Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and 50,000 residents, is a hotbed of global flavors. Any nation’s cuisine you are craving can be found in this city. Get a taste of the Philippines at Manila Street where traditional dishes such as lumpia, pancit, and adobo are prepared by Philippine-born Fernando Biazon Dizons. French flavors crafted by native Jose de Britound await at Cafe Frank in dishes such as beef tartare and moules frites or complex combinations like quenelles de brochet. Hummus, baba ganoush, kisir, white bean salad, and dolmas bring Turkish elements to town at Sultan Kebab. And authentic Mexican restaurants of Conmole and Al Carbon highlight cuisine and allow customers to be transported from Charlottesville across the border. Charlottesville offers a range of options for you to pick from, so there is a restaurant for every mood you are in.
In addition to the region’s signature Southern fare, Charlottesville's growing international community lends a greater variety of cuisines than ever before.
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What began as a single vineyard in the 1970s, the Monticello Wine Trail has grown into more than forty internationally acclaimed wineries in Virginia.