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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
+1 434-977-4944
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (25 reviews)
“scallops” (39 reviews)
“cheese fritters” (11 reviews)
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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant right on the Mall in downtown Charlottesville has great, friendly service and a variety of tasty options for everyone. The wine and cocktails lists are ample. Would eat here again!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Schm00py
Reviewed 4 November 2018

There are two things I love about this place: a) the scallops, and b) the outdoor seating. Don't walk by, give them a try.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RTravel2
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Walked in without a reservation on at 6:45 pm on a Saturday night, as we had been to the Montplier Hunt Races all day. Hostess worked us in at a bar table in about 20 minutes. My wife had the salmon, and I had the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tim H
Reviewed 3 September 2018

My wife and I ate here our second night in C’ville and being from Philadelphia, one of the best food scenes in the country, we hoped that Zo.ca.lo was better than our previous night’s dinner. We were pleasantly surprised! From the apps to the entrees...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank APisME95
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Zocalo is a great place to sit outside and watch the active urban street scene. The food is good and the service is attentive and pleasant. The waitperson was willing to make a substitution in our entree, swapping out a starch for some vegetables. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank putnik123
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The bouncer at zocalo turned my friend and myself away because he thought she had too much of an “attitude” he was rude and very dismissive. I would recommend not going here! He let in various other men in front of us. I’m not sure...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Abby H
Reviewed 22 June 2018

As a Cville resident I'm not sure why I hadn't eaten here before. Well, I had, but a l-o-n-g tome ago, and I am so happy to have rediscovered it. The ambiance is warm and comfortable, it's spacious, the service was very pleasant and attentive....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Pollyanna70
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We were seated at a shared wrap around table (wrap around a big tree) outside. Very nice atmosphere. Little bit off the main pedestrian mall but still close to the actions. Food were fantastic. We had lamb loin and rockfish. Tasty.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Lapyang Joseph L
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Surpassed my expectations! There was a bridal party in the dining room with us; it had no effect on our service or noise level. Julia was responsible for multiple tables but made us feel like we were the only table she had - unbelievable! The...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delicious! Although we usually don't eat at restaurants located in any sort of mall, we read the reviews, and had to try it. Nice ambiance, great service, food was fantastic. We shared everything, and they split the serving on to each plate, without hesitation....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Megnd06
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
    (2nd Street NE and East Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-4944
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