Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.74mi
  2. Distance: 0.85mi
  3. Distance: 1.22mi
  4. Distance: 1.94mi
  1. Distance: 0.74mi
  2. Distance: 0.85mi
  3. Distance: 1.22mi
  4. Distance: 1.94mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.74mi
  2. Distance: 0.85mi
  3. Distance: 1.22mi
  4. Distance: 1.94mi
  1. Distance: 0.74mi
  2. Distance: 0.85mi
  3. Distance: 1.22mi
  4. Distance: 1.94mi

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.

1070 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Greek

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

Cross Street:
End of Swannanoa River Road (HWY 81)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 299-3032

Website:
http://www.pomodoroscafe.com/

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

Additional:
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

5
4
3
2
1

4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

3.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (6)
Good for a Date (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
See All
Great for Brunch (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Fun (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Authentic (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Sort by
S
374 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service, wide food choices, some daily specials. Nice Mediterranean choices.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our third time at this great little neighborhood Greek/Italian restaurant. This was our third great meal. Our server was friendly and attentive. While the location is not in the downtown area, the prices also are reflective of that as well. Will definitely be back for #4!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Waitress absolutely awesome very a 10 of knew what she was doing knew the menu she was perfect

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Savannah)·Dined on October 13, 2017

10/13/17 our grandsons 3rd. Birthday.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Their Tuesday night pasta menu is fabulous...the best deal in town. Yum!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value5

vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent pasta dishes. The lasagna was amazing as was the sausage and peppers over spaghetti.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
·Dined on September 14, 2017

I took my girlfriend there to celebrate her birthday. The special that day was shrimp gyros and they were delicious! Our server was so attentive and very sweet.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Hate to say but was overall disappointed. Food was mixed - some good some not. Server was nice and attentive but could tell not knowledgeable of menu. Don't think I will be returning.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value3

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The Ambiance of this restaurant has a special way of making one feel special. The food and service was excellent. Highly recommended.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Good meal for the value. Noise level was high but that was due to an event that involved quite a few young males with their mothers. Noise level has always been acceptable in the past.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·Dined on August 15, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant, attentive staff, delicious food...one of my favorite places.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Tried the linguine and clams - very watery and almost tasteless. Friend tried the pork "soulvalki" and stated that the meat was overcooked, i.e., dry. Bread and herbed olive oil is pretty good. Wine selection is so-so.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value4

vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
·Dined on July 21, 2017

Excellent authentic Italian/Greek food. This was a requested place to go, three of the our had never been there before, but all will be returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Never fails to be wonderful in every way. Food is excellent and brought out hot and presented beautifully. Love their chicken piccata. Service is friendly, knowledgeable and never hovering! If you want to be happy and smile, eat at Pomodoras.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Food, service and price were all great

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Consistently 😊 good

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2
value2

vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service2
value3

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 21, 2017

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.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service3
value1

 
 (Tucson)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Celebrated Mother's Day at Pomodoros. Wonderful Sunday Brunch with many reasonably priced, tasty options. Attentive service. Will definitely return again!

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful Mother's Day brunch at Pomodoros. The food and service were exceptional, as usual.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Wide variety of pasta dishes, with pizza and salads too. Food was salty but generally good. Seemed short staffed, which negatively affected response times from wait staff.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Casual
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Savannah)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We had a very taste dinner! From the beginning with drinks, onto salad, and then the main meal. It was all good. The serve was fine and timely. Enjoyed the desert. Look forward to returning very soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on April 14, 2017

This Pomodoros is quite superior to the one in South Asheville. Both are good. But while this one is a distance from where we live, it is the one we prefer.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Our corner table, great service and delicious food were a great background to reconnect with friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

A pleasant dining experience; outstanding meal. Wait staff were attentive, but not hovering.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The whole experience was wonderful. The calamari is the best ever.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Great Beer, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Spicy, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 10, 2017

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."

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on February 21, 2017

The Pork dish was featuring dry, overcooked strips of pork, and I was lucky the waitress brought out a serrated knife or I would not been able to cut them. A disappointing meal. Not usual in our experiences at this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentines

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

POMODORO &S is one of our very favorite place for dining on special occasions.
We tell EVERYONE to check it out!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

My wife & I have dined there at least once a week for >ten years. That should tell you something!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Always friendly and great food!
There $10 Tuesdays are perfect!
Highly recommended!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Our waitress, Justine, was OUTSTANDING. Tuesday night $10 special is a really good deal. A slightly smaller version of menu items. More than enough.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Chicken Parmesan was tough and didn't taste fresh. Waitress was also bartender and offered to "whip us up" a red sangria. It was terrible and overpriced at $9.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value2

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.