Neighborhood Italian Kitchen
of 19 reviews
1202 Berryville Ave, Winchester, VA - Map
On Sunday, June 28, 2017, my daughter and I had lunch at the Neighborhood Italian Kitchen, 1202 Berryville Avenue in Winchester, Virginia. Its side street is Ross Street, with a traffic light on Berryville Avenue. It’s next to an Exxon filling station at I-81 Exit 115, Route 7 West, and a car dealership is behind it on Ross Street.
It has a parking lot, and hours are daily except Sunday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The phone number is (540) 686-7292; the Web site is www.nikswinchester.com, and the E-mail address is http://nikswinchester.com/contact-niks/. It’s also on Facebook and Twitter. Carryout and Deli services are available.
Watch your step on entering; the sidewalk along the front of the building has a high curb and the door to the right has a raised sill; both require stepping up. There’s no vestibule; the door opens into an entry area with a bench, a single high-rise table, and a reception area on the right behind a counter.
A refrigerated display case offers Deli items to take home. This room’s seating is four booths along a divider separating this space from a side room on the left, another booth across from the kitchen, and a table. The floor was pink and the ceiling white, with recessed bulbs for lighting. The adjoining room has double doors, a small bar in the back with eight stools, and tables here and there.
The menu folder has three double-sided leaves. Categories are Appetizers, Salads, House Specialties, Pasta, Entrees, Sides, House Heroes, New York Style Pizza, Specialty Pizza, Calzone & Stromboli, Kids Menu (12 and under), and Desserts. The back of the menu lists White Wine, Red Wine, Draft Beer, and Bottled Beer. Our server was Bernadette.
My daughter ordered Spaghetti with Meatballs and a house salad. Her meal was good, but she took half of it home because of the serving’s size.
I chose an Eggplant Parmigiana appetizer because it didn’t have sides and I thought that an entrée would be too much to eat. Surprise! The platter held four slices of eggplant, with generous toppings of mozzarella and seasonings. I took half of my serving home too.
We saw one TV screen and I don’t recall hearing music. Although the place was a little noisy, the ambiance was fair. The food was good and plentiful; my daughter’s only negative comment was that her iced tea was instant and not brewed. I rate it as a keeper, and will be back.
The Italian Kitchen opened on Valentine’s Day in 2013, in space once occupied by George’s Pasta, Pizza, & Subs. Any restaurant staying in business for four years must be doing something right. A Neighborhood Italian Kitchen in Berryville at 15-B Crow Street opened its doors just two weeks ago.
Fabulous pizza, fabulous everything. The gyro and Ruben are amazing! We will continue to go back!