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Petit Pois Restaurant

201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
+1 434-979-7647
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is French and delicious, and the service is superb but the tiny size of the restaurant takes away from the positives. In summer this is not an issue because there is more outside than outside seating. Perhaps they need to take a lesson...More

Thank jtflgf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit once a month when the weathers nice and can enjoy a seat outside. The poached eggs and grilled shrimp-a version of eggs Benedict iPhoneis my favorite brunch meal in town. My wife always has the frittata which is equally wonderful. If you go...More

Thank CVilleTravelers
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We had a birthday dinner here and were intrigued by the clear vegetarian choices. They were a little different and at the price point seemed like it should be good. Both the gnocchi and curry needed a lot of salt, and I don’t like salty...More

Thank VastDifference
Reviewed September 9, 2018

The restaurant choices in C’ville have gotten better and better over the years. Our daughter took us here one Saturday evening. We had the charcuterie plate as an app. Interesting and delicious selection but a bit much for just three people. As entrees we had...More

Thank tkent1234
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

After a ghastly experience at Orzo, we debouched to Petit Pois to recover from resurgent homophobia in Trump's America. What a nice find. This is this sister restaurant to Fleurie, styled much like a local neighborhood brassiere in Paris. We own a home in Paris,...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Seriously, if you want to stop at Wendy’s for a double on the way home then by all means eat at Petit Pois. I want to emphasize the “petit” servings and poor, salty mediocre fare that will set you back $100 for a couple of...More

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Our party of four retreated to Petit Pois for lunch on a very hot July Saturday and found the meal and hospitality generous and refreshing. Two of us started with a special tomato salad which consisted of thinly sliced heirloom tomatoes from surrounding farms, dressed...More

Thank David M
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We had heard about the historic downtown mall in Charlottesville but had no idea what to expect. Once there, we realized this is the greatest place to go for fine dining in the city. Main Street is blocked off and you can walk around freely...More

Thank MPC2of3
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Lovely patio dining. I had the arugula salad that was outstanding. Also good was the lobster and shrimp bisque. My daughter enjoyed her gnocchi. My husband got the French onion soup he enjoyed it but found it a touch sweet. His main course of salmon...More

Thank CruiseGirl2
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This afternoon we had yet another wonderful lunch at Petit Pois. We've been dining there for years and it has never failed us! The food is first-rate as is the service. The outdoor and inside seating are comfortable. This is terrific, reliable place!

Thank Grace K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-979-7647
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