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1120 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203-3106
+1 615-736-5305
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“black spaghetti” (31 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (25 reviews)
“meatballs” (26 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1120 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203-3106
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed every bit of dinner starting with cheese and salami appetizer, black pasta and finishing up with desert. Our host Alexander was outstanding.

Thank michelmE8980DT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t say enough about this restaurant. Ten of us were there for dinner and everyone raved about their meal. The Brussels sprouts were divine - no matter what you order, be sure to get some on the side. We also appreciated that they’ll do...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to this restaurant and food and service were outstanding. I don’t eat Brussel sprouts except these. Delicious. Bolognese was really good as was the black spaghetti. Highly recommend.

Thank scott2270
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of Nashville restaurants are ranked better than MOTO but shouldn’t. The service is great. There’s good food choices for meat fish and vegans. The wine list has many affordable bottles and is quite interesting I enjoyed the bronzini while my fellow diners enjoyed the...More

Thank AMP2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered the Strozzapreti, which is made with fennel sausage, peas, and calabrian chilies. Either the chilies, or black pepper, took over the flavor, leaving no ability to taste the fennel sausage.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dine at Moto often and it’s always a great dining experience! We regularly travel abroad, including Italy and consider Moto more of a “modern” Italian restaurant. Come with expectations of non-traditional fare and you won’t be disappointed. Service is always accommodating...More

Thank Jdbdks
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I was recommended Moto by local colleagues. It was an excellent experience from beginning to end. Outstanding food, recommend the pizzas. Also the Tiramisu is unique and one I highly recommend.

Thank Huskerhack
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I'm always surprised to read reviews and then try Nashville restaurants. People rated this one so high. Maybe if you live in Nashville and haven't traveled and had actual real Italian food or really good food, then maybe this will do for you. Our Server...More

1  Thank JODI11963
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner very much. Everything we ordered was excellent. Service good and ambiance nice. Casual dress code and good location in the gulch with free valet parking.

Thank Susanabbru
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Well this is my first review on Trip Advisor. We have used the service for years and will continue to do so. Unfortunately we had a difficult evening at Moto in Nashville. The service and food was solid. The issue was at the end of...More

1  Thank Adrian S
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6 August 2017|
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Response from ElizabethS103 | 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.
26 August 2015|
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Response from T8951PSanthonyc | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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