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Petit Pois Restaurant

201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
+1 434-979-7647
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (12 reviews)
“profiteroles” (6 reviews)
“pea soup” (4 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not sure where the start. Jo, our waitress, was amazing. She single-handedly ran this tiny restaurant like a seasoned pro. I had the frisée salad as an appetizer with the onion soup as an entree. The lardons on the salad were smoky, amazing, awesome--as were...More

Thank TaxLass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect spot for a business or romantic lunch downtown. In nice weather, eating outside is the best option as indoor seating is limited.

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to find an excellent dinner and just relax. Not a stuffy French restaurant. Eat outside in good weather. Inside is quite nice, also. Good selection of wine. Great wait staff. Go and have a great time.

Thank arrochar70
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Stumbled on this place as we were wondering around the downtown mall. They had a price-fixed menu with 3 courses for $25 (drinks separate). All 3 courses were excellent for my wife and I. The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. The portions were...More

1  Thank Paul O
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My colleague and I took a dear friend to dinner here. It's a local festival week, they had a special menu and we ordered from he traditional menu (the waiter warned us that the service might be bumpier off the regular menu). They forgot our...More

Thank Melissa J
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The wait staff was very good but the food was just so-so. The presentation was nice but I can't say I would dine there again. The price doesn't equal the quality.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Deliciously prepared fresh food during restaurant week, friendly service, and the best table overlooking the pedestrian street on a balmy evening. We couldn't have asked for a better visit!

Thank Polly D
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were out on a romantic evening and walking around the C-ville mall looking for the magic spot. This place seemed to hit a sweet spot for us. Waitress was fast and courteous and guided us to nice wines. However, then we were told that...More

Thank MacPEI
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I especially love this place for lunch. Elegant delicious meal. Great to meet with clients. Cheerful staff light brilliant dishes.

Thank DyanMon
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This restaurant was recommended by the cook at our B&B. She recommended the trout, which turned out to be outstanding: very fresh and tender, with string beans perfectly cooked. Great service, at a very reasonable price for French food. Escargot were very good, and service...More

Thank knight94728
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Are you open for brunch on Easter Sunday?
14 April 2017|
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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 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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