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Dec 22, 2010 07:55 PM

One Dinner in Charlottesville

Hi Everyone. I'm going to be in Charlottesville with my SO between Christmas and New Years and I am having a hard time choosing one restaurant for dinner. After reading through a few websites, I'm thinking of Tavola, Zocalo, or Brookville but I'm open to other suggestions too. The only other time I was in Charlottesville I ate at Savour, which was very good. Please let me know what you recommend. We both really enjoy food and dining out and want somewhere with really good food. Thank you!

201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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  1. I don't have that "one restaurant for dinner" choice, but we always enjoy the Blue Mountain Brewery which is near C-ville. Good micro brews and sandwich fare. It might be a nice short trip for you.

    1. my bro & sil who are both foodies from ATL loved tavola.

      1. May I suggest for Italian...try...Fellini' 979-4279...Downtown corrner of Second and Market street just off the mall west end (official address 201 W..Market street) ...Secondly, also on mall crossing at second street across from Regal Cinema, the Downtown Grille..upscale steakhouse....817-7080.. one or the other of these should fit the bill...........

        1. I find Fellinis, mentioned below, only average. Brookville is phenomenal, but you need to be a meat eater, and my other recommendations would be Orzo Kitchen, L'etoile and Mas Tapas in Belmont. I have heard good things about Tavolo but have not eaten there.

          L'etoile Restaurant
          817 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903

          1. Zocalo is very good and right in the middle of downtown. It would be easy to have dinner there and then relocate for drinks after.

            If you don't absolutely need to dine downtown, Letoile is the best French cuisine in the area and focuses on local, sustainable foods:

            Er also recently had an excellent dinner at Maya Restaurant (try the duck!)

            201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902