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Orzo Kitchen & 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 - 9:30 pm
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine Cuisine

Have been to Orzo a handful of times since moving to C'ville 4 years ago. My husband and I have not been disappointed with any of the dishes we've selected. I'm a vegetarian and was pleased at the delicious options available on the menu. I wasn't a vegetarian the first time I visited this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jwgemini25
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been to Orzo a handful of times since moving to C'ville 4 years ago. My husband and I have not been disappointed with any of the dishes we've selected. I'm a vegetarian and was pleased at the delicious options available on the menu. I wasn't a vegetarian the first time I visited this establishment and I still remember the... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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192 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally got here, though for lunch not dinner. Three of us and we all got the Power lunch, which is soup and/or salad, sandwich or burger. Butternut Squash soup to die for, each of us had a different salad, orzo Caesar with chicken, grilled shrimp (large large shrimp with a slight spicy bite), and the house salad. the Caersar was... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday night of Restaurant Week in Charlottesville, and my plane was delayed. I had so been looking forward to relaxing at Orzo, worried we wouldn't be able to make it. The front desk was reassuring that they could accommodate us later, and they did! Even when we arrived at 8:30, the restaurant was buzzing. The waitstaff was great, even though... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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168 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Orzo during restaurant week. Arrived early because when the place is crowded, it can be very noisy. We had the prix fix menu. All the dishes were good, but tended to be on the sweet side. Spanish, North African accents in the food.

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Earlysville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Braved the snow to sample the menu for restaurant week. Lots of new and interesting items to try. The oyster appetizer was great. Reminded me of char broiled oysters from New Orleans. The locally sourced boneless pork chop was amazing. The flavor of the meat, coupled with two interesting sauces, put this dish in a special category. I hope they... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in Charlottesville. It's in a great location by the Downtown mall but also walkable from UVA. Great vibe at night. Wonderful wine secretion and several vegetarian options (which is often hard in Cville). Will will continue to go here for date nights and when we have guests in town.

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Arlington, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the prix fix dinner on New Years Eve; lots of choices. Like our one previous visit, the service was excellent and the food top notch. Soup was delicious, and the rabbit pappardelle had good flavor and presentation. Excellent and reasonably-priced wine selection.

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United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What you want to know, first of all, about Orzo, is that Ken and Charles built it with experience, love, dedication, and heart. Apparently. Because that's what you get when you go there. Every single time. Consistently excellent food after a discrete but warm welcome in a great setting with fabulous, hand-picked wines. Really, you just don't need to know... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They hosted a wedding dinner for our family and the food was excellent! The staff was helpful and all the entrees were superb. FYI, since the food is cooked to order expect the meals to take the time to prepare, but it is definitely worth the wait.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here and the atmosphere was just what we were looking for. The restaurant is trendy in an old converted market, with a long bar, and wood trim. I had a yummy cocktail from their selection and we shared the seared halos I cheese appetizer, which was the best bite we had all night and... More 

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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, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions

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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