M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho

4.6
232 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
At M'tucci's Moderno, we 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.
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1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The service was a little slow, but the food was tasty!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for reviewing us! We feel that consistency is extremely important in our restaurants and I am sorry this happened to you. Do you happen to remember who it was or what they looked like so we can give them this feedback? We aim to have exceptional service and comments like this only helps us improve. I am thrilled you enjoyed the food and I hope to see you back in soon!

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RK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a very knowledgeable server, who knew the wine list well and made excellent recommendations.

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Responded on July 9, 2019

Robert, thank you for this amazing review! Do you remember who your server was so we can tell them about this review? We are so lucky to have such an exceptional service staff that really care about the restaurant's success. We hope to see you back soon!

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. A little noisy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Responded on June 25, 2019

Thank you for reviewing us! We appreciate the five star review. Please join us again soon!!

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AC
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for team building and it was perfect. The setting was great. The service was excellent. The food was delicious. My favorite spot.

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Responded on June 25, 2019

Ashley, thank you for the incredible review! I am glad you decided to join us for the occasion! We are so thankful to have your support and hope to see you again soon!

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G
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Good service. Great restaurant all around

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Responded on June 19, 2019

Garret, thank you for the amazing review! We are so thankful to have your support. I am thrilled that you enjoyed everything and we are glad to have you as a part of our family!

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HA
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They never fail for me. Service was great. Food was great. Management is great. I never have a complaint and when I do, it is quickly fixed.

M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho
Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you for this incredible review!! I am so thrilled that you decided to join us. We are so lucky to have such an exceptional staff that really care about the restaurant's success. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon!

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JT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service!

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Responded on June 18, 2019

Johnathan, thank you for your amazing review! We are so lucky to have such an exceptional service staff! I ope to see you back soon!

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J
New Mexico
47 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent and delicious

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Responded on June 18, 2019

Wow! We appreciate the five star review! I hope to see you back soon!

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S
New Mexico
33 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boards were tasty as well as Ravioli and pizza

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Responded on June 18, 2019

Thank you for the amazing review! We hope to see you back soon!

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S
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a party of four and three of us had the swordfish catch of the day...absolutely outstanding! The Arugula, artichoke and capers were the perfect finishing touches to the dish...A well rounded dish that will satisfy most everyone’s palate. The other plate on the table was the Lemon Artichoke Fussiloni pasta dish, also a good flavor but a bit heavier as it’s all pasta. It was an enjoyable evening with good food and family.

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Responded on June 5, 2019

Sharon, I am so thrilled that you decided to join us. Thank you for the incredible review and we are so grateful for your support! We hope to see you back soon!

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RV
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

M'tucci's was an excellent dinning experience. Food was very tasty.

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KG
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love this restaurant it is a family favorite! We went for my birthday bad sat outside looking at the Sandia mountains the food is always fantastic!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious and presented well. Wait staff is awesome ; friendly and efficient. One of my favorite places in Rio Rancho!

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TM
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very welcoming staff who are attentive, listen, and are kind. Food is delicious. Another happy experience with these folks.

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M
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This is the place to eat in southern Sandoval County. Dining room is quieter than the bar. Interesting and unusual brunch menu Sundays

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Responded on May 20, 2019

Mack, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and recommending us as well. Yes, the bar area is a bit more energetic than the dinning room area. Our brunches are normally a bit quieter in every area and yes our brunch options will leave you satisfied.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent. Mother's day was very busy and the staff handled it the best they could with grace and a smile. The noise level was a little high but not unbearable. My wife and mother in law enjoyed their food very much, as did I.

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Responded on May 14, 2019

Randy, Thank you for joining us to celebrate Mother's Day here at Moderno, great to hear everyone enjoyed the day here. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

First the reservations that were made for 12:00. When I arrived I was told my party was going to be placed upstairs. I told them that would not do because one person in the party was not able to negotiate the stairs (92 years old). We had to wait for the staff to rearrange the seating. Why not ask when reservations were made if upstairs was okay?

The noise level was extremely high and conversation was virtually impossible at the table. We sat there for quite some time before we were even recognized and drink orders taken.

The food was good, not exceptional especially considering the price.

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Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you for reviewing us! I am so sorry this happened to you and that we did not clarify about being sat upstairs until you arrived. I would like to invite you back to give us anther try and I will personally make sure your experience memorable. I hope to see you back soon!

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J
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were great, although a little pricey in my opinion. Our server was fantastic and very accommodating. The only issue I had is we made a reservation for 10 people, and they crammed us into 2 4-person tables, so we were all packed in pretty tight.

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Responded on May 14, 2019

Jwalk, Happy you enjoyed the food and drinks, we take pride in making everything from scratch including the cocktails and House Lemonades. Our service standards and your experience are very important to us and we appreciate the feedback and will always work on improving the overall experience. We hope to see and your family back soon!

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JF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moderno is as good as the first location. Food was great. Service was exceptional and enthusiastic. I just wish they had a location in the northeast heights!

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Responded on May 14, 2019

James F. Thank you so much for your comments, we strive to be excellent and consistent at every location and we appreciate the recommendation. We are committed to improve and grow our brand in every way. See you soon!

