M'tucci's Twenty-Five

M’tucci’s is crossing the Rio Grande! 

“When are you going to open on the East Side?” is a frequent question from our guests who live on the East Side of the river. Now we have the answer.

The new bar area will have sliding glass doors that will open to a new patio.

The new bar area will have sliding glass doors that will open to a new patio.

In the early part of 2020, M’tucci’s Twenty-Five will open on Pan American Freeway near Century 24 Rio Theaters in the former Chama River Brewing space. We are totally renovating the 10,000 square-foot restaurant, which will create a warm and inviting bar space, outdoor seating for 75-100, a dining room for 250 and a private banquet space.

After a two-year search for the perfect spot in central Albuquerque, this location is going to be great for us and our guests.

“We have been open for six years, and the reception to our concept has been incredible,” said John Haas, M’tucci’s Restaurants Managing Partner. “Customers have been asking us to open an east side location, and the time is right for us to open that. We expect this location to be our busiest and are thrilled to expand our restaurant concept so that the M’tucci’s Italian experience will now be more easily accessible to the entire metro area.”

The menu will consist of some M’tucci’s favorites, some new items that our chefs experienced on their June trip to Italy, and an expanded beverage program. 

The size of the restaurant and the location will mean an expanded wine selection, 16 local and specialty beers on tap, and a continued elevation of our cocktail program. Of course, all of our mixers will continue to be fresh and handcrafted and we expect to expand our Shrub selection with new flavors.

(L-R) Founder Jeff Spiegel, Founding Managing Partner John Haas, Founder Katie Gardner and Managing Partner Austin Leard speak to local press at the new M’tucci’s Twenty-Five location.

(L-R) Founder Jeff Spiegel, Founding Managing Partner John Haas, Founder Katie Gardner and Managing Partner Austin Leard speak to local press at the new M’tucci’s Twenty-Five location.

“We’ll continue the Private Select label program that we started in August with Maker’s Mark Bourbon and expand it to include other spirits and possibly a private label house wine from Italy,” said Austin Leard, Managing Partner and Beverage Director.

The larger space also will allow us to eventually expand our house-made products including breads, cured meats, cheeses and fresh pastas. Everyone is excited about this new location, but our chefs are particularly excited about the size of the kitchen. 

We have assembled the lead team of our talented chefs from our other locations to create the M’tucci’s Twenty-Five experience. There will be a job fair in December to hire nearly 120 kitchen staff, servers, bartenders and managers. 

One of our goals at M’tucci’s has always been to provide an authentic Italian dining experience at reasonable prices. Another important goal is to provide good jobs that pay a living wage and to give our team members the opportunity to excel and to reach their highest potential. Many of our current managers and Sous Chefs started as servers and line cooks. Perhaps you know someone who could become part of the M’tucci’s family?

Here are the links to local media coverage of our announcement:

Albuquerque Business Journal


You can see the video at the 17:09 mark.


M’tucci’s @ Lava Rock Brewing Co.

HAPPY HOUR & NFL Football!

Lucky 7 Happy Hour features The Burger, a 10” Margherita or Pepperoni Green Chile Pizza, Charcuterie Boards and Wings for $7, Monday - Friday 3:00 - 6:30. Pair the food with a beer for $10.50 or $11, depending on the beer. Not eating (why not?), then $1 off all pints. The NFL is up and running and you can catch your favorite team on one of our large five screens.


New this weekend, Pinche Pilz, a German-style kellerbier. It will go perfectly with a Chianina cheeseburger and weekend football.

$5 basket of Wings all day on Sunday

M’tucci’s Italian

Weekend Specials

Pan Seared Seafood - Hawaiian Snapper with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Artichoke, Sautéed Arugula, Lemon Caper Beurre Blanc Sauce

Ravioli - Wild Boar, San Marzano Ricotta & Feta Cheese ravioli with a Roasted Red Bell Pepper, Haricot Vert Caramelized Onion, Chile Flake White Wine Butter Sauce, Fresh Basil, Shaved Parmesan

Braised - Chianina Bone Marrow, Rosemary Red Wine, Slow Braised. Roasted Garlic Mash Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Red Wine Bone Marrow Sauce

Cut of the Day - 24oz Hand Cut Porterhouse, Salt Water Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Balsamic Reduction

Weekend Brunch 11:00 - 3:00

Vegetarian Eggs Benedict

Vegetarian Eggs Benedict

M’tucci’s Moderno

Thanks to all our fans who voted our Servers the Best of Rio Rancho.

Weekend Specials

Pan Seared Fish- The Fresh Fish of the Day is Barramundi, which has a clean, buttery flavor and a meaty texture that appeals to just about everyone. It is served with garlic mashed potatoes, marinated Italian artichokes, and sautéed arugula in a bed of lemon butter topped with capers.

Cut of The Day- The house cut is a 24oz bone-in NY-Strip served with house mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, and an Italian style salsa verde sauce.

Braised Special- Two house made sausage links braised in a white wine San Marzano tomato sauce with caramelized onions. Served on top of creamy mascarpone polenta.

Please ask about our wine pairings!

Tonight, 8:30 - Keith Sanchez Live in the Bar

Thursday, 7:00 - RJ Perez Live in the Bar

Weekend Brunch - 11:00 - 3:00

Italian Hash

Italian Hash

M’tucci’s Italian Café & Market

Voted Albuquerque’s Best Deli by the Albuquerque Journal’s Readers.

The Café & Market continues to offer amazing pastries in our display case every day. We carry the same great Italian imports, all of our artisan breads, and a wide variety of imported, domestic, and house made cheese and meat. There is an expanded selection of coffee and pastries. We’ll still have charcuterie boards to eat in or take out with wine and beer by the glass. Click here to see our new menu.

Charcuterie Board for your next party!

Charcuterie Board for your next party!

M’tucci’s Catering

We love wedding receptions! Last weekend was a busy one, with two weddings, one at the Governor’s Mansion in Santa Fe. Contact Ivy for your next event, large or small. We can handle it!

Click here to see our catering menu. 505.350.0019 or catering@mtuccis.com




Our market items can be purchased at a couple of locations in Albuquerque. We deliver our fresh bread every Tuesday and Friday to Silver Street Market at 2nd and Silver. Choose from Sourdough, Fennel Rye, Wheat, Baguette, Ciabatta, and Raisin Rosemary Focaccia.

Drinking at Bosque in Nob Hill? You can order a M’tucci’s Charcuterie Board while there.


Area service industry workers can get a Service Industry card from us by showing proof of employment. With the card you receive 10% off your check every day and 20% off on Sundays from 6:00 - 9:00. Dine in only.


Our food is available for delivery with Door Dash or for pick up. Pick up something for the weekend or on your way home from work. The links to ordering are on the Home page.


Videos about making cocktails and pasta and getting to know the M’tucci’s culture. Click here

See you next Friday - Ciao!

We promise to erect a nicer sign. Stay tuned for updates.

We promise to erect a nicer sign. Stay tuned for updates.