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“Best restaurant in cville! ”

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 July 21, 2014 via mobile

Seriously, THE best restaurant in Charlottesville! It's been open for a while but I had yet to try it after living here my entire life (33 years). I make trips to NOVA for restaurants like this, fresh, authentic, great atmosphere and excellent service. My husband and I had lunch here last Sunday, waiter was fantastic, calamari & spinach salad were superb & so were our sandwiches;chicken pesto & mambo Italiana. Can not wait to return!

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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Have been here a half dozen times and it is usually good food with friendly service. One time, I was part of a group of 15 people which had arranged for the private room and a menu with 3 entree choices. The service that (week) night was horrible- EACH course was served with a half hour lag between first person in the group and last person receiving their food. So- I would not recommend hosting a large group here. Going with a smaller group- its a completely different experience. When I have gone with just my husband or my husband and children, the service has usually been good. Its quicker some nights that others and does not always seem related to the number of guests there. It gets crowded on weekend nights but you can give them your cell number, and they will text you when your table is ready, so you can explore the interesting shopping center where its located. The bread is really good. The pizza's crust is reminiscent of the bread and makes the pizza delicious. I usually order a pizza (to share) and salad with either shrimp or chicken on it & its very good. Appreciate being able to order a healthy entree. My children order a variety of entrees and have always liked them.
The atmosphere is warm and inviting- both inside and outside. The servers are always friendly and accommodating. I have noticed that when given a wait time for a table, it is always shorter than their estimate.

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Thank DeDe B
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I enjoy going here for a date night every few months. I've tried several things on the menu and have really liked all of them. Love the atmosphere and the service is great. Fun place for a date night or special occasion.

Thank rwamyett
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Absolutely awesome location and atmosphere with delicious food to boot. The service can often improve a little but so good you can overlook a little delay.

Thank seanmhorn
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Have the Nachos...trust me. There was a short wait, but they send a text to your cell phone when your table is ready. It's in a shopping area, so being able to walk around while waiting was nice.

Thank Tiffani S
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