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Best American Restaurants in Charlottesville

Duners RestaurantDuners Restaurant
(466)
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American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Early MountainEarly Mountain
(63)
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American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
The Pub by Wegmans CharlottesvilleThe Pub by Wegmans Charlottesville
(79)
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American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
The Pointe Restaurant & BarThe Pointe Restaurant & Bar
(46)
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American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Heirloom - Graduate Hotel CharlottesvilleHeirloom - Graduate Hotel Charlottesville
(36)
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American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Cochon on 2ndCochon on 2nd
(795)
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Contemporary American | Williamsburg, Williamsburg
Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table RestaurantLocal Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant
(752)
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American | Roanoke, Greater Roanoke
TJ's at The Jefferson HotelTJ's at The Jefferson Hotel
(695)
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American | Richmond, Richmond
Leaping Lizard CafeLeaping Lizard Cafe
(294)
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Vintage TavernVintage Tavern
(1624)
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American | Suffolk, Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Croc's 19th Street BistroCroc's 19th Street Bistro
(578)
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Kismet BistroKismet Bistro
(216)
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American | Newport News, Newport News
King's Arm TavernKing's Arm Tavern
(2149)
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American | Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg
Social 52Social 52
(268)
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American | Richmond, Richmond
Tarrant's CafeTarrant's Cafe
(2193)
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American | Richmond, Richmond

Best Italian Restaurants in Charlottesville

Orzo Kitchen & Wine BarOrzo Kitchen & Wine Bar
(1000)
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Italian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Red Pump KitchenRed Pump Kitchen
(541)
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Italian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Aldo's RistoranteAldo's Ristorante
(1861)
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Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Mannino's Italian Bistro - KempsvilleMannino's Italian Bistro - Kempsville
(554)
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Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Al Fresco Italian RestaurantAl Fresco Italian Restaurant
(355)
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Italian | Newport News, Newport News
FortunatoFortunato
(335)
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Italian | Roanoke, Greater Roanoke
Portico Restaurant - RichmondPortico Restaurant - Richmond
(1601)
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Italian | Richmond, Richmond
La Grotta - RichmondLa Grotta - Richmond
(989)
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Italian | Richmond, Richmond
Mangia Qui Italian BistroMangia Qui Italian Bistro
(72)
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Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Vito's Italian KitchenVito's Italian Kitchen
(62)
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Italian | Harrisonburg, Shenandoah Valley

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Charlottesville Restaurants

The Farmhouse at VeritasThe Farmhouse at Veritas
104 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

My wife and I have experienced the Veritas Farmhouse dinner on a couple of occasions, and both times it has been incredible! We are vegetarians who enjoy creative foods, and the chefs at Veritas really deliver some unique vegetarian offerings at the fine dining level. The service is first rate, the food and wine pairings are awesome, and the environment can't be beat dining in the vineyard setting. More

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FleurieFleurie
705 reviews
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French | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Always fabulous, always fresh, continuously amazed by the level of service, food quality, friendly and engaging staff and epic menu options. This is my FAVORITE restaurant in C'ville by a mile! Thank you Brian, Jose, Melissa, Rebecca and the rest of the staff! More

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The Ivy Inn RestaurantThe Ivy Inn Restaurant
1468 reviews
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Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Great food (the trout was amazing), great service, lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend! More

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TenTen
421 reviews
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Japanese | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Great food selection and friendly service. Server seemed a little busy at points but overall did a great job. Will certainly be back More

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Orzo Kitchen & Wine BarOrzo Kitchen & Wine Bar
1000 reviews
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Italian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Great food, service, & overall experience. Orzo never disappoints! More

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Public Fish & OysterPublic Fish & Oyster
674 reviews
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Seafood | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Excellent restaurant! My husband and I came here for our anniversary, and we had an excellent meal. We were treated so well, with great recommendations for oysters and wine. We will definitely be back! More

