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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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Mostly Good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
LuBabe
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Wintergreen, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wintergreen, Virginia
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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5 reviews 5 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant 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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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?