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csorrento Dec 22, 2010 07:55 PM

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!

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Zocalo
201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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    Littleman Dec 25, 2010 01:58 PM

    The Local is outstanding fine dining for dinner.

    The Local @ 824 Hinton Ave., Charlottesville,, VA 434 - 984 - 9749.
    http://www.thelocal-cville.com/

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      mojoeater Dec 25, 2010 05:44 AM

      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: http://www.letoilerestaurant.com/

      Er also recently had an excellent dinner at Maya Restaurant (try the duck!) http://maya-restaurant.com/

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      Zocalo
      201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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        ambw Dec 25, 2010 04:17 AM

        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.

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

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          jogger Dec 24, 2010 03:30 PM

          May I suggest for Italian...try...Fellini's..phone: 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...........

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            AMFM Dec 23, 2010 09:08 AM

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

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              foodjack Dec 23, 2010 07:29 AM

              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.

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