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“Cute and pleasant with good food.”

Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Ranked #2 of 49 Restaurants in St. Michaels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, American, Pizza, Wine Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hughesville, MD
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362 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Cute and pleasant with good food.”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

My husband and I have eaten at Ava's on a few occasions. Yesterday, Sunday, we decided to visit again. We arrived around 12:45p, the bar was empty which is unusual and only a couple tables occupied. I figured it was the off season, February. We sat at a high table next to the window and within 20 minutes, every table was filled including the bar. They also have seating upstairs, which is where they began to sit people. I had a glass of Paringa Shiraz, good wine, average pour - $8. My husband had a bloody Mary, he had to stir before each drink because it was thick. He said he has never had a Bloody Mary so thick before but claimed it was delicous. I ordered two mama's meatballs which came in a cute little dish and the meatballs were covered in mozarella - very good, healthy size - $3 each. My husband ordered six oysters on the halfshell. He enjoyed them, however, I thought they were small but I'm not an oyster fan so probably not the right person to judge - $8. We split the specialty pizza which was good size for two people, barbeque chicken and bacon. The pizza was amazing, as is all the pizza's we have tried there in the past - $17. Our total bill came to $51.39. Some might think that's a bit steep for lunch but seems reasonable considering it was for two drinks, two appetizers and a pizza. We were very comfortable when leaving, in fact, we ate light snacks for dinner instead of a full meal. The staff are always friendly, clean restrooms and is within walking distance to shops and the winery is within a few minutes drive. Nice day trip. They do have outdoor eating when the weather is warmer.

  • Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Twice in One Trip”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Fantastic food, great wine, and great atmosphere! We sat outside for dinner one night and had a great meal. The meatball sliders are practically too good to be true. We have also eaten inside the restaurant for lunch and dinner - always a good time. We visited twice on our last trip to St. Michaels. It really is just that good. Would recommend to anyone going to the area.

  • Visited April 2012
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice little bar in downtown St. Michaels”
Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Cute atmosphere, nice bar area, clean restroom, good service. I stopped in with a buddy for a few beers (yea magic hat 29) and we ended up getting the meatball sliders. We were lucky in that they come 3 at a time and we had to good sense to ask for 4 instead of splitting one. They are delicious. Will definitely go back if I'm ever in town again.

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Easton, Maryland
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good pizza and sandwich location in St Micheals”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Friendly and accommodating service. Good selection of beer and wine and a fairly large menu. We have only eaten lunch there but have done that several times in the past year. Wood- fired oven pizza's are excellent as are the home made potato chips.
No reservations but you can call ahead for priority seating. That's a good idea on weekends and during the summer and fall tourist season.

Visited October 2012
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not Only Pizza”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

The tripadvisor feedback was excellent, but we were concerned. Since this as an anniversary weekend without children we want more than pizza. The entre menu was limited but the ceasar salad and the chichen marsalla were great. The pizza dough bread was an added treat.

  • Visited January 2013
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