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826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
+1 434-972-9463
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Upscale casual Italian, recently expanded seating. It has a good wine list and bar, and open kitchen.

Thank PolitelyOpinionated
Allentown, PA
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394 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you weren't looking for this restaurant, you easily might drive right by it. Fortunately, though, it seems that many people know about Tavola, so if you are planning to dine here, we'd highly recommend getting to the restaurant as close to 5:00 as you can to secure a table. Reservations are not accepted....but, after seeing how quickly the place... More 

Thank LivinglifeinPA
Charlottesville, Virginia
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are new to Charlottesville, and this is our favorite Italian restaurant. If you are there with one special person, we strongly recommend you sit at the bar in this cozy restaurant. You get a close up look at the delicious appetizers being prepared and have the opportunity to talk wine with the restaurant's knowledgeable and friendly... More 

Thank Catc1966
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were passing through Charlottesville and picked this restaurant out randomly. What a find! Not only was the service friendly and outstanding but the food was fabulous. The menu was varied and interesting. The quality and taste of the food was exceptional. We live on the other side of the country and will definitely return to this treasure when we... More 

Thank 478lizt
Potomac, Maryland, United States
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Have come to this place for the last 5 years. As usually, we visited at 5 to avoid the crowds. My daughter likes the rabbit and quell, I like the spicy flavored capellini with seafood, and our usual starter - mussels.

Thank Steven C
Andover, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Last month we entertained a group of 20 at Tavola- possible only with advance planning and in the private dining area behind the back bar. To call the meal delicious would actually be an understatement . Four of our group had eaten here before and raved about the food. It was my first meal here and it was for a... More 

Thank Farmme
Fairmont, West Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Tavola, set in an old Charlottesville storefront, is a great setting for a quaint restaurant with charming character. All the dishes we tasted were amazing, from appetizers to desserts, we were never disappointed. Our server Roz was very friendly, attentive, and helpful. Next time I'm in Charlottesville I know where to stop!

Thank foodandarchitecture
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We visited on recommendation of our B&B hosts. Great little restaurant with authentic Italian food. Small place, no reservations, lively and a little noisy, but great food. Reminded us of Portland, OR restaurants on 23rd St.

Thank Robert M
Kensington, Maryland
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We read about the fabulous food on Trip Advisor and decided to have my birthday dinner here. I had the beet salad and scallop entree. My hubby had a sardine salad and eggplant parm. We shared a tiramisu. Everything was so delicious. There were about 20 of us waiting to enter at 5--all of retirement age. Music was extremely loud... More 

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Richmond, VA
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Cute atmosphere. Excellent wine list. I could have licked the bowl clean of Apple soup! Italian food which comforted my body and soul. The meal was so satisfying, so good. Make reservations and go - now!

Thank Love2Travel804

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-972-9463
An intimate, lively neighborhood restaurant located in the charming Belmont district of Charlottesville, VA, tavola offers inspired rustic Italian dining through the use of quality ingredients and a simple philosophy fostered by a staff passionate about food, wine, craft cocktails and personal service. Due to our limited seating, we do not take reservations outside of special events.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?