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Early MountainEarly Mountain
63 reviews
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American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Great place! Been going here for several years. However this time wasn’t my best experience. I requested a reservation for inside as I knew it would be very humid with a chance for rain. It was very hot the day we arrived and I was glad I reserved an inside table. However we were seated in the patio. It was very busy and I did not make a fuss. It was our anniversary celebration and it would have been more enjoyable had we been seated at the table we reserved. More

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Hamiltons' At First & MainHamiltons' At First & Main
590 reviews
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Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

A favorite spot that my wife and I enjoy for special occasions. Our latest visit, a birthday celebration, was another memorable evening with marvelous food and outstanding service. We don’t get a meal and service very often that stand out as a “10” dining experience. Definitely somewhere to consider for your next night out. More

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Carmello's Ristorante ItalianoCarmello's Ristorante Italiano
28 reviews
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Italian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

I have been going to Carmello's a couple of times a year for more than 20 years. They have maintained their superior food quality and attentive service on every visit. Even though their current location is in a Charlottesville strip Shopping Center , Do Not be Fooled or Discouraged. Once inside you will forget all about the outside. Absolutely wonderful. More

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Duners RestaurantDuners Restaurant
466 reviews
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American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

This was my wife and mines first date since we had our first child. It was an amazing experience service was incredible and food and wine were delicious. More

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The Pub by Wegmans CharlottesvilleThe Pub by Wegmans Charlottesville
79 reviews
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American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Thought we’d try the Oyster Week specials. The oyster stew was quite good, but the fried oysters were over cooked. One person in our party had the salmon from the regular menu, and she said it was excellent. The service was excellent. More

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Oakhart SocialOakhart Social
294 reviews
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Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Great vibe, tapas style food, renovated warehouse interior. Great place to hang with friends. More

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Aberdeen Barn - CharlottesvilleAberdeen Barn - Charlottesville
848 reviews
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Steakhouse | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Food is great, a little over priced and the building could use some up dating. Overall very nice. More

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Red Pump KitchenRed Pump Kitchen
541 reviews
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Italian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Red Pump never disappoints! It's in my top 5 favorite Charlottesville restaurants. The staff is always friendly, atmosphere cozy, and food the absolutely wonderful. My husband and I like to come on special occasions and try the Chef's Tasting which consists of five small plates—appetizer, pasta, fish, meat, and dessert courses. All five plates reflect a good variety of what Red Pump has to offer and the freshness and creative combinations of ingredients makes each dish seem like a special gift that we're lucky enough to experience and enjoy. More

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Tastings - A Restaurant, Wine Shop & Wine BarTastings - A Restaurant, Wine Shop & Wine Bar
135 reviews
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Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

A hidden gem in Charlottesville, with one of the best wine lists in the mid-Atlantic region (the restaurant doubles as a wine shop). The wines are priced at wine shop rather than restaurant rates and you have a wide selection of unique, generous wine flights. The owner will come to the table to make recommendations. The food is French-bistro style and always high-standard. The ambience is traditional and homey — not fancy. Tastings has many loyal, long-time customers. It also hosts the Charlottesville Wine Club on selected weeknights. More

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ZocaloZocalo
429 reviews
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Latin American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

The food is always so good here. Service was slow for some reason. We waited awhile for our meals. They were busy so maybe that was the issue and it was a Friday. Pleasant staff. More

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BlueOreganoBlueOregano
14 reviews
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Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

This was our second opportunity to attend a Pop-Up dinner at Blue Oregano. Chef Caitie treated us to six amazing courses that were presented beautifully and tasted delicious. At pop-up dinners, you do not order from a menu, but rather are served what the chef has prepared for the evening. We enjoyed every morsel of food and appreciate that she uses local ingredients when available. Highly recommend!!! More

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Downtown GrilleDowntown Grille
1039 reviews
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Steakhouse | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Very good in every way. Our waitress was very pleasant, eager to please. Food is very good, you won’t be disappointed. As Arnold would say, We’ll be back More

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The Melting Pot - CharlottesvilleThe Melting Pot - Charlottesville
1116 reviews
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Fondue | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

