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The Villa Diner

129 North Emmit Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
+1 434-296-9977
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“hash browns” (9 reviews)
“grits” (7 reviews)
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American, Diner
129 North Emmit Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This place had average diner food. We are from Long Island and we have very good diners where we live so it was very average in comparison

Thank Michele G
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little place on the edge of campus. We were seated quickly and courteously. The food was good , but most importantly the coffee was hot and not weak!

Thank Wendie R
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I was immediately seated when I walked in but it got pretty busy quickly. It seems I arrived just before a lunch rush, lucky me. My server was attentive but not hovering. The food came about how long it typically takes at a diner, no...More

Thank SyForShort
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We went during prime brunch hours and lucked out without having a wait. The service was good, the food came quickly, and all in all was a good breakfast. Paying your bill there is a nuisance, as it is done at the host stand, where...More

Thank amp2dc
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Had an fabulous bacon cheeseburger with onion rings- fabulous comfort food! My friend had Philly Cheese steak- also great!!! Excellent price and fast

Thank Susan C
KenBeachley, Owner at The Villa Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

I'm really happy you came by for lunch. Thanks so much for the stars and kind review!

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Absolutely LOVE this place... it can get busy at times but they always accommodate diners as quickly as possible. Staying at the hotel next door also gives me a slight discount but even without it, the food is amazing! My favorite and goto is the...More

Thank Julie L
KenBeachley, Owner at The Villa Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

I'm so glad you enjoy our restaurant so much. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 23 March 2017

After a night at the Boar's Head, my wife and I avoided the overpriced measly offerings at the hotel and headed into Charlottesville. I'm glad we did. The Villa Diner prepared perfect omelettes and grits for us at a reasonable price.

Thank xylograph
KenBeachley, Owner at The Villa Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

I'm glad you headed to Charlottesville and found us. Thanks for the kind review.

Reviewed 21 February 2017

the food is cheap, but not the prices for it. went here for a family couples brunch, and its good if you want something somewhat fast (only it was very slow this time) and want some food that isnt all that good. Maybe it was...More

Thank Phatsoundz
kenbeachley, Owner at The Villa Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

I apologize for not responding to your negative review sooner. I usually respond very quickly, but I was so taken aback by your comments, that I wanted to take some time and reflect on my response. I think the reason we are not on the...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Villa is a Charlottesville tradition supported by locals and students who walk from Grounds. (That's UVA's word for the campus). Staff is friendly and the menu is pure diner. The gyros is fresh and completely satisfying served with the best tsaziki sauce in town.

Thank painnurse2
kenbeachley, Owner at The Villa Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm realy glad you appreciate what we are doing. Ken Beachley, owner

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fast service, friendly servers, good food. Have gone here for both breakfast and dinner and have never had a bad experience. All the servers are very friendly no matter what time of day it is.

Thank sandyfoot1
kenbeachley, Owner at The Villa Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thanks so much! I can't wait to pass your kind words along to our staff! Ken Beachley, owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 North Emmit Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-296-9977
The Villa Diner serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 6 a.m. to 10:00 pm seven days a week. Our popular breakfast menu items are available all day. Our lunch and dinner menus offer a variety of fresh made, soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Our pizza is made in house from dough to sauce and is some of the best in Charlottesville.
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