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“Great food and wine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of da Luca Cafe & Wine Bar

da Luca Cafe & Wine Bar
1015 Heathercroft Circle, Suite 400, Crozet, VA 22932
434-205-4251
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Ranked #3 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.
Norfolk, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food and wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Took the wife there on our last Blue Ridge trip, and would definitely go back again. Visited on a Friday evening, and did not experience the kind of crowd I expected for a neighborhood haunt. Turns out folks come later, as it was rapidly filling up toward the end of our meal. Service was friendly and knowledgeable, and the food was excellent. My wife and I shared tapas, and really enjoyed everything we ordered, especially the Moroccan Spiced Tuna. The wine list happened to have wines from one of our favorite Virginia vineyards, and they have many other fine selections of wine, beer and spirits.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food at a great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

just go know before they get found out. both my wife and I loved our entrees and felt they could have charged double what they were charging. fun wine menu that describes each wine in detail.

Visited August 2012
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Herndon, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to enjoy fine dining!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We ate there last weekend. We were a group of 11 (we had made reservations), and it was mid-afternoon, so we expected our service to be a bit slow and for our meals to be delivered erratically, which often happens at that time of day. We could not have been more wrong! First, the food was exceptional. I had a polenta with shrimp, pancetta, and a light cheese sauce that was out of this world. My red pepper soup was superb. All of my dining companions very much enjoyed their meals, whether yummy salads or giant, flavorful burgers with exotic cheeses and other accoutrements. The service was excellent, and all of our meals came out at the same time. Still can't figure out how one chef can do that -- but he did! I highly recommend this restaurant for any trip to Crozet -- it pairs very well with the local vineyard tours!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Crozet, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A very good choice for lunch, brunch or dinner in Crozet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

There still aren't many dining choices in greater Crozet, but thankfully Da Luca's is a reliably good choice for midday or evening meals. The menu is fresh and creative, the prices are reasonable, and the service is good. My only complaint is the portions of wines ordered by the glass are a bit stingy.

Visited June 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A little bit of Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Don't let the location in a new development scare you away.
The food is fantastic and both the owner and wait staff are enthusiastic and accomodating. And if you close your eyes and take a bite of the gnocchi, you will think you are in Italy. Not surprising since Domenico - the owner - is from Naples. A great find in the Charlottesville area.

Visited May 2012
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