Average. Decided to give this place a try on our trip to Asheville, after reading the top restaurants from online. The decor was mediocre. Quaint, but nice. The hostess was friendly and greeted us warmly. There were two other couples in the restaruant on the Wednesday night we arrived, and rightfully so we were seated immediately. The server approached our table to greet us, and then stated she was going to grab menus and silverware (remember, only two other couples in the restaurant) which took well over five minutes because we noticed her having an informal conversation with the hostess...what ever could they have been talking about? The beer and wine selection were both adequate and to our liking. We started with the Calamria for an appetizer, and I would have to agree with the previous persons review about over-breading and lack of taste. Our entrees, (pollo piccatta alla veneziana , pollo saltimbocca, capelli d'angelo pasta) were reasonably priced, but lacked flavor and were served luke warm. None of the entrees were anything that we hadn't experienced elsewhere and with better results. We did not stay for dessert. The best part of the evening was the guitar player, "Mark", who did a great job of setting the mood with nice renditions of James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce, and others. Again, an average night, but umfortunately not one that we will repeat.
121 Tunnel RdAsheville, NC 28805
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31 Woodfin St.Asheville, NC 28801
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We live very near this restaurant, which is no longer Savoy, but is indeed called Vinnie's. Italian food. I can't say enough good things about this place. The last time we ate there, the service wasn't as good as usual, but it was still excellent! The pizza fell on the floor when put on that tray on the table, but the hostess or our server immediately took care of this mishap. In past visits, and with this last one, right when we walk in the door we feel welcomed, enthusiastically welcomed! The place is always busy and we can tell that the people eating here are mostly locals like us, which often means that Vinnie's is doing something right. The food is simply excellent too. Order anything and you'll love it. But honestly, it's the service that has kept us coming back. Just to let you know, I don't have any connections of any kind to this restaurant, but just want to see these good people continue to thrive. More restaurants should follow Vinnie's service practices.
I have been eating at the Bistro 1896 for about 10 years and in my opinion, it consistantly has the best food and the best service. The help is always friendly and the food is excellent. I love to take my friends to 1/2 price wine day on Tuesdays. And I like that I can get a balanced/beautiful meal at lunch for a great price. I also like the fact that if I just feel like having a piece of chicken added to my meal, or I ask them not to make things spicey or spicier, they accommodate me without question. I have heard people ordering who have a special diet for things like diabetes and there is never a question--they will do what you ask. That seems to be a rare thing with some restaurants who just want to do it their way and seem to forget that customer service is what it is all about. I rate the Bistro 1896 with 5 stars, Exceptional! Sandy McCall, Southern Life Realty