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826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
+1 434-972-9463
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (42 reviews)
“fra diavolo” (5 reviews)
“branzino” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Opens at 5 pm... was there just before 5. Menu posted in the window was helpful. Specials posted on blackboard inside... not so easy to read. Waitstaff efficient but a little aloof. Had been there one other time. Food was very good! We both had...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 14 September 2017

There were 6 of us for a festive meal to start off my daughter's wedding weekend. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. Pasta dishes were cooked to perfection and each dish had an interesting blend of flavors and textures. Side dishes were remarkable and memorable....More

Thank K5122CSchristineg
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This restaurant is small, but worth the visit. The food is fresh and homemade and delicious. The daily made Pappardelle was delicious. I also loved the fresh beet salad. Great service with a smile.

Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed 19 August 2017

If you love authentic Italian food, Tavola is the place to go. Fresh, homemade pasta and traditional Italian dishes. Wine list is superb. Reservations recommended.

Thank Nkatko
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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