Magical Array of Cultural Cuisine at the Grove Arcade

Modesto Italian Places to Eat Asheville NC

Some of the best places to eat in Asheville NC

The streets of Asheville are packed with all types of pedestrians; tourists, locals, visitors from other countries; it is becoming a very popular location to visit, especially during the summer with the colorful blooms and the orange and yellow leaves during the fall months. There are an infinite amount of hikes, family activities, shopping and events to see in Asheville; now let’s talk about the dining scene in Asheville.

Year-round, Asheville is loaded with delicious restaurants (most of which source a portion of their ingredients locally). Asheville is well-known for its award-winning and multi-cultural dining.

Here at the Grove Arcade, we have over twelve wonderful restaurants, cafes, bars and sweet shops if you’re looking for places to eat in Asheville. See the restaurants below to get a taste of our multicultural dining!

Carmel’s is a Southern-inspired restaurant and bar located in the heart of downtown Asheville. They have a variety of options for any eater; salads, pizzas, soups, and some entrees that will blow your mind.

Huli Sue’s is to open summer of 2021 at the Grove Arcade! Coming all the way from Hawai’i to Asheville, Huli Sue’s will be bringing Hawai’ian barbecue to the mountains. Their menu emphasizes bright, tropical flavors with a combination of southern kick, and they will be serving everything from Texas-inspired barbecue to island-style fish dishes. There will also be a full-service bar and indoor and outdoor seating!


Get your Mediterranean fix at Baba Nahm; their menu features delicious foods such as falafels, salads, split-roasted lamb and chicken, with vegan and vegetarian options available. All of their dishes are made fresh and with so much culture, such as their Roasted Chermoula Cauliflower and Grilled Plant Based Koobideh Kabob. They offer a shareable table for people who wish to dine-in. They also have delicious desserts for those with a sweet tooth! 


Modesto is a health-conscious Italian restaurant that has every drool-worthy Italian dish one could think of; from watermelon gazpacho to oysters to woodfire pizza and eggplant parmigiana. Owner Hector Diaz takes great care in selecting the ingredients and curating their delicious menu. The food at Modesto will definitely have you saying, “It’s amore!” 

In addition to these restaurants, Grove Arcade is packed with delicious cafes such as Bebettes New Orleans CoffeehouseSummit Coffee and Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe. Looking to soothe salt and sweet cravings? Mother’s Sweet + Salty can help with that; and finally, we have the Wedge Brewing and Carmel’s Bar for those of you looking for a delicious cold beverage.

Enjoy your cultural cuisine while visiting Asheville NC!

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