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Vincenzo's Asheville
Vincenzo's Asheville

Vincenzo's Asheville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vincenzos.com
  • Phone: (828) 254-4698
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Jim Guiffre
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: A semi-private setting is available in the Ristorante virtually any night and the entire dining room can be reserved on a case by case basis depending on day of the week and/or the time of year.
  • Private Party Contact: Dwight Butner (828) 692-5268
  • Entertainment: Over the years, Vincenzo's Bistro has become known as a music venue for grown-ups of all ages. While the musicians change nightly all are dedicated to contributing to our music theme offering live, jazz, blues and standards. Many of our musicians have been with us for years and have regular schedules in the Bistro. Once you have identified a particular musician you enjoy it is likely that you can experience their craft each week on the same day. All are dedicated to complementing your dining experience at Vincenzo's

Getting there

  • Cross Street: College
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Vincenzo's has some of the best parking available in Downtown Asheville. We have parking lots one either side of the building and across the street combined with ample street parking.
A word from Vincenzo's Asheville
Vincenzo's Ristorante & Bistro is Asheville's premier Northern Italian/Continental restaurant. Established in 1990, Vincenzo's has become an institution in Asheville's downtown restaurant scene. Vincenzo's has won numerous awards for food and service over the years, while maintaining and honoring time tested recipes of Old Italy. While it is difficult to claim authenticity in the United State due to the impossibility of procuring the same products used in Italy, Vincenzo's succeeds at being a genuine Italian restaurant experience. Our wine list is extensive and representative of the depth, breath and character of one of the great wine cultures in the world, Italy. While our main dining room is white table cloth our Bistro is California casual in style and offers live music seven nights a week. The Bistro is one of Asheville's favorite local hangouts offering our same great food in a deliberately more casual atmosphere. Come build some wonderful memories with us soon!!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our server, Hazel, was a gem. Food was terrific. House Cabernet is a keeper (Edna Valley). Great experience overall."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Arrived for an 8:00 reservation on a Wed. night. Only one other couple was there. By 8:10 they left and we were the only 2 people in the upstairs restaurant. Very depressing. At about 8:30 the absence of people got to us and we asked to be moved downstairs. Waitress was very accommodating. There were 2 tables of people. Still depressing. Piano player was excellent and helped to make the evening a little more pleasant. The gnochi that my husband ordered was dry with little sauce or taste. My Caesar salad, however was delicious. We then just ended up ordering dessert and leaving. Very disappointing experience. Will not go back."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "This is the best special occasion restaurant in Asheville. The Ravioli de Francesca is divine, wine list is very special. I appreciate the build-your-own meal menu approach, especially the options for piccollo or full-size portions on the primi and secondi dishes."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food ate Vincenzo's was excellent. Tasty, well prepared, and presentation was good with all three entrees. The waitor was helpful and friendly. The owner came around and was very friendly and checked to see if we were all satisfied."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We arrived early but the piano player was already playing. Our server was excellent, the food also. We finished just as "family hour" was starting so this was great timing but of note-the place is family friendly. We had a good table, noise level was good-my husband who is hard of hearing-could easily hear me. We truly enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We always go to Vincenzo's to celebrate special occasions. This time, our 6th wedding anniversary was made even more special by the impeccable service and amazing food we enjoyed. In a town such as Asheville, a restaurant has to be absolutely amazing in order to stand out. Vincenzo's leads the way!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "over rated restaurant, overpriced food, server was friendly"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My husband and I were visiting Asheville for our anniversary. A friend recommended Vicenzo's, so we decided to try it for our Anniversary dinner date. They have a piano player, in the bistro area, so we sat there. It was very romantic and the food was amazing!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We discovered Vincenzo's quite by accident a while back while walking the streets of Asheville. The Steve Whiddon's piano magic drew us in and we have been returning for the delicious Italian cuisine, wine and service ever since. Molly was a wonderful part of our evening and we hope to see her again."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We have eaten at Vincenzo's at least 4 times on trips to Asheville and it has always been very good. It is nice to find a restaurant that is consistently good over a period of many years. This time, we had a gem of a waiter named Tim to make it an even better experience."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "While the restaurant looks a little worn, our food was good and authentically Italian. There were lots of choices. Our server was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu. Parking available in adjacent lots was a plus."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Probably the best Italian Restaurant in town. They have my two favorite dishes, Canneloni and Osso Bucco!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Downstairs is noisy--upstairs is quite and very nice."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This was a very pleasant surprise juxtaposed with all the other 'Farm to Table' menu options in Asheville. We liked the comfort and polish of the dining room, the classic service, and the predictable and expertly prepared classics. Many favorites. We'd go back in a heartbeat the next time we're in town."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The pesce. Napoli is out of this world. Eat downstairs in the bar, it is worth it just to hear their piano player."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I have always felt this is a great value for the money. You have a great selection from which to choose and all of it it wonderful. I especially like the fact that you can get a smaller portion of everything including salads. Most restaurants portions easily serve two and I sometimes split a meal for that reason but at Vincinzos we can each get something different and in an amout that we can eat. There is a regular size for the bigger eaters also. The bar downstairs has entertainment and you can eat there also. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "only complaint was the pasta was a little too well done. other then that it was excellent."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This was our first visit. All the special requests we made in the reservation were met. Food and service was very good. My entree was excellent. My wife's meal was just a bit heavy on the garlic which is the only reason this is not a 5 star review, a situation that could probably be remedied when ordering. The menu has many good looking options. We will be back and try other things."