Dining

A visit to Monticello is food for your mind! But what about food for your belly? If you’ve worked up an appetite touring Charlottesville’s most famous destination, fear not: you won’t go hungry for long. Here’s our recommendation on great restaurants nearby Thomas Jefferson’s “Little Mountain.”

Traditionally, the only restaurants that were open late night were fast food joints. But, times have changed. Now, many more restaurants are keeping later hours for the night-owl crowd. This is especially true in the booming foodie haven of Charlottesville. Here are the places for late night food with a little C-ville flair and flavor.

 Three years ago, when Phyllis Hunter, Melissa Close, and Gail Hobbs Page -- three women handy with skillets, schedules, and southern hospitality -- organized a group of like-minded colleagues to form Charlottesville Women in Food (CWIF), their ambition was to create a support group for their kind – that is, Women dedicated to making a living in food. Today, CWIF counts

Warning: if you are visiting Charlottesville and have a sweet tooth, then the following article may pose a threat to your waistline and your wallet. But I promise it’s worth the risk- you won’t want to miss out on these unique dessert selections from across the city.Pie ChestIf you’re a pie lover, the Pie Chest on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall needs