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About Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

Recently Voted "Best Mediterranean Restaurant of C-Ville," Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar is committed to fostering relationships with local farmers in Central Virginia who grow and raise the ingredients that are sure to nourish and delight you. As our guest, you will not only be treated to the bounty and tradition of sustainable agriculture in this region, you will participate in ensuring its future.

416 W Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm,
Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(434) 975-6796

Website:
http://www.orzokitchen.com/

Catering:
Orzo offers full service off-premise catering for weddings, as well as all social, corporate and political functions. Whatever you can envision, we can create. Please call and ask to speak with Ken about your next event.

Parking Details:
With over 70 parking spaces devoted to the Main Street Market, we have all the free parking you'll need.

Executive Chef:
Adam Spaar & Justin Tilghman

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Christmas Eve Dinner: 4 Courses for $50/person plus drinks, tax and gratuity.

New Year's Eve Dinner: 4 Courses for $50/person plus drinks, tax and gratuity.

Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (24)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Casual (17)
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Cozy (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Healthy (10)
Romantic (8)
Seasonal (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
People Watching (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We were getting together with close friends for a weekday dinner. Greeted warmly and served in a timely fashion. The mahi fish special with caper sauce, cauliflower puree, roasted cauliflower and potatoes was outstanding. Each time we visit, Chef Adam Spaar out does himself. We will return soon.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

Enjoyable evening and great dinner with friends. All aspects, cocktails, starters, salads and mains were delicious! Service was attentive but not annoying.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

Always our favorite "go-to" restaurant in Cville! The PEI mussels are plentiful and to-die-for! Pleasant and attentive waitstaff. Nice selection of wines.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent (risotto, empanadas, etc) and the service was very good. We had a pleasant, relaxing, and delicious meal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, excellent wine list and very friendly staff.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Orzo consistently impresses. From the Bolognese to the Strip Steak and Salmon they are not only tasty but creative. Service is top knotch. You feel like family.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a treat; great food, fabulous service and warm welcome. Orzo never fails to provide a lovely evening for us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Seasonal, Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and the staff was very accommodating for our ever increasing group in being able to re-arrange tables for us.

Tags: Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food and the service was excellent! Great food for a cold evening.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a very nice time, food was great, server was awesome

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We loved our experience at Orzo for a New Years Eve dinner! The food was delicious and the service impeccable. Not to mention that the wine was completely on point!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The waitress payed us no attention for the first good bit we were there. When she took our drink order, we also gave her our main course. The specialty mixed drinks, complimentary bread w/hummus and main course pasta arrived essentially at the same time. Not good. Service was less than par and the meal was ok. Clearly not what a local prominent chef who recommended it had in mind. That was a while ago though.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great gastropub vibe. Fresh, flavorful food. Well-trained, knowledgable waitstaff. Pasta Bolognese was out of this world. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Multiple drink orders took a great deal of time to arrive. Largely ignored by the waitress except when delivering food. Overall, food was great but service lacking.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Consistently great food and attentive but unobtrusive service. Our family's favorite for dinner, and my book group's favorite for lunch.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner. Special menu. Great idea. Fantastic menu. Great service and value.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Orzo was spectacular, as always. Beautiful ambiance & fantastic service. The food was delicious & everything was perfect!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Exceptional and delicious

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always great. The ambiance hit was because our group size forced us into the side room. It was fine, but I kind of enjoy the Euro-style dining of the main space.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The service and the food were both excellent. We have been here many times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Very solid good take on mediterranean cuisine. Had the rockfish, which was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were away on a trip together and wanted to have a place to remember. This was a great place to eat and food was fantastic. Our server was top notch!

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent meal and wonderful service! Great choice for any occasion.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 27, 2017

food and service are consistently very good. restaurant is accomodating service wise and food wise.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I have never had a bad meal at Orzo and I was happy to be able to take out of town guests to enjoy the food and great selection of drinks. We all enjoyed it immensely.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This is a nice place near downtown Charlottesville, headed for dinner there before we made the UVA football game. Very cozy, nice atmosphere. Bread is awesome, and hollumi cheese a real hit for an appetizer. Salmon entrée nice (and large). Others had pasta and were happy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very pleasant and cozy place! I liked the atmosphere of the place and the staff was friendly and attentive. The menu is small and among the four of us we each found something that pleased our individual palates. The food was delicious, unique and beautifully presented! We will definitely come back here again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Made a reservation for 6:30, walked in and was showed to our table. Very intimate setting that was just perfect. We were in Greece this summer and the art work on the walls reminded us of your trip. Started with a cocktail and draft beer that were both delicious. Pork Shoulder Empanada as an appetizer. Rack of lamb and Spaghetti Pescatore as entrees. Everything was perfect and our waitress (Emily G.) was incredible. Extremely knowledgeable and attentive. Sorry we did not take pictures. Take my word that the presentation was great, we just wanted to enjoy the moment.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Passing through Charlottesville and a great place for a delicious lunch and a glass of wine. The Risotto was delicious, with all fresh, flavorful ingredients. The wait staff were attentive and courteous, but also showed familiarity with the menu and wine list. The portions were plentiful, but not overwhelming so. The ambiance was soothing, low lighting and easy to enjoy good conversation as the noise level was low. I would definitely dine here in the future.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fabulous meal and I loved the feel of the restaurant

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Consistently excellent food and service. Portions are large. Staff goes above and beyond.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food, nice atmosphere - more of a trendy twist and not authentic Italian food-- with tip $170 is too expensive for two people.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We celebrated October family birthdays as a group of 4 and had Amazing meals and service was top notch! Environment is inviting and we will definitely eat at Orzo again!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Warm and inviting space! Hummus and bread was fantastic. The Frutti de Mare was only okay, but the duck entree was worth returning for. Cocktails were delicious and not too sweet. I would probably pass on the tiramisu nex time.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Orzo remains one of our favorites in the area. We try other places and have good meals but always come back to Orzo. They change up the menu just enough and have great use of local ingredients.

Tags: Business Meals, Organic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Alway good. consistant. a bit noisy when full. Have recommended to others

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent find in Downtown Charlottesville, where competition is everywhere! We booked via Open Table and had a great experience! We were seated promptly. Menu had lots of great choices with local ingredients. Handcrafted cocktails were delicious! Service was excellent, and atmosphere was lively and inviting. We were in town for the weekend and ended up eating there two nights in a row! Give it a try!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Their wine selection is excellent. The food is unbelievably well prepared. Our server was very professional. We had reservations, but arrived early. They accommodated us early and called me on my cell when our table was ready.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Casual, Healthy, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Nice atmosphere. I saw it described somewhere as "industrial-chic." This fits, but it's not all that industrial. Food was fine. The servers seemed to know about the wines they were serving. Very pleasant overall.

Tags: Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We have been to Orzo a couple of times and find it comfortable and reliable. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wines. The manager is very efficient and pleasant. It is not overly noisy so you can have a decent conversation at your table without having to yell or miss what you friends are saying. Worth the price, very good.

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