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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
+1 434-977-1222
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (86 reviews)
“lamb” (60 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (21 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I have dined at the Ivy Inn for special occasions for over 40 years. The food is always beautifully presented and deliciously prepared, service is impeccable.

Thank Barbara19421357
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at a B&B nearby and wend to Ivy Inn to celebrate my wife's birthday. With it being rated #1 restaurant in Charlottesville and do something special for special occasions, how could we go wrong. Well, the experience was certainly not worth all the...More

Thank b d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a most enjoyable dinner here for a special occasion. The meal started just right—-we each received a complimentary glass of proseco. We then had creamy lobster bisque and roasted autumn vegetables. Both were very good. The main courses were truly excellent and the...More

Thank RubyCavalier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is consistently good and they do nice little extras for special events. A local gem for small or large groups.

Thank Nina C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food, especially trout. Good service. Manager came out to ask about quality of food. Nice environment but crowded in good weather patio is great. Long term restaurant with the same owner

Thank dhv4ll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an important birthday celebration. We wanted excellence but not a price tag that would equal our mortgage! Ivy Inn was gourmet, fabulous atmosphere, & even added our birthday boy's name to our menu. Perfection in every way.

Thank Jmar1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere for good conversation but more importantly the food is fabulous....creative combinations that are delicious. And Chef Angelo is so modest about his talents!

Thank Flora333
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This was a wonderful cozy restaurant that felt like a home. the atmosphere is amazing, the food was double amazing. Although the steak was a little underdone but maybe its just me, i like my steak to be well done. The coziness made up for...More

Thank soulsearch78
Reviewed 6 December 2017

My wife and I had dinner on Saturday night and I cannot think of a dinner I have ever had that was any better (and I'm 64). The dessert was really good and everything else was absolutely fabulous. Matt did a great job serving us....More

Thank Kris H
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Drove by in the dark twice; must tell Google Maps to move it to the correct side of the road. But a happy find. Our upstairs dining room (one of three) in this older building was attractive, comfortable, and inviting. It even stayed reasonably quiet...More

Thank brpafp
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4 September 2017|
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Response from Steven S | Reviewed this property |
We found the hostess to be very pleasant and seated us for our reservation promptly. Also could be poor grammar. They may be intending to offer an option to you rather than make a request of you.
4 November 2016|
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Response from ehhorner | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is on-site parking. I wouldn't think reservations necessary but wouldn't hurt. Wonderful food and staff.
22 October 2016|
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Response from Anthony S | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
    (Ivy Road)
  • Public Transportation: No public transit
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-1222
  • E-mail
Locally-Inspired Seasonal American Cuisine in an historic house originally built in 1789. Family owned business for 20+ years.
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