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Italian for “motion” and the commonly used term for motorcycle or scooter, the word moto has been selected as a moniker for this cultural icon of Italian life. Paying homage to our warehouse location’s former life as a mechanics’ shop on MStreet in the Gulch, Moto Cucina + Enoteca’s design reflects the free spirit and gritty glamour associated with the Italian moto motif.
Moto features inspired rustic-modern Italian cuisine. Moto's menu is a contemporary approach to authentic Italian cooking that utilizes product consciously sourced from local farms and artisans balanced by premium product imported from Italy.
A large bar and lounge area welcomes guests into its ‘enoteca’ inspired environment where wine is king. Moto features over 30 ever-changing wines by the glass and 250 labels in total.
We went on a double date night here and got four different pastas - they were all delicious. Great wine list as well. Highly recommend!
Unique cuisine with very attentive staff in a very energetic city.
It was sublime!
We sat in the bar area , which was perfect for 2 . The service and the food were both outstanding. Great explanations for unusual combinations , the food was both beautiful and delicious! Would not hesitate to go back . My Gnudi was outstanding!
We had the most amazing waiter! He gave excellent recommendations on food and wine and made us feel like we were his only customers for the night. The agnolotti was to die for and I was very pleased to have trusted the recommendation of our waiter. In a town full of 1000 good restaurants, it's nice to have one that makes you want to come back over and over again. Kudos, Moto!
Another great experience. Daughter plays lacrosse at Vanderbilt so we stop at moto when we are in town. Thanks.
My dinner was delicious, the agnolotti, small portion though. Waiter forgot our bread. My husbands dinner, the strozzapreti, was too spicy to eat. Waiter was very nice. Whole dining experience took a long time. Pound cake was very, very dry with a small serving of ice cream. Not worth it.
Amazing as always!!
The food was delicious! The deconstructed tiramisu was a stand out.
Great! I love the pasta
really awesome and knowledge waiter. all of his suggestions were incredible. made us both feel very comfortable to hangout and enjoy our meal without rushing us through the meal. a really great atmosphere inside as well. would highly recommend checking this place out.
Excellent service - lots of recommendations for the menu. Food was wonderful - pork chop is a definite. So juicy. Brussels sprouts are also a must.
Never been to Moto. A bit put off initially by the hostess staff whom seemed to lack maturity. This staff initially seated my wife and I at a table adjacent to the kitchen; which was noisy. Prior to being seated I asked to be moved to a quieter table and the hostess seemed put off. Despite the existence of numerous vacant booths I was told they were unavailable and I suggested that my wife and I would simply go elsewhere. Moto is a bit pricey and we wanted to enjoy a quieter experience.
Ended up seated in the bar which turned out to be nice. Plenty of room and not as noisy as one may expect. Robert, our waiter, did an outstanding job. Full working knowledge of the menu and very engaging. An absolute pleasure to work with. Great attitude.
The food experience was great. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals which included salad, pasta, wine and bread. Very nicely done and appreciated Robert’s insight into the various dishes. Refreshing.
We certainly will visit again and hope that the hostess staff just had an off night. Definitely will seek out Robert.
Delicious food. The mussels were delicious with the saffron broth. Those were a stand out! Would definitely recommend!
Highly recommend calamari and black spaghetti!
We had the best time. The food was incredible, as always. Our waiter was perfect. Moto never fails to disappoint.
Birthday celebration but have been to Moto multiple times. Our favorite place in Nashville!
The staff made our special evening that much better. Oh and the food was delicious too!
Delicious meal and impeccable service. We are looking forward to our next visit!
Great service and ambience. Food is good, tad overpriced - but par for location and overall ambience.
Incredible food!! So delicious and amazing service. Servers had full knowledge of the menu and wine.
Our server was amazing! This is my new favorite restaurant ! Food, drinks, and atmosphere was amazing!
A Valentine’s Day dinner before taking in the Nashville Predator hockey game. Started the evening off perfectly. So glad we tried Moto. We will definitely be back. The food dishes were wonderful and loved the atmosphere Can’t go wrong here !!
