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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We tried here twice, and both times we were disappointed. The host and wait staff made me feel like they were doing me a favor by serving us, and the food was overpriced for what we had. There are better restaurants in Charlottesville if you...More

Thank Momofteenageboys
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had designs on hitting the three restaurants of note in the area on the same night, and we chose Tavola as a starter. Duck prosciutto, antipasti plate, french 75 (she said it was the best she'd ever had), great wine selections, excellent service....nothing but...More

Thank chuckiek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I ate at the bar. The burrata & sun dried tomatoes app was fine. I had the special pasta, and it was extraordinary. An unusual home made pasta in squid ink with octopus. Cooked perfectly, and the piquant sauce was wonderful -...More

Thank BunkyVA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled onto this place in our wanderings. It is a great find! Cozy, warm, good service and GREAT FOOD! The chocolate, salted caramel and bourbon ice-cream was out of this world!!! Recommend highly!

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is a fabulous Italian restaurant in downtown Charlottesville. Ample menu selections; very reasonably priced. It is very popular, which is an obvious indication of its superior culinary offerings. The only downside is that they do not accept reservations; but they have a very nice...More

Thank Henry C
Reviewed 25 March 2018

delicious pasta! What more can you want? variety of desserts of course! One small complaint is that we had to wait a while (no reservations) Very busy location.

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We were not familiar with the Belmont area and our AirBNB host recommended tavola. One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had - rivaled the best in Charleston, NYC, or DC. Our server, Steven, was great - super attentive, engaging, and he worked with...More

Thank Erik R
Reviewed 18 February 2018

I have dined at Tavola many times and find it to be one of very best restaurants in Charlottesville. The food and service are consistently top notch. And while they don't take reservations, you may enjoy your time before your table is ready sipping a...More

Thank LarryW_Reviewer
Reviewed 5 February 2018

The food was good but had it been up to me, our party would have left before we were seated. There are no reservations so we showed up at 5:30 on a Thursday night. There was one table occupied. They had all the other tables...More

Thank Mary Lou S
Reviewed 1 February 2018

The food is great! Loved everything from appetizers, to main dish and deserts. It can get a bit noisy, but the food is worth it! One of my favorite italian restaurants in Charlottesville!

Thank SDMesquita
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • 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, 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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