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826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5787
+1 434-972-9463
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK. We've eaten in many of the restaurants along the pedestrian historical area and thought we had our favorites. Wrong! Tavola in the nearby (walk to it) Belmont district is the absolute best dining experience in the area. If you come Saturday evening for the 5:00PM opening, come well before opening or be prepared to wait hours along with other... More 

Thank ColonelAllen
Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This jewel in Belmont is the only restaurant in this area that serves authentic Italian food, not Americanized Italian food. It's such a treat to go here. You are never disappointed. The menu changes a little bit seasonally and there's always a special entrata listed on the blackboard, so it's always interesting. I must admit though that the food is... More 

Thank Evon W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food, beautiful ambiance, and friendly and attentive staff. We were treated with complimentary prosecco when we arrived, which was a nice touch! For cocktails, I got the negroni and my partner got the walls of Jericho. For dinner, my partner ordered the seafood pasta and I ordered the rockfish. We got the cauliflower on the side. We both enjoyed... More 

Thank Katelyn H
Williamsburg, Virginia
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132 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First and foremost, the food is quite good here. There are a few things I would point out however: 1. It may be hard to find parking nearby. 2. When we arrived (on a Sat. night) at 5:18, we had to sit at the bar because there were no tables left. Soon the bar was full too. I imagine if... More 

Thank Aibutiej
Richmond, Virginia
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for a weekend with another couple. The food was great. Service very good. We waited for a table and I enjoyed watching the bartenders at work. Very skilled and payed attention to details. Everything from the soup to the Brussels sprouts to the entrees was delicious. Will definitely recommend and go back!

Thank NancyLeeR
Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Upscale casual Italian, recently expanded seating. It has a good wine list and bar, and open kitchen.

Thank PolitelyOpinionated
Allentown, PA
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397 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you weren't looking for this restaurant, you easily might drive right by it. Fortunately, though, it seems that many people know about Tavola, so if you are planning to dine here, we'd highly recommend getting to the restaurant as close to 5:00 as you can to secure a table. Reservations are not accepted....but, after seeing how quickly the place... More 

Thank LivinglifeinPA
Charlottesville, Virginia
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are new to Charlottesville, and this is our favorite Italian restaurant. If you are there with one special person, we strongly recommend you sit at the bar in this cozy restaurant. You get a close up look at the delicious appetizers being prepared and have the opportunity to talk wine with the restaurant's knowledgeable and friendly... More 

Thank Catc1966
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were passing through Charlottesville and picked this restaurant out randomly. What a find! Not only was the service friendly and outstanding but the food was fabulous. The menu was varied and interesting. The quality and taste of the food was exceptional. We live on the other side of the country and will definitely return to this treasure when we... More 

Thank 478lizt
Potomac, Maryland, United States
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Have come to this place for the last 5 years. As usually, we visited at 5 to avoid the crowds. My daughter likes the rabbit and quell, I like the spicy flavored capellini with seafood, and our usual starter - mussels.

Thank Steven C

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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
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?