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“Creative Italian Menu- Not to be Missed” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Modesto

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Ranked #130 of 775 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
Cross street: Battery Park Ave
Hartselle, Alabama
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Creative Italian Menu- Not to be Missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

This great little place tucked in the first floor of the Grove Arcade is a place you need to try. The service was very good and the waiter knowledgeable of the wine and the food. The chef had a wonderful butternut squash soup the night we were there, which we followed with a charred mixed green salad. That salad was a thing of beauty with a preserved lemon dressing that was sweet and tart at the same time. Don't miss trying this dish. We followed with an excellent bolongese and pork osso bucco. Both had delicious rich sauces and were sizable servings- which made a great treat the next day. Nice wine and cocktail selections. The chef has 3 other restaurants in town and they are wonderful with creative choices that will appeal to a wide audience.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bill C
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Atlanta, Georgia
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326 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Really Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Modesto has really good food. It's a great place to people watch while seated on the sidewalk in downtown Asheville. A little tweaking and this could be an excellent restaurant. I would like to see faster food delivery.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 1TrippyTraveler
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tallahassee
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Stop here and feast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Great food and friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable staff. Many locally sourced ingredients and killer, creative pizzas. I had a fabulous Barolo wine by the glass, recommended by my server who also went to bat for me with the kitchen about a request. I wish I lived closed to Asheville and to Modesto (the restaurant!)

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ukester
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Asheville, North Carolina
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131 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very nice friendly place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

I was downtown ate at Modesto's the food was so good the waitress was so friendly and the owner was very nice and friendly .You did not have to wait long for your food and I plan on going back soon .I recommend if you are in Asheville to look this place up and eat .great surrounding great food

Visited October 2013
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Thank Shirley P
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Weaverville, North Carolina, USA
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent service and creative menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of our favorite places to wine and dine in Asheville, and they have no shortage of places to choose from!

Visited October 2013
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Thank Winniethefred
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