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Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian

641 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3541
+1 828-253-1077
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“garlic knots” (88 reviews)
“lasagna” (93 reviews)
“cannoli” (36 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
641 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3541
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love this restaurant so much, we drive here from Aspen, Colorado! Sort of joking - but when we visit Asheville this is the first restaurant we go to for dinner. And the second, and the third. Just never tasted such consistently yummy Italian food....More

3  Thank Trish_Adam
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here last night for our date. My husband and I had chic parm and lasagna. There was nothing special about it. It was your run of the mill basic Italian place. Good, but not out of this world.

Thank kas358
Reviewed 4 days ago

Garlic knots were great, my baked ziti stayed in the oven too long and the cheese on top was burnt. Sauce was good and our server was good. It's a short Uber drive to the Grove Park Inn to enjoy a rocking chair in front...More

Thank niteowljune
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I dined here on a friend recommendation and left disappointed. While his pasta special was tasty, it was overpriced for what he got and my calzone was not good. The mozzarella was all in one spot and very heavy on the ricotta....More

Thank Erin W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our food. Had some cheese sticks and rice balls with smoky tomato sauce that our waitress suggested. We shared the baked ziti and it was very creamy and cheesy. We will go back next time we are in the area.

1  Thank Iloveuofl35
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the past two weekends, Vinnie's has added soft shell crabs to the menu. I have had them both weekends and they have been, the best way to describe, is spectacular. Had with the white sauce on linguine, pan fried just right. Hoping they will...More

1  Thank Terry H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are Italian, from Jersey and I work in New York. So, that said, we can be tough to please, especially when we like to say that "when you're outside of New York you're just camping out." But, we were told that Asheville has a...More

1  Thank twotravelnj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vinnie's Italian was a bit off the downtown circuit but so worth finding. The staff was super friendly and even without a reservation, found a spot quickly for us on the outdoor patio. The food was amazing and served up quickly. A great find!

2  Thank jjgulley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the best evening at Vinnie's a couple weeks ago. Fantastic service from the time you walk in the door and are greeted to the time you leave. There was a charity event going on the night we visited and I loved how the entire...More

Thank atyger7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town to see the Biltmore Estate and had seen some reviews before choosing this place. We were not disappointed. Very good Italian food at reasonable prices. I tried the Chicken Parm while my wife opted for Sausage and Peppers on Penne Pasta....More

Thank Yankee33
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Linda W
What gluten free options do you have?
17 October 2016|
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Response from Eric S | Property representative |
Hello, just saw your Q' coincidentally, best would be to call or our FB page. We offer a gluten free pasta and we also have some gluten free dishes. If you have any more Q' please contact us directly. Thanks so much Vinnie's
Harvey G
no reservations?
16 August 2016|
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Response from Tom F | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. To quote their website, "don't even ask!"
Do you have a private room to accommodate 15 to 20 adults for a family reunion in June?
18 March 2015|
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Response from Jo-Ellen A | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall a separate room but the back area can be used for large parties. I've been there when a party was going on and there was no problem. I'd ask them how they'd handle it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 641 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3541
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-253-1077
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Formerly the Award Winning Savoy now Vinnie's. Same owner, same attention to details, quality of food and service.