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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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“pasta” (46 reviews)
“fra diavolo” (4 reviews)
“tiramisu” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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
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Julie J
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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