Glass Onion - Weaverville, NC

4.7
795 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Glass Onion is an independently owned neighborhood restaurant serving northern Italian cuisine. Located in quaint downtown Weaverville, a short 10 minute drive north of Asheville. We offer locally farm sourced ingredients, everything from vegetables, fruit, lamb, beef & rabbit. We are proud to showcase our farmers, if they grow it or raise it, we serve it. Our commitment to quality and excellence is readily apparent in our simply prepared northern cuisine. Everything we serve is housemade starting with rich stocks, homemade pastas and all desserts. So come on down and enjoy simple, delicious meals made with fresh, top-quality ingredients expertly prepared, promptly served, and reasonably priced.
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Tampa
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service; delicious food

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. I would recommend it

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ND
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend’s anniversary

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AB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Scallops were wonderful. Highly recommend.

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JW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visit the Glaas Onion when you want a welcoming atmosphere, enough quiet that you can carry on a conversation, and enough energy to encourage fun. The food is carefully prepared and there are unique pairings of main selections and sides. This is the place to take visitors, friends, and family!

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DD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food as always outstanding. Presentation excellent. Service outstanding as usual. One of my favorite restaurants. Superior

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LM
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! My husband and I love having out date nights here. Its just a sweet, intimate dinner for two. It's also a great place for a large group. It's a must try eatery in Weaverville, NC!

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TC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We keep returning, and have never had a meal that was anything other than excellent. If you like Scallops, don't miss the Glass Onion's- the chef does these as well as anyone anywhere.

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SS
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!! We go there for all of our birthdays, anniversaries any special occasions basically any reason to go. Best place in Weaverville and probably one of the best places in all of Asheville!

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like the food i would recommend it

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TV
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal at the Glass Onion! Scallops cooked to perfection! Always enjoy it there!!

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AM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food prepared obviously with much care and love...this is "our small town" favorite and is an exceptionally lovely place to enjoy a finer meal but not necessarily feeling "too fancy" or out of place if you're not dressy...we just love it!

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t
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we always enjoy our meals at glass onion-one of our favorites.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy dining at The Glass Onion a few times a month.
The food is consistently wonderful and they always have great specials.
The gazpacho is the best I’ve ever tasted and I’ve tasted a lot of it.
The service is top notch, they remember what you drank last time and are always making sure things are to your liking.
I highly recommend having lunch or dinner there.

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JS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impromptu outing. Near closing. Awesome service. Never rushed us, in fact encouraged us to take our time. And the food! OMG, off the charts good. Best dining out experience we have had in a very long time. Thank you Glass Onion!

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g
Pinehurst
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent lunch! Great service.

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SG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Glass Onion is always a superb experience! The Aperol Spritz was lovely, my scallops were excellent and the polenta on which they rested was delicious! One of these days I am just going for dessert because I am always too full and they look so good...

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly place!!
Food came out with perfect timing!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate setting, fabulous food

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. The artichoke salad with spinach, sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella was the best! Please keep that on the menu as last GN as you can! I’ll be coming back within the week just for that salad.
Allie is a friendly, efficient and quality server!

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M
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were disappointed in the food. It wasn’t horrible but definitely not great.

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S
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great little restaurant in a lovely little town, have been going there for years and will continue to.

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h
Western NC
20 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Generous portions, upscale menu and high quality ingredients.

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e
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fransico was a fantastic waiter. Although he admitted he was fairly new at the Glass Onion, he served and performed with great professional and polite manners as well as being pleasingly attentive. He is great with conversation as well. He was a major part to our enjoyment with dining at the Glass Onion.

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AN
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful as always.. can't wait to come back

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SP
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wisely ordered the special which was fresh ravioli stuffed with duck confit, shiitake mushrooms and three cheeses. Plus a fabulous bottle of Cote du Rhône. Quality would compete with any world class restaurant. Awesome!

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CM
Western NC
26 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

As always, wonderful in every way. Food was fantastic but also the atmosphere was great and the staff was good and the welcoming from the co-owner who helms the front of the house was terrific. Food was wonderful. Salad and pork chop and scallop entrees were terrific. Wine was really nice to go with. Dessert was delicious. Honestly, you cannot go wrong dining here. Just love it.

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JW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful selection of wines by the glass. Nice place for a quiet meal featuring fresh ingredients.

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AH
Western NC
45 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here frequently and it’s always excellent. Great service and excellent food

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TS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a phenomenal dinner and the service was excellent. It's great to have such a wonderful restaurant right here in Weaverville.

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l
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstsnding all around. Wait staff exvellent. Cocktails made the way ordered. If you are looking for an upscale place to dine go to this wonderful eatery!

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BW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner!!! I get in at least once a month for lunch. Eggplant parmigiana remains my very favorite.

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AT
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an outstanding dinner at Glass Onion. This is a real gem and one of my most favorite restaurants in the Asheville area. The calamari appetizer is wonderful. The pasta dishes are excellent and the same can be said for meat or fish entrees as well. It is a charming restaurant and I always enjoy it.

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GN
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.
Food was prepared perfectly and the service by Jade was outstanding.

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JA
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Glass Onion is one of my faves.
This lunch visit I ordered eggplant Parmesan. I got two little rounds of breaded eggplant with cheese and sauce over a huge amount of angel hair. Was expecting much more eggplant with a small side of pasta.
The eggplant wasn’t great.
I will continue to eat here unless I find that the food is not great. One bad meal happens. Besides, it was edible, just not up to their usual standards.
Parking in Weaverville continues to be awful. It’s getting more like downtown Asheville every day.
I hope the repairs to the lot finish soon. So many spots unavailable.

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JH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, great food with very good service in a nice and comfortable setting! Without a doubt one of our go to places in the Asheville area. .

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JA
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love The Glass Onion. This dinner happened to be a special occasion, but we go when we just want great food and a nice ambiance.
The real celebration is on the plate!
Try it and see.

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DR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food is pretty good but for the prices we really wanted to be thoroughly impressed and were not. The value just wasn’t there.

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EH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Yes! The food is, without a doubt, some of the best near Asheville. The service is outstanding. I have always enjoyed our evenings there. The only thing is that I wish they would limit tables to eight and have only one or two tables for eight available. The noise level can be distracting at peak times. Other than that, I cannot think of a better dining experience.
PS - You are really missing out if you don't get the fried calamari as an appetizer and creme brulee for desert. 😍

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