Renzo's Ristorante

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$30 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Renzo's Ristorante is a fine dining Italian restaurant featuring authentic hand-made Italian food. Renzo's has seating available upstairs and downstairs. lf you would like a specific floor, please specify in special request section of your reservation. We will try our best to accommodate your request if there is availability. There are private rooms available for private and corporate events;
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Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Dirty bread plate,stuck to the table? Not what you would expect from this restaurant. Maybe when Mr. Renzo is not there the move will play.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pasta fabulous

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RF
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous veal piccata and incredible homemade cannolis. Renzo visited our table and was charming. Upstairs is a Speakeasy. Italian medium to low priced wine list choices.

L
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Hendersonville. Service is always good. Food consistent and delicious. On Saturday nights we go to the Speakeasy which is so much fun.

ML
Charlotte
62 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the decor - what a lovely restaurant. Unique touches here and there and just a special place. The gnocchi was very good and enough to share - glad the two of us split this entree. I was VERY disappointed in the salad. I ordered the Caesar Salad with no anchovies and no Caesar dressing. I wanted to try the house dressing on the side. The $10 salad was literally a bowl of chopped up romaine, five croutons and one anchovy. The house dressing was VERY thick and VERY mayo based, so I didn't eat it. I took the anchovy off and again - a $10 bowl of lettuce and five croutons. No cheese. Nothing. The waitress brought some fresh grated cheese to add to it. (I ended up using balsamic vinegar and olive oil, which was just fine.) My boyfriend couldn't stomach the house dressing on his salad either.

It was a Sunday, so not crowded at all. One dropped fork by my foot...but otherwise the service was good.

Would I go again? Maybe to the bar...very cute bar area.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

B
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

I have eaten here many times, the food is usually good. Unfortunately the food is not always consistent. Example, one time great caesar salad, next time soggy. But it is a very nice place.

r
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Go on Thursday -Saturday nights and eat upstairs at the Speakeasy. Enjoy delicious food and live music and Dancing from 7-10 PM. Excellent service too. The filet, trout and veal were all excellent.
So much fun.

CB
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really awesome service! Our group was able to have a great conversation without constantly stopping to ask our server for missing items. Everything was there at the beginning and he kept the drinks flowing with great timing. We'll all be coming back again!

C
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

My first time and I was surprised. Nice restaurant and Renzo came by to welcome us, my companion had eaten several times at his restaurant in Coral Gables Florida. She had been to Renzo's a few times but did not find it comparable at all to Coral Gables. The lunch menu may be more within my budget. I find a $10 salad and a $24 dollar plate of pasta rather steep. Pasta is not made in house, which it could easily be - so I find the charges even more out of line. Since everything is ala carte there are no frills. Two small pieces of bread per person is also chintzy. Our server was not very attentive and her accent was so heavy my companion had trouble understanding what she was saying. I am still not sure what the special of the night was. My tea was gone for 10 minutes to be refilled. I will leave Renzo's to the tourists and deep pocket locals.

j
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor and great service are just another perk at this fabulous restaurant. Authentic Italian prepared with finesse. It’s a nice way to spend an evening. Then go upstairs to their Speakeasy and dance off the calories. It’s a super fun place to enjoy a drink, live music, and fun.

CV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the, if not the, best Italian restaurants I've been too. This place feels straight out of Italy with the decor, service and most importantly the food. It feels like every dish was made in someone's kitchen in Italy. I highly recommend this place, Renzo is a great host and the lasagna especially is worth coming to try! Will be back 100%

LH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diners at this exceptional find in downtown Hendersonville. Have tried many famous restaurants around the world and we were wowed by finding Renzo’s along Main Street in tiny Hendersonville.
Trout was presented magazine beautifully as well as outstandingly delicious.
Will make Renzos our go to place for all evening out meals on Main.
Wow!

j
Western NC
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate downstairs in the main restaurant and then went upstairs to the Speakeasy to listen to music and dance. The whole experience was fabulous. We shared a Caesar salad. Plenty for 2, in our opinion. Then I had little neck clams in a white wine sauce over pasta. All the pasta is homemade. Actually, everything is from scratch. My husband had the salmon. Both were excellently prepared. The service was great. The decor is really interesting. Creative. Romantic. Comfortable. There are only about a dozen or so tables. Upstairs there are private rooms for parties and the Speakeasy. Women even dress the part in vintage flapper dresses. So fun. Great entertainment. Live singer and her dad who is like an MC who sings, place instruments, and even comes down onto the dance floor. Dancing. In all, we recommend Renzo's for a great meal and a special evening.

JG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were thoroughly impressed with the authentic Italian dishes. Only one word needed: Excellent!

g
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We went here for the first time 5 years ago and didn't like it then. It wasn't that good and it was overpriced. Given that was so long ago we decided to try it again. I'm afraid nothing has changed. The food was very bland, I could easily make better at home. Highly disappointed after the price we paid. The meat and cheese board for an appetizer was poor. Essentially it was slices of Italian deli meats and cheeses. Who puts sliced provolone on a cheese board at a fancy restaurant? Essentially I could have used the board to make and Italian hoagie. The salmon mushroom pasta had no taste whatsoever. The lasagna was just ok. Waiter was nice but not very knowledgeable and slow. Had chocolate mousse for dessert and one of us got sick within minutes after eating it. I definitely would not recommend Renzos.

