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Grand Central Pizza

640 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3400
+1 828-254-4490
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good15%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
2 Oct 2017
“Hate to say it closed - is now Favilla's”
18 Oct 2015
“Best NY/NJ Cheese Pizza in Asheville”
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Pizza, Deli
640 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3400
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Grand Central was by far the best NY style pizza in town, but they've closed. The same location is now the 2nd of Favilla's, and is better than most of the others in town - we use them now as our "go to" spot

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank M B
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This place has new owners (used to be Circle in the Square Pizza). It was always good pizza, but when the previous owner ran it, it was never clean. The pizza is as good or better and the place is so much cleaner. No sticky...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

We've been coming to Grand Central since it was Circle in the Square. The pizza is still fantastic and the owners are every nice. Crust is amazing.

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank iamstoked22
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Nice classic NY pizza, huge slices and good prices. Also a deli where you can buy fresh cut meats. Good to have NY pizza so close to home!

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Alexandria E
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Our first time visiting Asheville- we stopped here to get a pizza and take to our rented house. Staff were very friendly, and they have a large selection. We got a cheese pizza and a garden salad. It was ok - not great. Pizza was...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Melissa_October
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I liked that they had a large selection of foods-Lasagna, club sandwiches- not just pizza's and subs. The people were friendly. When ordering a slice of pizza, they will put your choice of topping on it. That works out well when people want different toppings.

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Great NY style pizza (we split a 14-inch cheese) -- but the day we were there for lunch the place was dirty (floors, tables + flies) and the manager/cashier seemed a bit overwhelmed that it was (gasp) 11:30 a.m. [opening time] and the place was...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank 774halb
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Casual and comfortable restaurant. We have not had anything other than pizza, but the pizza we have had is wonderful. My wife is a native New Yorker (from the Bronx) who has the typical New Yorker attitude about pizza (no pizza is ever as good...More

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Lester P
Reviewed 21 December 2014

Grand Central Pizza has the best pizza in Asheville! It is a true New York style pizza! The owners and staff worked tremendously hard and provide great customer service and pizza with each visit. My wife and I have lived in Asheville for 10 years...More

Date of visit: December 2014
1  Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

If you know New York pizza, you know how it should smell. This place has the smell!!! And the taste did not disappoint! We got a pizza and ended up getting a Stromboli too! Very very good! We were on vacation and wish we had...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank Felixthecats
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1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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  • Address: 640 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3400
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-4490
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