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Best service 2013: The Local

The Local 824 Hinton Ave. 984-9749 thelocal-cville.com Runner-up: Maya 633 W. Main St. 979-6292 maya-restaurant.com The promise of a good menu gets people into restaurants, but great service keeps them coming back. No one knows this better than Peter Shankman, a devoted fan of Morton’s Steakhouse who once jokingly tweeted that the restaurant should meet […]

Christian's Pizza, which has four locations in the Charlottesville area, is venturing down I-64 to open a branch in Richmond. Photo: Jason Lappa

Best pizza 2013: Christian’s Pizza

Christian’s Pizza 118 W. Main St. 977-9688 christianspizza.com Runner-up: Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie 3586 Monacan Trail Rd. 245-0000 doctorhoshumblepie.com In a memorable scene from a season three episode of “Breaking Bad,” Bryan Cranston’s character throws a pizza on top of his garage, gets in his car, and drives away. In interviews with Cranston, he explains […]

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Best curry 2013: Milan Indian Cuisine

Milan Indian Cuisine 1817 Emmet St. N 984-2828 milan-indian-cuisine.com Runner-up: Just Curry 425 E. Main St. 970-2001 justcurryon.com There are currently at least 12,000 restaurants in the U.K. serving curry. There are far fewer in Charlottesville, but readers are glad not to have such tough decisions to make. Milan offers a spicy menu of curry […]