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Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

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416 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5557
+1 434-975-6796
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This critique is strictly from the point of view of a vegetarian. First of all, from my perspective, the spring dinner menu is lackluster and low on creativity. If not for the good 'crushed fava bruschetta', I would have given 1 star. The mushroom risotto is the worst Risotto I have ever eaten in my life. It was so bad... More 

Thank Hindustani76
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a superb restaurant not far from the main University site. Some excellent food, the lamb being particularly good. Can thoroughly recommend a visit.

Thank David W
Charlottesville, Virginia
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My spouse and I went there for dinner with a friend. The waitress was attentive and helpful. The food was fine; the squash soup appetizer was great. There was also a trout special for dinner that was very good.

Thank Stephen R
Charlottesville, Virginia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't wait to try the new outdoor space! Been going for years for dinner, a few times for Lunch Don't miss the mussels with sausage and feta or if the octopus is in the menu Great Mediterranean flavors with a twist Wine list could use more new world and local offerings -- not just Italian and Spanish wines go with... More 

Thank Conan O
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love this place just wish there was a little more space in the seating. The food is outstanding and the service has always been excellent. The only thing I would change is to add a little more space in the seating - you are seated close to other diners and I would rather have a little privacy.

Thank 420mlp
Greenwich, Connecticut
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Everything here was "5 star". Attentive, friendly wait staff, strong wine list, great food. Hubby and daughter had pasta dishes and I had roast duck with polenta that was really top shelf. We had a terrific well priced Nebbiolo. Hope she likes The school, gets in and we can come back often! We also had a great talk with the... More 

Thank Laura B
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This restaurant looked like a terrific pick during our first visit to Charlottesville. It was 6:30 on a Sunday night so I did not think I would need a reservation. We were just four people so when we walked in an observed the restuarnt was half empty though busy, I didn't think it would be a problem. That was until... More 

1 Thank John M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Everything was top class. the food was delicious , great texture, and mouthwatering. service was really professional and friendly servers , definitely worth a visit.

Thank Ali S
Charlottesville, Virginia
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of our "go to" restaurants in Charlottesville. We loved sitting at the bar and enjoying the conversation with the wonderful bartenders (they would get a five) and the food, especially on Thirsty Thursdays when wine bottles are half price. We enjoyed seeing Howie Long there. The haloumi appetizer and salmon entree were among our favorites.... More 

1 Thank Catc1966
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We stopped here before catching Amtrak. It was a fairly crowded Saturday evening, but they got us in without reservations. The drinks (Sangria and a Churchill) were well prepared. Our 7 year old wanted steak, but they don't have much of a children's menu. He ended up eating an adult streak and enjoyed it. We had the salmon pasta special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mediterranean, Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5557
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-975-6796
Nestled inside the Main Street Market at 416 West Main Street in Charlottesville, Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar offers a menu and wine list that fuses the culinary and viticultural traditions of Italy, Greece, Spain, and the South of France.Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar celebrates the exciting synergy of food and wine and the sparkling flavors of the Mediterranean. Our menu is complemented by an extensive wine list that covers the breadth of the Mediterranean, featuring an outstanding selection of wines by the glass as well as rare wines at exceptional values from our Wine Shop. We offer 5% off retail when you purchase three bottles, 10% off retail for six, and 20% off retail for a case.Orzo Offsite offers the exceptional cuisine and warm hospitality that you've come to enjoy at Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar. From simple to lavish, Orzo Offsite caters weddings, political fundraisers, corporate functions and intimate dinner parties (to name a few). We create beautiful, seamless and unforgettable events.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?