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3 Penny Cafe
995-5277
420 W. Main St. (in the former Zinc building)

Salads, artisan pizzas and wines and cheeses. Numerous gluten-free, dairy free and vegetarian options.

Anna's Pizza #5
977-6228
115 Maury Ave. (near Yuan Ho)

Different specials every day. Pizza, hot sandwiches, spaghetti. Take out or eat in; no delivery. Can accommodate large parties.

Basil
www.basilmedbistro.com
109 14th St. (on the Corner)
977-5700

Mediterranean bistro, with late-night pizza on weekends.

Bella's
www.bellas-restaurant.com/
707 W. Main St.
327-4833


A casual, family-style, Roman Italian dining venue, with a 60-seat capability.

Belmont Pizza & Pub
www.belmontpizzaandpub.com
221 Carlton Road, Suite 10
977-1970

Benny Deluca's
913 W. Main St.
245-4007

Brick Oven
978-7898
1966 Rio Hill Center (Rio Hill Shopping Center, next to Kroger)

Nice varieties of pizza, sandwiches, and pasta. Good salad bar.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
245-4050
1133 Emmet St. N.

Allows you to get your personal pizza as a half-and-half, so you can try more varieties.

Christian's Pizzeria Student Favorite
977-9688
118 W. Main St. (Downtown Mall)
100 14th St. (The Corner)
1880 Abbey Road (Pantops)

Whole or by the slice. Voted "best pizza" by C-ville Weekly readers in 2001. Toppings include pesto, artichokes, avocado, tortellini, and BBQ chicken. Carry out available—call ahead.

Cici's Pizza
964-0001
Seminole Square Shopping Center (29 North)
Sun-Thu 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Dallas, Texas pizza chain. All-you-can-eat buffet.

Cobb's New York Pizza and Grill
www.cobbspizza.com
964-1040
2800 Hydraulic Road

A variety of food including salad, pizza, calzones, sandwiches and pasta.

College Inn
www.thecollegeinn.com
977-2710
1511 University Ave. (Corner)

Pizza, subs, Greek and Italian dishes. Choose traditional or gourmet toppings for your pizza (including feta cheese and artichoke hearts), or choose from a selection of specialty pizzas.

Crozet Pizza Student Favorite Faculty Fave
www.crozetpizza.net
823-2132
5794 Three Notch'd Road (Route 240 W. in Crozet, 12 miles west)

No credit cards. So popular that you often need reservations. Worth the trip.

End Zone Pizza
973-8207
1764 Timberwood Blvd., 29 North

Pick-up and delivery. Also subs, appetizers, cheese bread, salads, calzones, lasagna, burgers.

Fabio's New York Pizza
872-0070
1551 E. High St.

New York-style pizza.

Fellini's #9
www.fellinis9.com
979-4279
Corner of West Market and Second Street NW

Ten percent discount for paying cash (excludes alcohol). Reservations recommended

Fry's Spring Station Faculty Fave
www.frysspringstation.com
202-2257
2115 Jefferson Park Ave.

The 1931 building that served as Fry's Spring Service Station for 70 years is now home to gourmet food, over 30 Italian wines, and local brews, including ales from their very own Jefferson Street Brewery.

The Villa Diner
296-9977
129 N. Emmet St.
Daily 6 a.m.-2 a.m.

Breakfast all day. Greek and Italian lunch and dinner. Checks not accepted.

Mellow Mushroom
www.mellowmushroom.com

1321 W. Main St. (Corner, below the Red Roof Inn)

Good pizza; slow service. Sometimes delivers. Big-screen TV. 40 beers on tap.

Mona Lisa Pasta
www.monalisapasta.com
295-2494
921 Preston Ave.

Fresh-made pasta, a variety of sauces and pesto, and traditional Italian entrees to go. Pizzas are baked in a wood-stone gas-fired oven on a stone hearth. Pasta and sauce sold by the pound. Also has a small Italian grocery. Catering available. Cooking classes offered.

Mykonos Cafe
973-2237
232 Zan Road

Features Greek and Italian food.

Orzo Kitchen and Wine Bar
www.orzokitchen.com
975-6796
416 W. Main Street (in Main Street Market)

Mediterranean-inspired menu and extensive wine list. The website boasts a dedication "to nurturing the Central Virginia community....by creating wholesome meals and using fresh local ingredients...." A 10% Tuesday program gives back 10% to local charities. The bar is cozy and relaxed. Service is excellent. Will deliver boxed lunches with a minimum of 10 meals. Event hosting and catering available. Check it out during Charlottesville's Restaurant Week.

