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M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho

4.6
4.6
619 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Our mission is to open a few restaurants that take care of our guests in every way-treating them like guests in our home, making sure that they feel embraced by the joy with which we extend our hospitality, and making sure that they become entranced by our restaurant. We understand the value of 'regulars' returning weekly and in many cases more frequently. We hope that all of our guests will feel that they belong to a private club, to which we welcome them again and again. M’tucci’s Moderno located in Rio Rancho is a sister of our first restaurant, M’tucci’s Italian, which is located at Coors and Montano on Albuquerque’s West Side. At Moderno, we continue to offer a moderately priced, Italian menu built on a foundation of both traditional and contemporary recipes. The menu, together with the bar (full liquor license) menu, is offered in a contemporary building with black steel elements, high ceilings, and a big garage door that opens to the Sandia Mountains. Inside the steel, we have inserted a more traditional looking wood clad restaurant featuring traditional lighting and Edison bulbs, as well as other playful elements. Our congenial bar and mezzanine offer alternative spaces within which to enjoy M’tucci’s food and beverage. Moderno’s bar program features our unique shrubs as well as a new collection of original cocktails to complement our food and wine. Our mezzanine can also be reserved for private groups. M’tucci’s Moderno is located just west of Presbyterian’s Rust Medical Center. At the end of 2016, Jeff Spiegel, Katie Gardner, and John Haas, founders of M’tucci’s Restaurants, welcomed five new partners to their ownership team: Austin Leard, Sherri Rivenburgh, Cory Gray, Shawn Cronin and Chris O’Sickey. This ensures that M’tucci’s Restaurants are here for the long haul.

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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 891-2432

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Haas

  • Catering

    We cater both large and small groups, on site and off. We can provide full service catering and we also do drop offs/setups.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a two private dining areas. One for 35 people and one for 75.

  • Neighborhood

    Albuquerque

  • Cross street

    Unser and Wellspring

  • Parking details

    We have ample parking in our lot and an adjoining one. We have enough spaces for over 100 vehicles.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 619 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Mexico

    Hot Spot

  • New Mexico

    Italian

  • Albuquerque

    Best Food

  • Albuquerque

    Best Value

  • Albuquerque

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Albuquerque

    Notable Wine List

  • Albuquerque

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Albuquerque

    Most Booked

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  1. MG

    MGraz

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Server was great, food was great. Musician not so good. Hard to enjoy a romantic meal when a guy is playing a kazoo and singing off key. We will be back - but will check to see who is playing first!

  2. RS

    RemS

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Unfortunately, the halibut was a little overcooked and the flies were annoying.

  3. MF

    MonicaF

    New Mexico

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    this is my very favorite location out of all their locations. great view of the mountains. their food is consistently great and the service was outstanding. it is fast becoming one of my favorite places to meet friends. i LOVE LOVE their bar menu!!! i get to sample a little of everything. Craft cocktails were super! i saw a few bartenders from other businesses there; always a good indicator! my ONLY complaint and i bet i can get more than a few women to agree with me; we need more than ONE bathroom! i stood in line for 10 minutes and ended up using the men's room which had been vacant the entire time i was in line. C'mon, add another Ladies room, PLEASE!! so inconvenient only having one Ladies room! other than that, its a perfect place!

  4. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first time visiting this establishment and I must say I was very pleased. I will be back soon.

  5. JD

    JanDean30

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. I have never had a bad meal at M'Tucci's. My favorite restaurant.

  6. JF

    JimF

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    Good food, great service, but no garlic bread with the entree. Ambience not so good - noisy and tables crammed close together.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fabulous food and good service! M'tucci's is one of our favorite restaurants!

  8. c

    cynthiaa

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great good, perfect weather for sitting outside. Great service.

  9. LS

    LandonS

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A favorite usual spot. Pro Tip: Try the patio with the special menu from the bar.

  10. DB

    DBd4

    Kansas City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food is always fresh and delicious! Service was attentive and and kind.

  11. M

    Megaarlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Scratch Kitchen - everything is made from scratch and is delicious. This is the best Italian restaurant we have found in Rio Rancho. The calamari is always fresh and crispy! We ordered the artichoke and pesto cream ravioli. The pesto sauce was delicious with the right balance between fresh basil and a savory cream base. The chef balances the savory with the right amount of acid and herbaceous notes!

  12. JT

    JustinaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiter went above and beyond, Thank you for the excellent service!

  13. RS

    RhondaS

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very nice, great service and food. Will make it a regular dining spot!!

  14. LP

    LoriP

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This may be my favorite location of M’tucci’s. Nice wine list. Great eggplant parmigiana. Attentive and professional service, and a more relaxed vibe consistent with the West Side. We will be back!

