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Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

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416 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5557
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been a customer of this place in the past 2 to 3 years, for every major family occasion. But ever since expansion in yearly 2016 I have been there two times for the same reason and did not like the food and the service compare with what I have experienced before. Not sure what happened, but it seems... More 

Thank akexle507
Annapolis, Maryland
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed this restaurant very much. We ate there on a Friday night and some of the items on the menu were brand new for the season. Very diverse wine menu. Great place for couples out for a dinner date.

Thank David T
charlottesville virginia
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Delicious freshly-prepared foods and wines in a lovely setting, now with outdoor patio and banquet room

Thank tomastapas
Virginia Beach
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Orzo has never served me any item that I didn't like. It has a fun and cozy atmosphere and they are nicely involved in the community.

Thank V L
Annapolis, MD
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is full of seasonal selections. From the cocktails to the appetizers and main course. It has a mediterranean flair, but local undercurrents. What I mean is that they have local ingredients, but add Mediterranean spices or styles to give them a unique taste. We all ordered off the specials menu, which changes daily and it was all tasty.... More 

Thank seano21401
Dayton, Ohio
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452 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is delicious with creative non-traditional pairings of ingredients. We had the Prosciutto Mac and Cheese. It had butternut squash, prosciutto and wonderful sharp cheese and rigatoni. The mussels with fennel sausage and feta was a treat. Attached is wine shop where the owner will fix you up with some exceptional bottles of European wine.

Thank BandB-Lovers_30-yrs
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?