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M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho

4.6
4.6
605 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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Dining areas

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

Popular dishes

Menu

Brunch Entrees

  • Biscuits And Gravy$12.00

    • Calabacitas Frittata$12.00

      • Eggplant Benedict$12.00

        • Italian Sausage Hash$12.00

          • Pulled Pork Risotto$13.00

            • French Toast$15.00

              Last updated: May 25, 2022

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              What 605 people are saying

              Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

              NoiseModerate

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              1. LM

                LisaM

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 4 days ago

                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

              2. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                San Antonio

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined 5 days ago

                overall4food4service4ambience3

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

              3. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 5 days ago

                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.

              4. S

                Scottishprincess

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 6 days ago

                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!!

              5. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 15, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                LOVE this place!!! Definitely coming back!

              6. 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! 😃❤️😃

              7. 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.

              8. T

                Titaniaabq

                New Mexico

                10 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                10 reviews

                Dined on May 11, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Great service from our waiter Daniel

              9. 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.

              10. 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!!

              11. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New Mexico

                6 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                6 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

              12. m

                michaelangelom

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 27, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                The table service was excellent and so was the food

              13. 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.

              14. 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.

              15. 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.

              16. 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.

              17. 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.

              18. 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.

              19. 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.

              20. 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.

              21. 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

              22. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Wilmington

                6 reviews

                3.0

                6 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.

              23. AB

                A2Bob

                New Mexico

                3 reviews

                4.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on April 3, 2022

                overall4food5service4ambience4

                Entrees great. Bread stale

              24. 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.

              25. 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.

              26. 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.

              27. VT

                VictorT

                New Mexico

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on March 30, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Our waiter Scott was very good, kept up with all of our requests and was very friendly.

              28. M

                Michael

                Houston

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on March 24, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                First time to visit Mtucci's We loved it and we will be back

              29. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Chicago

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on March 23, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Excellent food....Excellent service...Always a great experience

              30. P

                Pupgirl

                Los Angeles

                6 reviews

                5.0

                6 reviews

                Dined on March 22, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Had a wonderful dinner. The charcuterie was delicious especially their homemade shrub jam mushroom soup was excellent and our pasta dishes hit a home run. Service was excellent. A little loud but everything else out weighed the noise level.

              31. M

                Mikie

                New Mexico

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on March 18, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great food, great service. Will be returning soon.

              32. RC

                RobinC

                Indiana

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on March 17, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                It's always excellent. The food, service and atmosphere. It's become our go-to restaurant of choice.

              33. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New Mexico

                13 reviews

                5.0

                13 reviews

                Dined on March 16, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We are in the bar area and the bartender waited on us. He did an outstanding job.

              34. E

                Elizabeth

                Chicago

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on March 13, 2022

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                I ordered the Roasted Vegetable Salad, and added a piece of grilled salmon. The salmon was a rather small piece, but it was good, and only a $6.00 up charge. We shared a delicious piece of cheesecake for dessert.

              35. JV

                JaniceV

                New Mexico

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on March 13, 2022

                overall5food4service5ambience5

                Enjoyed our delicious lunch. Very nice location.

              36. CP

                CajunP

                New Mexico

                9 reviews

                5.0

                9 reviews

                Dined on March 12, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Always a treat to dine at M'Tuuci's. Food, wine list, cocktails, service and ambience are great for a family. We have our favorites but decided to venture off into some other dishes and were pleased with our selections.

              37. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New Mexico

                1 review

                vip
                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on March 8, 2022

                overall5food5service2ambience5

                Was very upset with how I was treated for my birthday

              38. CC

                CCinNM

                San Francisco

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on March 5, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                It was Saturday night, a busy evening. Due to a full house, a bit noisy. Easy to make an online reservation and glad I did. Only waited a few minutes for a table after we arrived. Food was delicious, as usual. My daughter who was visiting from out of town enjoyed our meal, and so did I. I've eaten here 3 times in the past 6 months. Very consistent food quality. Will be back!

              39. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New Mexico

                5 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on March 5, 2022

                overall5food5service4ambience2

                Came in last night and that crab fundatta appetizer was so rich and flavorful. The huge t-bone was grilled to perfection and that salted caramel Gelato that they poured a cup of expresso over was a perfect finisher. This place is not just for Italian food. 🔥

              40. RM

                RayeM

                New Mexico

                3 reviews

                3.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on March 4, 2022

                overall3food2service3ambience2

                Try M’tucc’s BUT not during evening dinner rush. Ordered spaghettini with meat balls, the pasta was stuck together in a lump, the marinara was “out of the jar” and the meat balls were cold. The bread was good BUT was extra on the appetizer menu. The singer in the bar was too loud and off key. Not a good dining experience.

              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 605 OpenTable diners.

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

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              Google Map for M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho

              1908 Wellspring Ave SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124

              Dining areas

              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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