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House-Made Soup
Brussels sprouts, shaved carrot, spiced pumpkin seeds, bleu cheese, apple, apple cider-sherry vinaigrette
Grana Padano frico, croutons, and creamy dressing
Mixed Greens
roasted tomato, red onion, Grana Padano, croutons, red wine vinaigrette or creamy Italian
Beef and Pork Meatballs
Pomodoro, Grana Padano
House-Made and Imported Meats
cheeses, seasonal mostarda, mixed olives, crostini
Sauteed Calamari
red grapes, sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, arugula, in chili beurre blanc
Smoked Salmon-Mascarpone Spread
house giardinara, crackers, toast
Fried Brussels Sprouts
Calabrian chile aioli, sesame seeds, Pecorino Romano
Pei Mussels Fra Diavola
Spaghetti Pomodoro
Grana Padano, basil; Add meatball (s) - $8 / $15
Beef and Pork Bolognese
fresh tagliatelle, Grana Padano, basil
Cheese Ravioli
Fall squash puree, roasted apples, shaved Brussels sprouts, pumpkin seeds
Linguine with Braised Chicken
cherry peppers, Pomodoro, herbed ricotta
house Italian sausage, broccoli rabe, cream, Grana Padano
broccoli, mushrooms, three cheeses, Pomodoro
Linguine and Hog Island Clams
tomato, chopped clams, garlic, white wine-clam broth
Grilled Sirloin Steak*
loaded bleu cheese potato cake, porcini jus, roasted carrots
Pan-Roasted Salmon
cannellini beans, Swiss chard, sundried tomato-olive tapenade
Cider-Braised Pork Osso Bucco
roasted garlic whipped potatoes, broccoli rabe, pumpkin seed gremolata
Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast
black pepper gnocchi, shaved Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, Parmesan cream
Market Price
Fish of the Day
House Veggie Balls
vegetable brodo, white beans, fall greens, mushrooms, Greek yogurt, pumpkin seed gremolata
The restaurant is located in a building constructed in the mid-1800's. The building won the "Historic Preservation Award" in 2004. The windows contain glass from the original building. The floors are made of distressed pine recovered from Virginia barns and buildings. Also indoors you will find a delightful horseshoe shaped Copper Topped Bar, walls covered in brick and wormed-chestnut, stained glass partitions from the original building as well as a romantic fireplace, wooden tables and restored pine benches and chairs. We display art from local artisans for your enjoyment and our decor includes many original Fellini movie posters throughout the bar and restaurant. The atmosphere at Fellini's
$5 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

Best date night place in Charlottesville. Small and intimate in a historic building. Nice fireplace. Usually with terrific live jazz, and really wonderful modern Italian food. We go for the food. And it was really superb. I have been there before and have never been...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lawrenceo616
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

I went to Fellini’s for dinner on my birthday. We were seated in the bar area so that we would be able to enjoy the jazz band. With help and recommendations from our waitress, we ordered two pasta dishes from the dinner menu. After ordering,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Freedom62754408634
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

This is really a charming neighborhood restaurant with excellent flavors and superb service. I loved the piano music. Our server was very attentive and they vary their menu so we had fresh Fall flavors like the Butternutt Squash Ravioli. Highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank katherineb463
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Hadn't been here for a couple of years, because we feared the worse after its sale by former owner Jackie Dunkle (who was/is awesome). But four of use had an excellent meal tonight. Rigatoni, lasagna, eggplant trio, ravioli, arancini -- everyone thought their choices were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Excellent dinner, wanted Italian and this place did not disappoint. My husband had the fish special which he cleaned his plate. I had the Rigatoni dish, a bit spicy but delicious. Our waiter was very helpful and nice. Not far from the Downtown market.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nancycU7568ET
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Charlottesville restaurants are very crowded so we were looking for something off the 29 corridor. Using Trip Advisor my husband identified Fellini's as a potential spot to have dinner. They had room and the service could not have been better. We got an Italian wine,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Yolan W
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Eyed this place for some time and dropped in for a yuppie Sunday brunch with friends... wow- nothing pretentious here! Remodeled space is gorgeous but comfy, service was welcoming & attentive. Then, the amazing menu featured southern-themed offerings of genuine, stoneground grits, crab cake eggs...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Miss_Fritz
Reviewed May 10, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner on May 8th. The service was outstanding, in fact Sarah, the owner, waited on us, chatted with us, and checked with us multiple times to make certain everything was to our satisfaction. The food was superb with...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank solarshine12
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

The Inn recommended Fellini's for dinner. We both had special's of the day. Sirloin steak for me and Halibut for my wife. Beautifully prepared and delicious. They had a pianist playing for a relaxing evening. Reasonable prices and friendly staff.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank boxshop
Reviewed April 4, 2018

It could have been Easter Sunday in NOLA! Justin, a great bar host, welcomed us and soon a Mimosa ($6) and a Back Bloody Mary ($8) were produced. The latter was especially good after a visit to the amazing Bloody Mary bar display which features...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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