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M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho

4.7
4.7
737 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

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

    Jorge Monterrosa

  • 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 two private dining areas. Our Mezzanine (loft) can accommodate up to 30 guests and our Private Dining Room can accommodate up to seated 65 guests. We offer plated dinners and/or buffet service. Whether you want to have a casual reception or an elegant dinner, we have the ability to help you plan a night to remember.

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

Experiences

  • 5 Course Pairing Dinner

    $75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 13, 2023 only
    Reserve your seat today for our next 5-Course Pairing Dinner! We are excited to bring you our first Five Course Pairing Dinner of 2023! We had so much fun with these experiences last year, we couldn't wait to do it again! Our staff is delighted to provide five unique courses of unforgettable food, paired with delightful spirits, and wine. The menu will be released a few weeks before the dinner, but you can reserve your spot today! Seating will be dictated by the Restaurant. If you prefer to sit with specific Guests who are not included in this reservation, please call the restaurant and speak to a manager.
  • Valentine's Sweetheart Add-On

    $6.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2023
    Complete your Valentine's celebration reservation with a romantic addition to your table. $12 for a long stem rose and two chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your table shortly after arrival. ($6 per person) We look forward to celebrating with you!

What 737 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Kid-friendly

  • New Mexico

    Good for groups

  • New Mexico

    Lively

  • New Mexico

    Italian

  • Albuquerque

    Best Overall

  • Albuquerque

    Best Food

  • Albuquerque

    Best Value

  • Albuquerque

    Good for groups

  • Albuquerque

    Healthy

  • Albuquerque

    Neighborhood gem

  • Albuquerque

    Great for fine wines

  • Albuquerque

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Albuquerque

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am seldom disappointed when I visit M’tucci’s. The service, food, and drinks were great; always an excellent experience! However, I was a tad disappointed with how my reservation was handled. I understand that special requests cannot always be accommodated. Still, I made a reservation and a special request to be seated at a high top in the bar area because it was a friend's thing, and didn’t necessarily want the typical dining room experience… But when I got there, I was told that there was no seating in the bar even though there was a two-top low table available, but that to accommodate my request, I would have to be put at the bottom of the list instead of them honoring my reservation, needless to say, we took the table in the dining room. They did accommodate my request for bar food, which is why I went to M’tucci’s that night; they make a great polenta with sausage ragu!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    Too loud, no ambiance, waitress confused our drinks, pasta was delicious, check was confused
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was the first time in awhile we were able to sit on the fun side. We normally have our toddler with us. The music was fantastic. Our server was great! The appetizer and my husband’s meal were perfection. I tried something new. I had the Lobster and Shrimp Cannelloni, it was absolutely terrible. That dish should be removed off the menu. It was filled with shrimp shells I had to keep spitting out and the flavor in general was just gross. I love M’Tuccis though and we will continue to go back. One last thing, we were sitting right next to the bar, and it was a little off putting to see 5 different servers tasting my drink. They didn’t know it was mine, but still, that should be limited to the bartender, not the entire serving staff.
  4. VJ

    VickiJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place feels cozy, the food is delicious, the service is great! Highly recommend this restaurant.
  5. CD

    CynthiaD

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful upscale resturant on Rio Rancho. Price can be high but every bite of our meal was worth it. The food was hot, plated nicely and plentiful. I would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for great Italian food and date night dining.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heather was fantastic! I've been to this restaurant a few times now andcwill continue to do so!
  7. B

    Bulldog

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was loud but it was New Year’s Eve and the restaurant was busy. We always love their menu and environment.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another lovely dinner at M’tuccis. Food quality and taste is so bankable here. It’s always good and great service
  9. F

    Filboid

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent as always. Service very good. Management of this restaurant is stellar, no disappointments even on a crowded, busy New Years Eve. Prices are very reasonable for the quality. Music okay, but thematically confusing for atmosphere (anything beats the patchouli lady however). Keep it going!
  10. m

    margaritaville74

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Everything was good food & drinks are always good no complaints
  11. S

    Stef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love eating here! Great staff, great food and overall enjoyed our dinner.
  12. p

    pamelab

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food good lobster shrimp canoli needed a little more sauce. Mussels very good grilled vegie salad very good.
  13. C

    Carol

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was Heather. Heather made our New Years Eve evening very nice. Great service, great sense of humor. We had a great time and the food was really goof. Oh, and the owners were there, stopping at each table. That was nice too.
  14. MS

    MailaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. The musician was awesome and added to our overall wonderful experience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We come to m’tucci’s maybe once or twice a year to celebrate some occasions. The food is always good and prices are fair . This time , we weren’t particularly happy with the noise level . And seating was very close to other guests . Our server Joseph was wonderful ,, very friendly , funny and attentive . We will definitely continue to come here as overall we still enjoyed it
  16. CS

    CraigS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re looking for a place to have great food and great conversations with those you are dining with, look no further. Don’t skip dessert, there is a special tray on the menu to meet everyone’s expectations.
  17. JW

    JoyceW

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We frequent this location, always consistent with service and food
  18. DM

    DougM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We have been here three times with very similar dinning experiences. Service is generally slow, menu selections are limited and not traditional Italian dishes. Food was under seasoned except for marinara sauce which has to much red pepper / heat. My wife could not eat her dish because it was to spicy. My dish was bland, under seasoned with little or no salt used during preparation. Tables don't have salt & pepper on them so we had to find our server to ask for salt. If you get seated in the main dinning room toward the back half, there is a lot of kitchen noise since there is no door. I would not have gone back to this restaurant based on prior visits, but our guest wanted Italian and wanted to try this place. Other than being very close to home (short drive) I would not recommend this place or restaurant chain.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed a dinner with my coworkers
  20. ES

    ElizabethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every thing we ate from truffle goat cheese pizza, pesto fettuccine, eggplant medallions snd chocolate tiramisu. Great service. Waitress was very attey.
  21. SJ

    SherryJ

    New Mexico

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love M'tucci's, however this was our first time at this location. Everything was delicious! We highly recommend M'tucci's!
  22. JL

    JamesL

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly service, and a modern Italian ambiance with good wine made this visit very pleasurable.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and amazing food as usual!!
  24. TB

    TammyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love that everything is made there and not processed ! Everything was delicious! Definitely recommend
  25. CY

    CurtY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Generally always excellent food, superb service. Nice atmosphere with friendly staff.
  26. PF

    PeggyF

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this M'Tucci's location. We love the ambiance, the people, the food, and everything about this location. The management is very attentive to us each and every time we are there. The staff is excellent and always is on top of our needs.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! One of our favorite restaurants since it opened.
  28. DC

    DavidC

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service. Delicious food. Hard surfaces make the venue noisy.
  29. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Great place for family dinning . Not so much for a romantic date night.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Your acoustics are terrible. That ruins what would otherwise be a pretty decent experience
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing food and service.
  32. L

    patriceL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the service, food, and beverages were exceptional.
  33. JO

    JeffreyO

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We liked the menu Excellent food quality Excellent alcoholic choices Superior service
  34. J

    Joey

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We have eaten at M’tucci’s 3 times now. Each time at a different location. Overall the food is really good, the staff is very well trained to serve, and the restaurants are clean and cheery. My wife and I are vegan, which can be difficult when eating out, but they have always helped us with modifying dishes as much as they possibly can. So, I would say M’tucci’s is a very good bet for a wonderful meal!
  35. DB

    DBd4

    Kansas City

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating an engagement! Our guests loved the food and drinks! Always a solid place to celebrate!
  36. GP

    GrammiPapa

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best authentic Italian food by far. You will not be disappointed. Absolutely fresh, everything is made in-house and a home cooked way to celebrate any occasion!
  37. R

    Robin

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is always outstanding and the food is well prepared and delicious.
  38. TP

    TrishP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent with very fresh and house-made ingredients. Shrubs and Italian sodas are outstanding. And the service is extraordinary!
  39. S

    Suzy

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to see Lani Nash and it was a great night. The food was great, atmosphere was nice, everyone was friendly and singing along to the music. Overall, a great night.
  40. A

    Antonette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant! There pasta is so fresh and the combination of flavors is always a winner! The fried brie app is TO DIE FOR!

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

    • 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 4.7 stars by 737 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

    Jorge Monterrosa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, 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 two private dining areas. Our Mezzanine (loft) can accommodate up to 30 guests and our Private Dining Room can accommodate up to seated 65 guests. We offer plated dinners and/or buffet service. Whether you want to have a casual reception or an elegant dinner, we have the ability to help you plan a night to remember.

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