Established in 1995 by Chef/Owner Angelo Vangelopoulos, Ivy Inn in Charlottesville is a family-owned restaurant that offers local residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a bit of history while dining in an elegant atmosphere. With a rich history dating back to the early 1700s, diners can enjoy a delicious assortment of food in a historically rich environment at the Ivy Inn.

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Reservations are not required at Ivy Inn. However they are highly recommended. Reservations can be made online via OpenTable or by emailing the restaurant directly. Reservations can also be made by calling the restaurant directly at (434) 977-1222.


The menu at Ivy Inn consists of a variety of solid dinner appetizers, entrees, and desserts. There are several local favorite entrees available as well. Menu items offered are as follows:

· Dinner Menu

o Starters - Duck liver terrine, shrimp bisque, crispy pork belly, warm medley of amFog wild mushrooms, shrimp and grits, a selection of artisan cheeses, lacinato kale minestrone, sautéed fresh duck foie gras, crispy halloumi cheese, and more.

o Main Items - Local rag mountain trout, Maryland style jumbo lump crab cake, pan-seared sea scallops, sautéed duck breast, slow cooked bison short ribs, Angus beef tenderloin, duet of lamb, grilled Scottish salmon, and more.

o Sides - Crispy roesti potatoes, grilled broccolini, artichokes alla romana, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, and more.

o Desserts - Key lime pie, trio of chocolate, coconut tiramisu, orange blossom creme brulee, strawberry rhubarb crisp, sticky English toffee pudding cake, lemon meringue ice box cake, and more.

· Wine List - Ivy Inn has an extensive wine list offering wines by the glass and bottle. Other drinks are available such as ciders and beers.

Special Events Catering

Ivy Inn is a perfect venue for a variety of special occasions and events, and patrons will be quite pleased with the menu offerings at Ivy Inn. Ivy Inn has significant experience with special event catering, having provided catering services for weddings, business dinners, birthday and holiday parties, and cocktail and wedding receptions.

Ivy Inn offers several dining room options as well as a tented garden patio. The dining room options include:

· The Shenandoah Room

· The Winchester Room

· The Blue Ridge Room

· The Williamsburg Room

· Covered Garden Patio

Those interested in utilizing Ivy Inn for a special event are encouraged to tour the facilities in advance.

Ivy Inn can also help create a menu for a special event. The available menu options are based on the number of people attending the event. Additional offerings such as alcohol can be incorporated into the creation of a menu for a special event at Ivy Inn.

More information about special events catering is available by visiting the Ivy Inn website.


Ivy Inn hosts and participates in several events throughout the year. Patrons can keep abreast of these events by visiting the Ivy Inn website or by staying connected via various social media platforms.


Ivy Inn Restaurant, 2244 Old Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA, website, Phone: 434-977-1222

(Last Updated on September 6, 2017)

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