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826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
+1 434-972-9463
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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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 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Steven C
Andover, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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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 3 weeks ago 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!

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Thank foodandarchitecture
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Robert M
Kensington, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Love2Travel804
Charlottesville, Virginia
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is our favorite place to dine in Charlottesville. The food is consistently wonderful at this small neighborhood restaurant. Be sure to get there early since they don't take reservations. Try the pesto burrata or the roasted fennel orange appetizer.

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Palmyra, VA
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Always top ranked, "among the top three", it is clearly now indeed the best. Creative legitimate Italian food, properly priced and elegantly plated and presented by professional servers, preceded by expertly made cocktails and followed by a diverse choice of wines, all consistently provided, lifts Tavola to or sustains it as The Best, regardless of cuisine. There can be only... More 

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Thank Jeff J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were conferencing in Charlottesville and visited Tavola. The food was understated and delicious. Locally sourced and clearly loved by the attentive chefs, it was carefully plated and creatively seasoned. The scallops were little seared pillows of joy! The bruscetta was crispy with a hint of butter, thinly sliced, and a perfect foundation for the sweet, chewy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?