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da Luca Cafe & Wine Bar

1015 Heathercroft Circle, Suite 400, Crozet, VA 22932
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Ranked #2 of 19 restaurants in Crozet
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Tapas, Bar, Bistro
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: Located in western Albemarle County, just a short drive from Downtown Charlottesville, da Luca restaurant and wine bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic dinner, offering the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains as a natural backdrop. Our “made from scratch” eclectic Mediterranean style cuisine is comprised of fresh and healthy ingredients. From locally baked bread, to Afton-farmed produce, to Charlottesville hand-made pasta, we strive to offer fresh and local ingredients.Our selected staff has a passion for food and service, which translates into a superb experience for our patrons.
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92% Recommend
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English first
Bethesda MD
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We spent an enjoyable evening in Da Luca, and it came as a surprise. The location is just not where you expect to find a sophisticated bar and excellent tapas menu. The restaurant is in a very new suburban housing development, which itself is incongruously stranded a bit outside the little historical cluster of buildings in Crozet VA, on the... More

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Nashville, TN
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We've eaten here about 6 times over the past couple years, and are never disappointed. Their food is really very good. Loved their procuttio burger the other day. Food is a little unique and great. One of our favorite places to go, either early w the kids, or later as a couple.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Wow! What a lovely surprise to find such fresh food prepared so well in this hidden neighborhood. We will be back! Our server knew the tapas so well, the chef was friendly with great cooking skills,

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Ivy, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We've dinned here multiple times over the past 6 months and have enjoyed each evening. A small, bit out of the way, tapas-style restaurant in a new residential development. Ample parking. I am surprised that it isn't more crowded but it is not a "drive by" location. The food has been consistently excellent and very appealingly presented. The portions are... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had Sun brunch there for 9 people. The staff was very friendly. The food was fantastic (especially the No BUll Burger and the French Toast). They had a good selection of wine and bubbly. I thought the bill was incredibly reasonable for a large party and the quality of food.

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Evergreen, Colorado, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We sat at the bar, enjoyed some wonderful wine, good food and great conversation with the very personable owner, from Naples. We particularly liked that they use fresh and healthy ingredients and support local producers (locally baked bread, Afton-farmed produce, Charlottesville hand-made pasta). Local business that supports local business. Love it. We enjoyed.. - Stuffed Piquillo pepper stuffed with Goat... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I am a regular at this restaurant and have NEVER had a meal that was anything but superb. I need to add more characters here.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Just moved to Olld Trail and fell in love with our new Italian bistro, da Luca Café. I am on a strict diet and they were so accommodating. Our server, Jess was warm and so knowledgeable regarding the wines, beverages and food. We were a party of four and we all loved our meals. It was restaurant week and we... More

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Charlottesville, VA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Our several meals, over a number of months, have ranged from pretty good to awful, with most pretty average. The most recent was downright crummy, from top to bottom, from a fussy unmanageable salad to fern bar-style risotto balls to a crabcake that was not nearly as good as one I got an ordinary diner a couple of weeks later,... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

We chose the Sangria over wine. It was excellent! We went late and the restaurant was half full. We were seated immediately We were fortunate to have a very knowledgable waitress who helped guide us through our choices. First out was the shrimp ceviche It was just fabulous This was followed by the spiced Moroccan tuna and roasted Brussel sprouts.... More

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