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826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
434-972-9463
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Ranked #42 of 462 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Durham, NC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

it was well worth the wait - they don't take reservations and I had hoped for a party of two, we could be seated without too much of a wait, but on a Friday night, they were hopping and the restaurant is small. However, once seated, I was so pleased with the quality of the food, its freshness and unique... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This continues to be my favorite local restaurant. They have done some work to their HVAC system which is appreciated. The food is always first class. The pasta dishes are a little heavy but the meat and fish is always perfect.

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Potomac, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This has been my favorite place place. I was surprised the line was short at 5pm; only 3 parties at the door vs a long line. The crews are all different, they are friendly. It also added a private dining space.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The chef owner prepares the best food with fresh ingredients. Excellent service 6& attention to detail. Grab a window seat which is quiet.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Staff was awesome - food was sublime. Why people don't order the specials I wonder? I was lucky enough to get the last order of veal cheeks and polenta - house wine special - Tuscan el Fiorno - deep and chocolate wine went magically. We fought over what was best: limoncello gelato or tiramisu - the beet & leek risotto... More

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was our first visit to Tavola. We loved food and were fortunate enough to arrive at 7:00 and find immediate seating. Everything we all ordered was special and delicious. The portions are not large and despite ordering an appetizer, soup, salad and a shared dessert, I left wishing for more. Service was excellent! The prices are relatively expensive, but... More

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Staunton, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were very disappointed in our experience here, after reading and hearing good reviews. We put our names on the list when they opened for dinner, were told the wait would be 45 minutes (which seems to be a standard estimate, but has little relationship to the actual waiting times), and were seated 1 1/2 hours later--almost losing our table... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Seems a lot of people swear by this place. It is one of the better Italian bistros in Charlottesville, VA, which is not saying much. It would be great if the consistency was improved. Service is spotty and a little edgy, and the food quality has been sporadically over the top and disappointing. Price point is high. They even charge... More

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Additional Information about tavola

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

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