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Best Italian Restaurants in Asheville


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A photo of Modesto Trattoria restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Asheville
Booked 17 times today
Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, Modesto Trattoria is hailed as the purveyor of the best Italian food in Buncombe County. Many patrons have applauded Modesto Trattoria's exceptional dining experience featuring exquisite dishes such as the Atlantic Entre - a seafood delight featuring scallops, shrimp, and a generous piece of flounder. Reviewers have also lauded the restaurant for its creative take on classic Italian cuisine, with dishes such as Shrimp Scampi and Eggplant Parmigiana highly recommended. Patrons have celebrated special occasions at the restaurant and find the experience worth every penny. The elegant setting, adorned with crisp white tablecloths and a low-fi music in the background, add to the overall appeal. The staff is noted for their knowledgeable and attentive service, and the overall ambiance is consistently described as comfortable, cozy, and intimate.
A photo of Luminosa restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Asheville
Booked 29 times today
Where modern-Appalachian meets Italian-inspiration, Luminosa is bringing a hyperlocal lens to Italian cuisine, utilizing regional purveyors and local team member expertise to shape and curate the ever-evolving, seasonally driven offerings. Nestled within The Flat Iron Hotel, a historic boutique hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, Luminosa's carefully designed space radiates a welcoming tavern ambiance. Our culinary heart is a wood-burning oven, infusing a "touch of fire" into handmade pizzas, house-made pastas, and locally sourced vegetables. In homage to Asheville's renowned brewery scene, Luminosa's beverage program features local brews, including an exclusive collaboration, alongside a diverse selection of cocktails and wines.
A photo of Bargello restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Asheville
Booked 8 times today
Bargello, a Mediterranean restaurant nestled in the new Kimpton Hotel, conveniently located near the Asheville Art Museum, has garnered rave reviews for its delectable offerings. The ambience is described as chic and retro-modern, paying attention to detail which reflects in their food. The restaurant's Mediterranean influenced dishes, such as the lamb and grouper, have won over patrons, who have praised the quality and authenticity of the cuisine. The Mediterranean board, generously portioned for two, is particularly appreciated for its taste and presentation. Moreover, Bargello offers outstanding customer service, with the staff being knowledgeable and considerate. Ultimately, visitors claim to have a pleasant dining experience and highly recommend the restaurant for its delicious food and welcoming atmosphere.
A photo of District 42 restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Asheville
District 42 is well-regarded for its brilliant execution of bar, lounge, and bottle service cuisine. Located conveniently close to home for local residents, District 42 offers excellent food, top-notch cocktails, and local drafts in a relaxing atmosphere. Their reviews consistently highlight their friendly and helpful staff, with special mentions of servers like Matthew and Alexandria who go out of their way to provide excellent service. Guests appreciate the welcoming environment and tasty dishes such as the kale salad and Cubano. With an ambiance that’s both amazing and relaxing, District 42 is a favorite local spot and an inclusive space for all, including the LGBTQ+ community.
A photo of Leo's Italian Social - Asheville restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Arden
Booked 10 times today
Leo's Italian Social in Asheville, NC, provides a fantastic experience that unites authentic Italian cuisine with top-notch service. It's praised by local customers who describe it as "the best Italian food in Asheville." Guests can anticipate an array of delicious menu items, highlighted by the tender chicken scallopini, the superb meatball appetizer, and the perfectly fried calamari. Many diners mention the generous portion sizes of the meals, including the popular lasagna. The restaurant's surrounding is comfortable with updated decor and good table spacing. Visitors appreciate the friendly and attentive staff. Whether it's the freshly baked bread that "exceeded expectations" or the spaghetti carbonara that guests love, Leo's Italian Social remains a favorite go-to Italian venue in Asheville.
A photo of Glass Onion - Weaverville, NC restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Asheville
Booked 15 times today
The Glass Onion, located in Weaverville, North Carolina, has been recognized for its excellent Italian cuisine. It's been hailed as a "hidden treasure," exceeding culinary expectations with its "authentic Italian pastas", "fresh fettuccine with pork belly and shrimp" and "seafood ravioli". The extensive wine and cocktail list, featuring specialty bourbons and Italian wines, also has drawn high praise. Reviewers frequently mentioned attentive and expert service, contributing to an outstanding dining experience. Many have compared the quality of food and service favorably to Italian restaurants in major metropolitan areas. The Glass Onion is valued as a restaurant delivering all the "exquisite Italian Flavors" in a small town setting.
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