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826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
+1 434-972-9463
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (41 reviews)
“branzino” (8 reviews)
“fra diavolo” (4 reviews)
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826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we have been here before and it was great this time we arrived and it was 7pm and was told it would be a hour no problem went back to the bar and had some drinks the mixologist there is great not to busy back...More

Thank ktjebkennedy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the Belmont neighborhood, which we also stayed in and enjoyed immensely. This restaurant was packed at 5:00pm on a Saturday night and continued that way throughout our entire meal. The pancetta-wrapped shrimp was nothing to write home about, but the bread with olive...More

Thank SaraKate916
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Opens at 5 pm... was there just before 5. Menu posted in the window was helpful. Specials posted on blackboard inside... not so easy to read. Waitstaff efficient but a little aloof. Had been there one other time. Food was very good! We both had...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 6 of us for a festive meal to start off my daughter's wedding weekend. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. Pasta dishes were cooked to perfection and each dish had an interesting blend of flavors and textures. Side dishes were remarkable and memorable....More

Thank K5122CSchristineg
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This restaurant is small, but worth the visit. The food is fresh and homemade and delicious. The daily made Pappardelle was delicious. I also loved the fresh beet salad. Great service with a smile.

Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed 19 August 2017

If you love authentic Italian food, Tavola is the place to go. Fresh, homemade pasta and traditional Italian dishes. Wine list is superb. Reservations recommended.

Thank Nkatko
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Whilst I can sympathize with a popular restaurant being oversubscribed, I was disgusted by the treatment I received from the arrogant and rude gentleman working as the host at Tavola. After lying about speaking to me on the phone he was then rude and aggressive....More

1  Thank Nathan M
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Located in the Belmont district of Charlottesville, Va. No reservations but we were seated quickly. They have a large bar area in the back to grab a glass of wine while you wait. The service staff was wonderful: attentive, friendly & knowledgeable. We enjoyed their...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Great appetizers, great entree, great wine, great dessert, great service. Whaaat? Speak up! Unfortunate noise level made any conversation a challenge.

Thank lkf
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The Local was closed (restaurant next door) so we tried Tavola for dinner. When we entered we stood there - no hostess - a waiter sped by and said someone would be with us shortly. Then a waitress stopped and said it would only be...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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