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Petit Pois Restaurant

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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
+1 434-979-7647
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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248 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second trip to petit pois, and again it was very good. The steak frites are excellent, and fries very tasty with a good portion. We also had a lamb and gnocchi dish which was very good, and the french onion soup is well worth ordering. It comes with French bread from albemarle baking company, which is probably... More 

Thank Yankeebaseball
Charlottesville, Virginia
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Located in the center area of the Historic Downtown Mall, serving delicious French inspired food. Favorite place to spot our local celebrities who frequent this restaurant.

Thank omyheck
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went there with five old friends. We started with some appetizers. I shared an order of muscles and they in a buttersauce, and they were perfect,. We each ordered something different. I had the lamb and gnocci, and it was great. I also got to taste the duck and steak. Everyone was very happy with all the food. The service... More 

Thank Harris G
Bristol, England
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502 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 586 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We chose Petit Pois for dinner on one of our three evenings in Charlottesville. It was nicely located in the pedestrian mall, with an attractive outdoor seating area. Although we had reserved a table inside we decided to eat out as it was a pleasant warm evening. The menu has excellent choices of interesting items and we chose starters and... More 

Thank Chris H
Nashville, TN
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104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Business dinner. Small tables but we were able to get the three of us seated with two small tables pushed together. Menu offered options that appealed to people from three different countries. Food was excellent and service was good. Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank hrprofessional
Burlington, North Carolina
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We enjoyed the bistro food at this down town eatery. The outdoor cafe had a great menu and the four of us ordered two appetizers each to sample the offerings. We were no disappointed. Located in the heart of down town that has been turned into a restaurant mall. There are plenty to choose form and we were delighted with... More 

Thank Peter D
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've eaten here a handful of times and it's always delicious!! It feels like a French cafe. Simple salads and sublime dishes make it a perfect spot for a casual lunch. I think it's the same owner or chef as Fleurie, one of our favorite Charlottesville restaurants! Have a glass of white wine with your lunch to get the full... More 

Thank emaock
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for the second night of the "new" menu. I ordered the elderflower soda, which was good. My husband got a beer. The entrees were a total let down. I got a whopping 10 gnocchi with my meal which looked more like an appetizer. I am a small person, who thinks a half sandwich from panera is enough food,... More 

Thank Danielle & Bria... L
Charlottesville, Virginia
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

First, their signature pea soup is wonderful and seems healthy. Pretty sour cream design on top, garnished with tiny pieces of radish. Two of us had trout, nicely presented with fresh green beans and toasted almonds. Large portions so we had to bring some home. Neighbor had (spicy) lamb meatballs-no leftovers. Profiteroles are generous made with site-made ice cream. My... More 

Marblehead, Massachusetts
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437 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We sat on their patio and it was very pleasant watching the sights on the pedestrian mall. Food was tasty and very good - especially the risotto. Service was excellent.

Thank smthibs

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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
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-979-7647

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