We were there to celebrate my husband’s birthday with dear friends. Our server, Lisa, was outstanding and made an excellent evening even more so! More

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MayaMaya
612 reviews
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Southern | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

We have eaten at Maya's before but thought we would try again while in Charlottesville. The food and service were excellent. My husband ordered Baby Back Ribs and the meat literally fell off of the bone (kind of wish I had ordered too). But my entrée was just as delicious -- Crab cakes -- the sides (broccoli and Brussel sprouts were as good as the crab cakes)! Outstanding! We enjoyed it so much that we went back for a night cap after the ballgame. :) More

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The LocalThe Local
1030 reviews
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Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

I celebrated by birthday at The Local and everything was amazing! Our waiter Christian was phenomenal. All his suggestions were on point! The wine list here is outstanding with something for everyone. Can't say enough about the service and food! This us a must visit in Belmont More

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Farm Bell KitchenFarm Bell Kitchen
88 reviews
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Southern | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Great food! Such a cute place with excellent service and experience. I had fried chicken and waffles, and my husband had the duck confit hash. Would definitely go back!! More

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Shebeen Pub and BraaiShebeen Pub and Braai
228 reviews
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South African | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Food was great. Would like to see some lunchy like things on the Sunday Brunch menu More

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RocksaltRocksalt
356 reviews
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Seafood | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Hostess station slow to seat us. But our waiter was attentive. Seafood was very good. I had tilefish w crab oscar, my husband had the catfish. Wondering why this didnt qualify for open table points. Could swear it said 100 when i booked. Kinda loud inside. More

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Milan Indian CuisineMilan Indian Cuisine
78 reviews
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Indian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Great indian place! Got very loud but otherwise good. More

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The Pointe Restaurant & BarThe Pointe Restaurant & Bar
46 reviews
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American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Our server made our night interesting and most memorable! More

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1799 at The Clifton1799 at The Clifton
63 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

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RaptureRapture
63 reviews
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Southern | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Delicious brunch! Great selection and attentive time staff. More

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Shadwells RestaurantShadwells Restaurant
646 reviews
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Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

The atmosphere is lacking and it was noisy, but overall the food was good when comparing to other area restaurants. The ribeye was good as was the clam chowder and key lime pie. I would go back again. More

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Tavern & GroceryTavern & Grocery
132 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Sat at the bar and the bartender was helpful and attendant More

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Racquets at the Boar's HeadRacquets at the Boar's Head
7 reviews
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American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Our second visit and the same great experience. Very good food and wait staff was terrific! More

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RenewalRenewal
39 reviews
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Southern | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

The pour your own beer was a fantastic option. Highly recommended. Stay away from the Margaritas as they were well below average. The Brussel sprouts were to die for as were their French fries. I loved the renewal burger but it was a little under cooked. Med-rare vs Medium that I ordered. We do recommend Renewal. More

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Maharaja Fine Indian CuisineMaharaja Fine Indian Cuisine
14 reviews
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Indian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Really enjoyed our dinner. Mutter paneer and kashmiri chicken kabobs are very good. Also enjoyed the butter chicken. They make good spinach pakora. More

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Fry's Spring StationFry's Spring Station
38 reviews
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Pizzeria | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Great service even though it was busy. Food was excellent. More

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Heirloom - Graduate Hotel CharlottesvilleHeirloom - Graduate Hotel Charlottesville
36 reviews
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American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

We sat outside and the was greeted with a panoramic view of downtown Charlottesville. While the menu was limited we still found entries that we all liked. We ordered the cheese board and wings for appetizers. For dinner we ordered spicy chicken sandwiches and the special Tri-Tip steak. With the exception of the steak the appetizers and sandwiches were excellent. I would rate the steak special as good because it seemed more like stewed meat than grilled. There was an issue with service at the start because our waiter was inexperienced and the place crowded. We mentioned the issue to the Executive Chef Jason and he assigned a waitress (name started with Pat) who was attentive, efficient and did a great job. For our trouble, Jason showed that he valued our patronage and actually comped our meal and provided dessert (New York Cheesecake and Death By Chocolate Cake) that was over the top. If it wasn't for the issues I have outlined I would have rated our experience 5 stars. We will definitely go back since this restaurant showed they truly care about their customer's experience. More

