Dining, Drinks & Nightlife

DiningandDrinksCharlottesville is among the cities with the most restaurants per capita in the country, with over 300 restaurants, vineyards, breweries and cideries — and more than 100 are locally owned and operated. Below are several Darden student and staff recommendations.

*…* = Student Recommended

Restaurants

American

*Beer Run*
Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar
Duner’s
South Street Brewery
*The Local*
The Whiskey Jar

Asian

Peter Chang China Grill
Gingko Chinese
Milan Indian Cuisine
Taste of China
Ten Sushi
Thai ’99

Coffee

Atlas Coffee
Greenberry’s Coffee & Tea Co.
Grit Coffee
Java Java Coffee
*Mudhouse*

Deli/Quick Eats

The Market
Bodo’s Bagels
Feast
Revolutionary Soup
Sticks Kebob Shop
Take it Away
The White Spot
Zazu’s Fresh Grill

Dessert

Arch’s Frozen Yogurt
Chap’s Ice Cream
Paradox Pastry
Splendora’s Gelato

Irish

Trinity Irish Pub

Italian

Bella’s
Orzo Kitchen and Wine Bar
Tavola

Mediterranean

*Aromas Cafe*
Basil Mediterranean Bistro

Mexican/Latin

Aqui ES Mexico
Mono Loco
*Zocalo*

Pizza

Fry’s Spring Station
Mellow Mushroom
Vita Nova

Tapas

Bang! Restaurant
*MAS Tapas*

Drinks

Vineyards

*Barboursville Vineyards*
*Blenheim Winery*
*Early Mountain Vineyards*
Jefferson Vineyards
King Family Vineyards
*Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards*
Veritas Vineyard & Winery

Breweries

Blue Mountain Brewery
*Champion Brewing Company*
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Starr Hill Brewery
Three Notch’d Brewing Company
South Street Brewery
Wild Wolf Brewing Company

Cideries

Albemarle CiderWorks
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Castle Hill Cider

Nightlife

Escafe
Fellini’s Italian Restaurant
Rapture – Club R2
Trinity