza was okay but had relatively little chopped octopus despite the size of the pizza. My meat ball pasta was also okay but the rigatoni was a bit undercooked. A decent meal, but we will probably not return.

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vipDowntowndiner
San Diego
82 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super! The crab cakes were the best we have ever had! A nice light curry and pickled veggies complemented the super fresh crab. Also enjoyed the pork tenderloin Parmesan and the meatballs. Everything was great and our server Bridgett was lovely. Will be back when in Asheville!

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LynnP
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was good - the service was not. We wouldn’t go back.

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PamMc
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack was our server and was knowledgeable about the menu and friendly.. not to mention efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed the Caesar salad with an unusual flavor and texture combination. Diners enjoyed veal chop with lemon risotto, seafood carbonara and trout with pork belly and mushroom risotto. Definitely will return!

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Mimi
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely wonderful. We had the snapper and the flounder and it was perfection! Will definitely dine there again when we are in Asheville.

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JeanD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and extensive menu. Mixed between Italian and Mediterranean food, you won’t be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Salty oysters

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vipFLnole
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tylers service was fantastic

Drinks and food were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I never give a bad review. I generally would rather say nothing - but very disappointed in last nights dinner. First occasion out in sometime with guests visiting from out of town. We have eaten here in the past and thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

Pros: loved Caesar salad

Cons: Construction in front of restaurant so atmosphere was less then desirable. Was hoping to sit outside but... Very disappointed in service.
Had to ask twice for everything :(
Octopus appetizer large but not very tasty :(
I’ve had Octopus prepared to perfection elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly delicious food, wonderful staff & terrific experience. Would recommend again as everything was cooked to perfection and we had a wonderful evening. Oh and a delicious bar for drinks too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in AVL since it always provides fantastic drinks, food, service and setting. The chef is extremely creative as is the bartender. The staff is always very knowledgeable and professional. They have both indoor and outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience celebrating our 11 Year anniversary! The food was incredible! One of the best meals I have ever had in my life. We had delicious specialty drinks from the bar. The server was excellent and attentive. The ambiance music was a little annoying but I would still give the our experience a 10/10. Perfecto!

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Wendy
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and food was outstanding! Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!!

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TinaH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Modesto was absolutely delicious!! It was a recommended by a friend. We started out with appetizers (tomato caprese, and crab cakes). DELICIOUS! For our meals we had the farm fresh lasagna and gnocchi. We will definitely be back and I can't wait!!! You should make a reservation to ensure you get a seat. Enjoy!

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JudyM1616
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service.

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Ladybug0808
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, each dish was delicious and well prepared, some ingredients were locally sourced and very fresh, atmosphere is cozy but not crowded. COVID protocols are in place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and the flavors are exceptional.
Great seasonal dishes and our faves make it easy to come more often then not!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Went for lunch. It was rough. Service was poor and slow. Ordered mussels, they were old and rancid. Both the server and Chef admitted they were old, then offered to make us the fresh ones that arrived that day. Best part of the meal was the creme brûlée.

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Robert
Western NC
28 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The entrees were ok, but the appetizer was excellent. I would not eat here again because I expected an Italian Restaurant in Asheville to offer a higher quality of meal preparation.

Modesto Trattoria
Responded on April 29, 2021

We have the highest quality of preparation. Everything is sourced whole, broken down, and prepared by our chefs from scratch. Sorry you didn't enjoy it.

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vipJonD
Western NC
72 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner! Innovative preparation of both appetizers and mains and probably the biggest menu in Asheville. Fred, our waiter, was outstanding, attentive but not overbearing with great suggestions. My only issue is drinks are very expensive. We will be back often.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Waiter was “lovely!” He was very attentive! Will return next year when we come back to Asheville!

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BarbaraA
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food! We had fire roasted Romaine salad and pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Was not blown away by anything. Enjoyed our dinner.

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ChrisB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beet salad and egg plant parm! Gave us excellent advise on wines.

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MaryAnn
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We’re on vacation. The ceaser salad was excellent with preserved lemon. The best I’ve had
The crab cakes were excellent. With house pickled vegetables
My husband’s beet salad was excellent. The beets were seasoned with warm spices similar to b’harat.
My trout was seasoned that way also and I wish it wasn’t. The trout had too much going on. Big slab of pork belly. Mushroom risotto, sweet potato. If it were not for this I would have given the food 5 stars
The portions are huge

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AndreaH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here and come often for lunch. Consistently delicious.

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Tho13
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I shared a salad and a pizza along with a glass of wine. Everything was delicious.

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vipWineO
Dallas
69 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service was lacking. Bottled water was not poured for us after the initial pour. We were not told of any specials or given recommendations. The crab encrusted snapper was dreadful. The risotto was hard and sticky.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and the food was even better!

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vipWillS
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dining experience. The food was excellent. Nicely presented and very delicious. Our waiter was fantastic also! I’d recommend you try it!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother daughter weekend in Asheville.

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LoveCharlestonFood
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Usually delicious... this visit a disappointment! The chop salad did not contain all ingredients listed on menu, the seafood dish contained an unpleasant taste and was “soupy.”

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WallyS
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was very good. Our waiter was very attentive. My wife’s dinner was good-chicken parmigiana,
mine not so much. The trout was way over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

My husband were out for dinner, after a year of not going out because of COVID. Modesto is one of regular and favorite places to go. He ordered the lobster ravioli and I ordered the Risotto de Mar. The risotto was very under cooked. I ate the seafood in my dish and told the waitress when she collected the plates that the risotto was under cooked. She said it was prepared el dente, thats fine, BUT it should be on the menu it’s el dente or the waiter/waitress should have mentioned how it was prepared. Everyone does not liked their risotto el dente.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meals very much. Our server was outstanding,

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food had way too much garlic. Restaurant is small and very crowded.

Modesto Trattoria
Responded on April 6, 2021

We are an Italian restaurant.

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LeeS
Western NC
23 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was a success! Attentive staff, great food, great wine! Will go again soon!

FAQs

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

Modesto Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 1245 OpenTable diners.

Modesto Trattoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://olo.spoton.com/5d9531f7dc454614bd507fa6.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.