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Aromas Cafe

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1104 Emmit St N, Barracks Road Shopping, Charlottesville, VA 22903
+1 434-244-2486
11:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Charlottesville, VA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner obviously loves being hospitable and introducing people to fine Mediterranean cuisine. The staff is professional, attentive without smothering, and provide just a wonderful sense of graciousness. The food is wonderful, a little exotic but still comforting and very tasty, obviously made with love and fine ingredients.

Thank lucayangail
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The customer service was absolutely fantastic. There was somebody there at all times to replace your fork fill your water, pour your beer help you in the bathroom.... whatever is needed! And the food… The food was out of this world. My friend and I both loved everything we got and will definitely be going back there again.

Thank Stephanie l
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had wonderful soups--Tomato with ginger; squash--first rate stuffed grape leaves with an out of this world sauce; and simple, satisfying, and extremely tasty entrees--shrimp and white beans, lamb and lentils. The environment couldn't be more conducive to lingering and talking. This was one of our most enjoyable evenings out in a long, long time.

Thank John P
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Had lunch with a coworker here around the holidays--the food was absolutely delicious and the staff were very attentive and accommodating. The owner overheard that it was our first visit and sent over a complimentary dessert (in addition to the one we'd already ordered). Don't be mislead by it's location, it is every bit a fine dining experience and again...the... More 

Thank Amy G
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Hassan is a marvelous restauranteur. He and his staff are always welcoming and attentive. I have eaten here for many years and have always had a wonderful time and delicious food. The salmon is the best you will find anywhere...served over a salad or orzo. This restaurant is a Cville find.

Thank foodwineviews
Mathias, West Virginia
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Happened upon this rest by chance. What a find! Wonderful soups and baba ganoushe. For dessert the baklava and Turkish coffee (with rose water). The spicing is exquisite.

Thank johnr1948_
Staunton, Virginia
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171 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Such a pleasure to visit a restaurant with delicious food, beautiful/warm decor and such friendly people. Thanks for being so kind!

Thank gamesray
ponte vedra
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160 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Tucked away in a shopping center, this little Mediterranean restaurant is a jewel. Early casual business dinner; quiet enough to talk. Friendly wait staff. Dolmas were best I've ever eaten, and hummus was delicious served with toasted pita. I was convinced to try the lamb special even though I am not a lamb fan, and was happy with the choice.... More 

Thank Flawanderingwoman
Jeffersonville, Vermont
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

It is good when a waitress is enthusiastic about specials and add-ons, but there should be a reasonable amount of balance. Here, I thought there was much too much pressure to buy specials and other add-ons with hidden prices. My wife was unable to withstand the pressure on the expensive and mysteriously priced specials. And when I ordered a Greek... More 

Thank 4Albion
Alexandria, Virginia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I had the lamb special, basically a stew, my wife had the grilled chicken and our guest had the Tilapia. All were excellent. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The atmosphere was attractive. The manager came by and chatted about the food, it's origins and the spices. All in all a very delightful experience.

Thank SCDancer_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Moroccan, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1104 Emmit St N, Barracks Road Shopping, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-244-2486

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?