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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
+1 434-977-1222
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I find the Ivy Inn to be a hidden and underrated gem in teh Charlottville market. The food is conistentluy high u\quality, well prepared and a significantly good deal for that level of quality. The wine list is limited by adequate, and the sides vary...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mg1214
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I made finally made it to Charlottesville in a record time of nine hours. That is sarcasm as we got stuck in traffic on the DC Beltway. The Beltway is not the way to go. Oh, yes, the Ivy Inn Restaurant! Just...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jimbob1949
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we walked in the door until the minute we left, this place was perfect! The service was warm, timely, informed and gracious. The food is delicious.... everything was delectable. Unexpected extras and above-and-beyond hospitality. Great options for all palettes.Don't miss this; it's...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kylet49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place to eat. Food was fresh and service was pleasant. Birthday celebration so special attention given to the birthday person. Fish was really fresh and really nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maria R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, wonderful service, and a truly relaxing atmosphere. We spent over 2 hours enjoying a variety of special gourmet dishes, chatting, laughing, and delighting in every bite!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ncthomps
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely, quiet atmosphere in old home. Service was excellent. The ricotta gnocchi with sausage tomato sauce was about perfect. We would definitely return when in C'ville again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank car0lf58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were amazing. We went for our anniversary for the first time and were blown away. We will definitely return!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 788brennad
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This has been around forever, but, the food quality and atmosphere is still great. Make sure to reserve way ahead of your special event. You can also use your “Hospice of the Piedmont” book for a discount.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ranny2018
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We have always had delicious food, excellent and personable wait staff. The atmosphere is charming and relaxing.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mary M
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Ambience, service and food were outstanding. Many local entree choices along with creative selections by the Head Chef. I remember asking if I could speak to the chef personally because my meal was wonderful.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Seniormil
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17 July 2018|
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Response from S751IIchrisa | Reviewed this property |
When I have been there I have seen casual attire - jeans and shorts - up to suits and nice dresses.
Julie D
3 March 2018|
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Response from wbl297 | Reviewed this property |
They change the menu frequently. I believe they do have gluten free food but I would advise you to call ahead and check with them.
4 September 2017|
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Response from Steven S | Reviewed this property |
We found the hostess to be very pleasant and seated us for our reservation promptly. Also could be poor grammar. They may be intending to offer an option to you rather than make a request of you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 60
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
    (Ivy Road)
  • Public Transportation: No public transit
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-1222
  • E-mail
Locally-Inspired Seasonal American Cuisine in an historic house originally built in 1789. Family owned business for 20+ years.
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