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da Luca Cafe & Wine Bar

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French, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub, Tapas, Bistro, Wine Bar
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1015 Heathercroft Circle, Suite 400, Crozet, VA 22932
434-205-4251
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located in western Albemarle County, just a short drive from Downtown...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Favorite Restaurant in Crozet, VA

da Luca is a great place for a date or to bring friends. My wife and I eat here often when we are in the area. They have a small but frequently changing menu, with lots of vegetarian items that can also be made vegan. Service is alway very good, and the ambience is nice. Plus, we never have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

da Luca is a great place for a date or to bring friends. My wife and I eat here often when we are in the area. They have a small but frequently changing menu, with lots of vegetarian items that can also be made vegan. Service is alway very good, and the ambience is nice. Plus, we never have found... More 

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Nellysford VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Last week I returned to Da Luca's in Crozet. The visit reinforced my opinion that this restaurant is my favorite in the state of Virginia. Indeed, there is no restaurant in DC that can compete with it, in my opinion. The food is prepared with great skill and care, prepared with the freshest ingredients and presented beautifully. We sampled nine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I returned to da Luca Bistro & Bar after an absence of several years and was delighted to find it is still a distinctive and enjoyable place to dine with friends. What better way to catch up than over an array of delectable tapas. The kale salad is to die for! a must try with crisp kale, toasted almonds slivers,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were visiting the Charlottesville area for a wedding and found this restaurant from reviews on TripAdvisor. Boy what an excellent find. It is a little off the main drag in Charlottesville but well worth the drive. The food which is mainly tapas style was amazing and the wine selection and drinks were super. The bartender was extra friendly and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

The food is outstanding and expensive. Being tapas, portions are small, but prices are that of a full sized meal, so be prepared to spend. Nice wine selection and staff is quite knowledgeable to make suggestions.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have enjoyed every dish that I have tried at this restaurant and wine bar. I recommend it strongly. The place is usually quiet, which is a little concerning. I like my favorite restaurants to be busy enough to make money, but just barely quiet enough that I can get a table.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This was our first dining experience the night we arrived in the area and in retrospect, my favorite. It is definitely a small plate situation so take that into account as you are ordering and/or sharing dishes. Virtually everything we tried was good, especially the Moroccan spiced tuna, haricots vert "fries" and the gnocchi. Nice selection of wines, reasonably priced,... More 

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Nellysford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

We have been to this lovely little wine bar/ small plates restaurant about 5 times since we discovered it while building a house/ moving to Nellysford this past year. Last night with neighbors was our latest visit. We had a great bottle of wine and shared about 8 plates (excluding dessert). Yummy stuffed peppers with goat cheese and pesto, shrimp... More 

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Crozet, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Each bite of nearly everything on the menu is more delicious than the last. Small plates at their best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Came here for Sunday brunch with some friends and really enjoyed it! The food was excellent and the prices seemed very reasonable. Our waitress was fantastic but I felt bad for her as she was the only one for the entire place (inside and out). The place was empty when we got there but was full by time we left.... More 

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Additional Information about da Luca Cafe & Wine Bar

Address: 1015 Heathercroft Circle, Suite 400, Crozet, VA 22932
Phone Number: 434-205-4251
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Crozet
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: French, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub, Tapas, Bistro, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1015 Heathercroft Circle, Suite 400, Crozet, VA 22932
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Crozet
  • Phone Number: 434-205-4251

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub, Tapas, Bistro, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?