Popular Rio Rancho eatery expands to accomodate demand:

M’tucci’s Italian gets more space at third location

M’tucci’s Moderno, a local Italian restaurant, is expanding once again.

The eatery opened it’s third location in Rio Rancho in January and has now purchased the adjoining suite, with plans to create a new reception area. The addition amounts to 1,400-square-feet of extra space and can accommodate 85 people, according to a news release.

“The need for more dining space and a private room became apparent within a short time after opening,” M’tucci’s Restaurants partner John Haas said in the release.

Construction on the new space will begin by the end of the month and is scheduled for completion in November.

M’tucci’s Italian opened its first location in 2013 at Coors and Montano. It opened a second location, M’tucci’s Italian Market and Pizzeria, close by in 2015. It’s third location, M’tucci’s Moderno, is located in the Unser Pavilion in Rio Rancho, near Rust Medical Center. M’tucci’s also has a full catering service.

Update: This story was changed to reflect the correct location of the first M’tucci’s location.

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