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Eojr Jan 26, 2008 10:30 AM

Try it. Its the best pizzeria this side of Italy..Great value, home made sauces and doughs.

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    rkerr Jan 12, 2011 07:24 PM

    I just ate there the other night with my Dad(who is a self proclaimed Pizza sob). W were quite impressed my husband ordered a white pizza, while I had the eggplant parmigiana, my Dad the pizza snob ordered a plain Cheese pizza.. We all had a house salad to go with our dinner. We topped it off with a home made cannolli. The pizza is as close to a NY pizza as any Iv'e had outside of NY. All of us were more then satisfied with our experience. There is a new owner who came out to greet us and make sure our exp. was enjoyable.BTW He told us he would be running a special on www.dailyinsiderdeals.com (a local group buying site) $8.00 for $20.00 worth of food. I think it is running today and tomorrow. Any other suggestions for me to take my Dad too. He really LOVES Italian food.:) Any thoughts on Vincenzo or Vinnies on Merrimon?

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    1. re: rkerr
      mustardgirl Jan 17, 2011 02:29 PM

      Do not go to Vinnies. Very Mediocre
      There are so many better choices
      If you want great Italian food there is none better than Nona Mia's in west asheville

      1. re: mustardgirl
        chezdy Jan 17, 2011 07:30 PM

        Vinnies is ghastly - Nona Mias is the best hands down - I was at ES once a while back and it was ok...you mentioned a new owner? perhaps another visit is in order...

        1. re: chezdy
          pilches Jan 18, 2011 06:52 AM

          I also love Nona Mia's. Fiore's downtown is also very good. Much nicer atmosphere than Nona Mia's and a little more expensive.

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            gnathaniel Jan 20, 2011 06:35 PM

            I've gotten some great food at Nona Mia but also some duds. I love eggplant parm so I often sample it first when trying an Italian restaurant. Nona Mia's was very disappointing especially for the not-cheap price. The pizzas and salads I've tried have all been delicious, though.

            Thanks for the recommend of Eddie Spaghetti, OP! I'll check it out sometime, I love good NY-style pizza.

            Eddie Spaghetti
            1378 Hendersonville Rd Ste A, Asheville, NC 28803

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      spphrgirl Jan 30, 2008 06:38 PM

      yeah, i actually ate here a while back and i really enjoyed their tortellini cream sauce dish. I am a BIG fan of affordable and delicious pasta, and eddie spaghetti definitely satisfied my craving!

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