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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” (101 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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641 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3541
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 7 was quite pleased with this restaurant. We had a minimal wait, and were able to dine in the outside area, which was quite pleasant. The wait staff was very competent and kept up with us throughout the meal, which is always...More

1  Thank wendy L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with our family of five and were blown away. The food was fantastic, exactly how Italian should be. There was a wait, but they passed out appetizers for you to enjoy while waiting for a table. I will never visit Asheville again without...More

1  Thank Traveler2003421
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Vinnie's for our (44th) wedding anniversary based on reviews and locals' recommendations. We were very pleased with our meals (crab linguine and fettuccine Alfredo), and were impressed with how well our waitress and other staff worked together to serve us (kudos to management...More

1  Thank Bearly_Old
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can see why this is a local favorite!. Nice range of reasonably priced Italian food. I had spaghetti with Sunday gravy. Good sauce although not outstanding but with a generous serving of Italian sausage and meatballs. The chocolate cake was grocery store quality and...More

Thank Gerald S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to this restaurant was a disaster and a real downer for our trip. We were told a 30 minute wait. After an hour we asked about our place in line only to be told we had been forgotten. After a lengthly wait someone...More

1  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The good and atmosphere was amazing! The hostess at the front desk sucked, she was very ignorant acting and her her looked a mess for someone to be greeting customers! I'm sure the owners wouldn't be happy to know she encouraged me to go somewhere...More

Thank Penny R
Eric S, General Manager at Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback, and greatly apologize for the experience you received before even sitting to dine with us here at Vinnie's. We are extremely grateful that you stayed and did get to enjoy your dinner here with us. We are a family run neighborhood...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this gem after a long day of touring the area. Thanks trip advisor for leading us. We had the best dinner- our server Dalton was a perfect host and so friendly and engaging about the area and just a warm welcoming person!!!...More

1  Thank James K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner tonight and everything was out of this world. Do not miss the lobster ravioli if you go on a Monday

Thank h6p8gv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Asheville just overnight and came here for dinner after reading the glowing reviews. I ordered the shrimp linguine, green salad and my husband had the spaghetti with the Sunday gravy and a Caesar salad. We shared an order of garlic knots. I've...More

Thank 2harborcougs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the hour wait, especially since the hostess brought out fresh appetizers to share with all of the customers who were waiting. Great traditional Italian fare, generous portions, and fun atmosphere.

Thank Wende L
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Linda W
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
16 August 2016|
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Response from Tom F | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. To quote their website, "don't even ask!"
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
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
Formerly the Award Winning Savoy now Vinnie's. Same owner, same attention to details, quality of food and service.
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