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Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian

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641 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3541
+1 828-253-1077
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Asheville, NC
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259 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Vinnie's calls itself a "neighborhood Italian" restaurant, a very accurate description. The food is fresh, tasty and traditional with ample portions (you can actually get individual or family style servings). The fried cauliflower appetizer was light and delicious, the chicken picatta was tender and yummy, and the special of the day -- crab with tomato, arugula and garlic on fettucini... More 

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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299 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a harsh critic for pasta but this was outstanding. The pasta is tender and tastes homemade as are the sauce and meatballs. Good portions, good service, and charming ambiance for a stand alone restaurant. It is a little pricey, but the entree is high-price caliber for sure.

Thank Nupester
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great little Italian place. They don't take reservations and we got there 5 minutes after opening and still had about an hour wait. That's the sign that you're eating at a great place. The wait was fun as we drank wine and visited those around us and soon our name was called. Food was really good and we... More 

Thank StevePeggy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best food , Best service and best of all it is not down town. Are daughter has been going to UNCA for 4 ½ years and only being 2 hours away we make a lot of trips to Asheville and have eaten at all the “ Hot Spots”. Vinnie's is the best of them all. Ask for Ashley the best... More 

Thank Phillip M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here for the first time with my wife and Dalton was our waiter. We were in town for our one year anniversary. He was very nice made us feel welcome. We will definitely be stopping back by this place when we visit again. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a good spot to eat in... More 

Thank Allen T
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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301 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wait times for our trip were over an hour - but you know, it actually worked out in the end, because while waiting at the bar at least 4 parties left from not wanting to wait, which in turn got me to my table a little sooner. Silver lining. The staff was friendly, the place seemed small but clean inside... More 

Thank Joe S
Talbott, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for dinner on a girls trip and it was great! From the cocktails before to the garlic knots and the dinner entrees! Definitely recommend trying this place!

Thank britt81486
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent! Even better was the service! Dalton was our server and his expertise was outstanding! Being a table of six energetic women, he always had a comeback for us. The combination of great food and superb service made for a great evening we will remember. Definitely will return and hope to have Dalton as our server!

1 Thank Cindi G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a casual place to end a busy work day this is the place. Service was great and the food options were plenty for everyone in the group. Everyone's food was as advertised and large portions. Will return again when back in town. If you like Italian food Vinnie's is a must.

1 Thank Bob T
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the high ratings on this place and we had to check it out. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside is a very cool atmosphere with dim lighting and wonderful classic/Italian music. What really stood out to me was the attentive staff. You walk in and most of the waiters welcome you and talk to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?