A type of twisty pasta whose name is derived from the Italian word for “twins”
You could say Gemelli’s origin story comes down to a fortuitous twist of fate: man and woman meet, fall in love, marry, and become pregnant—to their great gobsmacked surprise—with twins! Gemelli may exist thanks to Founder and Chef Anthony Cerrato’s Italian heritage, his devotion to Italia’s culinary traditions, and his decades of experience owning and operating several of Asheville’s most beloved Italian restaurants, but it’s these two little darlings that inspired his latest venture.
Gemelli brings an all-day casual Italian dining experience to West Asheville, at 70 Westgate Parkway, next to EarthFare. Customers can expect gourmet Italian food and scratch-made pastas, ravioli, and sauces served in a stylish, inviting setting that was created for social gathering. Breakfast and brunch serves up house-made Italian pastries and fine coffees as well as more substantial offerings. Lunch and dinner brings fresh salads, antipasti, Sicilian-style pizzas, and made-to-order pasta dishes to the table. We cater to gluten, dairy, and other dietary sensitivities. We also offer house craft cocktails on draft and a curated selection of Italian wines, available via bottle service or our self-serving Cruvinet dispenser for individual pours.