Meet The Team

Transport yourself straight to Italy with a creative take on traditional Italian cuisine. Our humble staff and ambient environment will make you feel like you are back in your Nonna's kitchen!

It’s Always For Family & Friends

As with any good home cooked dinner, the best bet is to come hungry! Modesto is the Italian cousin restaurant for Downtown Asheville’s sensational latin food staple, Salsas. Nestled in the historic Grove Park Arcade, this gem brings portions of traditional Italian cuisine combined with the imaginative gastro uniqueness defined by its resident chef Hector Diaz.

It’s Always an Adventure

Whether you are coming for a homemade pastas, fresh seafood,  or to venture out into the tasty fringes, our team (our family) are excited to electrify your taste buds and enchant your friends and family.

Offering colorful and homemade Italian fare, Modesto lovingly prepares its eccentric dishes with the freshest local ingredients, sourced from over 50 local farmers. Chef Hector’s Modesto represents the evolution of Italian food on ‘restaurant row’ in downtown Asheville. In addition to its daily creative fare and ambient interior, Modesto offers an exceptional array of Italian wine, 1000 faces espresso, and seasonal cocktails to accompany a meal you will not soon forget.