Restaurants

If there were just 29 restaurants in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29?

One restaurant a time, this site answers that question. Further background here.  So far, the following restaurants have been inducted into The Charlottesville 29.  Sixteen down. Thirteen to go.

Ace Biscuit & Barbecue
Down home Southern cooking from a chef cooking in his wheelhouse
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BBQ Exchange
World class barbeque and attention to detail from world class chef Craig Hartman
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Beer Run
A beer bar, store, and eatery, Charlottesville’s quintessential family restaurant
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Bodo’s
Feeding bagels to 6,000 people per day, Charlottesville’s signature restaurant
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Brookville
A food-lover’s restaurant that defies classification, where local sourcing is a passion
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Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie
Michael McCarthy’s dive serving much more than just the best pizza in the area
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El Tepeyac
Mexican and Salvadoran food with a following from chefs across town
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The Ivy Inn Restaurant
The Vangelopoulos’ unequaled fine dining experience
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Mas
Tomas Rahal’s Spanish tapas bar where it feels like a party any night of the week
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Maya
The standard-bearer for Charlottesville’s signature Southern/French cuisine
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Milan
The most poslished Indian restaurant experience in town
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Pad Thai
Mom-and-pop serving up real homestyle Thai cooking
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Palladio Restaurant
Nationally acclaimed fine Italian dining at Barboursville vineyards
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Pippin Hill Farm Table & Wine Bar
Superb food served in a breathtaking vineyard setting
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Tavola
The Keavenys’ warm Belmont storefront serving ingredient-driven Italian fare
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Zocalo
Consistently excellent Latin-infused cuisine centrally located on the Downtown Mall
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