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Posted by Bex on 01/30/2009
I cannot express in words how this place made my evening. The food, atmosphere, and the waitress were all perfect for my date last night. We had the antipasti with the all the delicious meats. For dinner we each had a pasta, both were amazing. Then we finished off with the tirimisu! All this with a bottle of red wine. Amazing wine list!! I will definitely go back. Thanks UVA!
Posted by Paddy89 on 12/11/2008
I brought my wife here the other night and the place is comfortable enough inside so I had high hopes. We ordered the gorgonzola salad with pears and it was subpar. The pears tasted like they were marinated in acidic red wine and the gorgonzola was cheap and rubbery. I was hoping things would improve with the entrees but that wasn't the case. I noticed that at the table next to us they had ordered half orders of pasta which I thought was interesting... Until I got my "full" order and realized those are the size of the full entrees.. My wife's gnocci was congealing on the plate as if the food was just heated up from earlier. My bolognese came cold and I had to send it back.
Posted by neighbor on 11/20/2008
I went to Uva for the first time a month ago and it is now my favorite resturaunt on the UES. They have great outdoor seating, a nice bar you can grab a drink at even if you arnt dining, and a decent sized dining room with a beautiful fire place, and interesting cozy euro decor. The food is amazing, and the variety of the menu is nice, they have a wide variety of appitizers, salads and cheese, something for everyone,. The host and owners are very nice, but the servers could be a bit friendlier. I recommend everyone try it atleast once,
Posted by rachelwf on 10/07/2008
Been here several times. Like many winebars, Uva is crowded, noisy, and has a rustic dark decor. But it's a good size and a nice backyard. The cheese plates and salads are good but the antipastos and main dishes are very, very blandtheir pastas, chicken, fish, all medicore and w/o much flavor. However their desserts are TOP notchthey have a lemoncello mouse with berry sauce that is worth a big write-up. We never eat dinner here anymore, but we frequently go here for wine & dessert.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/15/2008
I have been to Uva two times this summer and absolutely love it. The food is outstanding from the flatbread to the salads, appetizers and pasta. All top notch. The grilled calamari is one of the best I have ever had. I would definitely recommend this place and can't wait to go back!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/10/2008
I went to UVA after a suggestion from a friend and I was very impressed. We got there early (around 645) so had no problem getting a table. They let us sit and relax and enjoy our wine before even ordering. The wine they suggested was incredible. We indulged in pasta, chicken and a delicious mozzarella appetizer. The food was incredible, the service attentive and the atmosphere warm and welcoming. Toward the end of our dinner (around 830) it started getting very crowded and noisy. with people starting their night out at the wine bar - didn't bother us, might bother some. The outdoor garden also looked incredible. Must try UVA!
Posted by Review Girls on 07/27/2008
We've had dinner at Uva twice within the last few weeks and have been absolutely delighted each time! The menu is fantastic, and we have yet to have a dish we didn't completely fall in love with. The wine list is diverse, and they have wonderful suggestions especially for dessert pairings. The wait staff is also wonderful- always engaging, offering great suggestions, without being pushy or hurrying the experience. The decor is absolutely lovely, and quite a nice quaint retreat. The only problem can be the noise level, but it is due to customers thoroughly enjoying themselves, which isn't a bad thing if you like to eavesdrop on others conversations!