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Petit Pois Restaurant

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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
434-979-7647
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Attention to Every Detail; Romantic; Friendly

This restaurant has a generous amount of outside seating on a pedestrian mall in a historic neighborhood. The interior is tiny, 5-6 tables of varying sizes. Each venue provides a very different atmosphere, but each is good. My husband and I had dinner here last week, and we both agreed it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Joan031
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This restaurant has a generous amount of outside seating on a pedestrian mall in a historic neighborhood. The interior is tiny, 5-6 tables of varying sizes. Each venue provides a very different atmosphere, but each is good. My husband and I had dinner here last week, and we both agreed it was one of the best restaurant dinners we had... More 

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Washington DC
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stumbled upon this little gem on the downtown mall in Charlottesville after waiting forever at a nearby establishment (first the host said 20-25 minutes, then another 20, and after an hour, we gave up. Bad management Bizou!). Service at Petit Pois was sympathetic and fast, given that we were now starving. I had the chicken liver mouse ($9), nice... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My sister and I chose to eat here after reading the menu and deciding that we could both find something we would like. The restaurant is tiny and I had never heard anything about it, so I didn't expect much. I had the chicken and she had the special of the day - scallops with farro. We also ordered the... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This tiny restaurant managed our group of 9 (we must have taken up almost half the restaurant!) with great efficiency and good humour. Absolutely delicious gnocchi, light and tasty, and a feather-light creme caramel with citrus.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a tiny spot located just adjacent to the Paramount Theatre on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, Virginia With just a few 2-person tables inside and limited outdoor seating when weather permits, this is clearly a location that could be easily missed. This eatery is owned and operated by the same folks who run Fleurie Restaurant just a block... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Took my 11-year old son here for dinner the other night. Quite interior in a small space with super helpful and kind staff serving delicious French food. The dinner menu is mercifully concise with a good range of offerings from seafood to soups and meat dishes, something for everyone. Highly recommended!

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Lovingston
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more delicious urban bistro-style lunch anywhere. The setting is always pleasant, with a view of the bustling Downtown mall. The waitstaff is especially friendly. Crisp French-bread slices are brought out with butter. The wine list is well thought out---a Pinot at $9 a glass is quite good. I had a delicious Lentil Soup appetizer,... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife and I had a lovely meal. The restuarant is quite cozy (tiny, actually) but warm and well decorated. My wife enjoyed her steak frites and I went for the 5-course price fixe which was a bargain at $39. Highlights included the excellently chosen oysters, perfectly cooked scallops and a mushroom risotto that was the best I've had. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great food. Had mussels that were great. Pea soup was rice and delicious. Try the Pinot Noir! Superb. On he Downtown Mall. Small and intimate.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We spend alot of time in C'Ville. Every trip includes an extended lunch at Petit Pois. We love the food, but it is the hospitality and the people that keeps us coming back in. Our schedule has kept us away this fall, but I cannot wait to get back over the Christmas holiday!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-979-7647

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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