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.

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Restaurants

American

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

Asian

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

Coffee

Atlas Coffee
Greenberry’s Coffee & Tea Co.
Para Coffee
Java Java Coffee
Mudhouse star icon

Deli/Quick Eats

Bellair 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

McGrady’s Irish Pub
Trinity Irish Pub

Italian

Bella’s
Orzo Kitchen and Wine Bar
Tavola

Mediterranean

Aromas Cafe star icon
Basil Mediterranean Bistro

Mexican/Latin

Aqui ES Mexico
Mono Loco
Zocalo star icon

Pizza

Christian’s Pizza
Fry’s Spring Station
Mellow Mushroom
Vita Nova

Tapas

Bang! Restaurant
MAS Tapas star icon

Drinks

Vineyards

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

Breweries

Blue Mountain Brewery
Champion Brewing Company star icon
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 #9
Rapture
Three
Trinity