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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
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.
One of the best restaurants around. Great food-incredible variety and flavor. We had not been in a while and recently went back and we had forgotten how good it was. They are serious about each dish they prepare and they know their business. They have always had an outside dining patio on the side but we noticed they now have a new beautiful dining terrace in front. We all agreed to make sure to bbe there when the weather is warm.
We visited Orzo for a date night during restaurant week, and we had an excellent experience. The menu had a nice variety of items. Everything we had was very well prepared. My salmon was amazing! The waitress was helpful and attentive, while allowing us to enjoy our wine and dinner without hovering around us. I highly recommend!!
It was our anniversary and we really enjoyed the food and evening. Ken one of the owners greeted us with a glass of champagne and congratulations at our favorite table. My husband had the cod dish with shrimp and mussels in the sauce which was fabulous . I had the beef and pork puttanesca which is always delicious. We also enjoyed the bruschetta- yum.
Love this restaurant our favorite
In an age when few understand how important light and sound are in restaurant design this was an oasis. Server was relaxed and efficient. Charming without being obsequious and her wine recommendation was spot on. Party of 7 All different all good. Lamb was a little mild for my taste (not grass fed? ). But ap of seafood very good. Pasta tasted home made and we wish there was a little more. Great find for we Locals and visitors
Orzo has consistently great food, lovely staff, welcoming ambiance, and an amazing wine list. They source many of their ingredients locally and connect with farmers and the community. The owners are present and friendly. What else do you really want? It is our go to place, over and over again.
We had outstanding food, drinks and wine in a warm, gracious environment. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. The owner circulated and made sure plates were removed and water glasses were full. Our waiter, Todd, was wonderful and made it an especially fun and pleasurable experience.
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