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826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My hanger steak was supposed to be medium rare; it could not have been more rare. I did not send it back because I didn't want to inconvenience my dinner partner. The morning after I suffered extreme digestive problems. Called to give feedback to restaurant. They did not offer any sort of reimbursement, obviously do not understand customer satisfaction. So,... More 

Thank Susan816
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good environment and food. Good service, but be prepared to wait as the restaurant does not take reservations. The back bar area was our favorite part. Knowledgeable mixologist. There is an option on the drink menu for bartender's choice... you just choose the base. Delicious! Small portions. However, it was nice there were a fair number of vegetarian options.

Thank srh101010
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is delicious. I give that a 5. The wine is expensive and in true Italian fashion, you are charged $3 for the bread.

Thank famtraveler3
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has taken us much longer to get around to trying Tavola then I'd care to admit, especially being locals! There are some great restaurants in Charlottesville, but after last night's dinner, we are adding this to our top 5 favs. Everything was simply wonderful, including our waiter Zac, who was extremely attentive and well mannered. He ensured that everything... More 

Thank Kim S
Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food has always been very good, but the noise level at Tavola is getting ridiculous. To carry on a conversation requires yelling over the music and over everybody else's loud voice. Smartphone's decibel meter: 88. Give us a break!

Thank mkicville
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have talked about having dinner here for the three years we have lived in Charlottesville. I'm not sure why it hasn't happened yet. Clams appetizer, roasted beet salad, garganelli primavera, branzino, and tiramisu. Everything was PERFECT. Not one complaint. We sat at the bar by the kitchen and the staff was super interactive and excited to share what they... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We wanted a special experience for my wife's birthday. Since we live in Charlotte, NC not Charlottesville, Va - we had to do some research to find the right place for a special birthday. Tavola was a great choice. We had a small group so we covered the menu and the wine list pretty well. The appetizers and entrees we... More 

Thank lithiumsan
Edmond, Oklahoma
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Visiting in Charlottesville and my husband had to have Italian food. We read a review in TripAdvisor so we had to check Tavola out. We went around 6:30 and since they don't take reservations and they were already crowded we sat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and an excellent waiter. My husband had the carbonara with house... More 

2 Thank Carriem12105
Charlottesville, Virginia
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84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Dinner was outstanding! We started with specialty cocktails and tasted our way through the menu. The seafood was fresh and not overcooked. My favorite were the pan-roasted sea scallops which were cooked to perfection-crispy and still soft inside. Service is leisurely, so you don't feel rushed. Negatives are that the restaurant is loud so it could be hard to converse... More 

1 Thank Susan M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

In a restaurant, I generally struggle with taking decisions regarding what I'll order and Tavola proved to be a partial exception to the rule. I know my entree; but, was struggling with an appetizer until a waiter went by with the appetizers for an adjoining table. Roasted oysters, sizzling loudly, garlic emanating forcefully; I found myself with two choices: 1)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 14349729463
An intimate, lively neighborhood restaurant located in the charming Belmont district of Charlottesville, VA, tavola offers inspired rustic Italian dining through the use of quality ingredients and a simple philosophy fostered by a staff passionate about food, wine, craft cocktails and personal service. Due to our limited seating, we do not take reservations outside of special events.

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