20 Best Italian Restaurants in Asheville

The Original Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian Italian
641 Merrimon Ave, Asheville

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Spaghetti and Meatballs
Our Famous Garlic Knots
Italian Wedding Soup
Eggplant Parmigiana
Ricotta Cheesecake
Chicken Parmigiana
Linguini Pescatore
Mozzarella Sticks
Italian White Cake
Arancini Appetizer

“My roomate and I went here on Friday night. We skipped the wait and had dine in service at the bar. Josh was our server/ bartender and WOW. He made all drinks for the restaurant and for guests on the wait, all while taking care of his guests at the bar. From the cocktails, to the food, to the service, every thing was fantastic. I’ve lived in Asheville for 10 years and have never been here, I have been beating myself up for it ever since I’ve experienced it on Friday night. They have several awards on the wall, now I see why.I’m a local GM around town and my roomate is a local bartender, and I would like to say, Josh and his service were the star of the show. Would 1,000% percent recommend this restaurant. Y’all keep on killing it, I applaud you!!!!- Love your local food industry folks! <3“

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4.8 Superb1123 Reviews
828 Family Pizzeria Pizza
946 Merrimon Ave, Asheville

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Greek Salad & New Yorker Pizza
Caesar Salad with Bread Flats
New York-Style Pizza
Classic Cheese Pizza
Small Caesar Salad
Classic Stromboli
Pepperoni Pizza
NY Style Pizza
Spinach Salad
White Pizza

“Although I live on the opposite side of Asheville and don’t get here often enough, I love this place.The food is terrific and the sizes are huge. Our calamari appetizer easily served 5 of us.I ordered a small (“individual”) calzone with meatball, and it was enough for dinner and two lunches. My wife got a small salad and a (ginormous) meatball. I can’t imagine what a large salad would look like!No wonder the place is always crowded. We got there at 5:30 on a Tuesday and, except for one table, the place was full by 6pm.They gave my 10-year-old grandson a free cannoli for his birthday.“

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4.8 Superb573 Reviews
Apollo Flame Bistro - Brevard Rd Greek
1025 Brevard Rd, Asheville

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Homemade Cakes & Cheesecakes
Greek Salad with Chicken
Chicken Gyro Platter
Chicken Greek Salad
Mediterranean Pizza
Chicken Francesca
Eggplant Parmesan
Lamb Gyro Platter
Chicken Parmesan
Greek Meatballs

“Maybe my favorite affordable restaraunt in Asheville. The steak and cheese sub is my favorite with the super sub being a close second. The potato salad is the best ive had and their fries are great also. Cheese bread is simple and very good, my best friend loves their salad as well. Definitely recommend.“

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4.6 Superb664 Reviews

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Piazza

Piazza Italian
4 Olde Eastwood Village Blvd #301, Asheville

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Salmon and Risotto
Greek Wedding Pizza
Small Greek Salad
Chicken Parmesan
Calamari Fritti
Chicken Marsala
Godfather Pizza
Chocolate Cake
Hawaiian Pizza
Rustica Pizza

“Brews on tap were great, pleasant 90s hits playing in the background, lovely seemingly house-made desserts were glistening in the case beside me while I enjoyed a few drinks and waited for my pie. Pizza was great (I got the 14" margarita) I totally recommend this place.“

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4.7 Superb362 Reviews
Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian South Italian
1981 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville

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Spaghetti with Meatballs and Sausage
Flourless Chocolate Torte
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Mozzarella Marinara
Spaghetti Carbonara
Chicken Parmigiana
Balsamic Vinegar
Penne Alla Vodka
Chicken Alfredo
Chicken Piccata

“Vinnie’s deserves all of the hype! The service has always been incredible. Erika is wonderful at her job! The mozzarella marinara and chicken piccata are excellent. The special clover club cocktail was delicious. We love having Vinnie’s in the neighborhood!“

4.6 Superb250 Reviews
Bargello Mediterranean
7 Patton Ave, Asheville

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Grilled Spanish Octopus
D42 Burger and Fries
Duck Confit Ravioli
Brioche French Toast
Octopus Appetizer
Halloumi Salad
Short Rib Hash
Maiale Pizza
Hummus Plate
Kale Salad

