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About Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-East
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.
Asheville, NC 28805
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
End of Swannanoa River Road (HWY 81)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-East Ratings and Reviews
Pomodoros has undergone an much needed renovation. The restaurant is newly spiffed up with new seat upholstery and carpeting. Well done! Food and service is very good. Sunday brunch has the right “stuff”,something for everyone from sweet to savory to the classic Benedict’s. Glad we returned.
For an Italian/Greek restaurant, the bread was NOT good. I expect a much more authentic bread! The olive oil was a nice touch, but just not a good start! I saw a nearby table receive the saganaki, and again, then pita that arrived with it looked like it came from Ingles. So glad we didn't order it!
Otherwise, the food was OK. I am not sure I would recommend it to anyone simply because a good Mediterranean restaurant has GOOD bread! They need to get a real baker in there!
Not a bad place, but hardly merits the many excellent reviews. I had salmon, which was overcooked (despite my specifically asking waitress to beg the chef not to do so since that is such a common mistake), risotto that was cold and lumpy and not very tasty, spouse had mushroom ravioli with an overwhelming red sauce (and the waitress didn't know what the sauce alternatives were - had to ask - really?) which she found distinctly underwhelming. In sum, not a wretched experience, but overpriced and not better than okay.
Our first visit to Pomodoros Greek and Italian Cafe-East but a place we would return to. food was very good, I had seared scallops over a vegetable infused rosuto, and my wife had manicotti with cheese and other sauces. Wine was very good and a great selection to choose from. The house baked bread was very nice too. Wwe will look forward to eating here again next time in Asheville.
This is just an average restaurant--nothing special--and I could have made a better dinner at home. The "wild" salmon was over cooked, dry, and thin. The risotto was one sticky mound of starch. If the olive oil I buy comes in a dark glass bottle with instructions to keep it in a dark place to prevent oxidation, why does this restaurant have clear glass bottles of olive oil sitting in sunlight? This is not a fine dining restaurant.
Sunday Brunch was a nice change. We had the Baklava French Toast with eggs a bit of fruit. Nice choice but beware the syrup which is served along side. It is a super sweet watery thin stuff that is nothing like maple syrup, not even the fake kind.
There were only two waitstaff to cover the whole restaurant. Felt sorry for them. The restaurant needs to reupholster the booths and refinish the table tops. It's looking very shabby these days.
Wanted an interesting place for brunch. Saw the baklava French toast and was intrigued. It was regular French toast with a pinch of baklava crumbs sprinkled on the top. I really do mean a pinch! The coffee was horrible. The place itself is run down and dirty. The seats were cracked plastic. There were cob webs hanging down the window. The salt and pepper shakers were grimy.
Just pass on this one.
Excellent fresh pasta and bread. We were visiting Asheville and thought we would try this location out for the first time. From the fresh bread and to the final bite everything was delicious. The bruschetta with brae and chutney was noteworthy. My wife and I were each very happy with the food and we plan to return on our next visit to the area.
What the heck happened to the shrimp piccata?? This used to be my favorite meal, slightly breaded shrimp with a light sauce and a side of asparagus. Today I got a bowl of sauce with shrimp and carrots floating in it. Not to mention the taste was way off! I love this place, so I really hope they go back to the old way. Swing and a miss. Side note: my husband had the stuffed peppers and though they were great. But even he was like " Why does your shrimp look like it's swimming in gravy."
Good food, good service, likely great for locals but for visiting out of town might want something different. Located in a shopping center strip mall, not downtown, but great service and decent food. Just not what we were expecting but that was our own fault. Should have looked into it more.
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