Had an early dinner on a business trip to Asheville here. Food was acceptable, waitstaff was attentive enough, menue was OK. But the place needs to begin accepting credit cards. Hell, I can do credit cards on my iPhone, if I want. What's the deal here? Guess I should have looked for the Visa and Mastercard stickers on the window. The check-out girl offered to direct me to an ATM if I didn't have enough cash for my $15.00 bill.
My take is this: Italian joints are a dime a dozen. Most are pretty good, but the independents need to recognize that if there is an Olive Garden right down the street, they need to step it up a bit and offer some value for the additional price they charge for their menu.
Bottom line: No credit cards accepted, I'm going elsewhere.