BS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Anniversary

J
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the service. This is the first in a long time that I have cleaned my plate it was that good.

JS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere! I absolutely would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves good Italian food

L
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, beautiful soft non verbal music, didn't have to talk loud to have a conversation. Food and service excellent

L
Jacksonville
69 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last night in Hendersonville, so we have to go to Renzo's and have great Italian food and good music by Nello and friends. Upon our return home we finished off the dinner from the night before that I had frozen for our long drive home. One of many reasons to return to Hendersonville.

T
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mr. Renzo is a great host. He gave us a personal tour of his new upstairs speak easy.
The minestrone needs improvement; more vegetables and fewer potatoes.

The tiramisu is to die for.

RS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Caesar salad and eggplant parmesan

SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Renzo's is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. We have gone to this restaurant with many different people and there has never been one complaint. The food is excellent, the wines chosen by Renzo himself, with many ingredients brought from Italy because what is available here does not meet Renzo's exacting standards.
If noise bothers you, ask for a table upstairs, where the rooms are more intimate. In recent weeks, an old speakeasy, which has been refurbished, has opened at Renzo's. On Friday and Saturday nights, Nello and Michelle Masci play a mix of fun music, and create an entertaining and fun environment. Thursday is jazz night, with occasional Wednesday specials, e.g., Latin Night or maybe line dancing. You can go to the speakeasy even if you don't eat at the restaurant, but then a $10 entertainment charge will be added to your bill. Go online to see the video.

MF
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I'm in Hendersonville, I intentionally make it to Renzo's Ristorante. The food is authentic Italian cuisine, completely delicious, with exceptional service in a lovely atmosphere. Do NOT miss Nona's lasagna or the tiramisu (best in the world, in my opinion, including tiramisu I've been served in Italy). You will not regret the trip!

S
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ansolutly delicious !!! Perfect dinner for the 1st night of our honeymoon and we’re going back for the speakeasy :)

a
Tampa
52 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Just ok. We have been in the past ..better service owner came to talk to us. This time nothing special.

MR
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food is amazing. If you love authentic Italian food- it is at Renzo's.
The restaurant has a nice ambiance. The restaurant seems to be struggling and needs a good operational manager that will help to bring Renzo's vision to life more effectively. There are not enough servers or they are not trained well. Possibly the kitchen is struggling because it has seemed to be chaos relative to all operational matters. The last two times we have been in the service has been terrible which is a shame because it ruins the experience. We will wait to see if things improve

P
Jacksonville
60 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

We have previously enjoyed this restaurant. But this time, my husband and I both thought our entrees were simply reheated leftovers. We both had a vegetarian option — the mushroom risotto. It was blobs of risotto with mushrooms dumped in bowls. It was all stuck together. We both thought our bowls had probably been filled and refrigerated hours before waiting to be reheated as needed. The mushrooms were tasty but for the price we paid. we expected fresh dinners, presented well. in warm bowls.

TL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit but will not be our last. We had heard great things about Renzo’s and it was all true. We took a friend who is considering relocating to Hendersonville and she was impressed with the area and especially the dining experience.

LE
Nashville
28 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had very nice dinner. Excellent Food. Service was quick but could be just a tad more friendly. That would not keep me away. Enjoy everything. Highly recommend.

j
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overpriced for the value. The dining experience would have been more memorable had the owner and staff been a bit more ingratiating especially knowing that we were dining for a special event.

a
Tampa
52 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The best authentic Italian food. Great service. Must try

JL
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed lunch and dinner in the last couple of days. The quality and execution of the meals were exceptional. Thank you for such an authentic Italian experience.

OT
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, comfortable seating. Our sidewalk view of the formal table settings initially concerned us because we were wanting a casual dining experience. But once we entered the restaurant we were immediately at ease. Shared some appetizers (carpaccio was perfect and a house salad with a nice variety of greens). Eggplant Parmesan was amazing, light and crispy. Delicious! Our other entrees were well presented and just as satisfying.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and service was great!

DJ
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Lasagne! Best restaurant in downtown Hendersonville!

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WT
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We visit the Hendersonville area once a year, we always make time to visit Renzo's - we love everything about the place.

B
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was a little over cooked but Jackie our server was excellent.

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved our first time upstairs at the new SpeakEasy which Renzo’s has just opened! Wonderful ambience & great wait staff! The small plate offerings were delicious & you could also order from Renzo’s main menu. Large selection of the popular mixed drinks of the Roaring 20’s also. The Father/ daughter performing duo sang popular songs from all eras & got everyone up & dancing.
We will definitely go back- a great place for a special occasion & to take company...