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Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian

641 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3541
828-253-1077
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Ranked #15 of 633 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Formerly the Award Winning Savoy now Vinnie's. Same owner, same attention to details, quality of food and service.
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  • English first
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  • Any
English first
Maryville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We found this place per Trip Advisor recommendation. We decided to stop for dinner in Ashville on our way to Charleston. OMG....we both decided this place needs to be closer to our home in Maryville, Tn. But then on the other hand it's probably better that it's not because it was so good! We definitely will return....it may require an... More

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Asheville
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We normally go to Vinnie's on the weekends, but decided to go in on a Thursday night for a change. The owner greeted us as we walked in and then the whole staff welcomed us. While it was the same time we usually arrive on the weekend, tonight there is no wait. After being seated, we ordered a Ceasar salad,... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Micro or craft brewed beers are featured in Ashville almost everywhere, but no Bud Lite? My husband would have enjoyed his dinner much more if they had what I call Beer 101, the building block of beers! Kidding aside, this restaurant was super busy on a Wednesday night. I had Chicken Picatta served on pasta instead of mashed potatoes, which... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Vinnie's entire staff went out of their way to insure our experience was second to none. With numerous food allergies, it isn't easy to go out for dinner, even in Asheville, NC. Their chef, Jeremy Rae Elliott, asked that I send him my food allergies before we arrived at the restaurant to give him a chance to review. Jeremy created... More

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Clemmons
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Located in an old filing station, so no acoustics apparently. The entire staff yells a welcome, which needless to say, was constant. Same when leaving. Food was good, Richard, our waiter, for very good, but not a place to go for a nice quite dinner. There were 3 of us and could not hear each other.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this little restaurant. Had dinner with a friend outside and even made a connection with a neighboring table for a great time. Prices were quite reasonable and we even took some home. Food was spot on, staff was easy going and so accommodating. Great place - will definitely be back!

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Marion, North Carolina, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great service? CHECK! Great food? CHECK!!!!!!! We have passed by Vinnie's many times and remarked at the packed parking lot. Well, this time we wanted to eat somewhere different and as we passed by we hit the brakes and pulled in. We made the right choice. From the moment we stepped in we were treated well. The food was fantastic.... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Introduced to the restaurant by my neighbors, I am forever grateful. They are the real deal. The Eggplant parmigiana is from Vinnies's Mom's original recipe. It is delicious. All of the veal dishes are really good. The staff is very friendly and service is good. Not fancy, just a good neighborhood type of Italian restaurant with great food.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Went to Vinnie's last night after driving around downtown Asheville with no dinner plan and ending up there. The local atmosphere was delightful even not being a local. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Although we had a 20 minute wait with no reservation on a Friday evening, we had a pleasant wait at the bar sipping French wine. Once... More

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Hubby and I were staying at the Biltmore Inn and we were dying for Italian. We searched online and Vinnie's came up. We pulled up were not really impressed with the outside but it was packed! We we're seated immediately and our waitress, Zoey, came over immediately. I ordered the goat cheese/fig jam bruschetta and we ordered the garlic knots.... More

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