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$$ - $$$
Downtown Asheville
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1 Page Ave Ste 138, Asheville, NC 28801-2393 (Battery Park Ave)
+1 828-255-4133
11:30 - 21:00
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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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Asheville, North Carolina
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268 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in mid-February. Small dining room with the tables packed in tight. Our waiter was very good. Waitstaff (3-4) seemed to have to run around to serve all of their tables. Our waiter provided an overview of the menu and made recommendations. Our calamari appetizer was very salty with a very spicy sauce. Not a great start. My lamb shank... More 

Thank bumpkin13
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not very pleased with our first (and probably last) meal at Modesto. Although some of the dishes were very good, the tables are crammed so close together that it is uncomfortably tight. Definitely would not recommend for heavier people as the aisles and seating space is very narrow, we are average sized folks and were bumped and brushed... More 

Thank Meg1230
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had four couples on a weekend night. We called to confirm 8 hours before our 745 reservation and were told everything was a go. When we showed up on time we were informed it would be a while before they could seat us. It ended up taking over an hour before we could be seated. The total meal from... More 

Thank Pat P
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34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made table reservation on Open Table. Seated immediately on arrival. Food was wonderful. Our server was very attentive and took good care of us. (Thank you Jillian!) Tiramisu was amazing! And even though this is an Italian place, they make a pretty tasty MaiTai. Wanted it with my pistachio-crusted Halibut. :-)

Thank GATraveller
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clue #1: Arrived at 12:15 with one only four other customers present. Clue #2: Early Girl had a 45-60 minute wait. Clue #3 When I asked the staff where where the customers were they explained it was the off-season. Ordered the Crab Cake burger that came with tomato and pesto sauce. It might have been a crab burger but more... More 

Thank Jeff E
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband ordered Halibut & I ordered Grouper. The halibut was raw and sent back, after receiving it back it was STILL raw. I don't often eat grouper and wasn't sure if the consistency of it. Having eaten about a 1/4 of it and thinking it was tough, I cut into a separate piece of it which was obviously a... More 

Thank Pauline M
Glen Alpine, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visit Asheville often and we're excited that our recent stay fell during restaurant week! We tried Modesto for lunch and were not disappointed. The salad was bright and fresh and they easily accommodated my husband's gluten free needs on the pasta dish offered with the restaurant week menu. The sauce of that dish was earthy and... More 

Thank tsellman19
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Enjoyed our meal. We had the bruschetta as an appetizer which we learn changes frequently based on locally sourced ingredients. I had the mushroom pasta and my husband had a seafood pasta that was very enjoyable. Finished with chocolate cheesecake. Highly recommend.

Thank Comermi
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50 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Every single thing about our experience at Modesto was dreadful. The waiter was incompetent. I had to make a point of telling him we were ready to order after waiting an inordinately long time. He had to return twice to clarify our order since he didn't bother to write down the order. The food was just bad. A creamy butternut... More 

Thank garysanta
Honesdale, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The hardest part of being Here is choosing where to eat, and then once that is done, what to order! I was delighted by the selections to be had, but the best was the waiter who when I asked if he wanted to take my order for dessert answered, "No thanks, I am on a diet!" Good humor and good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Vegan Options, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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?