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Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

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Tue, 2/19
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Beluga Lentil Soup
root vegetables, herbed yogurt
Roasted PEI Mussels
house citrus-fennel sausage, feta, lemon, basil
18 Month Prosciutto di Parma Bruschetta
fresh mozzarella, basil oil, Parmigiano Reggiano
Olive Oil Poached Tuna
potatoes, olives, grilled peppers, white anchovy vinaigrette
Braised Greens Empanadas
raisins, olives, feta, smoked paprika vinaigrette
Seared Greek Halloumi Cheese
tomatoes, lemon, Ouzo, grilled baguette
Shaved Fennel Salad
pomegranate, lemon, herbs, walnuts, Parmigiano Reggiano
Mixed Lettuces Salad
celery, red onion, asian pear, almonds, roasted grape vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
romaine hearts, garlic croutons, Parmigiano Reggiano
"Plain & Simple" Spaghetti Pomodoro
tomato, fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano
Housemade Chorizo & Calamari Pasta
orecchiette pasta, Atlantic squid, kale, chickpeas, red wine, breadcrumbs
Peasant Beef & Pork Bolognese
rigatoni pasta, Angus Beef & Duroc pork, pomodoro, chili flakes, cream
Risotto "Inverno"
local mushrooms, asian pear, Italian taleggio cheese
Italian Mac & Cheese
roasted butternut squash, sage, house cured pancetta, Reggiano, walnut breadcrumbs
Grilled Prime NY Sirloin Steak*
fingerling potatoes, roasted broccoli, red onion marmellata
Red Wine Braised Lamb Shank
saffron couscous, tomato, fennel, olives, capers, preserved lemon
Grilled Duroc Pork Chop
polenta soufflé, braised cabbage, orange and honey glaze
Grilled Faroe Island Salmon*
sweet potato puree, brussels sprouts, apples, balsamic brown butter
Oven Roasted Atlantic Cod
creamy PEI mussel chowder, leeks, bacon, fennel
$6 / each
French Fries & Harissa Aioli
Roasted Broccoli
Fingerling Potatoes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Polenta Soufflé
Ruby Red vodka, St. Germain, Cointreau, cranberry, prosecco, lime
Sangria del Dia
wine, prosecco, citrus, fruit, spiced syrup
Orzo Sour
Bulleit Rye, fresh citrus, Langlois Cassis
Sauza Tequila, Elderflower liqueur, lime, harissa salted rim
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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went unknowingly during restaurant week. As a result we had to order 3 courses. Very limited vegan options but what we did have was yummy. I think it was overpriced

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank M1023SFrachelf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited during Restaurant Week, and had a wonderful meal. Started with the 18 month Prosciutto di Parma Brushetta, and had the Oven Roasted Atlantic Cod for my entree. My husband enjoyed the Red Wine Braised Lamb Shank. The atmosphere is fun, and the wine...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pkh213
Reviewed January 4, 2019

My daughter wanted a nice night out for New Year's, so we researched the available offerings and went with Orzo. The food was very good, and that's the most important part of any restaurant. I would definitely eat here again. The wait staff were personable...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David G
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

I've been here many times over the years and have always been very impressed with the service, food, ambience, and wine selection. Everything is simply superb! Most recently I came here to celebrate my brother's birthday and got the risotto, which was delicious. It was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank tguss
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Orzo Kitchen and Wine Bar catered our daughter’s wedding on a golden autumnal evening in November. In the planning stages, the owners and staff could not have been more helpful and open-minded in helping my daughter and her fiancé make their vision of the wedding...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Good selection of dishes for the group, all good Service was good enough, price was a bit higher than average for similar scale across the city. Parking can be difficult.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Misleading reviews from my experience. I was seated at a table which was provided me with a birds eye view of the kitchen and the cooks. None of them wore gloves and I observed the female cook wipe her nose with the back of her...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Jayne S
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

We were in town for meetings. We sat at the bar because, even though there were many empty tables, the manager said they were reserved. I took a sip of my wine and watched a roach walk across the bar. Waitress was unconcerned. I was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Have been here for lunch, but this was our first dinner. The room to the left by the front entrance is best, Four of us had mussels, salads, calamari & octopus, mahi-mahi special, salmon and all was excellent. Sauces were superb. Bread good. Decent wine...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ann T
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This restaurant is wonderful for lunch (they have a quick lunch option) and dinner. The food is good and the atmosphere is particularly warm and inviting.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reservations available, I haven't found or looked for a website .... we obtained info at the B&B where we stayed.
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