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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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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 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

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful food and friendly service

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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UK
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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UK
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 review
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Danville, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I had a very enjoyable lunch here today. The outside seating was fabulous and a bit like a Paris sidewalk cafe. My husband had a delicious ham and cheese baguette and Merlot. I had the pork loin, kale, macaroni gratin. Plus a yummy chocolate mousse. Two servers made sure we were well attended. We highly recommend this... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I've been going to Petit Pois since it opened about 10 years ago and seldom fail to ask myself why I don't go (even) more frequently. It's definitely NOT because their selection of locally produced, French food and charming, low key ambiance isn't near perfection; it's just there always seems to be a new or two to try........almost all falling... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Here for about the 10th time and this place came through yet again. Food: Amazing; Service: Amazing; Atmosphere: Amazing. I have never had one bad bite of food here. I a rare 5-star rater on TA, but this restaurant deserves it!

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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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