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AJ
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice Mother’s Day brunch!

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Responded on May 19, 2019

I am so glad to you enjoyed it. We can't wait to have you back.

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RD
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Busy night as usiual at Moderno. Happily, we were seated aweay form the noise...although we couldn't quite fully enjoy Delphina's music (bar was packed).
We very much enjoyed one of the three specials that night: scallops. Preceded by Boulevardier's.
And the surprise of the night---a pinot from California's Wente Bros. An old name Califonria winery now making comeback. The pinto was terrific. Austin thought they were out of it but came back with the happoy news- we have it! At $35, an excellent vallue.
Love M'Tucci's.

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Responded on May 14, 2019

Richard D, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we are pleased you enjoyed the evening and seems like the night worked out well, even there were no "front row seats" for Delpia's performance. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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LA
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent like usual.

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review! We feel that consistency is extremely important in our restaurants and I hope to see you back soon!

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OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Friendly staff, great food!

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Responded on May 5, 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!! We always appreciate feedback. How do you think we can improve and earn that five star rating?

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C
New Mexico
24 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

If you like fresh homemade pasta (who doesn't?) with interesting sauces and ingredients, this is the place. Everything here is delicious, not just the pasta, from the desserts to the oso buco to the lamb chops to the salads. The prices are very reasonable for this type of fine dining. The decor is really unusual and pretty. The only downside was our service. She seemed distracted and almost resentful anytime we asked for anything. I have had excellent service all other times I have eaten here.

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AC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Initially my husband's shrimp was overcooked but they corrected it immediately. My dish was cooked to perfection. Our server was phenomenal. You just can't beat the service you get here. Between work events and date nights I'm dining here often and it is consistently excellent. I love having a quality restaurant like this in my hometown.

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Responded on April 27, 2019

Thank you Ashley. We try to be perfect, but, if we're not we want to correct it immediately. Thank you for letting your server know there was a problem. That helps us be better and it helps us to reach our goal of having everyone happy when they leave.

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OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch have to try the pastrami and waffles

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LS
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch was amazing! We go to M’Tucci’s because we always know it’s going to be good, with excellent service. Even with a splurge for a cocktail and dessert, our bill was reasonable. They’re also wonderful to our 9 year old. This is always our first choice when we go out to eat.

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Responded on April 23, 2019

We love having kids in our place and always welcome families. We are glad to be your first choice in your dining out experiences, and we hope we will stay in that position for many years to come!

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here for prom, great food and service! I recommend the margherita pizza!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

The friends who recommended this restaurant went to the original location on Coors. We were disappointed when expecting a lovely Italian restaurant experience, but the physical space was a giant hall with open garage door, more in tune with a brew pub than fine Italian dining.

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m
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately a special for that evening was halibut and instead of the normal consistency of fresh halibut, it was mushy and a bit lackluster in flavor.

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RB
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had two great meals and a very attentive waitress and staff...very friendly place.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two friends and myself had a lovely lunch this past week. We arrived pretty early to avoid the lunch rush. The service was excellent, the ambiance was so nice and the food was devine. The only small distraction was the noise level was a bit high. Looking forward to returning.

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RT
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, portions were nice. Staff was very nice, service was very good, and the meal came out as you would expect. We will return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Expensive and the food was bad ,

M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you for reviewing us. We always appreciate feedback from our guests. Do you have any specific details about the food that could help us improve? We also have a great bar menu with wonderful appetizers for $5 and our Market on Coors and Montano has $3 Cicchetti's (Italian Tapas). That way you don't have to feel like you're breaking the bank every time you join us...

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R
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I really loved the ambiance and food. Our server forgot many things and seemed flustered. They ran out of mashed potatoes which disappointed my husband. Based on his experience we probably would not return for a date night.

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Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you for reviewing us! We feel that consistency is extremely important in our restaurants, but every once in a while we run into small errors like running out of mashed potatoes.We apologize that the service was not up to par. I am so sorry this happened to you. I hope you know that we want your support and we are happy to correct our mistakes. I hope to see you back again.

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JK
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely surprise to find this gem in my backyard. It was the perfect place for a lunch with a friend. The food and service were wonderful and I will be returning and taking out of town guests there when they visit from all points of the world. Thanks for a great afternoon.

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OT
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious

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Responded on March 17, 2019

Thank you so much for the review! Please come again soon.

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Bolognaise was excellent. The wild mushroom soup was cold.

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Responded on March 15, 2019

Patrick, thank you for reviewing us. I am sorry that your soup was cold, we would have loved to have replaced it with a hot, fresh one. We hope you join us again soon.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time here . Service was awesome and the restaurant is amazing and beautiful. The atmosphere was very peaceful it has an at home relaxed feeling. Very clean and well kept. The staff reflect the restaurant's atmosphere well. The food was very good portions could be a bit bigger but still satisfied with it . Keep doing what you're doing because its working. I am very happy with you and will most definitely be returning.

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S
New Mexico
33 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food different and tasty

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Responded on March 15, 2019

This review is great!! Thank you for taking the time to submit it. Join us again soon!

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