  15. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Table was ready when we arrived. Service and food quality was amazing. Will definitely return

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Restaurant was crowded, but of course it was a Friday night. Savannah was an excellent server, and we enjoyed our dinner.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had a birthday to celebrate. We had 4 persons at our table each ordering a different entree. Savanna did a wonderful job as our server. Food was outstanding.

  18. S

    Scottishprincess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Apps and The Salmon was delicious and the Bar App Risotto yum!!! Will definitely be back we went here for Date Night before a concert at Santa Ana Star center service was excellent and we got our food quick and the bill so we could get in our way!!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    LOVE this place!!! Definitely coming back!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love me some M’tucci’s!!! Always a treat for great drinks, delicious food, & live music! 😃❤️😃

  21. MN

    MNoonan

    New Mexico

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had a bowl of homemade clam chowder and a smoked prosciutto board. Everything was delicious, although the bread was almost too hard to eat, not soft like the Sourdough bread basket. Great service, frequent beverage refills. Shrub jam, shaved sea salt and cheese really added to the flavor profile.

  22. T

    Titaniaabq

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service from our waiter Daniel

  23. RW

    RolandW

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superserver Gabby saw three moms and their guys...handled all of us with aplomb, humor and efficiency. Always a great experience at M's...always love Gabby's service. Oh. Food's damn good too.

  24. DG

    DGawesomeeats

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ease of reservation, seating, food, atmosphere all exceptional! First time visitors with our friends. Miranda was friendly, courteous, and attention to detail was superb!! Talked with Robin on our leaving on our experience. Thank you very much for everything!! Please stay safe and healthy!!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and drinks where awesome! Kevin was a little forgetful, he asked if my girlfriend had decided what drink she wanted when he’d already been there five minutes before asking and she told him what she wanted

  26. m

    michaelangelom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The table service was excellent and so was the food

  27. MC

    MelissaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    Our server was super nice, I’m giving this the review that I’m giving because it felt like all her other tables were getting more attention than we were. Maybe it’s cuz we all spoke Spanish. But we also spoke English. We understood the wait time and everything because Poor server was running around and we get it. Trust me we do. But with a table right next to us was getting this extra special treatment that we weren’t. She even asked what they were celebrating and gave them a free dessert. Mind you on our RESERVATION we put we were celebrating a birthday. Did we get asked ? No . Did we get offered a free dessert no? We got sat before like 2 other tables and their order and drinks came out before we even got our drinks. The order of how she took orders and brought out food didn’t bother us, until we noticed how unfair and unattended we felt. Yes we’re Mexican and yes my mother in law may not speak English. But honey we got lots of money and would’ve left a bigger tip if maybe we got treated the same. Was this a misunderstanding? Possibly. But it still doesn’t take away how we felt.

  28. j

    jenn

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food has lots of flavor! Our server was very friendly.

  29. M

    Mahs1847

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Went to gear music, hangout great happy hour crowd. Music artist was great.

  30. JK

    JayKay

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had dinner on a Wednesday night. It was busy and a little hard to carry on a conversation but the food is always amazing and service is great. Wednesday was 1/2 off a bottle of house wine so that was an added bonus.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The restaurant was a little to loud for casual conversation, other than that it was great.

  32. LM

    LaurieMc

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    M'tucci's is willing to work with the customer to make every meal delicious. The kitchen made a special dish for one of our party and the other had a menu item - both were spectacular, as was our appetizer. The only minor issue we had was that the restaurant was very loud; it was hard at points to have a conversation without shouting at each other.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    Food its self was pretty good but the service is what made this experience poor.

  34. MN

    MNoonan

    New Mexico

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Birthday dinner. Pork tenderloin, salt water potatoes & haricot verts, alomg with chicken milanese, with pesto fettuccine. Both entrees were delicious.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Matt was amazing, gave us ideas for Vegan meals

  36. TC

    ThomasC

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Mom rages about this place. Service was good. Not really good to me. No biggie. To each their own.

  37. AB

    A2Bob

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Entrees great. Bread stale

  38. DH

    DonnaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    There were issues with food (pasta not edible) and drink (not as requested) Staff did not inquire. Disappointing. An expensive dinner. I expected better. Do not plan to return. It could have been made right but no one bothered to even ask.

  39. AR

    AngelaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious, nice selection and generous portions. Loved the open air patio in the bar area.

  40. EK

    EnKD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service. Loved the live music, really made it feel like Friday night.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho using the Order Online button. M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 891-2432.

M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho is rated 4.6 stars by 619 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho

1908 Wellspring Ave SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Unser and Wellspring

  • Neighborhood

    Albuquerque

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We have ample parking in our lot and an adjoining one. We have enough spaces for over 100 vehicles.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Haas

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (505) 891-2432

  • Catering

    We cater both large and small groups, on site and off. We can provide full service catering and we also do drop offs/setups.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a two private dining areas. One for 35 people and one for 75.

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