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Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

416 W. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Ranked #25 of 447 restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French, Greek, Italian, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: 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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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I really enjoyed my meal at Orzo. I met friends for lunch and had the calamari salad along with the pasta bolongnese. The pasta was fresh and was cooked nicely al dente and was complimented by a well seasoned bolognese. My friends had the rosotto and that was yummy too. The service was solid and I would definitely return!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My wife and I went to Orzo's for Valentines Day. They had a fixed price menu and we added a bottle of wine. The food and service was superb. I would highly recommend it.

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staunton, va
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Went to Orzo on a prix fixe night. we sat in the front of the restaurant and enjoyed the view of the open kitchen. The food was excellent, and the wine choices (at extra cost) were very good. Service was exemplary, especially for such a busy night. The owners were gracious and we appreciated their interest in our dining experience.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We just arrived into charlottesville, tired and hungry. We stumbled across Orzo. Thought it was closed, but went in to discover a little out of the way non-chain gem. The starter of butternut squash soup was delicious. Garnished with a homemade marshmallow, honey and almonds, it was original and very tasty. I had the seared scallops and then the farmers... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The new chef makes good and interesting food. Really liked our last meal, with the wine and service. Will become a regular

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Orzo is a gem of a restaurant with abundant ambiance. It benefits from two very hands on owners who are extremely attentive to detail and are hard working. Tommy Lasley is a very talented Culinary Institute trained chef. I recently ordered the butternut squash ravioli. It was delicious and I didn't feel like I had consumed thousands of calories because... More

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I have been to Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar several times when visiting Charlottesville. I have never had a bad experience yet. In fact, when my son and his fiancee were planning their wedding, my husband and I offered to host their rehearsal dinner, and what better place to have it than Orzo? The owners were so accommodating. Like every... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

So many wonderful choices of seasonal food offerings.....the calamari, the butternut squash soup were a good start, we tried various pasta dishes all great. The atmosphere was cozy and comfortable.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

3 of us ate here recently and we all enjoyed our food. We are all vegetarians and there were some good choices for us. What is very cool is that they had a menu card for vegans. 2 of us had the vegan risotto option which was excellent. The 3rd member of our party had a fall squash soup and... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I am perplexed why this restaurant isn't rated more highly. It has a casual and yet romantic vibe at night. The food is great and unique in many ways. The service efficient. We would definitely be back if we lived in the area. My red snapper was perfection---not a huge plate full of food, but a delicately cooked fillet with... More

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