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“Great Food, great service”

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Ranked #59 of 582 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 27, 2014

We really weren't sure what to expect after reading the mixed reviews for this restaurant. We went here on a Sunday evening after wasting $20 at the theatre next door. Very pleasantly surprised. The interior was very tastefully decorated. We were seated immediately (It was about 6 PM) and our server showed up quickly to take our drink order and we asked for his recommendations (I believe his name was Adam). Upon his advice, I ordered the Pasta Mia Nona and my wife had the Chicken Florio Marsala. Both dishes turned out to be excellent choices full of flavor and large enough that we took leftovers home. We did order the cheesecake to eat and the Creme Brulee to take home. Both desserts were again excellent. We were glad that we at least tried Travinia. It was definitely worth it and we will return. They did have the firepits burning outside, but with 20 degree weather, no one was brave enough to be out there.

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Thank Chuck F
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

We had a wonderful experience here...we were not expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised at how well we were treated and the food was delicious. I would certainly go again. Had a very pleasant evening of it.

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Thank James W
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Great choices for the family, and this has made T the favorite spot for us for family celebrations. Right next to the Regal Cinemas and great shopping, but this upscale dining experience is right for anyone. Bar well stocked, friendly atmosphere separate from the formal dining area, comfortable couch waiting area, and great private room for special occasions.We have enjoyed every meal here.

Thank Arby8
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Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Honestly, this place is just plain good. The food is excellent and my wife and I left satisfied. Service is ok, but the quality of the food made up for the service shortcomings. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends and family.

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Thank Mountainblue12
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

After a movie we stopped here for dinner . We ordered 3 appetizers : calamari (good but not outstanding), gnocchi with sausage (VG) and lobster ravioli (VVG!). Also has 2 pizzas for 4 people. Ok, maybe we overdid but all were great. Service was very good and portions were large.

Thank PhotoSandy
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