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Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael's, Saint Michaels, MD

Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael's

4.7
4.7
152 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria

FOR PARTIES OVER 10, please call us at 410-745-3081.

Proudly referred to as "The Mothership" by staff who have spent more than a decade there, the original Ava’s is located in the heart of St. Michael’s in a cleverly adapted historical home once known for Jimmy Jump's goose picking service. Featuring a retractable roof, fireplaces and a beer tap waterfall, the dog-friendly back patio is available for dining in all four seasons.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria, Wine Bar, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 745-3081
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    St Michaels / Tilghman Island
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 152 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Kid-friendly

  • Eastern Shore

    Innovative

  • Eastern Shore

    Good for groups

  • Eastern Shore

    Hot spot

  • Eastern Shore

    Neighborhood gem

  • Eastern Shore

    Lively

  • Eastern Shore

    Most Booked

152 Reviews
  1. MarginallyUseful

    Washington DC

    154 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    154 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Consistently superb food. Pizzas and pastas are terrific. Service is friendly and competent. The food outclasses the decor and that's my only very mild negative -- It's a very casual place, and they probably could do a little more to make it a bit nicer while still maintaining its informal character. But still definitely worth going to !

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  2. BrigitteK

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was great. Food was delicious as usual.
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded 4 days ago
    We're so glad you were pleased, Brigitte! Thanks for joining us and hope to see you again soon!

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  3. CValentine

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Some of the best food I've experienced in a long time. Meatball is a MUST. You can't go wrong with any of the pizza's - traditional crust or Detroit style. Already looking to return.

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  4. JBean

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We been here several times. Great restaurant, wonderful staff and delicious food.

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  5. StephanieS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our table ordered two different pizzas, short ribs and cocktails. Everything was exactly as order. Polite group (even snapped a picture at our request), prompt seating and service even though busy.
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded 4 days ago
    The perfect review, Stephanie! Thank you for taking some time to pass along kudos. Come back again soon!

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  6. Julieg

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the staff was so accommodating!
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you so much, Julie! We love to hear it. Come back again soon!

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  7. SusanT

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The covered heated patio was comfortable and bright. Our waitress and other staff were very friendly and helpful. I had the Chicken Parmesan sandwich with homemade potato chips, my husband had a pepperoni and meatball pizza, and our daughter had the onion tart. All the food was delicious. We were celebrating my husband’s 70th birthday.
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for choosing Ava's to celebrate! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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  8. DonnaB

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Ava’s pizza is fantastic. Our waitress Daniella was great, very cheerful, pleasant to talk with and helpful with choosing from the menu! Fun atmosphere on the back patio. Will always come here when wanting a delicious pizza!
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for the kind words, Donna! We love that you return time and time again for our delicious food and great atmosphere - we work hard on both so that guests like you come back to enjoy over and over! We'll let Daniella know that she made your experience even more memorable. We look forward to your next visit!

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  9. SusanH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Detroit style pizza is the BEST (and I'm from Chicago)! We did the pepperoni and the Meatball Breeze and both were delicious. Absolutely try the New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp - ask for extra bread for the great sauce!
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded on February 7, 2024
    We're thrilled to hear our Detroits contend with the best of them! Thanks so much for the review, Susan. Come back again soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wonderful atmosphere, and we tried the gluten-free pizza and my 10-year-old loved it! 
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thanks for the wonderful review! We just rolled out our gluten free crust so we're are so excited to hear that your kiddo loved it as much as we do! We hope to welcome you two back soon!

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  11. BrianD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My family and I are frequent visitors. This place is ALWAYS on point with a great welcoming staff including a special shout out to Mary who is FANTASTIC!!! The consistency of quality meals makes it easy to enjoy anything on the menu and do not forget the beignets 🙌
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded on February 7, 2024
    Wow, what a fantastic review, Brian! Thank you! We'll let Mary know that you enjoyed her as your server! Cheers!

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  12. D123

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to eat at Ava’s. Warm friendly atmosphere with great food. What more can you ask for!
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you, D! We're lucky to have great guests like you!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A reliable choice that never disappoints. Excellent option for weeknight dining.
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you so much! We do our best to provide the best of the best. Cheers!

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  14. ACWJSP

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love coming to Ava's especially in the quieter winter season such a warm welcoming atmosphere with great food and a nice vibe.
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded on February 7, 2024
    We love having you back time and time again! Thank you so much for the review - cheers!

