Glass Onion - Weaverville, NC

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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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Traditional Thanksgiving and ala carte dinner menu is available from 12pm-5:45. Full menu is available on website, book early to reserve your space. We will confirm all reservations 3 days prior, please ensure telephone number is up to date. We will need a verbal confirmation to hold reservation.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 871 People Are Saying
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MJ
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pasta in the Asheville area. The ingredients are top quality and the chef know how to do everything simply but to perfection. The pasta is deliciously al dente and the sauses are delicious. I especially love the wild boar bolognese and their delicious garlic rolls. The atmosphere is "cushioned bistro" with well controlled noise level. The whole experience is relaxing and delicious. Highly recommended. Also Wednesday night all the regular pastas are $15 with half price on a bottle of wine.

b
Western NC
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice evening. Food was good. Server was very nice and professional.

AN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was sophisticated and delicious!! The the starting bread with garlic butter WOW.

j
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant restaurant, excellent food and service.

CL
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good attentive service; food a bit unimaginative but solid fare.

f
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As Always, delicious food and excellent service. Have dined here many times and have never been disappointed.

l
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Glass Onion exceeded our expectations in every area! We’ve already recommended this restaurant to several friends in Asheville. Treat yourself to an amazing dining experience in a charming town.

L
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The folks that run this restaurant are pleasant and helpful. The food is incredibly fresh, delicious and creative.

RT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Biz dinner

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RU
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying at the Dry Ridge Inn prior to attending a presentation on "Murder Ballads" at Mars Hill University. We had heard of the Glass Onion and we were not disappointed. The menu was impressive, and our food was excellent. Good selection of wines. The salads featured local greens etc. We talked to the friendly people at an adjacent table and learned that they were regulars at the restaurant. The locals are very pleased to have such a first class restaurant in their little town.

You do not want to miss a visit to the Dry Ridge Inn and the Glass Onion Restaurant.

PD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for brunch food was OK, nothing great, not terrible.

j
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked because of the great reviews on line, and we were not disappointed! Authentic Italian food, hard to find in our area. The house made raviolis were made with pumpkin in a walnut cream sauce, makes my mouth water just thinking about how wonderful they were! We will definitely be back!

SH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was good and we liked the bread and salads but the Bolognese was watery and lacked flavor. It was our only disappointing meal on our trip to Asheville.

VA
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the first time dining at Glass Onion for my party of four. It was a birthday dinner so I asked for a back corner table and their best server. We arrived a little early and were quickly seated - at a wonderful table in the corner near the kitchen. Our server was Allie (extremely friendly, accommodating and attentive) Started with Calamari - very good and we all enjoyed it. We all tried different dishes, the angel hair pasta & shrimp, Wild Boar Bolognese, salmon and then one of the evening specials, horseradish gnocchi with braised short ribs and a side of braised swiss chard. Everything was excellently presented and delicious. We then celebrated the birthday with blueberry crumb, coconut cake, creme' brulee, and Julia Child's warm brownie. Wonderful dinner with wonderful friends. None of us were disappointed at all - it is a trek for us to come - we live in Flat Rock - but it was worth it and I would definitely say we will return to try the lunch and brunch menus. Thank you for making my friend's birthday special. The only complaint I have is - we didn't have enough of that wonderful bread!!! We needed it to sop up all of the fabulous sauces and gravies.

M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this restaurant.
Wish they had vegan option.
Food is consistently good
Should keep their chocolate sorbet permanently
on the menu. It is the BEST!

JP
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our first favorite restaurants! Superb service, excellent food, inviting wine list. Glass Onion is a decided winner.

CM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for us locals! Always bring my visitors here.

DD
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently delicious menu served by pleasant staff always makes for an enjoyable afternoon or evening in this friendly town convenient to Asheville.

DT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Easy parking... what's not to love!

DB
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service!

BR
Western NC
26 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Glass Onion is our favorite place behind Limones in terms of eating high quality food out. Their menu delivers some fantastic meals and we always love the garlic rolls...yum! I had the Wild Boar Bolognese again tonight, which is my favorite there. You can't go wrong with just about every other menu choice, but they do italian very well. Their cuts of beef and seafood are always excellent too. We always enjoy their desserts too, several great choices including the best Tiramisu I've ever had. The coconut cake is a big winner too.

TH
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're in the Asheville area, you must have lunch or dinner here. The food is fresh and prepared perfectly.

PF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good. Last visit the food was excellent. This time it was just okay. Could have been because it was during the art show. But...would definitely try it again.

PG
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the shrimp puttanesca and it was awesome...service was good.

S
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised at quality of service, food & ambiance. Lovely restaurant in a small town. Would recommend & definitely return.

ZO
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal. Homemade pasta was delicious. And the owners and staff are very nice and accommodating. We will be back.

LH
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Never disappoints.

c
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu! Looking forward to returning! Fine northern Italian selections, outstanding service.

BP
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third or fourth time at Glass Onion and the food was excellent. Love the garlic rolls to start and the great service and ambiance. We'll be back!

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. One of our favorite restaurants in Asheville / Weaverville area.

CG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, service & ambiance were wonderful. Our party of four would have been more comfortable at a larger table, as two had canes & had difficulty storing them.

JS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a truly exceptional dining experience in a surprisingly low-key location. Weaverville is about 15 minutes from the bustle of downtown Asheville, and Glass Onion is superior to any of the restaurants I’ve tried there. The owner was on hand to greet us, and the selection and service were superb. A great find

CM
Western NC
29 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our pasta dishes and seafood were really well prepared and tasty. As always, welcoming atmosphere. It's a pleasure to return to Glass Onion again and again. This place is a gem.

OJ
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful spot for a cozy brunch. My wife and I enjoy this place very much.

F
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All of our entrees were delicious - sea bass, trout and scallops, all perfectly prepared. Dessert was disappointing. The blueberry crumble looked great but didn’t have much blueberry taste. This restaurant is always a dependable choice for us!

D
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top shelf. Go here!

EN
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meals were great. The warm bread in garlic infused butter or oil is quite tasty, but beware if you are sensitive to garlic. If you are, then drink two tbs of apple cider vinegar in warm water before your meal; this is also a good idea if you plan to have a seafood dish--mussels in particular--that evening. You might add honey to the potion to make it more palatable.

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent . I would recommend it

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

Excellent food and service! Always great!!

DB
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is truly a gem in downtown Weaverville! We are so glad we found it.

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