Take a tour of the brand new M'tucci's Moderno!

We are on a Mission

Our mission is to open a few restaurants that take care of our guests in every way, by treating them like guests in our home, making sure that they feel embraced by the joy with which we extend our hospitality, and that they become entranced by our restaurant so that they become regulars, returning weekly and in many cases more. We hope that our guests will feel that they belong to a private club to which we welcome them again and again.


M’tucci’s Moderno in Rio Rancho is a sister of our first restaurant, M’tucci’s Italian, which is located at Coors and Montano on Albuquerque’s West Side. At Moderno, we continue to offer a moderately priced, Italian menu built on a foundation of both traditional and contemporary recipes.

The menu together with the bar (full liquor license) menu is offered in a contemporary building with black steel elements, high ceilings and a big garage door that opens to the Sandia Mountains. Inside the steel, we have inserted a more traditional looking wood clad restaurant featuring traditional lighting and Edison bulbs, as well as other playful elements.

Our congenial bar and mezzanine offer alternative spaces within which to enjoy M’tucci’s food and beverage.    Moderno’s bar program features our unique shrubs as well as a new collection of original cocktails to complement our food and wine. Our mezzanine can also be reserved for private groups.

M’tucci’s Moderno is located just west of Presbyterian’s Rust Medical Center.  

At the end of 2016, Jeff Spiegel, Katie Gardner and John Haas, founders of M’tucci’s Restaurants, welcomed five new partners to their ownership team: Austin Leard, Sherri Rivenburgh, Cory Gray, Shawn Cronin and Chris O’Sickey. This assures that M’tucci’s Restaurants are here for the long haul.