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Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian

641 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3541
828-253-1077
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Ranked #13 of 632 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
  • Spanish first
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English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had a late lunch/ early dinner here. They had just opened and had half off wine that night. Very friendly staff. Delightful service and good food.

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staten island ny
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is our first visit to Asheville we are from SI NY arrived late Sunday afternoon almost dinner time my husband wanted his italian Sunday dinner. We were told vinnies would be just like home. So that's where we went. They had just opened. So it was pretty empty. Hostess was very friendly. We sat outside. Not a fancy place.... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to Vinnie's on our first night in Asheville and loved the food! Our server was very helpful and friendly and helped make the evening a great experience.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We've traveled from the east coast to the west and love to try new restaurants. If you are anywhere within 100 miles of Asheville, NC you must go to Vinnie's. From the moment you enter, you'll feel like you're a family member. Wonderful food. The best Greek salad I've ever had!

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Asheville, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We're locals and dinner at Vinnie's is consistently great. I love the Caesar salad with lots of anchovies (at my request) and seared scallops on top. With the wonderful focaccia and a glass of wine - perfect! Husband with wheat allergy can get just about anything on the menu with gluten-free pasta - he loves it! Covered outside patio on... More

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