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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Roman's is an award winning deli located in the heart of Downtown Asheville, NC. We have been selected as one of the top 12 Deli's in North Carolina & Asheville's Best Burger. Local draft beer & cider accompanies our menu which is created with numerous local ingredients that are brought fresh to our door daily. We offer made from scratch sandwiches, salads & soups and more. Located in the historic Vanderbilt Apartments building between the Pack Square Library & US Cellular Center. Great views of downtown & the historic Basilica St. Lawrence Church.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Cafe, Deli, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I ate lunch at Roman’s today. I don’t expect perfection but I was surprised how the restaurant corrected an under cooked burger. I ordered the Mac Burger for dine-in asking for meat to be medium-well which is how the menu describes the...preparation. The sandwich arrived on time with good presentation. Upon taking a second bite I realized the beef was cold and fleshy pink throughout the middle of the meat. I took my plate back to the counter asking the wait staff to please make me another burger medium-well. The same sandwich was delivered back to our table after additional cooking. I considered returning the recooked sandwich but my wife was nearly done with her food. Once served and sampled by a customer, the food should not be refurbished or handled by the kitchen due to any chance of cross contamination. This restaurant does not use good procedures for handling this type of complaint.More

Date of visit: October 2020
RomanBraverman, Owner at Roman's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi John I wanted to apologize for the handling of your burger. It was a communication issue with our staff. The burger was brought to the back and the kitchen was asked to cook it longer. We felt like you want the burger back as...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2020 via mobile

This was an adorable deli! They had delicious burgers with fun flavors and the sandwiches were great as well. The service was great, the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. In addition to this, the restaurant was very clean. All tables appeared to have been...wiped down, and the menus were sanitized before they were handed to us. The food came out within 10 minutes of us ordering, and we had 6 people! Overall, it was a great experience, we would definitely return.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for sandwiches and chicken chili. The Reuben on marble rye was excellent. Outside seating was nice and spaced apart safely. Great lunch spot!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

Painless ordering and pickup, and the best burger I've had in a while. I will definitely come back. Thanks!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 19, 2020

We went for lunch on a rainy day in September. The White Chicken Chili was great. It had some heat but not too spicy. Thumbs up!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 8, 2020

Roman's is a weekly must for us at Asheville Realty Group! Great food bursting with flavor. They offer 1/2 sandwiches, but believe me, you wish you did order the other half as well. Everything is fresh and delicious! Easy to order and exceptional delivery service.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 3, 2020 via mobile

We stopped in to get sandwiches to go for a picnic we planned for later in the day. I took a flier on the Turkey Cranberry Pesto sandwich, thinking it might be horrible bit wanting to try it. My daughter ordered a chicken salad sandwich....Come lunchtime, we were not disappointed. I was especially pleased with the turkey, pesto, and cranberry combination. The flavors went together wonderfully. It’s a great stop before heading out for a hike.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

Great place for lunch! I had the turkey with cranberry pesto and my wife had chicken salad, both very good. We got 1/2 sandwiches with side item, and plenty of food for lunch. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 25, 2020 via mobile

Looking for a quick, light lunch we googled delis in Asheville, NC. Roman’s was one of the first listings. The menu sounded suitable so we put the address in Waze and off we went. In just a few minutes we found ourselves parked right in...front of this little gem. With sidewalk construction in the works, they may have been cut off from the normal traffic flow. Don’t let that stop you. I had the half turkey panini with cranberry pesto. Perfectly grilled and so tasty. My husband had the Italian panini and it was equally delicious. A side of pasta salad and we were set. Just what we needed. Oh, and don’t forget to end the meal with a yummy serving of locally made ice cream from The Hop. Now take time to walk around and visit the delightful shops. All Covid 19 measures were in place. A good, safe place to eat with yummy food and gracious service. Thank you!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 12, 2020 via mobile

The internet reviews are right. The chicken salad sandwich and sesame chicken salad are delicious!!! Courteous staff and a clean location.

Date of visit: August 2020
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June 12, 2017|
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Response from NCactuary | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are very common in outdoor patios in Asheville, though they must be on a leash.
March 29, 2016|
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Response from Roman B | Property representative |
Yes we do carry gluten-free bread which allows you to enjoy our entire menu. We also make all of our salad dressing in house and they are all gluten free.
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