Chill happy hour & local hangout for happy hour and late night. Unique pizzas, wines and cocktails. Chic modern decor w/ artisanal pizzas. Homemade desserts and house-made pita. Located in the Art's District near Quirk, Linden Row Inn, the Pulse, November Theater, the National, Maggie Walker Statue, Graduate Hotel.
An RVA Hospitality Restaurant. Locally Owned. Woman Owned.
1/2 off pizza Wednesday
Half-Off Bottles of Wine
Waiter was awesome. Food was great. No complaints!
Bar Solita is one of our favorite brunch spots! So glad they are reopened. Very open space, with lots of room between tables, much more than the government recommended 6'. And the food... AMAZING! Looking forward to coming back again soon.
This is a great restaurant and they are doing a good job despite covid restrictions. The atmosphere is very hip. Service is good and the woodfire pizza is amazing.
As always, amazing drinks and amazing food! One of our absolute favorite places to go!
Service and food were great and glad they reopened. I encourage people to have dinner there.
Always a lovely evening at Bar Solita.
Thanks for the great review and continued loyalty!
Disappointed. We were looking forward to our first visit to Bar Solita, based on the reviews. They were not busy at all when we dined on a Thursday night at 6:30. Everything was fine except for the food. The tapas meatballs had no flavor - none. Tuna bites were overcooked. Falafel had very little taste, and fried outside was too hard. Brussels sprouts and the spiced feta were the best dishes. Was really expecting better food.
It was such a great evening and the service was good for our large party. Food was excellent and the staff were accommodating for our needs.
Thanks for the amazing review! I'm so glad to hear you had such a pleasant dining experience with us. We pride our self on good food and excellent service!
Nanna was an excellent server! So sweet and attentive. She facilitated a wonderful brunch experience. The drinks and food were wonderful!
Thanks for the great review, Monica! I'l be sure to let Nana know how great of a job she's doing! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager
So, the food was great. Building was very cool. Our waitress was great and food was delivered quickly. Only problem I had was the fact that there was a waitress there with a see through black shirt with no bra. That was fun having my three kids there. One of which was a fascinated 4 year old. :/ Not sure why management allowed that, but it was what it was.
Thank you for the feedback, John! I'm sorry the server's attire was disruptive to your meal. We are addressing the matter. We want all of our guests to feel comfortable! I am glad to hear outside of that, you had a great time and enjoyed the food. We do hope to see you again and I can assure you, you will not have the same issue. Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager
The food here is AWESOME!! It’s definitely a fun twist on food. We went for brunch and the drinks are great, they have good options for a more bottomless type brunch as well. The sweet potato and ricotta pizza sounds odd but it was one of the best pizzas I have ever had! Also the crepes are DELISH! We had a server who said it was her first day and she did so well, we would not have known she just started had she not told us.
Thanks for the amazing review, Alina! I'm so glad you had such an awesome time with us. We pride our self on good food and good service! I love our crepes. So yummy! The pizza is odd sounding,but definitely good. We hope to see you again for brunch soon, Alicia, Office Manager
Great food a little loud but it is a bar. We had chicken Marsala a meat and cheese board salad and were surprised at how good the food was. Have already said we trying this place again.
Thanks for the amazing review! I love our Chicken Marsala. What a great choice! We can't wait to have you back, Alicia, Office Manager
Hate to say this, but the food/drink is not worth the price. They would really need to elevate the fare to justify charging what they do. They also apparently do a disco Sunday brunch with a DJ. It was very loud and hard to hear.
Thanks for the feedback, Cameron. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your dining experience with us. It is never our intention that any of our guests leave unsatisfied or unhappy. I'm truly sorry about that. This Sunday, we did a 80s brunch. I'm sorry the music was loud, but this was a special event. We normally don't have a DJ on Sundays, so I encourage you to try us out again. This sounds like a pretty off shift and I can assure you that you can have a much better dining experience with us.
Excellent brunch spot! The DJ was so good and we all had stuck a tough time deciding on food because everything looked incredible. Our choices didn't disappoint!
Thanks for the amazing review, Laura! I love our brunch too. So many great choices!
Fun. Trendy. Tasty food. Good drinks. Great spot for brunch, dinner, or drinks.
Thanks for the great review, Andrea!
I had been wanting to try this place for some time. We finally went with another couple. The menu looked amazing. It was hard to decide what to try because there were numerous small plates and entrees that were interesting.
We ordered cocktails and empanadas. The drinks were good. The broccoli and ricotta empanadas were excellent but we did not care for the pork carnitas one. The pork was lacking flavor and very dry. I was surprised at the blandness. We also ordered the carbonara and the beef medallions. The carbonara was also bland and not much better than a microwave meal quality. The beef medallions were decent. I ordered them medium but received them well done. So there was no pink at all and the meat was a little tough. The mashed potatoes were unremarkable and the brussel spouts were decent. We did not try dessert because the other items were so lackluster so we went to Shyndigs where we know the dessert is worth the calories.
