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Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar

409 South Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663
410 745 3081
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Ranked #4 of 40 restaurants in St. Michaels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend to sit in the back on the terrace and enjoy your favorite kind of pizza. It was really tasty and the wine was just right. Great stop while walking back to our room at night.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My wife had dinner there Saturday 7/26/14, we sat upstairs, had a great waitress, very knowledgeable about the food on the menu. Great choice of wine and beer. Damian's wasabi oysters were fantastic!! Our server recommended the special pizza of the night, Chicago meatball pizza, excellent. observing what was being served around us the food all looked wonderful. Very nice... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I LOVE getting on tripadvisor to give props to great service but in this case I am doing the EXACT opposite of that. I am sending out a serious WARNING to those very friendly nice kind people out there on weekend vacations trying to get away from it all just chillin then go to grab a glass of wine &... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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279 reviews 279 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I had a fabulous cannelloni at Ava's, made with fresh pasta with a lovely sauce. I ate at the bar and the bartender was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was very nice and even though the restaurant was busy, I wasn't rushed.

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had the wasabi oysters (killer!) and several pizzas tonight. The ingredients are super fresh, the staff is very attentive and friendly, the beer list is really fun. :-)

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easton md
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Noisy, crowded and not that great. A disappointment for us. Not much variety to chose from and felt rushed through it.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a good stop after a boat ride. Fresh food. Their salads were very good and the pizza crust was wonderful. Service was friendly and professional.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stop at Ava's for Italian fare. Outdoor bistro seating as well as indoors. A water feature made from retired beer taps. Loved the beer, homemade lemonade and cannoli lunch. Will stop back for sure!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

On a recent weekend getaway to St. Michaels, Ava's was the hands down surprise winner for best dining experience...even beating out 208 Talbot, which is a fantastic restaurant. The thing that stood out was the freshness of the ingredients, which made the food sumptuous! Because the ingredients are so fresh, the fare reminded me of what I ate at local... More

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Great Falls, VA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Call one hour ahead of when you want to eat to get in waiting-list queue. You do NOT want to get there only to have to wait and get irritated in the process, because this is not a resto to get irritated at. This is a restaurant to love. I started with the scallops and blood-orange salsa. OMG! Cooked perfectly,... More

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