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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 - 9:30 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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Fairfax, Virginia
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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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 

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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 

1 Thank jmoor783
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The great thing about Charlottesville eaters is that staff are friendly and down-to-earth. This is communicated in the ambiance and the menus as well. I love simple food done well, and this meal was a decent example. Ordered the Prosciutto di Bruschetta, Linguini Pomodoro, and a side Caesar. The Bruschetta was tomato-free (a surprise), with generous shavings of extremely light... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

An evening highlight in our recent downtown discovery in Charlottesville. Easy walking distance from the Marriott Residence or Omni -- like 2 minutes -- this was an enthusiastic recommendation from several local business partners, reinforced by the hotel concierge. Medium sized and informal as one would expect in a college town, and absolutely as advertised with a great bar and... More 

Thank Mark T
Charlottesville, Virginia
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Went for a family dinner, atmosphere was nice and quiet, perfect for conversation. Food was good and everyone enjoyed their meal; we had duck, bistro steak, and ravioli- the ravioli was a touch al dente for my taste, but it was fresh and delicious. Wine pairing was excellent and the server was very knowledgeable about wine selection. Will definitely return.

Thank pugmug1
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168 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The food is fresh and cooked to perfection. Very interesting presentation and well balanced. Generous portions and reasonably priced. Very good wine list with the option to purchase by the glass or bottle.

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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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