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Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

416 W Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Ranked #31 of 462 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I'm an Orzo fan. They take reservations. They offer a varied menu. The service is reliable. And you can dine at the bar. I've eaten there several times now, and have not been disappointed. The pork chop and polenta was delicious and more than I could eat…and it was fab as lunch the following day! Seating advice: if possible, ask... More

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A wonderful treat in the heart of Charlottesville, surrounded by more yummy food purveyors than the law should allow. The cuisine is excellent. My wife, seeing the trout being eaten by the woman at the next table, was encouraged to try it by our neighbor, and she didn't regret it. I had the Pasta Bolognese, a truly delicious entree. A... More

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Superb food and atmosphere. Very cosmopolitan. We had mussels and butternut squash soup as appetizers. My wife cooks a fantastic Butternut Squash soup at home using fresh produce purchased from Amish road stands. Orzo's was on par but with a more sophisticated twist. For main course we had local trout and grilled octopus. Trout was sublime. Octopus was excellent -... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Just back from a terrific dinner at Orzo. Our children had given us a gift certificate, else we may not have tried it this early in our resettling to Charlottesville. What a wonderful surprise. For starters, we shared Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and Crispy Calamari Fritto. The menu didn't do justice to the calamari: the breading was light and not... More

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Eugene, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Four of us enjoyed the Fall Dinner Menu at Orzo. Our choices included Organic Faroe Island Salmon and Braised Colorado Lamb which I didn’t taste but looked fantastic and were highly praised. I paired the Down Branch Farm mixed Lettuces with Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and Bold Rock hard cider. The soup was light and had the perfect combination of... More

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Orzo has tremendous food, good service and a very good wine list. However, it is strange that a place that bills itself as a wine bar does not have red wine glasses. All wine is served in traditional white wine glasses and this detracts from the selection wines that are offered. Other than that, you should pay this place a... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Cozy and comfortable and always good fresh food. Perfect sized portions beautifully presented. Can be loud when very busy because it is small, I recommend tables toward the back under the stairs, much more quiet and private. Bathroom is out in the hall of Main Street market shops....be sure to check out the other shops after your good meal. Nice... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Boy were we pleased with this place. Have been to many Charlottesville places in the last 4 years with our daughter a student there, and only came here as a "second choice"... but what a delightful surprise. Every single dish was a gem, interesting and carefully prepared, perfectly matching an interesting Spanish Chardonnay, and served with casual but very skillful... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Loved the food and restaurant. I had a starter of 4 raw oysters prepared differently for each one; lovely. Then a salad and the calamari which was to die for. My husband and son shared the calamari then had entrees (forget what they were). Good wine by the glass and wine list. Only complaints is it was too loud (we... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a very nice restaurant in Cville. We arrived early for our reservation and they were super accommodating and nice. We were seated immediately upstairs.... We all ordered different items. I had the lamb over orzo ... I really liked it. several others had the salmon and liked it. One in our party had the housemade ravioli with capers... 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: French, Italian

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