Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-East

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442 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Greek
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Dinner: Sunday 3:00pm - 9:00pm; Dinner Monday- Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(828) 299-3032
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
End of Swannanoa River Road (HWY 81)
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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GW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The $10 meal was mediocre, chicken, mashed potatoes in a POOL of gravy. Presentation totally colorless. Not one vegetable present. Luckily we ordered each a salad. Mine was "Greek", but not very Greek in content. Consisted mostly of a ton of lettuce, with few cucumbers and tomatoes.

RS
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointing, always excellent.

DB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Whenever in Asheville we eat here. Today's waiter, Brandon, on point! Fun to talk with, knowledgeable and there when you need him. Meals.... delicious. My favorite - sausage& peppers w. pasta.

JD
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Branden, was excellent! The pizza, salad and beers we enjoyed very much, thanks to him for his recommendations. The restaurant was very quiet, there was no wait, ( it was a Thursday evening), but he was just outstanding and made our dinner very enjoyable. Thank you Branden!

RD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is the best Greek/Italian Restaurant that I have found in the Asheville, NC area

N
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The Greek salad with chicken is still hands down the best Greek salad I've had in the Asheville area.

SH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Ordered the eggs Benedict, and the portion was incredibly small. To top it all off, they left the prosciutto off, so it was just eggs and small portions of bread.

E
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The "no" is for brunch - very disappointing. Food was lukewarm and crab cake tasteless. Dinner is always excellent here.

B
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We have dined here numerous times over the last 13 years. Our meals came out slowly due to, we presumed, a short-staffed kitchen as the serving staff members were plentiful. Portions of the meal were cold. We assume that the kitchen had not indicated to our server that our meals were ready to serve to us. Since we are always hesitant to send food back to the kitchen, we ate the lukewarm dinners, which were very tasty but not optimal because of the food temperature. We love dining here, so we are extremely hopeful that the next time everything will be as perfect as usual.

OT
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went to dinner at Pomodoros on a Sunday night. Restaurant was not crowded and the service was great! We shared a calamari appetizer-always good. I had a Stromboli while my wife had an eggplant dish. Both were excellent! One of our go to restaurants- especially during tourist season as it is not downtown.

DB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice, cozy place. The hummus was so good! We will be back.

JN
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great for family gatherings. No problem making reservations.

DW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. The waitress was very friendly and let us order when ready. The good was fabulous, from bread to entrees. Value was also very good. My only suggestion would be to make the red Sangria a little less sweet.

JB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service we got there @ 6 and only 12 people was there but filled up fast. Go by 7pm

FR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

SUPERB SALMON CAPER SPECIAL WITH HUGE CHUNKS OF SALMON. VERY TASTY!

LB
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Had a Valentine Day reservation. Restaurant was fairly busy, but no one waiting for a table. Wait staff was very nice, but there was a problem in the kitchen. We waited 1 1/2 hours for our food. Food was delicious when it finally arrived. We have given this restaurant high marks in the past, but this visit was a disappointment.

JW
Berlin
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was perfectly fine, but nothing special. Service was very good, however.

BS
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love coming to Pomodoros. The food and service are both fantastic. We will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Calamari appetizer was chewy. Other food was ok. Service was good. We were one of only three parties at the restaurant on a Saturday night at prime dinner time. Bartender, waitress, and kitchen made special effort for us.

ES
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I come here every time we are in Asheville. The PEI mussels are the best!

CH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

We went here for NYE and it was a bad choice. So many better options in Asheville. This is an average place more Italian than Greek. The kitchen was behind, out of items and the pizza oven broke while we were there. Would not recommend this place if you’re looking for a nice romantic dinner.

D
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Previous meals at Pomodoros have been unusually good with respect to the quality of food, service and ambience. The pressure was on at and after 7:00 p.m. on New Year's eve and the restaurant didn't fare well. Our reservation initially resulted in a poor table, the kitchen was very slow and my meal (chicken marsala) was mediocre, with thin, tasteless gravy, a minimal presence of over-cooked mushrooms and an ice-cream scoop of warm, lack-luster mashed potatoes. The wait person did a fair job in maintaining a connection with my party, but should have recognized the hour's delay [!] in the presentation of the food we ordered and offered something during the wait besides occasional smiles ... like another quarter baguette or a second round of drinks. The clear lesson: save Pomodoro's for early dining on mid-week evenings.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. Salads very fresh and meals excellent. Have been back to take out pizza twice already!

MP
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!
Food was delicious!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better than expected.

C
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been there before and it has always been better than Ok. This time, it was excellent with excellent service. Great to get away from the downtown crowd! Don't miss the calamari and sautéed spinach.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great find! Great food!

OT
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great find! Quinn was a fantastic server. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

M
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Great service ... please cover up the tatoos on your wait staff. I find them offensive and for such a nice restaurant, the tatoos cheapen the ambiance

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to this restaurant. The food selections were very good to meet most tastes. The presentation prodded a desire to eat. The portions were more than generous. Our server was knowledgable, friendly and very attentive but not hovering. The atmosphere was cozy. Next time we're in Asheville, we'll go back.

T
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The bruschetta was AMAZING!!! We also enjoyed the lasagna, 2 shrimp dishes, and a very good manicotti. Not a fancy place but great food and friendly staff.

PT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant. Plenty of room. Not too noisy. Food excellent.

s
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On the reservation I was asked if it was a special occasion and I said yes, a birthday and no mention of it was made.

M
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious Italian food! Initially had tried to get reservations at another Italian restaurant downtown as special occasion for our daughter and she requested Italian. Very glad we csme upon this restaurant “ by mistake “. Everything was great, food and service. Kind of in a suburban area, so never would of found without open table. Will be back for sure!

B
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was not up to par as in the past. Chicken Marsala offered chicken that was tough to cut and eat. Chicken Piccata was overloaded with capers.

RC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate at 8 pm, so it was not too full and, therefore, nicely quiet. Very nice warm bread served w/ oil and herbs. Spaghetti w/ marinara sauce was very good...the sauce was very tasty, fresh, just right. As tourists, we will be sure to dine here when we visit Asheville again!

SM
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I had salmon which is in regular menu accompanied by risotto & spinach. Risotto was only item hot on plate. Tairamsu ice cream was great! Our waiter was most accommodating.

LL
38 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Food and service were awesome.

MT
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We thought all our dishes, both Greek & Italian, were authentic and delicious. Mushroom ravioli was a huge portion; other entrees such as chicken Nastimon were a bit small. Loved the Greek salad & baklava ice cream!

L
Raleigh
35 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food quality was terrific!

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