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“Best Panini in Asheville”
Review of Roman's

Roman's
Ranked #3 of 784 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Description: 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.
Asheville, North Carolina
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Best Panini in Asheville”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

We are very busy at the office on Saturday so we order in from Romans and it is always a hit. Very creative offerings and packed with delicous flavors...

Visited September 2013
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good sandwiches and soup”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Their sandwiches are great, but a little pricey. 9.50 for a sandwich seems like a lot to spend, soup is consistent and always good. Service is great.

Visited November 2013
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NC
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“View the basilica while dining al fresco”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Asheville is a hub of local food friendly restaurants. We chose Roman's based on Trip Advisor reviews and our interest in "eating local and fresh."

Located right across from the St. Lawrence Basilica, Roman's offered a variety of items on the menu. We ordered two 1/2 paninis ($5 each) which came with a pickle & our choice of bagged chips. We enjoyed the fresh taste and prompt and courteous service. The printed menu lists the local suppliers who provide breads, meats and veggies to the restaurant. It was one of those places where there were so many alluring options, we had difficulty deciding. The spreads on the sandwiches were quite delicious, and not too heavy.

On a pleasant fall afternoon in Asheville, this was a great place to sit outside and watch the passers-by and gaze at the basilica we'd just visited. Make note that Roman's closes at 3pm, and offers a happy hour from 2-3pm.

  • Visited October 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wide variety of options- only open for lunch”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Great place located on the north end of Haywood St., still in the atmosphere of downtown but away from all of the chaos and crowds. We were able to sit outside on the front porch due to beautiful weather but there was plenty of inside seating available as well. Beautiful views of the St. Lawrence Basilica across the street.

Ordered: (1) Half Caprese sandwich on multigrain (**accommodating to switching bread to multigran or gluten-free**) with chips & pickle, Izze juice, (1) Half Garden Veggie Panini on multigran with chips and pickle.

The paninis were delicious, fresh, and made from local ingredients- check out the list on the front of their menu with all of the farms they source ingredients from! We really appreciated the option for half sandwiches, perfect if you've had a big breakfast or are planning to eat your way around Asheville. The guy that placed our orders even came outside to return the money we should have been discounted for Happy Hour (2:00-3:00pm) that we weren't even aware of. Really have to applaud that kind of honesty. You will want to plan accordingly, however, because they are only open for lunch; Mon-Fri: 10-3 and Sat: 11-4

Fun extra: the Vespas with baskets parked out front are used to make local deliveries- we saw many come and go, very cute!

  • Visited October 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great for a quick lunch”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a great place for sandwiches and lunch. The cafe is clean and the staff friendly and efficient. I had the pomegranate and goats cheese chicken sandwich and it was delicious. I just happened to be walking past and I was glad I stopped in.

Visited August 2013
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