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826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
+1 434-972-9463
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“branzino” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great atmosphere! Great service!, Stephen was exceptional. The food was very good but not great. No wow factor. This is the only reason i give it 4 stars vs 5 stars. When i return it will probably be for some good wine and an app...More

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an early dinner with a friend who knew that going early is the recommended time! What a charming little place with it's open kitchen and a staff that seems to work by ESP (meaning they were very quiet and focused). We shared the beet...More

Thank MissTBlu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting several restaurants in downtown Charlottesville, we fancied a change of scene. This was a great recommendation by our hosts. Reservations are not accepted, and when we arrived on a Tuesday night, we were told we had a 45 minute wait. However, there is...More

Thank Katherine D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tavola is a high quality Northern Italian restaurant in a Charlottesville neighborhood. I had the grilled branzino (sea bass) that was second only to one that I had eaten in Rome and still remember. My husband's seafood also was quite good. Desserts were creative and...More

Thank Reston101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the charity dinner with friends. The pasta with meatballs was good but would have preferred a different pasta than bucatini. Also ordered their salad and a Moscow Mule cocktail. Never had one before and it was a great, tasty summer drink. Our waiter...More

Thank Cat S
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The Cicchetti Bar and Tavolo for hosting a fundraising for the Heather Heyer Foundation. The cocktails and food were delicious!

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We LOVE the food here! It is beyond delicious. To us, it is well worth the crowds and wait, but it is crowded. Our go to plan is to get there, get our name in and then go to the back room. You can get...More

Thank Gray G
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I came to this restaurant four years ago and was very impressed on that visit Decided to meet with good friends here during a visit to cville and wow, the antipasti was absolutely amazing. I had the vongole luiguine (clams) because I wanted a light...More

Thank HealthyFoodPlease
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Loud to the extreme but we stayed for the food since we had heard it as so good. The place was very busy on a Tuesday evening so I don’t think the owners will tone down the noise anytime soon. The food was tasty. My...More

Thank Caroline Y
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We had bucatini all amatriciana as a vegetarian option. The pasta was cooked to perfection and was very flavorful (we were surprised at how spicy it turned out). The tiramisu is to die for! We just wish the restaurant took reservations - for a family...More

Thank Hindustani76
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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
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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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