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Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian

641 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3541
+1 828-253-1077
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic knots” (93 reviews)
“lasagna” (96 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 1 week ago via mobile

After living here for years and years, we decided to check out Vinnie's. Their garlic knots were delicious, my husband was happy with his Greek salad, and our daughter's cheese pizza was tasty. We each got a calzone (they are literally the size of a...More

Thank Whitney H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our second visit here - outstanding in every way! First time I got a Special- Spaghetti Norma (with eggplant and baked ricotta- Yum!). Today got the lasagna - superb! Husband got the Spaghetti with Sunday gravy both times - be cause it was that great...More

Thank MarMar1954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vinnie's Sunday Gravy is some of the best I've ever had...and I've been to Italy five times!! Also try the fried artichoke and cauliflower with garlic aioli!! Yum!!! artichokecauliflower w

Thank Gina W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend & I had such a nice time dining at Vinnie's in downtown Asheville this evening. The restaurant staff were friendly, welcoming and highly attentive. We loved the food and charming Italian atmosphere, too. Their Chicken Marsala, Lasagna, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and the Fried...More

Thank Kendall2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this Italian restaurant to be the only one open on Monday in Asheville, but we were glad we did. We ordered a pizza, calamari and salads, along with a bottle of wine. The salads and calamari were delivered quickly, and they were excellent....More

1  Thank forthlin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best chicken parmigiana I have ever eaten. I also loved the tiramisu which was more than enough for three people. It's a must visit.

Thank Schanda D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beginning with complimentary bread, ...the herbed foccacia was outstanding. 3 of us had linguine & clams, chicken parmessan, & chicken piccata. All were outstanding and lsrge portions. Tiramusu did not disappoint...fresh and wonderful. Alissa , our waitress was friendly, helpful and very attentive to our...More

1  Thank dmaccat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful small neighborhood restaurant just on the outskirts of downtown Asheville. This place came highly recommended by the host of our B&B, and didn't disappoint. Staff was attentive and menu was varied enough to handle everything from the most basic to the most adventurous eater...More

1  Thank McDiane72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So great I had to take a second entree home. The eggplant parm was better then any other restaurant I've had it in and the Alfredo sauce for the fettuccine was perfect. Went back a second night and got pizza and it was amazing. Can't...More

Thank Bmotiv8n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never really explored that end of Merrimon Ave. - other than stopping at Steinmart . So when my neighbor expressed an interest in trying Vinnie's I had to read the reviews (I use TripAdvisor like any good traveler uses a map).I was surprised...More

1  Thank Bunierose
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Linda W
What gluten free options do you have?
16 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?
15 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?
17 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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.
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