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  15. NicoleB

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and drinks were delicious. Server was so nice and on top of things. Definitely will go back.
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded on January 29, 2024
    Thank you for the glowing review, Nicole! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  16. Kate

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ava’s is consistently a great stop for us on trips to Saint Michaels! The food is great and service excellent! We highly recommend the pizza as well as the meatballs!!
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded on January 29, 2024
    Thanks for a fantastic review, Kate! We're thrilled to hear you come back time and time again. We look forward to your next visit! Cheers!

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  17. SaraB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a bit noisy, but a lot of fun. We enjoyed our food and our experience. Our family, two grandparents, two parents, and two grandchildren will be back!
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded on January 29, 2024
    We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal and visit with us, Sara! We do apologize for any excessive noise. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  18. GaryH

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistantly quality food that tastes great. Service was quick and helpful. Ambiance was nice and staff was courteus. Had the pizza and they're fries.
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded on January 29, 2024
    Thank you for the kudos, Gary! We're so glad you enjoyed. Come back again soon!

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  19. PMSE

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a Lovely Evening with Family~ Service & Food were Excellent!
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded on January 29, 2024
    Thank you for the kind words! Come back again soon!

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  20. Sailby

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Detroit pizzas are fantastic. Good draft beer selection.
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael'sResponded on January 29, 2024
    We're so glad you enjoyed, Sailby! Be sure to come back and visit again soon!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Ava’s the food and the service are great..

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  22. DebbiW

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love everything about Ava’s in St. Michaels!! The amazing staff, delicious food and cocktails/craft beer, atmosphere and management. Derrick & Brennan rocked it last night! Hands down a must when in St. Michaels!!!

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  23. LisaR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food! The meatballs—oh my garlicky goodness! And the Bianca pizza. I’m craving it constantly. Friendly and helpful staff and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Come here for the food! Highly recommend the buffalo chicken salad, meatballs, and thin crust / boardwalk pizza!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The greatest meatballs! My wife gets so excited for a set of their delicious meatballs!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been dining at Ava’s for many years and can truly say we have never had a bad experience. Their food is consistent and the service and staff are always on point. It is one of only a handful of restaurants both my husband and I agree upon! My husband loves the chicken parm; I’m partial to Ma’s spaghetti and meatballs or the Meatball Breeze pizza-which is the best of both worlds-their yummy meatballs and amazing pizza. Their seasonal cocktails are always fun to try and their house made beignets are the perfect sweet ending to your meal.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and outstanding service. I hate being a “reviewer” but the staff here deserve all the positive praise!

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  28. KathrynS

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were staying in St. Michael’s for Thanksgiving and had dinner here on Wednesday. The food and service were fantastic. We had the meatball slider appetizer and the Detroit Mediterranean pizza. Also enjoyed a half price bottle of wine (a Wednesday special). Our server, Bunny, was excellent. Will definitely return to Ava’s the next time we’re in the area.

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  29. DebbiW

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hit Ava’s every time we’re in town! The staff is amazing and the food/atmosphere/cocktails cannot be beat:). Hands down if you’re visiting St. Michaels this is a must stop!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious pizza, fun ambience and unique location

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  31. ReviewReal

    Washington DC

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as usual- great service and amazing food - we love this place!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor service. Waitress was trying to rush us out on a non-crowded Thursday night. Had mentioned it was our anniversary when booking reservation and they didn’t even say Happy Anniversary. $17 Martini tasted great but that’s pricey.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our waitress was awful. Just awful. Very inattentive. Kept blaming the bartender and kitchen staff for drinks and food taking so long. It took nearly an hour for our food to arrive. Extremely disappointed.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and price was very reasonable. Highly recommend.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner. Meatballs and pizza were excellent as usual and service was great! Always love visiting Ava’s

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  36. LesC

    Baltimore

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great staff, great food and a good time!!!!

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  37. Cheers

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Anniversary pizza is a great value. Our wine selections and house salad along with the special oysters on the half shell was perfect.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    They had run out of the Detroit pizza dough which on a Saturday how do you run out? The bar area was packed and service was slow. Food is always good but they need more servers. People waiting for tables were staring at us while we ate. Need to get a better way to have customers wait.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever, Ava's is a gem. We often have lunch here and then take home a Detroit style pizza to enjoy later. Oysters are back now that they are in season. Ordered them fried along with a couple of salads and they were a perfect combo for lunch.

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  40. ColleenR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ava’s is a must in St. Michael’s. Perfect any time if day. The meatballs will change your life.

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FAQs

Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael's is rated 4.7 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - St. Michael's

409 S Talbot St, Saint Michaels, MD 21663

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    St Michaels / Tilghman Island
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria, Wine Bar, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
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