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Petit Pois Restaurant

201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
+1 434-979-7647
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the pedestrian area, this restaurant offers simple, delicious food at reasonable prices. The wine list is good and the waiter provided excellent recommendations. It's a delight to sit in the terrace, watch the pedestrians walk by and have a light french lunch with...More

Thank macorzo2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Megan made our experience very pleasant . We had panisse as an appetizer to try something new, smoked lamb ragout and trout almondine. The food and the presentation were superb, but each were made more delightful as served by Megan. We would enjoy another visit.

1  Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, charming French restaurant with a lot of outdoor seating during the right season. Consistently excellent food, great service. Varied seasonal menu. Great for a date.

Thank Molly S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took my brother out for his birthday while he was visiting and had a delicious dinner here! I had the special local raised pork chop which was cooked to perfection and served over mashed potatoes and spinach. The arugula salad was excellent! The others...More

Thank tomtebo2015
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

My friend and I had been moving from one place to another for appetizers all night. We heard the desserts here were really good and we were not disappointed. We had the sweets tasting plate which gave our sweet tooth some satisfaction with different types...More

Thank Foodiein757
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I’m thrilled to share what a fantastic meal I had at this cozy venue. My meal started with the braised brussel sprouts, they were fantastic! Just enough bacon and perfectly prepared. The next course was the trout almandine which was also quite good. The green...More

1  Thank T M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I hate to give a negative review, but the food was so poor-average, it was hard to believe that there are so many good reviews. Maybe it was an off night. We went during Restaurant Week. I started with the Arugula salad that was so...More

Thank Jay L
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice eclectic menu, this is your spot. If you are looking for value, brace yourself. Our filtered water was $12 per bottle. I wasn't informed of this cost and was shocked to see $24 added to my bill at...More

1  Thank MADESQ2
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Just an awesome, cute French restaurant in the middle of downtown CVille. Been eating here for years. Always great, especially when the weather is nice and you can sit outside.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I guess bad experiences and bad reviews are all part of the restaurant business. Reading the reviews, it strikes me this restaurant is underrated. The outdoor patio is large and pleasant. The indoor dining areas are small but quant. The bartender / hostess fixed me...More

Thank Harold N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-979-7647
  • E-mail
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