About Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar
Recently Voted "Best Mediterranean Restaurant of C-Ville," Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar is committed to fostering relationships with local farmers in Central Virginia who grow and raise the ingredients that are sure to nourish and delight you. As our guest, you will not only be treated to the bounty and tradition of sustainable agriculture in this region, you will participate in ensuring its future.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm,
Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Orzo offers full service off-premise catering for weddings, as well as all social, corporate and political functions. Whatever you can envision, we can create. Please call and ask to speak with Ken about your next event.
With over 70 parking spaces devoted to the Main Street Market, we have all the free parking you'll need.
Adam Spaar & Justin Tilghman
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Christmas Eve Dinner: 4 Courses for $50/person plus drinks, tax and gratuity.
New Year's Eve Dinner: 4 Courses for $50/person plus drinks, tax and gratuity.
Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
Lamb didn't taste fresh and was sloppy. ...
Lamb didn't taste fresh and was sloppy. We stopped eating it after 2-3 bites. Their after dinner coffee with hazelnut liqueur was bad, as well. Stale coffee reheated and was carved in oversized coffee mug like I ordering from ihop.
Perfect evening! We had dinner at orzo ...
Perfect evening! We had dinner at orzo this evening and it was fabulous. The chef had created a wonderful first course bruschetta with house cured salami and chanterelles mushrooms which was out of this world. Salmon was cooked to perfection and Caprese risotto was wonderful. Waiter was so accommodating and fun. Can't wait to go back!!
There were four of us who dined at Orzo ...
There were four of us who dined at Orzo this week. While we've always liked the food, we found that all our dishes were exceptionally good! The Greek salad was so delicious with such great local ingredients. Our rack of lamb was amazing! Our friends had the salmon entrée and they both raved about it. We then had Tiramisu which was yummy. Orzo has definitely taken their culinary talents to a whole new level!
I went there with my fiancée and his son ...
I went there with my fiancée and his son, and we had a lovely time! Allof our food was delicious and the staff was great! We LOVED our waiter Todd. He was very attentive and personable, and gave us great recommendations. Will definitely go back!
This is among the best restaurants in Ch ...
This is among the best restaurants in Charlottesville and is my personal favorite with respect to food. Everything I have ever ordered here has been either very good or outstanding. I am especially fond of their ravioli and other pasta dishes. They also have a selection of very good Italian wines by the glass at a reasonable price point. I have been coming here at least 2-3 times per year for several years and the food is always inventive and delicious. The service is attentive and polite. The waitstaff never rushes you with ordering decisions and always brings water and drink orders very quickly. I wish there had been some more interesting vegetarian main course options on the restaurant week menu but that was the only flaw.
The service made this entire eating expe ...
The service made this entire eating experience awful. I was shocked at how the staff was unable to accommodate our simple requests of filling our water glasses. Everything took so long and our meal took over 2.5 hrs. This is not a restaurant I would recommend as the food was not all that good or hot when it arrives at your table.
A friend and I visited for restaurant we ...
A friend and I visited for restaurant week. I know that I couldn't afford Orzo on a regular basis, so it was a good time to visit. The place went from empty to full in an hour! The apps were decent, but the mid-course salads were nothing to write home about. The entrees were fantastic! The mac'n cheese was the best I've ever had, and my steak was cooked to perfection. Our drinks were also top-notch. We were too full for dessert, but the couple next to us seemed to enjoy theirs. I'd recommend Orzo with a suggestion to order a drink, skip the apps and salad, and go straight for the delicious main courses.
Unfortunately, we must have had a new me ...
Unfortunately, we must have had a new member to the wait staff. He took our drink order, came back to ask me to repeat it and then returned a third time to take our drink order as if he had not seen us before. We went during Restaurant Week. The selections were quite good, but the waiter did not offer the desert items and we left without desert.
Orzo is one of our favorites in Cvlle. W ...
Orzo is one of our favorites in Cvlle. We loved the new dining room and look forward to using the new outdoor patio. Two of us had very good meals but the third was downright strange. It was called risotto caprese but was unlike any risotto we've seen here or in Italy. It would have more correctly been called chunky cheese tomato rice soup. It was so soupy that initially the rice couldn't be found, and the only way to eat it was with a soup spoon.
We came here for restaurant week and it ...
We came here for restaurant week and it was easily one of the best meals I have had in Charlottesville. As a student, it was a bit pricey however definitely worth the splurge for a special occasion. I would highly recommend the lamb and the tiramissu.
Restaurant week so the menu was limited. ...
Restaurant week so the menu was limited. Many of the choices required an additional charge which was irritating. The burrata appetizer and salmon entree were delicious- both had an additional charge. The salad was a bland bunch of greens with almost no dressing and a sparse sprinkle of some nuts. I would have asked for more dressing to be added but no one came to ask how the food was. The wine by the glass serving was quite stingy. I have enjoyed this restaurant in the past but this restaurant week experience was not fun.
A Return Visit: We visited Charlottesvil ...
A Return Visit: We visited Charlottesville about a year and a half ago and ate at Orzo. Loved it then; loved it now. Of special note were the mussels and the burrata appetizers---both were remarkable. Our server was efficient an knowledgeable about the wines. We plan to return!
Came to Orzo for a business lunch and as ...
Came to Orzo for a business lunch and asked for a quiet table--request granted! The restaurant was a perfect place to get a healthy, but satisfying lunch while discussing business with servers who are there when you need them, but not at all intrusive. The special salad was modified to accommodate my food allergy and still was delightful (salmon with a great combination of greens, potatoes, olives, hard boiled egg, etc.) with a great, light dressing.
We have always liked dining at Orzo. Thi ...
We have always liked dining at Orzo. This is the first time after the expansion, and I must say as it took almost one hour for our entree to show up, I question whether the kitchen is capable of dealing with larger numbers of diners.
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