Glass Onion - Weaverville, NC

4.7
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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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L
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food delicious - I had the special pumpkin pasta with pecan cream sauce.. would have licked the plate if I could have. Hubby had fish sandwich.. was fine but not outstanding. Especially enjoyed the low noise level and attentive waitress service so we could sit and chat with friends over a yummy meal.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best veal I have ever had. Enjoyed dining here very much, as did the 4 others in our party.

AG
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Thanksgiving meal. And our server, Tom, was incredible. Many thanks to all at the Glass Onion for being open on this holiday!

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to go here and the Thanksgiving dinner was again delicious and delightful in everyway - a little NYC restaurant in the middle of Weaverville!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Thanksgiving dinner was delicious with several choices offered to please anyone’s palate. My husband chose the traditional turkey and typical sides and I chose the leg of lamb because I love it and don’t prepare it at home. We split the light and fluffy pumpkin pie and left with a take home box for supper.
Glass Onion is a smart bistro in the heart of the trout fishing western NC area. We will certainly drive the hour again and bring friends for their Global Italian fare!

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. I would recommend it

t
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at this popular spot in Weaverville. The proprietors are friendly, hardworking, and front of house. Staff are well trained, professional and knowledgeable. The complimentary garlic rolls are worth the journey, using a Michelin comparison. The food was inspiring. Recommend arriving early evening, since the cozy restaurant fills up, even midweek.

JK
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little restaurant with terrific food.

TR
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing as always! Our server was outstanding, unfortunately I waited too long to write this review and don’t remember his name. Highly recommend this local gem.

G
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very friendly staff! We enjoyed a wonderful gluten free meal.

V
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! Outstanding menu...wonderful atmosphere. We are regulars.

C
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Glass Onion is always good and has never disappointed.

MD
Western NC
31 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistantly delicious and comfortable atmosphere. Staff is friendly and accommodating.

B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

This was my first visit to Glass Onion and to Weaverville, NC. Based on the reviews, I would agree that the food was very good. We are vegetarians and the chef graciously modified some dishes for us. There were two things that would keep us from going back to the Glass Onion. First, the wait staff is NOT KNOWLEDGEABLE about the menu. Every time we asked for a clarification or explanation of a dish, the server could not answer the question and had to seek help to answer out questions. I'm from a fine dining restaurant background and EVERY SERVER knows the dishes and how they are prepared. For the level and price of this restaurant, I don't expect to have an order taker come to my table.

Second. This restaurant HAND WRITES your bill! No Point of Sale system. In this day and age that is excusable and made me question if the server/establishment was good at math!

If the Glass Onion can remedy these two issue, I'd give them a 5 all day long.

j
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great meal. one of our favorite places. good value.

LH
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Never disappoints.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food was excellent, service was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and was not disappointed. The eggplant Parmesan was delicious

ML
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Attentive staff, excellent food and atmosphere

MM
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always very good!

AT
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding dinner in a lovely setting. The a Glass Onion is definitely one of the finest restaurants in the Asheville area.

S
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and diverse menu with good wine selection. The pear-beet salad and homemade bread is to die for. A gem in weaverville, nc.

JC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It is an intimate, quiet, pleasant environment, perfect for sharing conversation. The food is good quality, but not adventurous.

r
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. Late lunch on. Friday and not too busy. Very good wine selection. Pumpkin Ravi and truffle fries were great. Good burger and Caesar salad.

OT
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacationing in area

DS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, especially on half-price bottles of wine Wednesdays! It feels like the cozy neighborhood
place it is, with friendly staff, good Italian comfort food, and that easy Weaverville parking across the street. Don't miss the coconut cake.

R
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another great diner with friends at the Glass Onion. Very consistent with good food and service.

OT
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Fresh squeezed orange juice.
Eggs Benedict were just the way I like and Pete was delighted with his hash. Pricey (+$40 for breakfast) but worth it as a special treat.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully friendly service, Ali was knowledgeable about the menu and made the experience fun. Food was presented beautifully and tasted even better!

JW
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time to Glass Onion...awesome place. Great atmosphere...a little noisy but easy to have table conversation. Arrived a few minutes before our reservation and was seated immediately. Service was quick and knowledgeable and the food was great. The wild boar bolognese was awesome and my wife enjoyed their pork chop special that night. Overall a great place to enjoy a meal. We'll be back.

J
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were equally incredible! I would totally recommend this to anyone looking to celebrate a romantic occasion or just enjoy a great meal!

MJ
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

AN
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

j
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant restaurant, excellent food and service.

CL
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

f
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Biz dinner

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