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Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

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416 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5557
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Orzo is a wonderful restaurant. The mussels are extremely flavorful and their lunch salads are generous in portion and flavor. They have wonderful homemade dressings. Everything I've eaten there whether it was for lunch or dinner was special.

Thank Lenke M
Watertown, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

intended as a romantic night away from the kids while traveling on business with my spouse in Charlottesville. We both liked the trendy atmosphere and low crowd on a Monday night. For some reason the hostess put us right next to another filled table when there were only 5-6 seated tables in the restaurant. The tables were rather close, so... More 

Thank Pete H
London, UK
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374 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 551 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We quite liked the feel of Orzo when we entered the restaurant on a Friday evening. There's a trendy industrial look with an open kitchen and we expected good food. It went downhill after that. Our table for two was directly opposite the kitchen. I had a good view of the comings and goings; my partner had to contend with... More 

1 Thank DELondon
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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215 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived just as they were opening at 5:30 PM; we were hot, tired, semi-scruffy from a wonderful but hot day at the Heritage Festival at Monticello. No reservations for us but they found us a table and with a charming rose from their summer wine list life got infinitely better. Because of the heat, we all ate lightly, I... More 

Thank wvjake
Fairfax, Virginia
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in Charlottesville for several years and made the obvious mistake of not having frequented Orzo, which is centrally located on the Main drag; the food (heirloom tomato gazpacho and a salad with grilled salmon) and service---Jenna, you're the absolute best---are wonderful, and my only comfort in the wake of my having failed to solicited the restaurant sooner is... More 

Thank John R
Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Most cities have a few great restaurants. Charlottesville is blessed with many. For a town that has less than 40k residents, the list is longer than many 3 or 4 times the size. Orzo could compete with restaurants in cities 10 or 20 times the size. The bar knows it's stuff they make a rye Manhattan that has no equal.... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch after arriving. They were very accommodating and gracious. Prompt and courteous. The Soups especially squash bisque were yummy. Salads were also delish. Mac and cheese was great as was grill cheese. All in all it was a great quick meal. We did not have a large meal with drinks so I rated according... More 

Thank Oakspringer
Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Was graded into it warm atmosphere and the mediately had attention from the server and maître d' drinks were brought to us as soon as possible the menu is explained and we both opted for the rack of lamb First time I ever had lamb without mint jelly and believe me it did not need it for the seasoning was... More 

Thank baron1244
Newport News, Virginia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

My boyfriend said he wanted pasta for dinner so after a quick search I found Orzo. When we arrived we were a bit confused--my GPS said we should be right on top of the restaurant, but we didn't see it anywhere. Turns out, the restaurant is actually in a large building with other stores. You can see the front door... More 

1 Thank laineypants
Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I paid group of candidates here using a prix-fixe menu but was overbilled by more than $500. After a lot of effort and few apologies, I was reimbursed the money after a few days. It wasn't worth the hassle and we plan to use a different restaurant to entertain potential applicants. Just a heads up if you ever want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, French, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5557
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 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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