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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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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Bravo Chef...Eccellente!

Our party of five arrived to find this small, off the beaten path restaurant, packed. There was a 45 min wait for a table so we decided to kill time at the bar and we are glad we did. This is not your run of the mill Italian, this is authentic. At the bar we ordered a bottle of wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Imelda M
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our party of five arrived to find this small, off the beaten path restaurant, packed. There was a 45 min wait for a table so we decided to kill time at the bar and we are glad we did. This is not your run of the mill Italian, this is authentic. At the bar we ordered a bottle of wine... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Good food BUT overpriced, very noisy. Be careful : the bread and olive oil served as free appetizer is not free!!! A gratuity of 20% was added for our group of 3 people!!

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We waited quite a while for a table but used the time to walk around and grab a drink elsewhere (they texted us when the table was ready). All the dishes were great and we shred everything since we both wanted to try it all. Also a very nice wine list and good bread to start. The service was attentive... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I love, love tavola! Food is wonderful and has been consistent over many visits/ years. If you don't get there early there is quite a wait. The nice thing is they will take your cell number so you can go have a cocktail Somewhere else and they will call you when your table is ready. I have made many friends... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We've been trying to branch out in our restaurant choices when visiting Charlottesville and decided to give Tavola a try during our recent visit. We fell in love. I lived in Charlottesville in the early 90s and enjoyed wonderful Italian food at a now closed restaurant. I'm happy to say that we've now found a new favorite. The restaurant does... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very small place and must be willing to wait but it's worth waiting for the food that they serve. Menus are great, so fresh and price are reasonable. We really enjoyed our dinner. An hour of wait was worth.

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Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Tavola had been highly recommended to us several years ago, and we finally had the opportunity to try it out. It's everything our recommender and other reviews said it would be. Tucked away in the Belmont section of Charlottesville, Tavola does not take reservations and has a fairly small dining room. We went on a Monday, arriving shortly before 5:30.... More 

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bradenton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Had the Papadelli and Ragu and the Brazini, both fabulous. The service was what should be expected in an upscale restaurant. Oh we also had the mussels, large, plump and exceptional.

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

After a day spent wine tasting in and around Charlottesville, my mom and I were more than ready for a nice dinner. After a quick search we found Tavola and boy am I glad we did. Situated in the quaint and charming Belmont section of Charlottesville, Tavola welcomed us with sparkling lights and a fabulous aroma coming from the open... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?