Palladio Restaurant
www.barboursvillewine.net
(540) 832-7848
17655 Winery Road, Barboursville

Cuisine from Northern Italy served with Barboursville wines. Overlooks the vineyard.

Pizza Bella
website
296-7472
32 Millcreek Drive/Avon Extended

Pizza, pasta, salads. Interesting items like smoked trout spring rolls. If you want, they will make the pizza and then you can take it home and bake it.

Red Pump Kitchen
website
202-6040
401 E. Main St.

Mediterranean, Tuscan and Italian cuisine. Plans cooking classes as well.

Semolina
806-3247
1329 W. Main St.


Pizza, some exotic, made from scratch. You'll find Oyster Rockefeller with the bivalves smoked; a rabbit veal combination; a Greek gyro and feta mixture, and more of an old stand-by Basilico: mozzarella basil and pecorino. Opened by the owners of Basil. They offer 200 different bottled beers and full wine list. On the Corner. Delivery.

Ristorante Al Dente
www.ristorantealdente.com
295-9922
925 Second St. SE,
(IX Building
)
Tue-Sat 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
D $25

Multi-regional Italian cooking. Extensive wine list. Wheelchair accessible.

Sal's Caffe Italia
295-8484
221 E. Main St. (Downtown Mall)

Brick oven pizza, subs, pasta. Outdoor seating available.

Slice
977-5423
1043 Emmet St.

Brick oven pizza, s

Tavola Faculty Fave Student Favorite
www.tavolavino.com
972.9463
826 Hinton Ave. (Belmont)
Open for dinner 5 p.m. Tues-Sat.
Main Courses: $14-20

This is intimate rustic Italian dining at its best. Emphasizing creative, local and seasonal foods, Tavola, "food table" in Italian, delights. The sea scallops, served atop a leek and beet risotto melts in your mouth. Finished with a white truffle oil, it is a perfect dish. If pasta is what you crave, the linguine alla carbonara was the best we've had. The wine list features small batch, artisanal producers. Service was impeccable. No reservations.

Tip Top
244-3424
1420 Richmond Road (Route 250, just past the Pantops Mountain Shopping Center, on the left)
Mon-Sat 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
B/L/D $6-8

Italian and Greek food; pizza and gyros.

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
244-3304
2075 Bond Street, Suite 100, at the Shops at Stonefield

An Italian restaurant chain. We recommend you begin with a crisp house salad or a Granny Smith apple salad and warm Italian bread. Try a fresh chicken, veal or seafood dish. Pastas … cream sauces, robust marinaras. The Sinatra Chicken is a local favorite along with Veal Saltimbocca and Seafood Pescatora. Committed to using the freshest ingredients, Travinia displays a passion for Italian food which can be seen in both their lunch and dinner menus.

Vita Nova
www.vitanovapizzapasta.com
977-0162
310 East Main St. (Downtown Mall), also on the Corner
Mon-Wed 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Thu-Sat 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
L/D $4

Gourmet Italian cuisine. Eat in, carry-out or delivery. Accepts credit cards. Extremely similar to Christian's Pizza. Used to be Sylvia’s Pizza.

Vivace
www.vivacecville.com
979-0994
2244 Ivy Road (next to Sneak Reviews Video)
Mon-Sun 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
D $9

Pasta, seafood. Outdoor patio, date-friendly atmosphere. One of the best deals in town.

Vinny's Italian Grill and Pizza
973-4055
241 Conner Drive (off 29 North and Timberwood Blvd.)
Pizza $7.50-$10, with specialty pizzas from $8.50-$15

Virginia-based franchise Italian food.

Vocelli Pizza
www.vocellipizza.com
800-707-1111
1857 Seminole Trail (Route 29 N. just before Woodbrook Drive)
Sun-Thu 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Three sizes of pizza: 12" for $10.38; 14" for $12.58; 16" for $14.78. Toppings $1-$1.50 each

Franchise pizza, stromboli, panini, antipasto and cannoli. Has printable nutrition guide.

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Restaurants come and go. For the latest on Charlottesville restaurants, see the list in the back of C-Ville Weekly, (Dining Website) or check out Charlottesville-Dining.com, which offers surveys and rankings of local restaurants. For true-blue foodies, the Hook's food blog, The Dish, offers breaking news on dining and food.

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Vivace offers a romantic outdoor patio setting for warm nights.

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