Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian & Cielo Catering



In every neighborhood in Brooklyn and the small towns on Long Island where I grew up, certain restaurants were institutions. Generational and family-run, they ranged from small Jewish delis to Italian neighborhood restaurants to 24-hour Greek diners. These places were like second homes to me — they created a sense of comfort through food.

I soon realized that Asheville had no authentic “Old-School” New York Italian restaurants, and inspired by my own family’s cooking, I created an experience combining the atmosphere & food that I know and love. I wanted to bring an affordable, comforting, neighborhood Italian restaurant to Asheville. At Vinnie’s, folks can begin new traditions with their families and friends, all while evoking memories of good times past.

Vinnie’s opened its doors in 2010, and has since grown into a beloved dining destination.

I’m proud to welcome you in our restaurant, where every night is a party!


Cielo Catering

At Cielo, we believe that the joy, intimacy, and significance of your celebration should be reflected in the food, spirits, and service at your event. We specialize in experiences featuring live-fire cooking to engage and foster a sense of togetherness in your guests. We create an unforgettable experience by tailoring the menu around your personal taste, seasonal availability, and globally inspired cuisine.

Contact Information

Address: 641 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804

Phone: 828-253-1077