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2021 Charlottesville Restaurant Guide

Not all pizza is created equal, but whether you like your crust thick and chewy, thin and crispy or somewhere in between, you'll find your idea of the perfect pie at one of these Charlottesville pizza places. So what'll you have? Traditional cheese or pepperoni? Specialty pies topped with creative combinations like shiitake mushrooms and caramelized onions or lemon, fennel and ricotta? Work up an appetite and then dig in!

BEST PIZZA IN CHARLOTTESVILLE


Lampo Pizza- Charlottesville's only Neapolitan pizza joint, Lampo is known for its tiny Belmont space where it's built a cult-like following.

Mellow Mushroom - No, they don’t put actual magic mushrooms on their pies, but they do have pizza so good you’ll be trippin’.

Christian's Pizza - Perhaps the best known of the downtown pizzerias, Christian’s serves up huge slices with a thin crust.


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KID-FRIENDLY SPOTS

Brazos Tacos - The allure of Brazos Tacos for parents isn’t just the tacos (which are amazing, no doubt).

Citizen Burger Bar - Booths provide privacy and rows of big screens offer visual stimulation.

The Nook - A Charlottesville classic, The Nook is a favorite for Charlottesville families. 

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brazos tacos

ROMANTIC ITALIAN RESTAURANTS


Luce - We can’t think of a place more ripe for a meet-cute than under the streetlight at this to-go pasta spot.

Tavola- Go for bestseller linguine alla carbonara, then follow it up with crowd-pleasing tiramisu.

Pronto  - A Charlottesville classic, The Nook is a favorite for Charlottesville families.


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Super sushi in charlottesville

Now & Zen - Serving up sushi since 2011, Now and Zen owner Tashi Soto has a well-earned reputation as one of the top Charlottesville sushi chefs around.

Ten- Charlottesville’s poshest sushi spot, Ten on the Downtown Mall is a regular standby for date-nights and other intimate dinners.

North American Sake Brewery  - Come for the sake, stay for the sushi! One of Charlottesville’s hippest spots, North American Sake Brewery is in the Ix Art Park.

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WORLDLY CHARLOTTESVILLE DINING FOR ADVENTUROUS FOODIES


South and Central - One of the newest additions to the Charlottesville restaurant scene, South and Central is a carnivore’s dream come true,

Otto Turkish Street Food - Go for bestseller linguine alla carbonara, then follow it up with crowd-pleasing tiramisu.

Milan - When a craving for Indian food strikes in Charlottesville, Milan is ready to meet your needs.

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