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Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

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Italian, French, Wine Bar
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416 W Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
434-975-6796
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Nestled inside the Main Street Market at 416 West Main Street in...
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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  • 48
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 13
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Spendin' Mom's money

IT WAS FANTASTIC! A flat iron steak to die for! Entrees start at $17.00. A wide assortment of beers and spirits with a full bar. The service was prompt and well informed. Smiling faces and good wait staff goes a long way with me during my dining experience. The only negative we found, the restroom... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
John E
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

wonderful local farm to table restaurant, had a great meal, ordered the spinach ravioli made in house, with mushrooms. My boyfriend had the pan seared steak. Food was great, service was great, and reasonably priced. Great value. They also are a wine bar, by the way. Wasn't in the mood for wine at the time having visited a few wineries... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went on a scorching hot day and had a relaxing and delicious lunch with our kids. We had salads, sandwiches and pasta and loved them all. The iced tea was particularly refreshing and our server was a star. Loved it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

IT WAS FANTASTIC! A flat iron steak to die for! Entrees start at $17.00. A wide assortment of beers and spirits with a full bar. The service was prompt and well informed. Smiling faces and good wait staff goes a long way with me during my dining experience. The only negative we found, the restroom is out the back door... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Whether solo, a couple or similar to our most recent visit with friends, we have not ordered anything on the menu that was not delicious. The rest of our party would agree. I would not hesitate to order the salmon with risotto again. Say yes to the Linguini & Clams, Italian Pancetta, Parsley, White Wine, Garlic Butter, or Risotto “Primavera”,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was our 3rd time eating at Orzo, and we were not disappointed. To start your evening they have a nice bar for you to have a pre-dinner cocktail or glass of wine. They attract a nice University type crowd, Professors as well as students, all of whom dressed nicely, no jeans or tie shirts! They have an extinctive wine... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I am not one to rave about restaurants as there not very many outstanding ones out there. But our party of 4 enjoyed just about every bite of everything we ate at Orzo. We started with the mussels with sausage and feta in a white wine sauce. It was absolutely delicious. I only wish I had more bread to soak... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Graduation weekend in Charlottesville for the University of Virginia. Thousands of grads, parents and every other form of relative and friend descend on this city. We made reservations well in advance for dinner at Orzo, one of our favorite spots for fine food in Charlottesville. At the last minute the graduation event time was changed due to inclement weather and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Food was good. Doing very brisk business on the graduation weekend. Service was good but could have been more prompt. Awesome Mussel and Ceviche starters. Fresh Halibut and Salmon. Not sure if pesto enhanced the halibut and salmon. The most disappointing part was the wine that was " the special: an Italian-French " : 2012 Embruix de Vall Llach a... More 

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Charlottesville, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Even the most basic chicken is delicious at Orzo. They are always serving great food and are busy.Their pasta, shrimp, and fish dishes are terrific. And they're good at handling allergies.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

I will start with the good points! The ambiance is great! Food was delicious. BUT, there was no attention to customers. We were not offered bread and when we requested it, the manager dropped it off. It was COLD. Other customers got Parmesan cheese with their food but we were never offered any. The girl bussing the table dropped off... More 

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Additional Information about Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

Address: 416 W Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone Number: 434-975-6796
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, French, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 416 W Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-975-6796

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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