Housed in the former main quarters of a peach orchard, Vivace attracts patrons with its diverse atmosphere. Their calamari is a must-try!
2. Bella’s Restaurant
The Calamari Fritti at Bella’s is lightly breaded and quickly fried, then topped with a dusting of lemon zest, red pepper flakes, and fresh Asiago and served with Mama’s red sauce.
3. Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar offers handcrafted contemporary American Italian fare, like their Crispy Calamari with spicy and sweet peppers, pepperoncinis, garlic butter and scallions.
4. Monsoon Siam
Inspired by original Thai cuisine, Monsoon Siam serves good quality food, like their fried calamari served with a sweet-chili sauce.
Fellini’s calamari isn’t fried like most, it’s sauteed, with red grapes, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, celery and arugula, and fished with a chili butter sauce.
The Calamari Provencal at Basil comes with peppadews, roma tomatoes, kalamata olives, capers, basil, sun-dried tomato aioli and toasted crostino. Delicious!
7. Bonefish Grill
Specializing in market-fresh seafood & fish cooked over a wood-burning grill, try the Bonefish Grill calamari, flash-fried with peppers and sweet spicy Asian sauce.
8. Fig Bistro
Fig often has specials featuring calamari, but you can always order their Cajun Calamari with tomatoes, parsley, parmesan cheese and homemade aioli sauce.
9. Bang Tapas
Bang! is Charlottesville’s “go to” spot for Asian inspired tapas and inventive Martinis. Try the fried calamari & Szechuan vegetable salad.
10. The Shebeen Pub & Braai
The Shebeen has calamari as a started and as an entree. The camps bay calamari is spicy chili-garlic marinated calamari fried in crispy tempura flour, crispy capers, lemon aioli and caramelized lemon. The chili calamari entree is spicy grilled calamari a in chili baste.
11. Rhett’s River Grill & Raw Bar
For delicious food, a vibrant bar scene, and excellent service, look no further than Rhett’s River Grill, where you’ll find these fried calamari rings, lightly dusted and served with a ginger manis sauce.
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