Our server did a great job. No complaints at all for the service. The restaurant is super cute and I liked the vibe. This is why I still gave a 4 star rating. I probably should only have given 3 because the food just did not deliver.
I am definitely the kind of person that will return again and again when I like something. Unfortunately, this was a one and done for me. The problem is that there are so many good places to choose from that my standards have gotten higher. And at $113 for a dinner for 2 (not including tip), I definitely expected a better meal.
I'm so sorry for your terrible experience. I'm so sorry the food was lackluster and that your medallions were not cooked to your preference. We pride ourselves on serving good food and plenty. We missed the mark terribly and it's embarrassing. Our chef is currently in the process of revamping the menu and I'm sure that if you give us a little time and a second chance that you will not be disappointed. Thank you again, Alicia, Office Manager
Great food selection options. Service was very good. Very busy evening so a little noisy for conversation.
Thanks for the review! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful dining experience with us! We pride our self on good food and being extremely hospitable.
Love the breakfast pizza!
Thanks for the review. I love our breakfast pizza too, Chris!
Service was good but our server was stretched to thin. Four servers on a busy brunch is a little light. Overall it was a great experience.
Thanks for the review! I'm glad to hear you had a great dining experience with us! Come back February 23rd for our 80s brunch! Alicia, Office Manager
Food was great! All the glassware was dirty though. The cups had lipstick stains and dust on the rim and the plates had food stuck on the bottom. Hair was found in my coffee. Other than the cleanliness, the food and service was excellent!
Thanks for the feedback Bryce! I'm sorry to hear about the dirty dishes! I'll be sure that management is reinforcing the policy that our servers are checking all silverware and dishes before being presented to guests so that this does not become an ongoing issue. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the food and that your server was great! We pride our self on good food and good service. Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager
Our server had a great personality and gave excellent service . Usually younger millennial servers have zero personality and awkward. The food was very delicious and flavorful. I'm definitely going back.
Thanks for the awesome review! I'm so glad you had such a great dining experience and you enjoyed your service. We can't wait to have you back! Alicia, Office Manager
Went for their Valentine's Day special menu for 2. The staff felt very hectic and the food/service was very underwhelming. Our waitress was not attentive or friendly (she straight up ran away before we finished ordering). The food was less appetizing than it's description and came out lukewarm.
I would maybe come back for drinks and an app at the bar, but would not spend money for a meal :/
I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us. This is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. We never want our guests to feel rushed or ignored or leave feeling dissatisfied with their meal. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thank you, Alicia, Office Manager
My husband and I went to Bar Solita to celebrate Valentine’s Day. For a Saturday night, the restaurant was busy but not overly crowded. We arrived a little early prior to our reservation but were seated quickly. The menu has a Mediterranean touch with lots of options. We saw families with kids in the restaurant and it seemed like they had some good options for them (something that we appreciated since we have a 3-year-old at home). Anyway, we put in our drink order and then our food order. We ordered 2 tapas dishes and 2 entrees. We got our drinks fairly quickly but it took awhile to get our food. We hardly saw our server while we were waiting. Once our food came out we were surprised to get our entrees first. We mentioned that we ordered tapas as well and the server who delivered our food apologized and got our tapas disses right away. The tapas dishes we ordered (the spiced feta and the Brussels sprouts) were lukewarm which told us they were probably left under a warmer and forgotten. My husband got the chicken piccata which was good but nothing particularly memorable. I got the shrimp tacos which were very good. Overall the food was good but mediocre. The service was slow but everyone was friendly and courteous. It was a very nice night out but probably won’t go out of our way to go again. I recommend this place if you want to get a drink and some food with friends but be aware you may have to wait a little bit to get your order.
Thanks for the feedback! I'm so sorry your tapas were forgotten about. I'll be sure to let management know that they are enforcing frequent table touches so that these sort of things don't continue. I am glad you enjoyed your entree and that surrounding servers were hospitable and kind. I do hope you'll give us a chance to show you that you can have a better dining experience with us! Alicia, Office Manager
Terrible food for the cost. I would only return for cocktails (or drinks) and an appetizer.
I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. We pride our self on serving good food and plenty of it. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thank you, Alicia, Office Manager
It was a very great experience. The staff was kind and their was ultimately no wait time.
Thanks for the great review! I'll be sure to let our staff know what a great job they're doing! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager
5/10 I would not recommend. The cinnabon was more like bread with icing, literally no cinnamon! Our waitress (Ana? she never even introduced herself) was trash, the drinks were all watered, out actual entrees were great and well seasoned but everything else tarnished our experience.. cute place, should
be a club instead of an eatery
I'm so sorry to hear about experience with us. Our executive chef recently changed our cinnamon bun recipe, and obviously, it's not better. I'll be sure to take your opinion in consideration. I'm also sorry to hear your server wasn't hospitable. This is in no way representative of our view on guest service. I'll be sure to have management work with our servers on our greeting policy. I do hope you'll give us a second chance to show you how great of a dining experience you can have with us.
Delicious courses and perfect portion sizes! Beautifully decorated and candles at every table. Food took a little extra long to come out, but it was Valentine's Day so it was understandably very busy and the waitress was attentive and checked on it for us to ensure that it was coming :) Can't wait to go back!