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - CharlottesvilleBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Charlottesville
8 reviews
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American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Service was a little slow (greeting and getting mixed drinks) but food came oit quick - the use of tablets is definitely a good touch. More

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Charlottesville Diners' Choice Winners

Charlottesville's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Farmhouse at VeritasThe Farmhouse at Veritas
104 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

My wife and I have experienced the Veritas Farmhouse dinner on a couple of occasions, and both times it has been incredible! We are vegetarians who enjoy creative foods, and the chefs at Veritas really deliver some unique vegetarian offerings at the fine dining level. The service is first rate, the food and wine pairings are awesome, and the environment can't be beat dining in the vineyard setting. More

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FleurieFleurie
705 reviews
$$$$
French | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Always fabulous, always fresh, continuously amazed by the level of service, food quality, friendly and engaging staff and epic menu options. This is my FAVORITE restaurant in C'ville by a mile! Thank you Brian, Jose, Melissa, Rebecca and the rest of the staff! More

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The Ivy Inn RestaurantThe Ivy Inn Restaurant
1468 reviews
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Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Great food (the trout was amazing), great service, lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend! More

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Carmello's Ristorante ItalianoCarmello's Ristorante Italiano
28 reviews
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Italian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

I have been going to Carmello's a couple of times a year for more than 20 years. They have maintained their superior food quality and attentive service on every visit. Even though their current location is in a Charlottesville strip Shopping Center , Do Not be Fooled or Discouraged. Once inside you will forget all about the outside. Absolutely wonderful. More

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Hamiltons' At First & MainHamiltons' At First & Main
590 reviews
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Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

A favorite spot that my wife and I enjoy for special occasions. Our latest visit, a birthday celebration, was another memorable evening with marvelous food and outstanding service. We don’t get a meal and service very often that stand out as a “10” dining experience. Definitely somewhere to consider for your next night out. More

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Public Fish & OysterPublic Fish & Oyster
674 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Excellent restaurant! My husband and I came here for our anniversary, and we had an excellent meal. We were treated so well, with great recommendations for oysters and wine. We will definitely be back! More

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Orzo Kitchen & Wine BarOrzo Kitchen & Wine Bar
1000 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Great food, service, & overall experience. Orzo never disappoints! More

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TenTen
421 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Great food selection and friendly service. Server seemed a little busy at points but overall did a great job. Will certainly be back More

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Duners RestaurantDuners Restaurant
466 reviews
$$$$
American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

This was my wife and mines first date since we had our first child. It was an amazing experience service was incredible and food and wine were delicious. More

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Early MountainEarly Mountain
63 reviews
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American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Great place! Been going here for several years. However this time wasn’t my best experience. I requested a reservation for inside as I knew it would be very humid with a chance for rain. It was very hot the day we arrived and I was glad I reserved an inside table. However we were seated in the patio. It was very busy and I did not make a fuss. It was our anniversary celebration and it would have been more enjoyable had we been seated at the table we reserved. More

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Discover Charlottesville

Adjacent to the scenic Shenandoah National Park and home to one of the most successful outdoor pedestrian malls in the country, Charlottesville, Virginia, is a land of contrasts with a noticeably casual atmosphere. The same is true of much of the dining here. Are you craving French, Indian or Thai food? Would you rather try some regional staples like fried pies, ham and biscuits, or Rappahannock oysters? You'll find all of these dishes and more at local restaurants, which typically offer a mix of indoor and outdoor seating so that you can enjoy cooling evening breezes during summer. If you're craving fresh fruits and veggies, check out the City Market's selections from over 100 vendors; the market is open on Saturdays from April through December.