Bar Moto has recently made its mark on McGavock Street in the Gulch, becoming one of the newest additions to Nashville’s vibrant culinary scene.
With MStreet at the helm, the team behind renowned establishments like Virago, Whiskey Kitchen, Kayne Prime, Tavern, and Saint Anejo has once again delivered an exceptional dining experience. Set amidst a backdrop of diverse Asian, Mexican, and American options, Bar Moto stands out as an exquisite Italian restaurant that adds a unique flair to the street.
Upon stepping inside Bar Moto, guests are immediately struck by the spaciousness of the venue nestled between Virago and Saint Anejo. The expansive front window allows ample natural light to flood the space, granting diners a glimpse of the bustling activity outside.
MStreet’s signature wraparound booths line the walls, providing an intimate dining atmosphere that makes each party feel like the sole focus of the restaurant. The front area boasts high tables, while the back, adjacent to the kitchen, features lower tables. Notably, the bar itself is a grand centerpiece, seamlessly connecting the front and back of the establishment.
For those seeking a more intimate gathering, Bar Moto offers a special “chef’s room” capable of accommodating parties of up to 14 guests. Additionally, a separate room situated at the back of the restaurant is available for larger parties of up to 36 people, ensuring ample space and privacy for celebrations and events.
Moto, fueled by a commitment to seasonality and an unwavering dedication to sourcing the finest ingredients, embodies the culinary artistry of M Street. With a delicate balance of finesse and boldness, Moto’s menu showcases a diverse range of dishes, spanning from light and refreshing creations to indulgent and savory delights.
|COLD WATER OYSTERS* 5 EA
selection of the day
fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil
|CACIO E PEPE 19
parmigiano reggiano, pepper
|TUNA TARTARE* 21
watermelon cucumber relish, watermelon radish
|HOT HONEY 19
Italian sausage, honey, Calabrese
|SCALLOPED EGGPLANT 22
orzo, Boursin, peas, arugula, red vein sorrel
|CRISPY CALAMARI 18
basil, arrabbiata, pickled pepper aioli
|BURRATA + SPECK HAM 20
Madjool dates, havarti
|LOBSTER STROZZAPRETI 34
Boursin cream, yuzu bread crumb
|TRUFFLE ARANCINI 15
pecorino, parmesan, rosemary-sage aioli
burrata, havarti, arugula, spiced apple, Saba vinegar
|CANESTRI AL PESTO 24
basil, pine nut, parmesan, pecorino, lime
ADD: BURRATA 8
|WAGYU CARPACCIO* 22
walnut pesto, watercress, cheese crumble
Boursin cream, havarti, asparagus, fried caper
|PAPPARDELLE BOLOGNESE 24
prime beef, Berkshire porchetta, ricotta salata
prime beef & Berkshire porchetta, ricotta, chives
ricotta, mushroom, white truffle oil
|BLACK SPAGHETTI* 28
lobster ragu, gulf shrimp, octopus, Calabrian chili
|TAPENADE BRUSCHETTE 15
olive tapenade, apple, honey
|PASTA PRIMAVERA 22
strozzapreti, zucchini, squash, peas, red pesto
At the bar, patrons can revel in an award-winning wine list, carefully curated to offer a superb selection available by the glass in a style reminiscent of an “enoteca.” The talented mixologists at Moto infuse classic Italian cocktails with their own imaginative twists, adding a fresh touch to timeless favorites.
Whether it’s an intimate dinner for two or a larger special event, Moto’s enchanting ambiance and private room options create an atmosphere where every occasion becomes a celebration of gastronomy, libations, and the joys of life. Saluti!
1120 McGavock Street
Nashville, TN 37203
HOURS & INFO
Sun-Thurs — 5 pm-10 pm
Fri-Sat — 5 pm-11 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day & December 24th-26th
$50 per bottle