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Romantic in Asheville??

peper Feb 11, 2007 12:33 PM

Hey there,

Does anyone know of a romantic place to eat in Asheville that's not too stuffy or overpriced? Just an imtimate little setting with good food?

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    deborahtnc RE: peper Feb 11, 2007 12:47 PM

    There was a series of posts on just that thing last week entitled Salsa or Limones. Check it out. You can add the restaurant next door to Limones, called Ophelia's. It can be a little inconsistent but if you are looking for V day, surely they will have their game on.

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      miss piggy RE: deborahtnc Feb 11, 2007 05:41 PM

      I would suggest Sorrento's. The food is certainly not the best Italian I have ever had, but it is good, and my husband and I always have the best time when we are there. It is not expensive, certainly intimate (only about 15 tables or so), and the lady who owns it is quite a character. It always makes for a fun night out.

      Another suggestion would be wine and tapas at Zambra. Low lighting, great wine list and good tapas spell romance to me.

      PS - Salsa's is good, but by no means romantic. Limones could be, especially after a few of their delicious margaritas!

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        danna RE: deborahtnc Feb 12, 2007 04:11 AM

        I would say Zambra, if you're not too hungry. It can get pricey if you order lots of things, or lots of wine. Ask for one of the tables in the back...I find the little alcove tables with all the ornate pillows on the banquet to be very romantic.

        Fig is romantic and not stuffy, but it is a little overpriced.

      2. jbyoga RE: peper Feb 11, 2007 06:01 PM

        Limones gets my vote - best restuarant in A'ville I think!

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          leahinsc RE: peper Feb 12, 2007 04:15 AM

          I agree with Danna. I like Limones a lot but wouldn't call it romantic. Sorrento's is passable good Italian and it is dim and small...which could work for the romance angle.

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            hyparish RE: peper Feb 13, 2007 11:25 AM

            You might also consider Cafe on the Square

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              bethd127 RE: hyparish Feb 13, 2007 02:37 PM

              closed due to renovation

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              JepJonson RE: peper Feb 13, 2007 02:12 PM

              More a question than a recommendation, as I haven't been there in a long time -- any comments on Savoy?

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                bethd127 RE: JepJonson Feb 13, 2007 02:38 PM

                food quality has been going downhill in recent years. Fig is a better bet.

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                deborahtnc RE: peper Feb 13, 2007 02:45 PM

                I really like Zambra but it can get a little busy on holidays and not as much fun....however, that said, if you sit at the bar, it can be very romantic. Sit on the side where the music is, to the left. The service is great and you can sit side by side and gaze into your honey's eyes........

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