We enjoyed the evening. Food was wonderful and the service was great
Love everything but the dessert menu. We’ll be back though!
Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Will definitely be back.
Enjoyed the service and food was excellent.
We had the best night at Moto! Our waiter was extremely nice and very knowledgeable giving recommendations. We both loved the wine that our waiter Jason recommended and the Brussel sprouts to accompany our pasta dishes! We will absolutely go back! A new favorite for sure.
We went to MOTO for an early Valentines celebration and it was wonderful. The décor was sedate, inviting and warm on a cold night outside and our server, Jason, was great. He knew all the ins and outs of the menu to include ingredients for allergies and special tastes. And all of his recommendations from appetizer to wine choice were spot on.
For an appetizer we had the recommended the grilled octopus. First note - it is fabulous and pairs quite well with Moto's own Sicilian 75 cocktail.
For en trees my date had the scallops which were delicately wonderful on a bed of butternut squash purée reminiscent of southern gravy while I had the pork chop with pears. Both en trees were beautifully presented and delicious. Please be aware that the pork chop is actually big enough to either share or take home a generous half for follow-up enjoyment. To go along with this, we went with the roasted Brussels sprouts. Even if you are not a fan of Brussels sprouts (as I was) give these a try - they are a game changer.
Bottom line - our date night was great. If you decide to go on a Thursday or Friday, be sure to ask for Jason in your reservation. It will be a great night out.
Fun restaurant in a great location in The Gulch. Great service and good food. Our favorite dish was the roasted cauliflower.
Moto is one of our favorite spots in Nashville - food is always excellent and our server, Robert, is the best in town
Outstanding service and we came in close to closing time! Very impressed with i believe his name was AJ,not sure!
Food is always consistently well prepared, tasteful and presented nicely. A great place to eat dinner before an event! Love the service!
Robert is a great waiter. He is so friendly and attentive. Our meal was wonderful as usual. Prompt service as we had a concert to get to. We will be back soon. ML Smith
The food was exceptional and our server was incredible, he totally made the dining experience. Even stuck around to tell the manager which I rarely do. We will definitely be back!
First thing's first...the hosts. Very pleasant ladies but here's the thing, when you book a 6:30 dinner reservation, ask to wait for a booth (and put booth on reservation notes), arrive at 5:30 to enjoy cocktails prior to dinner AND specifically tell the hosts that you're having cocktails first, PLEASE DON'T bother us every 10 minutes to be seated especially when what we want - a booth - won't be ready for a while! Um, my reservation isn't for another hour? I put notes in my reservation for a reason. I stop to speak with you at length for a reason. I cannot tell you how frustrating the first part of our visit was due to all of this! I know, I sound incredibly nasty and I don't mean to, but this was honestly the pushiest set of hosts I've ever dealt with and it had to be mentioned! But I digress… We ended up sitting at the bar for dinner as I'd had enough with worrying about a booth that quite frankly was never going to happen. The bar staff was great! Very helpful, very knowledgeable and extremely efficient. We loved the chili oil that was offered with the focaccia bread…YUM! My husband and I shared a bottle of the Martin Ray Reserve Cab, along with the black Spaghetti and the sausage/chili/honey pizza. I wasn’t crazy about the onions on the pizza so next time we’ll order without, but the rest of pizza was delicious. Just enough crisp on the bottom, yet crust was airy and flavorful as were the cheese and sausage. I was a bit bummed about the portion size of the spaghetti for the price, but it was spicy, shrimp were cooked perfectly, pasta was al dente and just SO VERY tasty! Again, can’t say enough about the bar staff who never stopped the great service even though the bar was slammed! Perhaps we’ll try again for that booth another night, but in the meantime, kudos to the bar and the chefs! Mangia!
Our server was top notch! Some of the prices were a little exuberant for the quality and quantity of the food, however the service made up for it.
This place was horrible italian. Fake, overly cooked cacio e pepe and burnt asparagus and Brussels sprouts. I recommend going elsewhere.
This place is amazing.
Moto is rated 4.6 stars by 1221 OpenTable diners.