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“The BEST Deli Outside of NYC!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Viva Delicatessen - CLOSED

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Viva Delicatessen
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Description: It's located in ever popular West Asheville. My mother is a reuben expert. She loves their reuben. It's an authenic deli. They have a decent beer selection.
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Description: It's located in ever popular West Asheville. My mother is a reuben expert. She loves their reuben. It's an authenic deli. They have a decent beer selection.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The BEST Deli Outside of NYC!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

I ate at Viva while visiting my best friend who lived in Asheville at the time and was SO IMPRESSED! I had one of the best sandwiches I've ever had - including at the numerous NYC delicatessens I have dined in. DELICIOUS food and kind staff! Would go every day for lunch if I lived in Asheville!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Julia V
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Asheville, North Carolina
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147 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“new york pastrami made in west asheville, North Carolina”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

west asheville is slowly but surely losing its grunginess and gaining a reputation for some fine restaurants. it is a shame that the area is still not upscale enough to entice out-of-towners. This place 625 Haywood Rd is an example of true grunge but outstanding food...both to go and to eat at the joint. (and a joint it is). Once you get behind the place and park, then inhale the wonderful aromas you have to check in and look around. A few tables, old and rickety chairs, but the food....wow! I had a hot pastrami on rye that brought back memories of Katz's deli in Manhattan. I once had a breakfast there and truly great eggs and onions. Just forget the environment both inside and out and enjoy the visit. Sorry, but the rye, made here, is to be forgiven; I have yet to find a rye bread in Asheville as good as in NYC.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank shanadad
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Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best sandwiches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012 via mobile

Great cheeses, meats, and bread. Everything is made/cut right there in the deli. Located right on haywood rd. If youre a traveler there are lots of fun things to do on haywood rd and the arts district is around the corner.

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1 Thank msCampbell8391
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Asheville, North Carolina
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Little Deli”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

My mother and I eat there every so often and it is always good. Sometimes there are variations among food items due to the fact that the food is prepared daily. Last time I got cole slaw and loved it, this time the slaw was different but still good. Mother still loves their reubens. Also, they have cheeses, bagel chips, and other items for sale.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Kim E
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