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
This dining never disappoints ... the me ...
This dining never disappoints ... the menu is so interesting. Innovative creations delight the palate each and every visit. The service is attentive, friendly and knowledgeable but never intrusive. It always a special occasion to eat a meal here. This our favorite restaurant in C-Ville!
We hadn't been to Orzo for quite awhile. ...
We hadn't been to Orzo for quite awhile. With family in town, we decided to see how the kitchen was going. The 4 of us had a wonderful, tasty and creative dinner. Chef Adam has made tasty changes to the original menu choices. We will return again soon.
My wife and I went to Orzo for a Sunday ...
My wife and I went to Orzo for a Sunday dinner. We both had the Porcini Coated Rack of Lamb. WOW! It was superb! The lamb chops were large and meaty, and melt-in-your-mouth tender! Absolutely delicious. It was served with farro which we both like. That was also delicious. Paired up with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano - it made for a very memorable meal. Glad we chose Orzo!
Highly recommend it. We'll definitely go there again.
I have been many times on family and bus ...
I have been many times on family and business occasions since they first opened, and the experience has never been better. I have never had a bad meal, and they are usually memorably excellent. I am very impressed that one of the two owners, Ken or Charles, has been present every time I have ever been. One of my top two recommendations for restaurants in Charlottesville.
Food was great, loved the Burrata salad, ...
Food was great, loved the Burrata salad, Bolognese was very good as well, Service was slow, but we had great company so hardly noticed. Loved all the food. This is our go-to place in Charlottesville when there for work.
I am fairly new to Charlottesville and t ...
I am fairly new to Charlottesville and this is my favorite restaurant here by far. The menu is not overwhelming with choices but has something for everyone. I don't think you can wrong by picking Orzo for whatever the occasion might me.
Our waitress was not very friendly overa ...
Our waitress was not very friendly overall...had a bit of an attitude. We sat unattended for at least 12 minutes after being shown to our table...then when she came over she was unfriendly. Food was ok...the salad was very good but the main courses were just average. Not unpleasant tasting but just not anything to compel any of us to go back.
Dinner was excellent. Service was very ...
Dinner was excellent. Service was very good - really loved it overall. The wine special was good too.
The restaurant was very cold - our server agreed and couldn't explain why. Luckily I had a cover up in the car - otherwise being cold would have ruined an otherwise delicious meal.
This was a beautiful restaurant with gre ...
This was a beautiful restaurant with great food, but it isn't good for picky eaters. My 19yr old, who wanted a good steak was disappointed with the size of his steak serving. The other 4 adults were thrilled with their meals, however.
My 2 friends and I were underwhelmed by ...
My 2 friends and I were underwhelmed by our food at this restaurant. Ambience, people etc were great. My friend had a butternut squash and pear soup that seemed to be the favorite dish of the evening. My burratta was too cold to have been made fresh and rubbery, with a smear of a tasteless pesto like sauce. I had the macaroni and cheese that was tasty but too much sauce - looked like a soup.
This was a special night with my husband ...
This was a special night with my husbands aunt and uncle who live in Houston area of TX and doing road trip to visit son and his new wife in NY, side trip stopover in Blowing Rock, NC area (great timing for fall colors) to visit my in laws for a week (Uncle and my Father n Law are brothers). Then headed to meet us here in Charlottesville for first time ever, for special dinner this past Sunday night (they arrived early enough to explore Monticello, and stayed over night at a B&B close by). We chose Orzo because of ambiance, parking, food, service and wine selection from our prior 3 dinners there (husband and I moved here to downtown area over a year ago and have tried many of the local eats downtown, many of which have great menus, many of which, like Orzo serve local raised foods), it's seasonal menu options like one of our favorites in Boone, NC, The Gamekeeper. Needless to say it was a great night, we all enjoyed in so many ways, catching up, great bottle of Malbec (darn it wish I had taken a picture of the bottle for future) service, apps, dinner. Granted it wasn't packed, but they enjoyed the ambiance, food, and service (wish I had noted our waitresses name), attentive, but not overkill, nore makeing us feel rushed. Aunt and Uncle left the next day and already voiced appreciation, it was one of those memorable special night and meal, with family or friends (of which we've done prior). The only slightly not impressed was the locally sourced meat, sausage and cheese app, not enough cheese for one, and a little skimpy on the meats, esp. homemade sausage (Ken Gordon at The Gamekeeper Restaurant has spoiled us) Aunt and I had the lamb, husband and uncle had the Linguine and Clams, all cooked to perfection and delicious. Too full for desert! We will be back again, with friends and family that come visit, and for special occasions.
Love this cute place. When the vineyard ...
Love this cute place. When the vineyard where we were originally going to eat was at capacity, we looked for an alternative in Charlottesville and found this place. Super cute restaurant, convenient location, great lunch menu, vegetarian options. We really enjoyed it! Definitely recommend!
My friend and I sat in the back of the r ...
My friend and I sat in the back of the restaurant and we found it warm, inviting and a perfect place to catch up and enjoy ourselves.Despite the chilly, wet weather the restaurant was busy but the service and staff were thoughtful and attentive from start to finish. Food and wine were delicious, as always!
This was our 32nd anniversary and we're ...
This was our 32nd anniversary and we're in town from Yorktown. Wanted a nice and romantic place and this was it. Fabulous service, even the "trainee" was lovely. We will make this place our regular stop every year. I wished we lived closer!
Outstanding salads and entrees with very ...
Outstanding salads and entrees with very interesting combinations of ingredients/flavors. Several members of our group found it among the best restaurants in which they have ever eaten. Outstanding duck and salmon entrees.
We love this restaurant. Each time we ar ...
We love this restaurant. Each time we are in Charlottesville we have to come. The food is always outstanding. Quality has persisted for the several years we have come. Strongly recommend this spot. For the first time unfortunately the Service was just okay. We received water after wee sat down splashed across the table with a quite I'll be right back, and then waited 10 minutes before our waiter addressed out table again. He was busy with a bigger party, but I think some help should have been requested.
Will not let it deter though. Too good of an overall restaurant.
We took a dear friend visiting us from o ...
We took a dear friend visiting us from out-of-state for dinner and had a wonderful experience - as always! From start to finish, simply the best. Dinner selections were the red wine risotto, boneless pork chop, and salmon. Our friend raved about the salmon being the best she's ever enjoyed while my wife thoroughly enjoyed the risotto with a generous pour of Volpetti, while I had the pork - truly one of the top 5 meals of my life, really! The PEI mussels appetizer was simply to-die-for and could have been enjoyed as an entree.
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