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826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
+1 434-972-9463
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So I sent back the first fish "special" because it was truly inedible and left over the one they sent in its place because it was also rather inedible. At which point the manager came and asked how everything was. When I explained the fish...More

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here with a couple of wonderful courses each. Good wine list, excellent menu, good service and overall a wonderful experience. We recommend it.

Thank mr_larry_smith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by our daughter, my wife and I visited Tavola to have a special dinner to kick-off a Charlottesville visit. We started with the simple pane e olio. Just right... warm, crusty on the outside, light and soft on the inside. Next, zuppa di zucca...More

Thank 260Mark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine a place where cherubs hand-make pasta and the ingredients are harvested from Caesar’s garden. The meats are obtained from the purest stock of the land. The aroma, worthy of Jupiter’s temple, fills your soul and releases your spirit to frolic in the fields of...More

1  Thank Alex R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think we’ve been here a dozen times for both special occasions and just weekly dining out. The expanded bar seating and back room bar have greatly enhance the experience in due to the limited number of tables-I think they can only see about 35...More

Thank CVilleTravelers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent pasta with Bolognese sauce made for a meal I will remember a long time. An excellent dinner.

Thank LittleT321
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The place had been highly recommended to us. Maybe that's why expected too much. First of all, it was freezing. And the fans coudn't be turned off because the smoke of the kitchen (located right behind the bar), as we were told when we asked...More

Thank brisaru
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This Belmont district restaurant is a lively and pleasing spot. It serves a wide range of excellent pastas (a couple in our party recently back from Bologna thought the Pappardelle Bolognese would pass muster there.) The others in our party had a very good grilled...More

Thank robin082
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Arrived Monday night for dinner to a busy Tavola which says enough about the quality and service of the restaurant. Our meals and service were outstanding. Just read Msfoodie112 review/rant. Never saw the kind of behavior described at the restaurant that would justify this type...More

4  Thank -winose
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

So we arrived on a Monday/today at 7:05pm and now (tick, tick , tick —- rock) .... it is 8:20pm and noooo food. Authur is the f...ing manager.... And they lost our ticket —-rick rock rock rock still no food at 8:25pm.... 8:27pm.... Food finally......More

2  Thank Msfoodie112
Tami K, Owner at tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Dear Jill, We are sorry to see this posted, as we thought we had addressed the problems you experienced. Once made aware of the problem, the owner immediately responded, apologized and took 50% off of your total bill. In spite of this, you threatened to...More

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Questions & Answers
27 June 2018|
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Response from Tami K | Property representative |
We have a few options for gluten free dining, but we do not have gf pasta dishes.
Julie J
31 March 2018|
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Response from ErikR251 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t bring kids...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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.
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