Moto features inspired rustic-modern Italian cuisine. Executive Chef Andy Hayes’ menu is a contemporary approach to authentic Italian cooking that utilizes product consciously sourced from local farms and artisans balanced by premium product imported from Italy. Moto’s headliners are seasonal ‘market’ items such as cherry smoked cobia and as a specialty, polenta with prawns, lobster and sea urchin. Another highlight is perfectly crafted house-made pasta dishes. While there are many to choose from, unique offerings like blueberry balsamic lasagna and black pepper tagliatelle are sure to be new favorites. There is also a comprehensive, steak and chop section borrowed from nationally recognized sister MStreet restaurant, Kayne Prime.
Private rooms are available for parties of up to 14 in the chef’s room to 36 in the private ‘speakeasy’ bar and dining room privately hidden away in the back of the building. One of the most exciting elements of the private space is the open kitchen and bar private portion, which allows for true interaction of guests with chefs and bartenders during private culinary events. Moto is equally adept at providing romantic dinners for two and large group dinner celebrations. Monthly ‘Big Night’ style dinners featuring guest chefs and winemakers will kick into gear later this spring.