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1 Page Ave Ste 138, Asheville, NC 28801-2393 (Battery Park Ave)
+1 828-255-4133
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Cape Coral, Florida
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time to Modesto. We had reservations which is a good thing to do. The place is tiny inside. They do have outdoor seating if the weather is nice. Our waiter was great. For an appy, we had the caprese salad. It was just alright. The mozzerelIa was not the best that I have had. The tomatoes were not ripe... More 

Thank Leonora P
Milton, Ontario, Canada
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

7 of us celebrated on a Saturday night here. Extensive wine list and great service. Try the wood fired romaine salad and the wood fired octopus. We also loved the chicken Parmesan and octopus pizza. The chocolate torte was a disappointment but give the bread pudding dessert a try. Reservations needed. Great atmosphere with patio seating.

Thank Angie D
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Modesto's menu is varied and interesting and the scampi and bolognese dishes that we had were very good.

Thank Stuart G
Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perusing menus recently on the street. Liked the choices and the presentation by the staffer. Gave it a chance and enjoy it thoroughly. Server let us try several wines before we chose. Charcuterie well presented and plentiful for two. A blustery day, so patio relatively free of diners. We enjoyed talking with the server. (It is always nice to do... More 

Thank pdm72
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eight of us were going out to dinner. Sometimes there can be issues with a group that large. But not at Modesto. The waiter was very knowledgeable and could easily address any questions about the menu items or the specials. He also explained that most dishes are cooked in wood fired ovens. Everybody enjoyed their appetizers and entrees. A few... More 

Thank Kevin B
Ames, Iowa
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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for an early dinner on Sunday and was served immediately. The waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable, explaining some of the terms we didn't know. We had a salad and a pizza, which was very nice. It had novel ingredients and the crust suits our taste perfectly. Many of the items on the rest of the menu look... More 

Thank BBLC
Milan, Michigan
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120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great outdoor seating at Grove Arcade. the food was very good and the staff very friendly. the seafood risotto was very good. there were many other tempting things.

Thank Larry S
Rumson, New Jersey
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modesto Trattoria,Asheville What a spectacular dining experience we had at Modesto thanks to our knowledgeable and professional server Ted, and masterful Chef Hector Diaz. Unable to decide amongst the excellent dish choices on the menu, Ted offered us an option not on the menu - the Chef's choice four course meal. We told him our likes and restrictions and then... More 

Thank BuddaChar
Charleston, South Carolina
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great menu and wine list. Definitely recommend. We each had mushroom pasta- really good, although we were disappointed that one pasta was substituted for another. It still was very, very, good, but we should have been told. The salad caprese was perhaps the best I've tasted (saying a lot 'cause my husband orders it everywhere.)

Thank CDB1977
Kingston, Georgia
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We were strolling Asheville and stumbled upon this place. We were lucky to get a seat as we had no reservation.It is a small, intimate place with the best food! We had calamari appetizer; and among the three of us we tried several of the fish dishes and a chicken dish. Everything was innovative and delicious. Even the beet risotto,... More 

Thank Nancy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Page Ave Ste 138, Asheville, NC 28801-2393
    (Battery Park Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-255-4133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?