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, 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
Football weekend in Charlottesville. Or ...
Football weekend in Charlottesville. Orzo Kitchen and Wine Bar on West Main St. proved a great choice. Food was marvelous. Prochutto and Melon was perfect as was the torn Caesar. My wife and I split each and the portions were just right as appetizers. I had their take on Bolognese, and it was as good as I have ever experienced. Just the right spice in the sausage and a delightful sauce. My wife raved about the risotto. The wine bar feature set this one apart. The owner is the sommelier and knows his wines. Excellent and fairly priced wine list - I expect the best Italian wine selection in that part of Virginia.
We were in Charlottesville to visit Mont ...
We were in Charlottesville to visit Monticello the following day, and just by chance saw Orzo was just down the street from our hotel. The atmosphere was calming and inviting. Or server professional and attentive. The food was fantastic. I wish I lived closer as I would eat here often.
Orzo is a nice, relaxed, high quality, m ...
Orzo is a nice, relaxed, high quality, modern Italian spot that serves decent-sized portions of delicious food. The staff are helpful, accommodating and friendly. I've been most pleased with my experience thus far and would recommend them highly, plus, parking onsite is a breeze, which is a bonus.
Recommended by a business associate. Ar ...
Recommended by a business associate. Arrived and seated on time. Wine list was more than adequate (Thursday Thursday was great). Food was outstanding as was the service. Will definitely return on my next visit to Charlottesville!
We Always enjoy Orzo, until tonight. Th ...
We Always enjoy Orzo, until tonight. The food is ALWAYS great but our service was not there tonight. Ate outside but lots of people serviced us. Forgot our salads, given to us after our meal came. Gave us check and did not return to us. Had to go in and pay. We will return to Orzo for the fantastic food...but hope the service will be back to par.
The meal and service were outstanding! E ...
The meal and service were outstanding! Everyone at our table had delicious appetizers and entrees. The citrus cake and blueberry compote with goat cheese panna cotta were an outstanding finish! The owners and staff are so welcoming and friendly that you feel like you're having dinner at their home.
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.
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