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“Won't Be Back”

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Ranked #225 of 840 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$32
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Contemporary American Italian cuisine. Handcrafted soups, salads, pizza, pasta, chicken, seafood, beff and veal dishes. Extensive wine list and gluten-free menu. Patio dining and fire pit. Full service catering and private dining.Every Tuesday, 25% Off all bottled wines. Every Wednesday, 1/2 Off all specialty martinis. Try you are family style dining, our versions of "Italian Comfort Food". Open for lunch and dinner.
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. Sat in the bar to watch the Sunday game and have dinner. Had a small but good martini and enjoyed an Oregon Pinot Noir. Bread service was adequate. Crab cake was tasty and came with a spinach and tomato orzo. Ordered salmon cooked medium for my entree. It came seriously under cooked and not very tasty. Vegetables on the plate were average. Although I was seated at a table in the bar, the servers gathered were far more interested in some type of discussions other than asking how my meal was. My water glass was almost empty the entire meal. Never a refill. Not returning.

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Asheville T, Manager at Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

We are sorry to hear your meal was less than expected. Please allow us the opportunity to make sure your next visit includes the "wow" factor. Ask for Allen or Stephen and we will do our best to exceed your expectations

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had looked at dining in another restaurant across the way, but prices were higher than what we wanted to spend, so we decided to take our chances with Travinia and I am glad we did. Wasn't too busy, but has a lovely interior - nice booths that offer some privacy and a nice atmosphere for dining. Our server was great, offered up some suggestions and made sure we were taken of care of as the dining experience progressed... Started with the calamari - which you can over cook in a flash - but it came out lightly crusted and cooked to perfection! I ordered the lobster ravioli (appetizer size, 3 raviolis) and it was delicious... so good in a nice light tomato cream sauce. YUM. My friend had the crabcake Travini, (appetizer portion) and was delighted with the concentration of crab and not much filler! We weren't going to have desert - just wanted to look at the menu - but ordered the Apple Crostada and ate every single bite. It was that good! They won us over for sure. We also split a bottle of wine. It was a really good lunch and good value in such a unlikely location - glad we ventured in and would definitely return. My half of the bill, including tip was $46.

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Thank babsyaz
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We stopped in here for an Italian sandwich while traveling. The area is very nice and inviting. The service was wonderful. The meat on our sandwiches was super good. Their Mambo Italiano sandwich was an Italian sandwich with Roast Beef. It added an extra dimension of flavor. The bread was very good. We'll stop in again when passing through the area.

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Thank P D
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

My pasta was great, my wife thought hers was just ok. She is too picky. Nice menu, decent prices considering the location and good service.

Thank markfarner58
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Totally enjoyed the chicken marsala- amazing! But, Will, our server, made the visit. What an engaging and attentive server. We will be back!

Thank Bill W
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