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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 36 restaurants in St. Michaels
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This was our first time at Ava's. We called an hour ahead for 7pm seating. We were seated right away upon arrival. Given the choice of inside or outside. Beautiful night, but we decided to take the window seat inside. Service was outstanding. The waitress offered wine recommendation and it was a great choice. Appetizer was the wasabi oysters. Delicious.... More

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new jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We never go to St. Mike's without incorporating a trip to Ava's into it. We are in the area several times throughout the year and during all seasons. With Ava's "call ahead" we are able to shorten the wait time and once we are seated we never feel rushed. The wine and beer lists are extensive. The brick oven pizza... More

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St. Michaels, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Ava's is the most dependable restaurant in St Michaels. Consistently good food at a reasonable price in a pleasant atmosphere, Ava's is a community favorite. The bar has a pleasant atmosphere and the outside garden with a fireplace in chilly weather give the diner several dining options. The wonderful pizza crust is hand tossed and very thin and, while they... More

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Severn, MD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Tried this place for lunch after reviewing the great reviews here, and it was well worth it! Tried the pizza on special and it was delicious! Great patio area in the back to enjoy a nice day, with a unique and awesome water feature!. Wish I lived closer, I'd go back often!!

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Madison, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This restaurant was recommended at our B&B (The Snuggery) as a choice for either pizza or other food with a Cajun twist. My husband had a sandwich of meat from short ribs, which was very tender with a flavorsome sauce. I had a grilled vegetable panini - very tasty and not too 'heavy'. Good beer list. We shared an order... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were at Ava’s on a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon. It was after brunch and before dinner, so many restaurants along Talbot Street were not open. I was in the mood for something warm and hearty, and was really hoping they had cream of crab soup. No such luck, but we decided on pastas – the Shrimp Fra Diavolo and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Ava's is a local favorite, a bustling pizza and wine bar with a growing list of entrees, from burgers to Shrimp diablo. The staff is congenial and skillfully moves hundreds of diners through the modest size restaurant each weekend evening. Love it for the feel of a local hangout, with great good and ambiance.

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Easton, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

One of my favorite places in St Michaels is vastly becoming a disappointment. all due to poor service. The past several times at Ava's our Waitress was quick, impatient, slammed down my wine glass and RUDE. I was also informed She was the owner?.. The hostess is also too hurried and rude. Friday evening we were completely ignored, trying to... More

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ceabiscuit, Owner at Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your concerns. We take pride in our customer service, and I assure you that we take your comments seriously. I have spoken with our entire staff, not just the server and host, regarding the your concerns, and I assure you that if you decide to try Ava's again, you will have a... More

Milton, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Because it was a rare sunny and warm day in March, we decided to sit outside on the patio. One wall was a large mosaic and the other contained a waterfall created from beer taps---both easy on the eyes! Known for their wood-grilled pizza, they did not disappoint. They also have a variety of unique, healthy sandwiches. The homemade chips... More

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Frankford, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

NICE place for lunch after visiting winery and brewery down the street. Had salads and pizza of day.

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