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826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
+1 434-972-9463
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (47 reviews)
“fra diavolo” (4 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
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Reviewed yesterday

Was in Charlottesville for a wedding and ate at this restaurant. Server was very friendly. Bread did not come out until we had been there for almost 20 min and had already placed out order. Food was good

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were actually headed for another restaurant when the downpour started so we found a parking space close to Tavola and ran to the restaurant. It is very small with a nice bar. The place was crowded. Our server was delightful and appeared as soon...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great casual atmosphere, wonderful service and an amazing meal. The wine list was very good too! Planning a trip back. To Charlottesville just to eat here again!

Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing you notice at Tavola is how incredibly noisy it is inside for a very small restaurant. Worse yet they have a 1970’s radio station blaring - not at all appropriate for dining. It is a shame because the interior could be warm...More

Thank Gemma'smum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried here twice, and both times we were disappointed. The host and wait staff made me feel like they were doing me a favor by serving us, and the food was overpriced for what we had. There are better restaurants in Charlottesville if you...More

4  Thank Momofteenageboys
Reviewed May 14, 2018

We had designs on hitting the three restaurants of note in the area on the same night, and we chose Tavola as a starter. Duck prosciutto, antipasti plate, french 75 (she said it was the best she'd ever had), great wine selections, excellent service....nothing but...More

1  Thank chuckiek
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ate at the bar. The burrata & sun dried tomatoes app was fine. I had the special pasta, and it was extraordinary. An unusual home made pasta in squid ink with octopus. Cooked perfectly, and the piquant sauce was wonderful -...More

Thank BunkyVA
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Stumbled onto this place in our wanderings. It is a great find! Cozy, warm, good service and GREAT FOOD! The chocolate, salted caramel and bourbon ice-cream was out of this world!!! Recommend highly!

Thank Jim D
Reviewed April 10, 2018

This is a fabulous Italian restaurant in downtown Charlottesville. Ample menu selections; very reasonably priced. It is very popular, which is an obvious indication of its superior culinary offerings. The only downside is that they do not accept reservations; but they have a very nice...More

Thank Henry C
Reviewed March 24, 2018

delicious pasta! What more can you want? variety of desserts of course! One small complaint is that we had to wait a while (no reservations) Very busy location.

Thank samtrip12345
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Julie J
March 31, 2018|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, 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: +1 434-972-9463
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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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