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We believe everyone should experience meals that feature delicately prepared fresh local ingredients in a great atmosphere. In our corner of the world, everyone's a Local. EAT, DRINK, & BE LOCAL
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Food at the Local is always great and very consistent. They’ve done a nice job of making the dining experience pandemic friendly. The Local is an excellent destination for a large group as the menu offers something for everyone, and they take reservations which is a significant help as lots of local restaurants do not take reservations. The restaurant also has a good selection of wines, as well as vegetarian options. People are consistently surprised by how delicious the stuffed squash is! Whether appetizers, salads, entrees or desserts, their food is fabulous! Enjoy
This is my husbands and my go to! This restaurant is truly a diamond in the rough. The service is ALWAYS 10 stars and the food is AMAZING! We will be back many many times!!!
The food as usual was delicious. I like what they've done to construct an outdoor patio from the parking lot. Would recommend to anyone wanting a chill distanced dinner out! :)
Great food and service. Location is well suited for the gen x and millennial crowd however, the food (as I said already) was terrific and great value.
perfect location with indoor tables but an open air feel. Great cocktails, wine and the brussel sprouts/ cauliflower app was yummy. everyone's main course was great. Service was excellent
Party of 7 all ordered different meals and everyone was so happy with their selections. Great cocktails, neighborhood and patio ambiance. We loved it and are looking forward to visiting again the next time we're in town!
Loved it ! Wonderful service and space. Good food and great value.
Always a great meal and experience at The Local.
Great service, great food. During this age of Covid-19, they made it a very enjoyable and safe experience.
Really great food! Some flies out on the patio but still great safe experience
Excellent evening at the local. Very friendly, accommodating staff who knew the menu well. Food was very reasonably priced and service was fast and polite!
Great service, ambience, and food. We will be back.
Wonderful value and even better food. Definitely would recommend to anyone visiting Charlottesville and I look forward to returning myself.
The Local is always a good bet. You will have great service, a tasty drink, and a solid meal. Their comfort food is perfect, and they always have a couple of exciting dishes if you are looking to branch out.
Food was excellent! Service could improve in terms of attentiveness. Also, server brought two checks to the table, assuming my friend and I were paying separately, before offering dessert or asking if we wanted anything else. Felt like we were being rushed out.
Great food and service! A lot of flies though, which I guess is expected when eating outside.
I hadn't been out to eat in a long time and the Local is the perfect venue if you make this decision - delicious food, good service and a lot of attention to healthy practices.
Amazing food and drinks and service.
Inside seating was closed this visit, so patio only. There were a lot of bugs, probably because the trash was located next to the patio. The smell permeated over and made dinner difficult to enjoy. Cooking staff also took smoke breaks on the other side of the trash, adding to the unpleasant smell.
We were so nicely greeted and social distancing was strictly observed. Our server was outstanding as was the food. First time out in 6 months and could not have picked a better place.
Wonderful, delicious food. Great, friendly service. The Local is really going out of their way to make guests feel comfortable during the pandemic. Excellent!
The Local is definitely a Charlottesville favorite. Nestled in the quaint little downtown area of Belmont, it boasts lots of outdoor covered seating and ample room for social distancing in these trying times. The food was amazing and came out in a very timely manner and the drinks were on par. The servers were friendly and accommodating and the prices were reasonable for the quality of dining.
Had a fantastic dinner at The Local outside on the patio. Our server, Shannon, was incredible - she offered great menu suggestions, patiently provided a couple sample beers and offered fabulous service overall. We'll definitely be back!
Wonderful dinner and incredible food and wine ! We will he back
We had a great anniversary dinner. They even started us with complimentary glasses of bubbly. Very nice!!
Everything was great!
First time back inside the restaurant since the winter. Preferred it to the patio seating, where many flies landed on my food. Food and service were as always, great.
Exceptional food, incredibly knowledgeable & friendly staff, great outdoor dining experience! Overall it felt extremely safe with their Covid-19 precautions and truly waiters / waitresses were genuine in their desire to give an exceptional dining experience. Definitely a must-visit spot!!!
Everybody come here if you can get it. Fantastic meal and would recommend to everyone!!
This was a fabulous spot with a great menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Great cocktail menu too. Highly recommend.
Delicious! We got the crispy shrimp appetizer which was amazing. I got the short rib entree and my boyfriend got the meatloaf. Everything was great, I would definitely go back!
Service was great. Layout for covid was good. Appetizers were great (loved the she crab soup). Entrees were average. Lobster mac & cheese was runny and lacked depth of flavor.
“Date” with my son before he heads off to college
Delightful - way too much delicious food - has to take some home as leftovers- will be back!
Loved the shrimp appetizer and brownie sundae and everything really. Great food, service, and value!
All of the food was delicious, we especially enjoyed the brussels sprouts and cauliflower appetizer. YUM!
The meatloaf was excellent!
We love this place! Great food, nice drinks, good atmosphere!
Wish I could give more stars for value and service!! Always a wonderful time here.
We loved The Local! We can’t wait to come back. I highly recommend.
The Local does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. The Local also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 984-9749.
The Local is rated 4.6 stars by 1455 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.