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We go there regularly and are always treated wonderfully. There is a great staff, good food and a nice relaxing atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was our 1st stop in Asheville & it was absolutely wonderful! We reserved our large party online at OpenTable, which was very convenient. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their food; in fact, my dad said the Chicken Francais was the best he ever had (he has had that entree many times). The upstairs was quiet while classical music played softly in the background. Our server, David, was a true professional & wonderful server for our party. Vincenzo's set the bar really high! We're happy to have family in Asheville so we can visit this gem of a place in the near future!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "A favorite for this couple since our marriage 3 years ago. David has always been fantastic."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "As always the food was excellent. This was our fourth time here and we never have been disappointed. We brought another couple wth us and they will now be regular patrons. The service wasn't as good as normal, I relate this to now busy you were Saturday. However the server was pleasant. We will be back again for sure"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My favorite place to go when we visit Asheville. Food is always outstanding and service is fabulous. Our server made some recommendations that we followed and were very glad we did. My only regret was being too full to have dessert. Will definitely go back on our next visit."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Vincenzo's is one of our favorite restaurants in Asheville. The food is consistently good, and the wait staff friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have dined at Vicenzo's Asheville before and wanted to go back for our anniversary. The waiter was very attentive and answered all of our questions. The food was delicious and plentiful. It really reminds us of an authentic Italian restaurant , and we recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Bread stale. Polenta bland. Chicken overcooked could not get ordered drinks. Manhattan. Salad was bland and not fresh"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had a great meal. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was relaxed with wonderful piano music."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We love going here and the music by Steve Whidden is breathtaking."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Ended up using my spoon to clean the appetizer plate. The sauce was nothing short of outstanding. Our entree dishes were just as good. The small plate portion was a plus and we are always happy to see restaurants offering this option. We had our 9 year old with us and there was not a children's menu items available, however the waiter was able to customize a simplly delicious pasta & chicken dish. Everything was spot on except for one thing. The bread served is of novice quality and lacks luster. For a restaurant to serve an outstanding meal, it must be accompanied with great bread. As a filler, good bread will stretch your meal and allow you to take your leftovers home and reflect on the quality of your overall experience...."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had an upstairs room. Noise was moderate even though it was a large room. Services was excellent. The fried calamari was decent but a bit more breaded than we are used to. The bread was definitely a disappointment. (We thought we'd be getting crusty, but the bread was soft and thinly sliced and fell apart as it was being picked up.) On the contrary, the Caesar salads were excellent and the filets we ordered (one with marsala and one with Gorgonzola) were outstanding. This was our anniversary and we were pleasantly surprised to learn that our glasses of wine were complimentary (the waiter explained that desserts are usually complimentary but we didn't order desserts.) Over all a nice dinner."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We'd received a gift card to Vincenzo's and were really looking forward to it. Ambience left a lot to be desired, but the food was outstanding! Our server, however, acted as if he would've rather been anywhere but there. Only took our order, delivered our food and collected his tip. I would've thought that a restaurant like Vincenzo's would inspire some friendly service, but unfortunately that wasn't the case for us. Maybe next time we'll get takeout."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had read mixed reviews about this restaurant (i.e. questionable service) and were hesitant in keeping our reservation, but we are sure glad we did. Our server (Tim) was phenomenal and the food was even better."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Piano music downstairs; nice, but loud enough for us to eat upstairs. Good menu and wine list. I had the risotto and it was excellent, and we had a bottle of wine for less than $40 that was VERY good, at the recommendation of the waiter. The owner came out and chatted with us for a while; which was nice. He was born and raised in the area, and began his career as a waiter in Vincenzo's! Nice local success story."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner with our friends and our toddler. Many places we went looked at us in disgust when we showed up with a baby (even though he's unbelievably quiet and smiley), but Vincenzo's was friendly and accommodating, and the food was quite good, if not all that memorable. The atmosphere was old school Italian romantic, and the restaurant was deceptively large (we didn't feel crowded in like lots of other places). There was not enough parking, unfortunately, but luckily we found a spot around the block. Good location close to downtown and staff was friendly, food was prompt, and the special swordfish was yummy."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "For top notch italian food when you want to splurge and not go to Olive Garden I would recommend Vinzenzos. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Tucked away on Market St in downtown Asheville, Vincenzo's offers fantastic (and authentic) Italian food, pleasant atmosphere, excellent service, and free parking in their adjoining lot! The downstairs dining area features live piano and bar. Definitely coming back!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "To begin, the service was outstanding. The appetizer & dinner was a disappointment. The mussels we ordered for an appetizer had a sauce that suspiciously resembled wing sauce. I requested anchovies for my caesar salad then found we were charged $3 for anchovies. My husbands dinner was one of the Pollo entrees and it was lukewarm when it was served. My dinner of Pesce Napoli was the biggest disappointment. The dinner was lacking flavor and it was comprised mostly of was tasted like a cheap tilapia, with one piece of shrimp and a few olives. We chose to forgo dessert. The owner or manager stopped by the table when we were paying our check and asked how we liked our dinner. When we began to tell him our 1st concern he turned and walked away. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Never had a bad meal in the four years we have been eating at this place! Fine Italian cuisine complimented by hospitable owners, great service and wonderful entertainment. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had heard great things about this restaurant, so looking for Italian we went while in Asheville. It was dead for a Thursday, but we thought nothing of it. After waiting 10 minutes for someone to come to our table and recognize our existence we left."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Vincenzo's has a varied menu of northern Italian selections and we found our choices outstanding. The ambience is excellent and the service is quick and very friendly. This was our second visit and we will definitely put Vincenzo's at the top of our restaurants list in Asheville!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014