“Some inventive dishes of high quality and unique textures and tastes-even by Asheville standards! Menu seemed a bit shallow tho it did have typical chicken, vegetarian, beef and seafood. Ambience was clean and highly energetic but not too noisy. I would have down-rated Value but it is in line with AVL food costs.“

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4.5 Superb283 Reviews
Strada Italiano Italian
27 Broadway St, Asheville

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Grilled Florentine Ravioli
Tortellini Alla Vodka
Grilled Caesar Salad
Short Rib Bolognese
Eggplant Parmesan
Chicken Parmesan
Garlic Ciabatta
Vegan Lasagna
Arancini
Tiramisu

“Wonderful, scratch made Italian food with many gluten-free options to choose from. There are four areas to dine, which also adds a sense of novelty as it’s a different experience every time. One of my go-to dinner spots when visiting Asheville.Dietary restrictions: Many gluten-free options available for each course.“

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4.4 Superb588 Reviews
Contrada Cocktail Bar
28 Wall St, Asheville

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Mortadella Sandwich
Prosciutto Pizza
Calabrian Chili
Roasted Garlic
Black Garlic
Puttanesca
Gelato
Olive

“Unbelievably delish! I was initially skeptical, because there were only 3 or 4 tables in a tight space, and I thought this was just another trying-hard-to-be-unique Asheville restaurant with overrated stereotypical pizza. BUT I was SO mistaken. I‘ve had the funghi pizza and the puttanesca (the anchovy was full of delightful spice and umami and was not fishy at all). The pizza crust was thin and crunchy and flavorful on its own.And be sure to try the incredible pine-nut and fennel gelato… fennel?! I know, right… but, that was quite the fantastic gustatory treat. Better than Italian pistachio gelato!Parking: Parking garage nearby for $2 per hour. 3 minute walk“

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4.8 Superb68 Reviews
Del Vecchios South Pizza •
1854 Hendersonville Rd UNIT D, Asheville

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Fettuccine Alfredo
Chicken Parmesan
Pizza Margherita
Cheesesteak Sub
Chicago Stuffed
Garlic Knots
Mixed Greens
Lasagna
Family
Fries

“I was working in the area so I stopped in for a cheese slice. It was pretty darn good. Glad to have another non-chain pizza place in the area. I won't say that this is my favorite pizza in town, but it is better than most and still deserves 5 stars. Cheers!“

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4.6 Superb55 Reviews
Cucina24 Italian
24 Wall St, Asheville

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Wood-Roasted Baby Trout
Pappardelle Bolognese
Castelvetrano Olives
Beef Cheek Brasato
Magret Duck Breast
Tortelli Di Zucca
Wine Pairing
Desert Plate
Cheese Board
Carpaccio

“We moved down to NC from the Northeast a few years ago, and have been overwhelmingly disappointed with the restaurants and food in the south. It seems most Southerner's ideas of fine dining is Bojangles or McD's, and the fact that the drive thru lines go down the street and around the corner at any fast food place at any time of day, solidifies that. We live an hour from Asheville, and have found a couple places here that we like. We're happy to drive an hour+ for a meal that we'd actually enjoy. We've walked past Cucina many times but tried it for the first time this weekend. Well overall it did not disappoint. It's definitely an experience, as much as a meal. Having dined in places like NYC, Chicago, all over Europe....etc....we are fairly picky. We did the tasting menu and the food was presented very well and a 7 or 8 out of 10 on quality. The wine was spot on, and Sierra(?) our server, was very knowledgeable and fantastic. This isn't a dine and dash place, we were there 2.5 hours enjoying our different options. I guess I'd suggest sticking with their pasta dishes as that was the highlight, and staying away from their meat entrees as we were both underwhelmed with what we had. The apps were also all good.Other cons were:The lighting! I get it, ambience. The menu is written in tiny font and the lighting at the tables is non-existent. Honestly I probably would've tried other wines if I could actually read the menu. We had to have Sierra basically read the food menu to us (again, she was great)Cold bread, really? I'm sure the sourdough is wonderful but one small piece served cold doesn't cut it. At these prices, keep the warm bread coming all night.Overall value. To the typical local, this place is expensive. Maybe those people need to stick to the Cook Out drive thru. Coming from the outside, I don't think they are too far off on their prices, but I've definitely had better for the same or less. 15% less would bring them much more in line...I get it though, times are tough for the restaurant industry.“

