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826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
+1 434-972-9463
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (44 reviews)
“branzino” (8 reviews)
“fra diavolo” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped by here before a UVA basketball game. We were seated right away. The waitress was very attentive and made sure to watch the time for us so we would get to the game on time. The food was excellent - my husband wouldn't...More

Thank Netanders
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Portions are modest if fairly well prepared. We brought our own bottle of wine and were charged a $25 corkage fee which is indicative of the entire menu pricing. The kitchen is in the middle of the seating and unbelievably there was a long bout...More

1  Thank whatawonderful1
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Tavola has been one of our favorite restaurants in town. We have also loved the addition of the bar. However, the prices have gone up considerably and our pastas last night were not nearly as good as they have been before. We were disappointed but...More

Thank wendylauren64
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I came here last week with my mom and we had a great experience! Growing up a few miles outside of New York City, I generally have pretty high standards for Italian restaurants, but this place really knocked the ball out of the park -...More

Thank Yankeebaseball
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Tavola in Charlottesville, VA (Belmont) was very disappointing last week. The food was very good but pricey and service poor. The restaurant does not accept reservations. However, we arrived at 5:30 PM and were seated at a 4 person table 3 feet from the front...More

Thank brhomes
Reviewed 16 November 2017

On a recent visit to Charlottesville, our party enjoyed a terrific Saturday evening dinner at Tavola. They don't take reservations, so when we arrived at 6 pm, we were able to enjoy drinks and appetizers in the lovely (and uncrowded) bar area at the back...More

Thank AnneLRooney
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We trip to visit this past week but the place is small and for some strange reason they refuse to take reservations. We got there at 5:30 and we were told there would be at least an hour wait. Please start taking reservations!!!

Thank JackTravl
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

They do not take reservations so expect a wait. There is a bar area but tucked away in back. As popular as it has become for the fresh pasta dishes, a reservation system may be a consideration for management. Steve did a good job but...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

we have been here before and it was great this time we arrived and it was 7pm and was told it would be a hour no problem went back to the bar and had some drinks the mixologist there is great not to busy back...More

Thank ktjebkennedy
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Located in the Belmont neighborhood, which we also stayed in and enjoyed immensely. This restaurant was packed at 5:00pm on a Saturday night and continued that way throughout our entire meal. The pancetta-wrapped shrimp was nothing to write home about, but the bread with olive...More

Thank SaraKate916
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-972-9463
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An intimate, lively neighborhood restaurant located in the charming Belmont district of Charlottesville, VA, tavola offers inspired rustic Italian dining through the use of quality ingredients and a simple philosophy fostered by a staff passionate about food, wine, craft cocktails and personal service. Due to our limited seating, we do not take reservations outside of special events.
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