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Poppy Hill Tuscan Kitchen

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1000 Charles St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3830
540-373-2035
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Hard to find, but worth it

Though not the highest of ratings, we were pleasantly surprised once we found Poppy's. Located in the lower level (basement) of a century old home, is a delightful Italian themed spot. We enjoyed very good Italian food, and a delightful setting, though cramped, what reminded us of the small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Mark M
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Clear Spring, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Clear Spring, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Though not the highest of ratings, we were pleasantly surprised once we found Poppy's. Located in the lower level (basement) of a century old home, is a delightful Italian themed spot. We enjoyed very good Italian food, and a delightful setting, though cramped, what reminded us of the small restaurants in Italy. All pasta made in house with a few... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

There was an hour-long wait at Castigila's, which had been recommended to us, so we wandered around and found Poppy Hill Tuscan Kitchen instead. I don't think they were expecting it to be such a busy night because they seemed overwhelmed -- 2 waitstaff and probably not many more in the kitchen. It took a long time to get our... More 

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Virginia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a nice meal with a group of friends at Poppy Hill over President's Day weekend. We were personally greeted by the owner which was a nice touch. You can tell a lot about an Italian restaurant by the quality of the olive oil on the table and theirs was very good. Highlight of the meal was their tomato basil... More 

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Haddonfield
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The meals are good, my favorite is the pasta and meatballs. This is not the place to have date night....it's in a basement, the staff is just ok and the owner talks to you all night.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I have been a long time fan of Poppy Hill. Love the food and the staff is always very accommodating for my gluten free needs.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Skip this place. I can't believe places like this exist. A restaurant in a basement no windows. I was waiting to see an overhead pipe burst.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Unfortunately we didn't have a good experience on Saturday evening during restaurant week. We were squeezed into our table, our $20.15 meals were not what we expected either. I got the duck ragu, which was two small pieces of duck on a bed of pasta that appeared and tasted like it had sat out (dry and yucky). My companion had... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Boyfriend made reservations for us and we had a really nice evening. Food was great and the portions were large. We had a tomato/mozz appetizer with the BIGGEST tomatoes I have ever seen in my life. We went in the summer, later in the evening and sat outside. We were very surprised to find the restaurant itself is in a... More 

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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218 reviews 218 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Love the name...Great service...friendly owner who stopped by all of the tables...Nice waitstaff but the rather expensive food was just not up to snuff. The goat cheese appetizer was quite good but the main entrees were nothing special. Veal parmesan tasted very good but the pasta it was sitting on and the over abundance of tasteless tomato sauce was a... More 

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Fredericksburg VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We just had dinner at this resto. We like coming back here because the food is great! But I hope your service is not going downhill...We'd like to keep good restaurants in the city..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 Charles St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3830
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: 540-373-2035

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?