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Wed, 4/25
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Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-East

4.3
397 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Comfort Food
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: 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
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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, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 397 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The food was delicious and our waitress was amazing.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

In Asheville for a conference and searched Open Table for something quaint for dinner in a nearby neighborhood. We found Pomodoros Greek and Italian restaurant. The service was excellent, and the food was adequate. The flavors were good, and our experience was enjoyable. My sausage and peppers over spaghetti was a good, comfortable, not-too-memorable dish. My wife's grilled pork chop was flavorful but unfortunately, tough. Generally speaking it was a good neighborhood restaurant. I doubt we would return because Asheville has so many great places to eat, and Pomodoros is adequate, but not exceptional.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our group of six share a few pizzas and some pasta dishes. Food was very good but we got the feeling our enthusiasm was not appreciated by our waitress. We were in town for a big team relay race and were not being excessively loud but just laughing and joking and having fun. No one sitting around us seemed to mind. Maybe she was just having a bad day. We'd still recommend this place as the food and service was good.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Good as usual.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

After a long absence, due to the number of good restaurants there are to frequent in Ashevile, we returned to Pomodoros East for Sunday brunch, and were happily satisfied. The Mimosas are large and tasty, a nice, refreshing beginning. We each ordered breakfast meals because we couldn't pass up the eggs Benedict, which were nicely cooked and amply sauced. Not a lover of asparagus, I asked if sauteed spinach could be substitited for it since I had seen it as an accompaniment on another item on the menu. My request was cordially accomodated with no extra charge and they did not skip on the portion, a big plus in my book!
It's not a fancy place, but it has a menu with much variety, food is good, service is pleasant and it has been around for a long time. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food is always dependably good. We’ve never had a bad meal here.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Food, as always, was great!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I recently ate here for a birthday celebration. We ate early, so the crowd was slim. Our server Charlie was fantastic and very cooperative with our desires to celebrate including bringing in our own cake. The manager was actively involved, even bringing our food to the table. The fireside dip was well-loved, and strombolis and pasta left us well-fed. I really enjoy coming to this location. It's always a treat!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great place. We will definitely visit next trip to Asheville.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great food, comfortable, terrific service. Wonderful wine special, Highly recommend

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Generous portions and good service! Table for 7,no problem!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

My stromboli had a tough crust and no cheese. It was basically hollow inside with the meat and 2 forkfulls of cheese.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Despite mentioning several times that it was my daughter's birthday, not a single person wished her a happy birthday, which I thought was odd. We didn't expect a free dessert, but a nice happy birthday from the hostess or server would have been appropriate.
While I felt the server was adequate, my water was never refilled, there was no knife to cut the bread, and in general, he simply was not attentive.
It's not likely we will be back, just because it felt like a quite dated, older restaurant, and there are other Italian/Greek restaurants with a more attentive waitstaff and more up to date menu offerings with local ingredients and vegan/vegetarian/healthy options.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Good food with both Italian and Greek memu options.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2018

I will give the staffs and the food 5 stars but while we were there I watched the manager walk around and approach everyone just about except for me and my husband and I was feeling some type of way because we were the only un-Caucasians there and that I didn't appreciate . Just a thought they might want to look at that a little closely.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was delicious and our server was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

I highly recommend it. The food was fresh, big portions and properly prepared. Very tasty. The Italian food was as good as the Greek.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was fine. As travelers to the area, we were looking for a place to eat in East Asheville. Pomodoro's fit the bill. I had the fish special topped over mashed potatoes and it was well prepared. My companion has the chicken marsala and it was a good value. We took advantage of the 1/2 price bottle of wine. Recommended by our server, the baklavah ice cream was delicious.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Had a good extended family lunch. Food was fine but unexceptionable. Service very good.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Great waitress! Good bread. Pizza good and salads very good!

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Pretty average considering the reviews. The food was not great but the service was good.
Overall we were disappointed.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was delicious! The mussels and bruchetta appetizers were among the best I have ever had, and the pizza and calzone we ordered were also very good. Given that Greek is in the name, I was disappointed there wasnt more Greek cuisine on the menu.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Food is always good. I had veal parmigiana and it was excellent. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on August 15, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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