Charlottesville locals often boast that you can go out to eat every night of the year and not dine at the same restaurant twice. With over 300 independently owned restaurants within our community, we have earned our bragging rights.
More importantly, it is not the quantity, but the quality of food. With so many varieties of eateries from fine to casual dining where ingredients are often sustainable, and locally sourced, Charlottesville is a “foodies” paradise.
The University is host to a diverse community that has long attracted people from all over the globe supporting a wide variety of authentic and traditional ethnic fare. Whether you are craving Chinese or Mexican food or simply want to try something more exotic like Turkish or Lebanese there is something here for everyone. If you are seeking a more down-home experience, there are plenty of places that offer classic country cooking and good old-fashioned Soul food.
Whether it is upscale, casual dining, or noshing at a winery or brewery you will no doubt have a palate-pleasing experience and a new favorite restaurant to patronize.