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1120 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203-3106
+1 615-736-5305
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brussel sprouts” (26 reviews)
“meatballs” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1120 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203-3106
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good Italian food for Nashville. Small plates and several options. The pasta and meatballs was very good. We will be going back soon.

Thank George B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, fantastic experience. We actually ate at the bar so that we didn't have to wait for a table. The servers were very attentive. The wine looks expensive, but they give you a very generous pour (maybe 9oz?), so don't be put off by those...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have eaten at the bar or was served tableside, exquisite food and trendy feel in the restaurant. I think it is Northern Italian, no heavy red sauces. Nice wine selections too!

Thank TeresaK77
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate at Moto last evening with our teenage girls and some out of town friends. We have been there several times before and love the food and ambiance. Everyone commented that their food was delicious and our out of town friends loved the ambiance....More

Thank MPRH11
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Food was spectacular and I highly recommend this establishment to anyone visiting Nashville. Tagliatelle Bolognese and the Pork Chop were fabulous. We also had the Brussel Sprouts and Peppercinis and they were substantially spectacular!

Thank John M
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

sausage and honey pizza, a must. Brussels sprouts among the best. branding and pastas all delish! service good.

Thank VacaJill
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

When you walk in Moto, you will be pleased, very cool set up - we had dinner and were seated at the bar area by pizza stove - cool to watch pizzas being made. Food was very good, servings could be larger . Also need...More

Thank FiberOptic
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Moto is about as classy as it gets. Right next to a couple of other awesome bars, is this classy Italian restaurant that I would definitely recommend. I had the Wagyu steak, and it was VERY affordable for this cut of steak. And, it was...More

Thank BostonGator3
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Let me start by saying Italian food is one of my favorites so to say I was disappointed is quite sad. For the price of the food items we were certainly disappointed and expected more. A group of us went out to celebrate a birthday...More

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is one of my favorites... The food is great! Appetizers ( octopus ) to the brick oven pizzas, Their pastas are unique and delicious! They have a large and good selection of wines and the service is always on top! I probably go 4...More

Thank TheRealMartin
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth S | Reviewed this property |
Not that we saw, but it was a nice restaurant, so I'd dress accordingly.
23 May 2017|
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Response from Reidsx2 | Reviewed this property |
I would call. We did not see any small children, but can't say whether or not it's kid friendly.
Anthony C
26 August 2015|
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Response from Anthony C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203-3106
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-736-5305
Moto features inspired rustic-modern Italian cuisine. The menu is a contemporary approach to authentic Italian cooking that utilizes product consciously sourced from local farms and artisans balanced by premium product imported from Italy. Moto's headliners are seasonal 'market' items and perfectly crafted house-made pasta dishes. There is also a comprehensive, steak and chop section borrowed from nationally recognized sister MStreet restaurant, Kayne Prime. Moto's vibe is chic, comfortable and sophisticated. Modern Italian sex appeal comes to life against rustic-industrial bones of the brick warehouse setting. The vibrant atmosphere evokes the warmth and soulfulness of the Italian experience. Interiors are richly appointed with nods to classic Italian design elements organized with fashionable furnishings and finishes.
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