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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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%
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.
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.
We were thoroughly impressed with the authentic Italian dishes. Only one word needed: Excellent!
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.
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.
Amazing food and atmosphere! I absolutely would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves good Italian food
Excellent, beautiful soft non verbal music, didn't have to talk loud to have a conversation. Food and service excellent
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.
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.
Great Caesar salad and eggplant parmesan
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.
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!
Ansolutly delicious !!! Perfect dinner for the 1st night of our honeymoon and we’re going back for the speakeasy :)
Just ok. We have been in the past ..better service owner came to talk to us. This time nothing special.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The best authentic Italian food. Great service. Must try
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.
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.
Food was absolutely delicious and service was great!
Excellent Lasagne! Best restaurant in downtown Hendersonville!
We visit the Hendersonville area once a year, we always make time to visit Renzo's - we love everything about the place.
The food was a little over cooked but Jackie our server was excellent.
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...