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Zo.ca.lo

201 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
434-977-4944
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Ranked #60 of 459 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2nd Street NE and East Main Street
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the evening at this hip spot. Large outdoor seating with great atmosphere. Spicy tuna tartar was outstanding as an appetizer. Duck breast entree was wonderful. Our server was outstanding.

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New York City
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This restaurant serves fresh, carefully and creatively prepared dishes. The mussels were particularly tasty, as were the grouper and duck breast. $82 for two, including a beer and glass of wine, plus tip.

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Belmont, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We chose Zo.ca.lo for the menu which sounded great and did not did not disappoint. I enjoy mussels and eat them for the broth or sauce they are presented in. These came in an excellent slightly spicy chili sauce enjoyed by all at the table. The tuna tartar was also well prepared with a slight zing of spice as well.... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We heard so many great reviews of this place so we had to check it out. Service was good, atmosphere was really nice, and the food was above average. The portion sizes were kind of small, which is fine for me but the men in our party left a little unsatisfied. The chefs definitely have skills-the dishes were unique and... More

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Maryland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had a very good meal here during restaurant week even though we choose from the regular menu. We had delicious scallops and salmon. The wine list was quite good and the service as well. Would return.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

DOUBLE CHECK YOUR BANK STATEMENTS AFTER LEAVING THIS PLACE! I was charged $112 after purchasing a $10 Parliment drink and leaving a $2 tip. I expect more from such a establishment, as should you.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great atmosphere! A little jazz band was there the night we dined and it was like being in downtown NYC. The food is flavorful and the portions are generous.

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I love to meet for drinks at zocalo as they have a creative and changing line-up of cocktails. I especially recommend the Loose Goose and Pomegranate martinis. The food is also delicious--best scallops I've had in town--but pricey. Save dinner for date night, and hit happy hour with your friends!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Zo.ca.lo is one of my favorite places to eat in Charlottesville, both in the winter, when it's cozy inside, and in the summer on their terrace next to the fountain and under the tall willow oaks. This evening, however, was especially memorable because of the lamb with mojo sauce. After my wife and I both had the wilted spinach salad... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

After a terrible experience on Friday night, Zo-ca-lo was wonderful. Our server was enjoyable to talk to and had excellent suggestions for our appetizer and entree selections. The specialty drinks were fun as was sitting outside on a beautiful evening. Six of us shared appetizers and one was better than the next. Our entrees, all different were tasty with a... More

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