We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
+1 434-972-9463
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (45 reviews)
“fra diavolo” (4 reviews)
“tiramisu” (13 reviews)
Closed Now
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (271)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 268 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We stopped by here before a UVA basketball game. We were seated right away. The waitress was very attentive and made sure to watch the time for us so we would get to the game on time. The food was excellent - my husband wouldn't...More

Thank Netanders
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Portions are modest if fairly well prepared. We brought our own bottle of wine and were charged a $25 corkage fee which is indicative of the entire menu pricing. The kitchen is in the middle of the seating and unbelievably there was a long bout...More

2  Thank whatawonderful1
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Tavola has been one of our favorite restaurants in town. We have also loved the addition of the bar. However, the prices have gone up considerably and our pastas last night were not nearly as good as they have been before. We were disappointed but...More

1  Thank wendylauren64
Reviewed 28 November 2017

I came here last week with my mom and we had a great experience! Growing up a few miles outside of New York City, I generally have pretty high standards for Italian restaurants, but this place really knocked the ball out of the park -...More

Thank Yankeebaseball
Reviewed 18 November 2017

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 17 November 2017

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
Nearby HotelsSee all 37 hotels in Charlottesville
200 South Street Inn
723 reviews
.88 km away
Omni Charlottesville
1,911 reviews
1.05 km away
Residence Inn by Marriott Charlottesville Downtown
105 reviews
1.14 km away
Hampton Inn and Suites Charlottesville - At The University
801 reviews
1.87 km away
Nearby Restaurants
C & O Restaurant
342 reviews
.55 km away
The Local
503 reviews
.02 km away
Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria
136 reviews
.34 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio
116 reviews
.72 km away
The Paramount Theater
85 reviews
.81 km away
Virginia Discovery Museum
75 reviews
.58 km away
Jefferson Theater
63 reviews
.82 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from tavola staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing