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“New, A Chain, but good for Charlottesville” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Travinia Italian Kitchen

Travinia Italian Kitchen
The Shops at Stonefield, 2075 Bond St Suite 100, Charlottesville, VA 22901
+1 434-244-3304
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Ranked #81 of 430 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night
Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“New, A Chain, but good for Charlottesville”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The restaurant has only been open a money.. really nice layout, open, nice bar with one side open to the outside which is nice during good weather... not a lavish decor, but really nice place.

Food was "fine" -- I had the Seafood Pescatora (maybe wrong name.. combination of mussels, calamari, shrimp, scallops, etc over linguine - on the menu it was listed as "spicy" - either the chef wasn't told or my taste for spicy food is not on the same plain.

I know they are new, but was told when making reservations that they only take groups of 6 or more after 6:30 -said we had a group of 4 that really needed to get in earlier - "he tookour name and said he would get us in" - Got there at 7:30, name was not recorded, we were told our there was a 45 minute, but thru a little insistence, we were seated right away... seated in an area that had only tables for 4 and of the 6-8 other tables, they were empty and remained empty for the next 30-40 minutes... Obviously a staffing issue but really, if I waited 45 minutes and looked at the number of empty tables as I waited, a happy camper I would not have been.

Would not hesitate to go back and would recommend it to anyone... but if 2 or 3 months from now things are the same, I would likely move on to another place..

Prices were what we expected... wait staff was good, but you could tell relatively green... but so is the place.. no biggy at this juncture.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great food and drink”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

We recently visited Travinia with a group eight and was seated in the wine room. Great atmosphere and prompt friendly service. The calamari was to die for and the dinners were awsome....you name it, we got it. Drinks were also wonderful and the beer was cold! Great addition to charlottesville and we will be returning again soon! Also, a big plus being next to new movie theater....eats, drinks...then a movie!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We visited Travinia for lunch, our first time there. The restaurant is very attractive inside, and also has outdoor seating. The staff were very professional and knowledgeable. Our lunch dishes were excellent, especially considering the price. You get a great meal for the same price of some chain restaurant places. My only complaint was that though the restaurant is large, they seemed to cram all the guests into tables next to each other. We definitely will go back to Travinia.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gordonsville, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great food. Close to movie theater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Tried lobster ravioli, chicken scallopini and crab cakes. They were all excellent. Lunch salad was not the way to go. Great bar and decor. Must try!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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