Restaurant Spotlight: Tavola

An affordable exploration of Italian wines
Restaurant Spotlight: Tavola
Tavola's inexpensive wine list of 105 selections showcases the range of styles in Italian wine. (Courtesy of Tavola)
May 10, 2018

Tavola offers an Italian dining experience through a local lens in Charlottesville, Va. Chefs Dylan Allwood and Michael Keaveny source ingredients from nearby farms and purveyors, listed on the menu. Dishes include house-made pasta with a Bolognese sauce of local beef and pork, and pan-roasted sea scallops with beet-leek risotto. Wine director Priscilla Martin’s Award of Excellence–winning wine list of around 100 labels is concise but strong. The selections are mostly Italian, accented by major regions around the world and a few Virginia picks, all accompanied by helpful tasting notes. There are nearly 20 wines available by the glass, all for $15 or less. Covering regions from Puglia to Alto Adige, the inexpensive list highlights the diversity—and affordability—of Italian wine. For guests seeking a splurge, there are a few high-end options from producers like Château Mouton-Rothschild and Gaja.


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