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4.3 Superb312 Reviews
Apollo Flame Bistro - Hendersonville Rd Greek
485 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville

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Big Fat Greek Platter
Chicken Parmesan Sub
Chicken Gyro Platter
Lamb Gyro Platter
Greek Spaghetti
Grilled Chicken
Salad Dressing
Garlic Bread
Cheesecake
Greek Pizza

“Atmosphere is exceptional and delightful. We were able to seat ourselves. Staff was readily available, authentic, and kind. They understood special orders with us and the surrounding tables. For Saturday lunch the Bistro was busy but always had dine in space. Service was impeccable. Pizza was one of the best I have had in a long time. They also offer hot and cold subs and pasta dishes. We were glad to see Greek menu options. I have driven by for work often, and am glad we stopped in. Two people for under $30 and a wonderful experience. Thank You for all the Hard work, it really shows and matters.Parking: The lot was marked with signage that made me believe I could not park in certain spots. However, this was all for the same business complex. Initially confusing.“

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4.3 Superb308 Reviews

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Gemelli

Gemelli Italian
70 Westgate Pkwy, Asheville

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Mushroom Risotto with Duck Confit
Gemelli Pasta with Zucchini
Build Your Own Pizza
Ravioli with Chicken
Verdura Vegan Style
Gemelli Affogato
Gemelli Insalata
Chocolate Torte
Funghi Pizza
French Toast

“Superb food, my husband and I were in Asheville for the weekend and wanted Italian so we stopped here. The broth on my seafood had such depth of flavor, the shrimp, salmon, mussels, and clams were cooked perfectly. My husband loved the lasagna, the olive relish served with my bread was to die for. This will be a place we return to and I hope you stop in and try it.“

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4.3 Superb128 Reviews

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Modesto

Modesto Italian
1 Page Ave #138, Asheville

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Tiramisu at Modesto
Seafood Carbonara
Chicken Parmesan
Eggplant Parmesan
Lobster Ravioli
Delmonico Steak
Spanish Octopus
Caprese Salad
Veal Marsala
Caesar Salad

“The food was exceptional and as a major carnivore I decided to change and go for the wild mushrooms entree. What a wonderful treat and large size portion. I indulged and ate it all. It's nice to have a chef that appreciates the ingredients and cook with love. Never missed the meat but the fish and meat looked great. Enjoy life!“

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4.2 Good698 Reviews
Twisted Laurel Downtown Asheville Mediterranean
130 College St, Asheville

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Crispy Brussel Sprouts
Fried Chicken Sandwich
Peloponnesian Pizza
Philly Steak Sub
Veggie Burger
Smashburger
Meatballs
Focaccia
Fries
Chips

“We had a great dinner and doggy dinner. They were very accommodating with our dog sitting outside. They have a great dog menu if you want to spoil your puppy( trout was our choice). I had the osso bucco and my wife had the Steak Diane. Delicious, great flavor and temperature perfect. Our server(Harry)suggested the Malbec which was a perfect pair with our food.“

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4.2 Good692 Reviews
Manicomio Pizza Pizza
27 Biltmore Ave, Asheville

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Pepperoni and Cheese Pizza Slice
Margherita Pizza
Slice of Pizza
House Pizzas
Meat Calzone
Garlic Rolls
Meat Lovers
Greek Salad
White

“I stopped by as part of a food tour, so we just received a slice of cheese pizza and a sample of their Reuben. That didn't bother me, since I don't typically like Reuben sandwiches....seems like they're usually fatty & stringy. But, I took a bite of Manicomio's Reuben & was totally blown away. Amazing flavor and tender, lean meat. I ended up eating my vegetarian wife's sample as well. Easily the best Reuben I've ever tried.Oh, and the slice of pizza was tasty as well. Great sauce!“

