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The Villa Diner

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American, Diner
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129 North Emmit Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
+1 434-296-9977
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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Centreville, Virginia
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the food is cheap, but not the prices for it. went here for a family couples brunch, and its good if you want something somewhat fast (only it was very slow this time) and want some food that isnt all that good. Maybe it was an off day, the biscuits and gravy were terrible, gravy out of a can or... More 

Thank Phatsoundz
Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Villa is a Charlottesville tradition supported by locals and students who walk from Grounds. (That's UVA's word for the campus). Staff is friendly and the menu is pure diner. The gyros is fresh and completely satisfying served with the best tsaziki sauce in town.

Thank painnurse2
Ruckersville, Virginia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fast service, friendly servers, good food. Have gone here for both breakfast and dinner and have never had a bad experience. All the servers are very friendly no matter what time of day it is.

Thank sandyfoot1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most quaint and friendly the diners I have been in in a long time. Very friendly staff fast service very friendly and attentive waiters and waitresses clean.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Charlottesville, VIrginia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I only found this diner trying to use a coupon in a school fund raiser book. What a great breakfast they have! Employees are nice and friendly and fast. Best breakfast and best calue in all of Cville for sure. Looking forward to going back for lunch! Will definitely go back for breakfast. 💖

Thank OutDining
Charlottesville, Virginia
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My wife and I stopped there for breakfast. They have an extensive breakfast menu which is very reasonably priced. Food and service was very good.

Thank JackTravl
Charlottesville, Virginia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

In the old days, we'd call this place a diner, at least in NewEnglandSpeak. The Villa serves breakfast all day (I recommend the Super Big Complete); if you get there by 11am you can have fresh baking powder biscuits, as good as I've ever had them. The waitstaff has generally been there forever, and the entire staff knows exactly what... More 

Thank charl0ttesville
Fairfax County, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Have driven past numerous times while visiting son at UVA and always wanted to stop in. The other day we had to drive down for a quick bit of business and decided it was time for a visit. Although the school was on break the place was buzzing. We waited less than 1min for a table, were seated, and before... More 

Thank Jules V
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

My wife and I stopped here on a cold Sunday morning to get something to eat. Basically because it was close and one of the only things open. The people were friendly and the food was good. Nothing special just a local Collage town hangout for breakfast/lunch. If you are in a pinch this works.

Thank William M
Virginia, USA
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Just had breakfast this morning with my family and we always leave with a full belly and a smile. Prices are very good along with the tasty food and the staff are always nice and work hard!!! It's a very local place and they make you feel welcome.

Thank TravelinEvertonian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 North Emmit Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-296-9977
The Villa serves the very best in American, Italian, and Greek cuisine in a relaxed casual setting. Open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week, we serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our popular breakfast menu items are available all day. The Villa pizza is considered the very best. It is the product of a thirty year tradition in Charlottesville.

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