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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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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Great food, atmosphere, service

On an impromptu and quick trip to Charlottesville, we wanted to have a really good meal. Tavola did not disappoint. You know how at places like Inn at Little Washington and elsewhere you end up paying extra to eat in the kitchen? Not here - the restaurant IS the kitchen. Small, intimate, up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
SingaporeGirl915
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

On an impromptu and quick trip to Charlottesville, we wanted to have a really good meal. Tavola did not disappoint. You know how at places like Inn at Little Washington and elsewhere you end up paying extra to eat in the kitchen? Not here - the restaurant IS the kitchen. Small, intimate, up close with the food - it was... More 

Martinsville, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Who would have thought that this unassuming, out of the way restaurant in the Belmont section of Charlottesville VA would have the ambience, friendliness, and great tasting food of a home cooked Italian meal? No reservations, and my daughter warned us we would have to wait for seating, but we lucked out and were seated immediately. Erika was our waitress,... More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is by far my favorite Italian restaurant in Charlottesville fresh and local ingredients in a wonderful quaint part of Belmont. Great wine and food.

Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Amazingly we walked in and got a table for 2. We started with some Prosecco, bread and a caprese salad. All very fresh and tasty. We then split a pasta with meat sauce which was delicious. Finished with a limoncello gelato that was refreshing. Great service to top it off. Must try.

Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The atmosphere was lively, especially for a Wednesday night. They don't take reservations and it is a popular place with few tables, but they do have a huge bar in the back and many were eating at the bar or in the bar area. The menu was varied and wonderfully fresh. We had the bronzino with a root puree that... More 

central il
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Trust me, it doesn't get much better than this. Food this fresh and a sauce prepared to absolute perfection, salad so fresh and tender it melts in your mouth complimented by a light oil/lemon dressing, a wine list that is top shelf, and the outstanding deserts, we can't wait for our return visit. Please consider moving Tavola to the top... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The only reason this place got three stars was because of the noise. Fabulous food, really well prepared and a terrific staff. But seriously, at a table for four you can't hear the person across from you. We had high hopes when they opened the back (advertising small plates)that it would be quieter, so we tried it. Definitely quieter, but... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have been to Tavola several times in the past month and have not been disappointed any time and by any dish. Their menu is not vast but is well edited listing of Italian food. Appetizers like octopus, carpaccio and others are beautifully prepared. Main courses include pasta dishes, meat or fish. All of my choices were excellent. Desserts, not... More 

Shenandoah, Virginia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My husband and I ate at Tavola on a Monday night in June. The food was outstanding! My husband had soft shelled crabs; I enjoyed the garganelli in a lemon primavera sauce. We shared a contorni of roasted finocchio with orange slices -- an outstanding pairing. We began our evening with a shared half bottle of Italian white wine and... More 

Buenos Aires
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Perfectly served and kindly reception. If you are planning to visit Monticello do not miss this Restaurante

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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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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: Romantic, 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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