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4.2 Good356 Reviews
Bellagio Bistro Bistros
133 Weaverville Rd #5, Asheville

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Small Greek Salad with Marinated Chicken Breast
Bellagio Supreme Pizza
Philly Cheese Steak
Lamb Gyro Platter
Chicken Parmesan
Chicken Alfredo
Fried Mushrooms
Stuffed Shells
Chicken Greek
Meat Lasagna

“Okay, let’s talk about Bellagio Bistro.I went for the first time today, and let me just start with the customer service.Chris, the manager, was SO friendly and attentive. He greeted and said goodbye to every passing guest as he cracked jokes with me.Even though I was only ordering To Go, he went back into the kitchen to check on my order, and it was ready in less than 10 minutes. He even threw in a free baklava dessert ❤️I got the roasted chicken w/ veggies and rice special, with a “small” Greek salad. (But this side salad was huge)The chicken was so juicy and straight up delicious, the wild rice was PERFECT, and the greens were so fresh and crunchy. Seriously, the texture of everything was impressive.It was very obvious they are family-oriented and genuinely care about their patrons. If you’re an Italian or Greek food lover, you need to RUN, not walk here.“

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4.2 Good241 Reviews
Zella's Deli Italian
48 College St, Asheville

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Reuben Sandwich
Chicken Cutlet
Meatball Sub
Hash Browns
Potato Salad
Pastrami
Fries
Chips

“YES!! First time trying this place we did lunch delivery. Great menu! We had Reubens, Fried Bologna, a turkey sandwich along with Pasta and Potato salad. Wonderful flavors, good portion size and definitely quality ingredients. I'm already planning on what I'm gonna order next time. Thank you for a delicious meal!“

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4.1 Good80 Reviews
J&S Fresh Kitchen and Catering American
800 Fairview Rd, Asheville

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Catfish Mashed Potatoes Mushrooms Seven Layer Salad
Hog Jowl Black Eyed Peas Greens Cornbread
Fried Fish Cabbage Onions Mashed Potatoes
Chocolate Cream Pie
Country Style Steak
Coconut Cream Pie
Turkey & Dressing
Fried White Fish
Grilled Chicken
Baked Spaghetti

“Being here kind of reminds me of being at school in the cafeteria. I love that. They have an awesome variety of different dishes and sides, mostly comfort foods. I really enjoyed the food here, it was delicious, in good hefty portions, and well served.“

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4.1 Good198 Reviews
Pomodoros Greek & Italian Café Italian
1070 Tunnel Rd, Asheville

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Fettuccine Alfredo
Baklava Ice Cream
Chicken Marsala
Chicken Piccata
Pasta Athena
Meat Lovers
Greek Pizza
Vegetarian
Bruschetta
Baked Ziti

“This place makes the fshngide's ALL STARS!! Did a late lunch on Friday afternoon at 2:30. Absolutely fabulous food and service. My wife and I split the Tuscan Chicken Alfredo lunch and still took a serving for one home! Lilly provided level 5 star plus service and we will definitely come back!Wednesday's is half price bottle wine day, and you get to take the rest home with you!And why is this place not full?!?Wake up Asheville!! You're missing your best kept secret!!A++!!!?????“

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4.1 Good291 Reviews
Carrabba's Italian Grill Italian
10 Buckstone Pl, Asheville

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Mama Mandola's Sicilian Chicken Soup
Steak and Chicken Marsala
Seasoned Olive Oil Earl
Fettuccine Carrabba
Fettuccine Alfredo
Chicken Parmesan
Lobster Ravioli
Fried Calamari
Shrimp Alfredo
Italian Salad

“Always a good place to leave you full and happy. The service is always great and have a good menu selection. Great choices on appetizers to keep you entertained while waiting for your full course to arrive.Dietary restrictions: Lots of gluten free options, with options clearly listed.Parking: Plenty of spots available.Wheelchair accessibility: Very wheelchair accessible, parking lot has handicap parking.“

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4 Good102 Reviews
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