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The Villa Diner

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129 North Emmit Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
+1 434-296-9977
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06:00 - 22:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a night at the Boar's Head, my wife and I avoided the overpriced measly offerings at the hotel and headed into Charlottesville. I'm glad we did. The Villa Diner prepared perfect omelettes and grits for us at a reasonable price.

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Thank xylograph
Centreville, Virginia
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Phatsoundz
kenbeachley, Owner at The Villa Diner, responded to this review

I apologize for not responding to your negative review sooner. I usually respond very quickly, but I was so taken aback by your comments, that I wanted to take some time and reflect on my response. I think the reason we are not on the same page is your assumption that my restaurant serves cheap (your word) food. Cheap, as... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

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.

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Thank painnurse2
kenbeachley, Owner at The Villa Diner, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm realy glad you appreciate what we are doing. Ken Beachley, owner More 

Ruckersville, Virginia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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.

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Thank sandyfoot1
kenbeachley, Owner at The Villa Diner, responded to this review

Thanks so much! I can't wait to pass your kind words along to our staff! Ken Beachley, owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 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.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
kenbeachley, Owner at The Villa Diner, responded to this review

What a nice thing to say! I'm glad you enjoyed our restaurant. Ken Beachley, owner More 

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. 💖

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Thank OutDining
kenbeachley, Owner at The Villa Diner, responded to this review

That coupon book has introduced more than a few customers to our little restaurant. Thanks for your kind words. Ken Beachley, owner More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

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Thank JackTravl
kenbeachley, Owner at The Villa Diner, responded to this review

I'm so gald you found us. I hope we see you again soon. Ken Beachley, owner More 

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 

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Thank charl0ttesville
kenbeachley, Owner at The Villa Diner, responded to this review

What a great review of our diner! Thanks. Ken Beachley, owner More 

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 

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Thank Jules V
kenbeachley, Owner at The Villa Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. It looks like we checked off all the boxes for you. Great news. Ken Beachley, owner More 

Atlanta
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

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Thank William M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?