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tavola

826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
434-972-9463
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Ranked #38 of 458 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner
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Staunton, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have eaten in Tavola a handful of times and the food seems to keep getting better. Dress is casual, which is a plus. No reservations accepted and on most nights you had better be there when the door opens at five O'clock because the relatively small space fills up quickly. Regardless of any upcoming changes within, there is no... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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123 reviews 123 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I write this with the understanding that as of August 31, 2014 many of the key players of this restaurant will be leaving to start another restaurant soon. That being said, many restaurants survive big changes. Follow them but don't abandon Tavola. This place is special. Great neighborhood location, great inside ambiance, and great dishes including the best mussels, best... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We walked in this restaurant based on online reviews. We were exceedingly disappointed. It was around 6pm, the room was half full. We got a table right away. Since we were hungry, we ordered the fastest entree for an Italian restaurant, oh, a regular Italian restaurant: pasta and milanese veal. The appetizer came within minutes: a few pieces of melon,... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Best restraurant in Belmont. Forget Mas and walk up the street to Travola. great Italian home made pasta. Wait staff (Kyle) was great. Small and noisy. Sat.Sat at the farm Table and the four of us had a great time. Excellent wine list with reasonable prices.

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Cancun, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Read all reviews and raves and thought I have to try it. I guess I was expecting a really great dining experience but that was not the case. The wait staff was not the most personable. The Burrata cheese special had no taste and the bread crumb on the baked clams was barely browned and blah. The veal dish and... More

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Palmyra, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We've dined here three times over the past couple years and will likely come back more frequently now that we live closer. It is truly a local establishment, so come as you are, expect no white table cloths, but very proper service and excellent dining. Normally I'd reserve a 5 for a white-tablecloth, silver and crystal venue...this is not that...but... More

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Crozet, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Food is very special and grand. A must stop in Charlottesville. Great atmosphere. No reservations, but worth the wait.

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Sarasota, Florida, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

No reservations taken at Tavola. We had a large group, but got in with very little wait at 6 pm. There is not enough room to go into detail on the appetizers, soup, meals, desserts, wines, service and atmosphere. Suffice to say it was one of the best Italian means I have ever had. The other six guests said the... More

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