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Petit Pois Restaurant

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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, their signature pea soup is wonderful and seems healthy. Pretty sour cream design on top, garnished with tiny pieces of radish. Two of us had trout, nicely presented with fresh green beans and toasted almonds. Large portions so we had to bring some home. Neighbor had (spicy) lamb meatballs-no leftovers. Profiteroles are generous made with site-made ice cream. My... More 

Marblehead, Massachusetts
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414 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat on their patio and it was very pleasant watching the sights on the pedestrian mall. Food was tasty and very good - especially the risotto. Service was excellent.

Thank smthibs
Erie, PA
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the trout almandine for lunch, outside. It was exceptionally good. The service was very good. My waiter knew the menu, took pride in the food, and was attentive. I would definitely return. The only reason I'm not giving a 5 star rating is because the atmosphere was nice, but 5 star.

Thank Nicholas R
Great Falls, Virginia
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice meal here. The morning before our reservations, the building upstairs sprung a leak causing the restaurant to move reservations from the main dining room into another more casual area. They handled the crisis with grace and our overall experience was great. We both had the special involving scallops and risotto. Wonderfully done.

Thank macgf
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is generally quite good and sometimes truly excellent. Share some mussels and wine followed by steak frite with a frisee salad (topped off with profiteroles!) and you can imagine you are in France! Except the service is both friendly and efficient :) Petit Pois has only a small space inside, but a more generous outside seating area for... More 

Thank hikingadventure
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Came across this restaurant whilst visiting Charlottesville for the day and walking down the Historic Downtown Mall. They have a lovely, shaded outside seating area on the pedestrianised mall. The service was efficient and friendly, the food delicious, and is also good value. I had a lovely 2 course lunch for $25 (including tax). Recommend.

Thank Deborah S
Romney, West Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Very nice. We took our English Bully. The food is very good. Small portions for a man but we were there for lunch. The atmosphere is great and our server was wonderful (sorry forgot his name)! Prices for lunch are great!

Thank oldrat68
Charlottesville, Virginia
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244 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This is one of many restaurants with indoor and outdoor dining on the Downtown Mall. The interior is rather dark, but the outside patio is pleasant. The food is on the pricey side, and some dishes may be worth the cost, others not. The Nicoise salad was fine (but costs $25). The chicken dish seemed dry.

Thank putnik123
Charlottesville, Virginia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Brief but interesting and changing menu. Full bar and good wine selection. Friendly staff. Inside is very small so sit outside on nice days.

Thank Thomas N
Montgomery, Alabama
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had dinner at this restaurant mainly because we were walking the pedestrian mall and the menu looked good. The food and experience were great. We had cocktails and delicious appetizers (the escargot were yummy). Our entrees had excellent flavor and were lovely in appearance as well. This is a great restaurant for enjoying the outdoor patio on a nice... More 

Thank Kermit753

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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
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
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: 434-979-7647

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?