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826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
434-972-9463
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Fun Italian spot in Charlottesville. Wonderful hospitality. Even better, authentic Italian-Roman cuisine. The trio of bruchetta - robiolo with honey and apple, arugula pesto with artichokes and fava been puree with white anchovy andpea tendrils were creative and yummy. The pork cutlet w/ caper... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
lindacrick
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Granville, Ohio
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Granville, Ohio
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Fun Italian spot in Charlottesville. Wonderful hospitality. Even better, authentic Italian-Roman cuisine. The trio of bruchetta - robiolo with honey and apple, arugula pesto with artichokes and fava been puree with white anchovy andpea tendrils were creative and yummy. The pork cutlet w/ caper and garlic was like my mom used to make. Thin, crispy eggplant parm was clean and... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great find in the Belmont area. The special pork was outstanding. The sea bass was tasty. The portions were a perfect size. Great wine choices. It is nice that half bottles are offered. Would definitely return when visiting the Charlottesville.

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Charlottesville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Had heard rave reviews from other folks but was unimpressed. It wasn't anything special. Should probably give it another chance but too many other good places to eat in Charlottesville first.

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Wintergreen, Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We started out with the bread and olive oil and the antipasti which was delicious. The house salad was good and crisp. For entrees, we had the pasta bolognese which was delicious, the fritti Di mare was good and the scallops, which were perfectly cooked. However, the beet risotto was not particularly good; soupy, not very flavorful and could have... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Got there at 5:30 and was already late. DON'T get rid of The Local, it's good on its own and provide a fine bar to wait in. Besides, our waiter says Tavola is soon doubling its footprint in the back room. Was nervous that the food wouldn't be as good as it's been in the past but Tavola continues to... More 

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Went here based off the TripAdvisor reviews and it was absolutely worth it. Very cool atmosphere with a great open kitchen and solid wine list. The Verde salad was light and extremely well prepared. I had the pasta special and I can say it was one of the better Italian dishes I have ever had. Excellent overall experience and I... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Loved it! Enjoyed the atmosphere. Wish it were a bit bigger so they could accommodate more. Travola needs to take over The Local & expand. Great wine, great food & great to hang out with great friends.

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We ate there the other night to see if the new guys would do as well as the old. I had the rockfish in saffron broth.- it was great.

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Durham, NC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Tavola is a great addition to the burgeoning bunch of restaurants in Belmont. The space isn't large and they don't take reservations, so finding a seat on a weekend evening for dinner can be a little bit of a challenge, but the wait is worth it. We ended up sitting at the bar, by the open kitchen and we could... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The atmosphere in Tavola is usually bustling, encouraging one to arrive early and get in line for a table and to then sit close to their diner companions once seated. The busy atmosphere, however, much resembles a robust, upscale trattoria in Italy. In this respect, one can really appreciate the vision employed when picking and designing the space for this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-972-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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