Thanks for the awesome review, Grace! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful Valentine's Day with us! We pride our self on good food and good service! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager
Love this restaurant so much. The tapas is amazing and great drink selections. Cannot recommend enough.
Thanks for the wonderful review, Karen! I love our tapas too! The drinks are just as amazing. Come back again soon, Alicia, Office Manager
Fixed menu but food still took forever. Ordered steak medium, received very rare meat. sat at a table near an area where wait staff kept going for silverware, really annoying having everyone cut through in between my table and another the entire time we were there. Paid $120 for a meal that was cooked wrong and took an hour to get. Waitress was wearing pajamas basically I guess they dress casual there. Waste of time and money. Restaurant was cool inside though.
Thanks for the feedback, Vance. I'm sorry to hear about you poor dining experience with us. From the raw steak to the long wait- it's embarrassing. It sounds like we had a pretty off night if you've read some of our other reviews. I do hope you can give us another chance to show you how great of a dining experience you can truly have with us. Thank you again, Alicia, Office Manager
This is a beautiful place! Love the vibe here, it’s a nice place for any occasion or just drinks and dinner. We did a double date here for Valentine’s Day dinner with my sister and brother-in-law from out of town and they loved it. We’ll always come back here.
Thanks for the awesome review! I'm so glad you and your guests had such a wonderful dining experience with us! We can't wait to have you back, Alicia, Office Manager
We had such a great Valentines Day experience - all the dishes we tried were great - but the spicy feta was INCREDIBLE!!!
Thanks for the amazing review! I love the spiced feta too! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager
The food, service, and atmosphere were great, it definitely won't be our last visit.
Thanks for the awesome review! We pride our self on good food and good service! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager
My wife and I celebrated Valentines Day at Bar Solita. We chose to pick from the speial Valentines Menu (it wasn't mandatory, but looked like a good value. The soup was very tasty, although it could have been served hotter. For the appetizer, we chose the Crab-stuffed ravioli to share. That was delicious. For the main course, we both chose the Bistecca (beef filet). That was likewise delicious; however, the food-deliverer gave me my wife's plate (cooked medium) and her my plate (medium rare). We quickly discovered the error and switched plates. (The delivery person asked who got medium and then proceeded to give it to the wrong person.)
The final course was a "chocolate mousse." I put that in quotation marks, because it tasted like it came from a box with "Jello" printed on the front. Yes, it taste like a chocolate pudding mix, and is the reason for the lukewarm rating given above. The first part of the meal was wonderful, but the puddin... er, mousse was a disappointing finish to the meal.
On the personal service side, our server, Katherin, (NOT the person who delivered the entrees) was very attentive to our needs and checked with us several times to ensure that we were enjoying our meal.
Oh, and they have very good coffee.
Great restaurant!!! Food was delicious and the service was great. Loved the European ambience. Definitely will be returning...fo sure.
Thanks for the great review! We pride our self on good food and good service! Thanks, Alicia, Office Manager
I have 2 teenage daughters and Bar Solita is Instagram worthy! And the food is excellent! We really enjoyed our experience. I would say the service is a bit slow so make sure you allow plenty of time even if they are not crowded. And we had an issue with the fact that they were out of one of our entrees but didn't tell us until they were bringing the rest of the meals. So my husband had to switch up his meal and then wait for it. We were mostly done when he got his food. They did comp his meal to make up for it. Hopefully that was an anomaly. We plan to go back!
Thanks for the great review, Jen! I'm so sorry you all weren't notified until the entrees came out that your husband's was unavailable. I'll be sure to make sure our servers and kitchen staff are communicating and on the same page. I am glad they comp'd his meal! I'm glad to hear outside of that that you enjoyed the food. We definitely can't wait to have you back! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager
Thanks for the awesome review!
Thoroughly enjoyed our food and the service was excellent. We look forward to returning and trying several more dishes on the menu.
Thanks for the amazing review, Freddie! We pride our self on good food and good service. So glad you received both! We can't wait for your return, Alicia, Office Manager
Beyond horrible. Terrible food, terrible service. Drinks took forever. Hummus appetizer took 45 min. When entrees came they were cold and pretty much inedible. When brought to servers attention she almost seemed to bargain with me for "20% off". Manager never visited table.
Great experience and enjoyed the ambiance and friendly prompt service. Good food and beverages! Will go back.
Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. We pride our self on good food and good service. Our drinks are just as yummy! Can't wait to have you back, Alicia, Office Manager
Bar Solita has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants when in the downtown area. The food is very good and the service is quick and efficient - allowing you to get in and out and make your next event. It is very close to area theater venues. Makes a really nice evening to enjoy dinner at Bar Solita and then see a local theater show.
Thanks for the awesome review! I'm so glad to hear we're one of your "favorites"! We pride our self on good food and good service. I'll be sure to let the staff know to keep up the great work! Alicia, Office Manager
Bar Solita is rated 4.4 stars by 270 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.