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Modesto

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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ZUPPETTE
7
Tomato Basil
7
Butternut Squash
9
Morel Crema
INSALATA
12
Wood Fired Romaine
Warm garlic oil, pecorino, lemon preserves, balsamic
11
Caprese
Burrata mozzarella, tomato, balsamic, basil, warm garlic oil
11
Farm Greens
Tomato, beets, goat cheese fritters, vinaigrette
9
Sicilian Caesar*
Currants, pistachios, parmesan, anchovy lemon dressing
ANTIPASTI
14
Wood Fired Octopus
Wood fired vegetables, balsamic
14
WF Oysters
Spinach, tomato, pesto, pecorino
12
Yellowfin Tuna & Shrimp Cakes
Saffron yogurt
12
Halibut Seafood Balls
Pomodora, pecorino
14
PEI Mussels
Spicy pomodora
14
Spicy NC Prawns
Fra diavolo
10
Bruschetta
Artichoke, tomato, pesto, taleggio
9
Calamari Fritti
Greens, spicy tomato
10
Fried Green Tomato
Gorgonzola, salsa verde
LEGNE PIZZA
20
Octopus
Fresh mozzarella, fennel, crushed pepper, sundried tomato
16
Mission Fig
Prosciutto, figs, taleggio, ricotta, pesto
16
Local Apple
Gorgonzola, mozzarella, chicken, sunflower seeds, rosemary
16
Americana
Pepperoni, mortadella, olive, mushroom, mozz, pomodoro
16
Luganega Sausage
Spinach, caramelized onion, peppers, pomodoro, mozzarella
16
La Blanca
Gorgonzola, taleggio, artichoke, garlic, truffle oil
14
Margherita
fresh tomato, basil, mozzarella, asiago, Pomodoro
PRIMI
32
Cioppino
Lobster, mussels, NC Prawns, spicy tomato, vermicelli
26
Puttanesca
Salmon, shrimp, mussels, capers, olives, fettuccini
26
Shrimp & Mussels Scampi
Fresh tomatoes, garlic butter, basil, vermicelli
18
Bolognese
Beef, lamb, pork, greens, rigatoni
19
Pork Ragu
Pumpkin gnocchi, pomodoro, basil, pecorino
26
WF Filet Mignon Speidini
Pumpkin gnocchi, four cheese sauce, pecorino, basil
20
Organic Chicken Carbonara
Pancetta, basil, walnuts, greens, fried egg, fettuccini
19
Organic Chicken Parmesan
Greens, olives, red pepper, fontina, salami, linguini
20
Wild Mushroom
Morel, cremini, truffle oil, greens, pappardelle
18
Eggplant Parmesan
Peppers, spinach, goat cheese, pomodoro, vermicelli
SECONDI
30
Pistachio Halibut
Lemon risotto, sautéed spinach, beet relish
28
Seared Scallops
Beet risotto, asparagus, morel crema
26
Peppercorn Crusted Tuna
Squid ink risotto, WF vegetables, honey gremolata
26
Sunflower Seed Grouper
Squid ink risotto, WF vegetable, orange relish
27
NC Trout Almondine
Potato gratin, WF Vegetables, cucumber relish
26
Atlantic Salmon
Lemon risotto, WF vegetables, yogurt
32
Risotto Milanese
Lobster, octopus, mussels, shrimp, saffron risotto
30
Braised Lamb Shank
Crispy polenta, WF vegetables, salsa verde
30
WF Filet Mignon & Scallops*
Saffron risotto, WF vegetables, truffle corn crema
26
WF Hanger Steak*
Mushroom risotto, asparagus, jalapeno pesto
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Street Parking
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Modesto. It has a great menu, and appeals to our taste buds. But when we order fried green tomatoes then that is what we expect to get. Instead we got fried semi pink tomatoes. Not even close to being green. The flavor was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 52BobA
ModestoAVL, V.P. at Modesto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi 52BobA., I will pass this review along to Chef. I believe we can correct this issue. Thank you for your feedback. It is very important to all of us. Best, A.-

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed May 15, 2019

Had lunch outside with two out of town friends who wanted to visit and shop at the Grove Arcade. The dishes we ordered were the vegetable lasagna which was layers of breaded eggplant and vegetables (no pasta) with an arugula salad, the chichen carbonara and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Dr_Frogg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked by Modesto while staying in Asheville. Walked in with family and had a great food experience. One of the best Italian meals I’ve ever had. Local Gin made a great G & T as well. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank webbtrvlr
ModestoAVL, V.P. at Modesto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Webbtrvlr., Thank you for the positive and uplifting review. Especially grand to be esteemed by a 'trvlr'. Our menu is eclectic and original and we strive to offer a unique experience. Thank you, again, and we hope to serve you soon. A.-

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modesto was a quick choice after a long day on vacation (two couples), and did not disappoint. The staff was amazing from the time we walked up on the sidewalk until we left. My wife did not feel well when we arrived and the staff...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank psmorris62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and myself went to Modesto last night for dinner. It far exceeded our expectations. The wine list is very Italian but had a large selection. The menu went on forever with all types of selections to choose. We started by sharing the grouper...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 935dalec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having lived in Asheville for 4 years we had never even heard of this gem. Italian menu - light, fresh and delicious. We will return and highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank terrycarlson2018
ModestoAVL, V.P. at Modesto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

TerryCarlson2018., Thank you for taking the time to note your pleasurable experience at Modesto. After four years in Asheville, you were due to come across us; we are so glad you did. We look forward to serving you again, soon. Best, A.-

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious Italian dinner $$-$$$. Our family of 6 were able to make reservations on a busy Friday night in downtown Asheville. Service was nice. Atmosphere was a good mix of casual/dressy-casual, with seating inside or outside. Food was delicious! I had the seafood risotto. The...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Kate W
ModestoAVL, V.P. at Modesto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kate W., Thank you for the great review. This is what it's all about... good food, family, making memories. We hope to see you all again, soon. Kindly, A.-

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for lunch on a rainy day and got a great table by the window. All of the Spring rain has done beautiful things for Asheville so it gorgeous out even with the off and on showers. We started with the chicken meatball appetizer...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank taraavo
ModestoAVL, V.P. at Modesto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

taraavo., If we may review your review... You are so romantic... so good with adjectives and expression. We long to read more reviews like this one. Very truly yours. (Please dine on our patio anytime.) A.-

Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

We had the great pleasure of finding Modesto....Extraordinary Service followed by Extraordinary Cuisine... Luke our server as well as the other staff are a shining example of customer service. The menu reflects a well knowledged CHEF who's combinations of the freshest ingredients, flavors and service...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank foodforthoughtNaples
Reviewed May 7, 2019

We had great time at this little restaurant. Seated at a bar table with special attention from Adam. He was so much fun and didn't let anything slip. Drinks, wine, food. All as ordered. He made it so much fun and we enjoyed our conversation...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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