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826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
+1 434-972-9463
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bummer they don't have gluten free pasta but many gluten free options available. I have celiac and highly recommend Tavola. The prosciutto wrapped shrimp, sea scallop risotto, grilled sea bass, beef carpaccio, flourless chocolate cake - all these items gluten free. If you have one night in Charlottesville Tavola should be your pick for dinner.

Thank CanadaWolfe
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner with my family was exactly as expected based on many reviews. Our entrees were all pasta based and made with fresh ingredients and very tasty. Vegetarians have many choices which worked well for our group. The neighborhood setting is lively and fun. A great night out!

Thank rickhem
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to walk in mid-week without a reservation, but I think we were lucky. It's a popular spot. Great food, excellent service.

Thank JerseyShoreGma
Ashland, Virginia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always great...Innovative, well-curated, consistently excellent. We keep going back and back and back again. The food is well-selected and well-prepared, the wines and drinks are all great...We love Tavola...Have a drink and an appetizer in the back-room bar while you wait.

Thank Kegotank
Chatham, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Charlottesville for two nights. Tavola was filled on the first night so we went earlier the next night. Everything was good. Quick and friendly service, a good wine selection, and a variety of rustic Italian menu offerings. We both had the roasted beet salad with pistachio crusted goat cheese to start, and we loved it. I had... More 

Thank Jim C
Alexandria, Virginia
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165 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tiny place and you have to go early to snag a table. We had drinks in the rear bar first, which wasn't crowded. Dinner was wonderful! We had several pasta dishes and an eggplant parmesan. We tried the evening special bruschette and a delicious carpaccio as appetizers. Our wine was recommended by our server, Reta, and it was perfect. The... More 

Thank notlostyet36
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Went here with my girlfriend. Typically have my go-to spots in the city but really wanted to try something different. Had a glass of good red wine to start and a roasted beet salad. I ordered a seafood campellini. Presentation was nice, taste was incredible, service wise excellent. If you don't want to wait for a seat sit at the... More 

Thank Lord P
Charlottesville, Virginia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Go early -- no reservations taken and parking in the neighborhood is at a premium and the place seats less than 40 folks But even if you wait, the food is worth it Don't miss the burrata or the mussels that come out of the oven sizzling and smiling up the joint Great Italian wine list Been 4 times every... More 

Thank Conan O
De Pere, Wisconsin
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I may have had one of my best dinners ever here recently. We started w the pancetta wrapped shrimp. While it was a bit dry, it combined with the tomatoes, mozzarella and balsamic really well. Next was the beet salad w pistachio encrusted fried goat cheese...flavor explosion. And my entree was simply the best; pan roasted sea scallops with beet-leek... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We popped in on a Friday night just to see what the wait time was. We'd heard it was great, had won accolades for its tiramisu, and was a great date night place. The hostess greeted us out front and made us feel incredibly welcome. She told us it would probably be an hour wait for a table, but we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-972-9463
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?