Retailer Type: 

  • Restaurant

Ultimate Offerings: 

  • Ice Cream
  • Sorbet


152 Montford Avenue
28804 Asheville , NC
Phone: (828) 552-3110
North Carolina

Chiesa, church in Italian, is a new venture by Robert and Melissa Willingham, seasoned restaurant owners from Baltimore who are in their third year living in Asheville. They were drawn to relocate to Asheville by the vibrant food and restaurant scene, along with the strong sense of community here. They felt that Asheville was the perfect setting for their opening a home-made pasta-centered, neighborhood -style Italian restaurant.

Chiesa (pronounced kee-ay-sa) will feature recipes that Melissa learned from her family — what she calls honest food —- fresh, simple and using the best local ingredients from their farm neighbors. The restaurant will have a menu that changes frequently. The vision for Chiesa includes a Tuesday night “church supper”, featuring a prix fixe menu (vegetarian or non-vegetarian choices) and a community table.

Melissa and Robert spent over a year searching for just the right location for Chiesa, and were thrilled to find a perfect place in the Montford neighborhood.

Located at 152 Montford Avenue. At the corner of Montford and Chestnut Avenues.