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Aromas Cafe

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1104 Emmit St N, Barracks Road Shopping, Charlottesville, VA 22903
+1 434-244-2486
11:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Mathias, West Virginia
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happened upon this rest by chance. What a find! Wonderful soups and baba ganoushe. For dessert the baklava and Turkish coffee (with rose water). The spicing is exquisite.

Thank johnr1948_
Staunton, Virginia
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151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Such a pleasure to visit a restaurant with delicious food, beautiful/warm decor and such friendly people. Thanks for being so kind!

Thank gamesray
ponte vedra
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159 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Tucked away in a shopping center, this little Mediterranean restaurant is a jewel. Early casual business dinner; quiet enough to talk. Friendly wait staff. Dolmas were best I've ever eaten, and hummus was delicious served with toasted pita. I was convinced to try the lamb special even though I am not a lamb fan, and was happy with the choice.... More 

Thank Flawanderingwoman
Jeffersonville, Vermont
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

It is good when a waitress is enthusiastic about specials and add-ons, but there should be a reasonable amount of balance. Here, I thought there was much too much pressure to buy specials and other add-ons with hidden prices. My wife was unable to withstand the pressure on the expensive and mysteriously priced specials. And when I ordered a Greek... More 

Thank 4Albion
Alexandria, Virginia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I had the lamb special, basically a stew, my wife had the grilled chicken and our guest had the Tilapia. All were excellent. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The atmosphere was attractive. The manager came by and chatted about the food, it's origins and the spices. All in all a very delightful experience.

Thank SCDancer_13
Charlottesville, Virginia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Located on the island in the Barracks Road shopping center, Aromas offers mid range mediterranean cuisine in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Sidewalk dining is available in good weather.

Thank Rick_S-43
Charlottesville, Virginia
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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I've eaten here several times for both lunch and dinner and it's always been good. There is outdoor seating available though it can be a bit hot and noisy from the cars going by. It's usually not much of an issue. The food is Mediterranean/North African and seems authentic based on my exposure to the area. It can be pretty... More 

Thank wdpmd
Charlottesville, Virginia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

visually appealing, deliciously tasteful, lovely atmosphere, impressive wait staff, and then there is Hassan.....his proud spills over into everything about this restaurant.

Thank Vicki H
Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

In an unassuming corner of Barracks Road Shopping Center, you will find a genius with food: Hassan Kaisoum. Hassan greets every guest like an old friend. He helps you order wine. And you never question--as I am wont to do at other restaurants--whether the shrimp going to taste like Chlorine? is the salmon going to taste fish-y? is the lamb... More 

Thank Ida S
Staunton, Virginia
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151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This was my first visit to Aromas but you'd think we were best friends. From the moment we arrived, we ere greeted with a smile and welcome that set the tone for entire experience. The owner, Hassan, tended to our group as if we were family. The wine, appetizers, dinner and dessert were fantastic. One of the most unique menus... More 

Thank gamesray

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1104 Emmit St N, Barracks Road Shopping, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-244-2486

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?