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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.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
We are never disappointed at Orzo's. The food is consistently delicious and creative. The wine list, and wine specials, are always exceptional. We also love the service. This recent occasion was actually one of the slowest we have experienced, insofar as having our dinners served after a long wait (the drinks and appetizers came out smoothly). There was a big private party happening at the restaurant, so I suspect that threw things off. But, our server not only checked on us frequently but apologized for the inconvenience. For some reason, my husband's dinner was greatly delayed past the point when my dad and I were served, and the server brought him a free, extra glass of wine and offered to bring an additional appetizer while he had to wait. Everyone can have an off night, and this was an exception but handled graciously. This remains one of our favorite Charlottesville restaurants, and in such a food town, that says a lot.
Enjoyed a couple of dinners over Easter weekend. Entrees included the dry rubbed bistro steak, porcini crusted lamb chops and mushroom risotto. All were excellent, but would have to give a best in class vote to the grilled Faroe Island salmon. All three of us really enjoyed the perfectly grilled fish in combination with the lentils, relish and garlic basil sauce. Superb!
First time at Orzo and we very much enjoyed our experience. The food was excellent. Very good and personable service. The Orzo Sour was a very tasty bourbon drink, and a solid Nebbiolo. The Parma Prosciutto Bruschetta was exceptional. A group of seven of us received our food and beverages correct and on time. The entrees: Peasant Bolognese, Faroe Island Salmon, Bistro steak, Italian Mac & Cheese, Linguine Pomodoro and others were loved by all. Top notch all the way around. Wish we had taken advantage of the outdoor seating, but hopefully next time. Very impressed.
We had a wonderful lunch outdoors in a pleasant location. The calamari salad was delicious. The calimari was crispy and tender and the salad was lightly dressed. My husband enjoyed the luncheon special which included chilled beet soup and the salad or sandwich of your choice. He picked the panini which was vert tasty. It was served with crispy fries. He added on a glass of suggested wine. The best part of his lunch was that some of the proceeds go to the local food bank. The menu had lots of interesting choices. I would definitely recommend it and hope to return.
Visiting Charlottesville and local surround. Arrived early so skipped table and ate at the bar which actually turned out best for us.! James took great care of us, food and local recommendations were spot on. Special that night was swordfish...perfect. Suggested Seared Greek Halloumi Cheese was fantastic. All around delightful restaurant with friendly staff. Very enjoyable night.
First time to Charlottesville. Read reviews of Orzo along with menu. When we arrived we were given a wonderful upstairs corner table. The server was very attentive and knowledgeable on the food. Our salads, entrees, and wine were all delectable. The price was reasonable and the restaurant was terrific! We definitely recommend and we will be back!
Was hoping for a better experience, though the food/service/ambiance were all fine - but fell a bit short of my expectations. Was hoping for great. Wouldn't necessarily recommend to anyone as I'm sure there are better restaurants in the area; just have to search further before my next visit.
This is an A+ restaurant with creative food and exceptional service. I had the pork sandwich with the pickled red onions and it is outstanding. My ONLY complaint is that their alcohol is expensive; at least it is for me, since I have 3 beverages. I suggest maybe a one third discount after the first drink. We were a party of four for lunch and the bill was $133.46 plus a tip of $27, for a total of $160.46....for lunch. About $40 a head. Not outrageous, but a little steep for lunch. Parking can be an issue but that is an issue for all of Cville. The restaurant is a finely tuned machine delivering consistently high quality food and service because the on site owners know what they are doing.
This was my first trip to C'ville and I selected this restaurant solely on it's Open Table reviews and menu. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent, the service even better and I loved the wine list -- it was full of bottles I've never seen and deep in Italian and Spanish wines. We enjoyed a single-vineyard Syrah (a super Tuscan) for $75 that I would order again and again. Bravo, Orzo!
Very good food but the service was less than stellar. It was a special occasion dinner for a birthday, but unfortunately we didn't feel very special. Obligatory 20% gratuity was added to our party of 5 or more - so perhaps the server didn't feel obligated to give extra good service? Menu was pretty small and limited, luckily they had salmon on the menu for me -- which was very tasty. High prices however.
The food quality is superb and creative. For example, the appetizer of charred octopus, squid, and shrimp with grilled romaine and grapefruit is unique and very tasty. The owners are true professionals, and you can "feel" the ease and grace that their precision and control delivers from the way you are greeted, the speed with which drinks arrive (very important to me), and attentiveness throughout the meal. We were well served and it is that way every time we have been there. On Thursday nights, they have $7 glasses of wine, a bonus for me. It seems to me the owner is always the one who greets people as you enter and always stops by the table to ask if all is well...a nice touch.
What a surprise. Stopped at Monticello on way to Nola and booked a dinner here. Superb. My wife's squash and pear soup wad a perfect blend of tastes. Then her salmon with an orzo risotto (I think) was equally outstanding. I had clams with linguini with a hint of red chili flakes. Needed a little cheese to bring out the full flavor but thoroughly enjoyed. Great brewed decaf too.
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