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Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

4.7
868 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(434) 975-6796
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Adam Spaar & Justin Tilghman
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
With over 70 parking spaces devoted to the Main Street Market, we have all the free parking you'll need.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 868 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PotsyinVA 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Always reliable for good food and some interesting appetizer choices. Definitely my “go to” spot for when I’m craving a good Bolognese sauce with a nice selection of wines.

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JUDITHR 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Orzo has the best food in town. And it applies to everything they make. Even my Caesar salad was exceptional. My entre, the Cioppino, was heavenly. The broth alone was a masterpiece. It had a subtle smokey tomato base with various herbal notes that made me want to lick the bowl after I was finished.

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Cathy22911 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentines Day dinner. Orzo’s food is consistently delicious and never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It’s is our favorite restaurant however the service was not up to par. It was a fixe price menu with very good choices however the servers could not manage to serve them in the correct order or in a timely manner. They usually are excellent, and this is the first time we were disappointed. For such an expensive meal, I expected more- their usual is perfect. Our table was by the front door, and we were so cold throughout our meal. We now wish we chose to go to Orzo on a quiet weekday evening when they have always done a superb job.

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Mindful1 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding dining experience! Thoroughly enjoyed the range of food options , coziness, and the attentive waitstaff. Great place to celebrate with a spouse who is your best friend!

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CarlW007 
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We were visiting from Delaware and were looking for a restaurant with some good healthy,Organic Vegetarian options .We Found it and WoW what a great experience lots of menu options and choices of sides dishes . Excellent Fish , Pasta and the Duck was excellent. Will definitely Come back next time in the area........Thanks

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I love this restaurant!!!

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Valerie 
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

I always have a great meal at Orzo. It is one of my " go to" restaurants.

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CarrieMac 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Always good-one of my favorite spots in Charlottesville

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Good service, dinner was very good, sides were a bit small for the entre size. Quite good deserts.

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vipCinder 
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious, creatively prepared dishes and excellent, friendly service made this a memorable meal!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious food with a great server and good wine.

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TrixieP 
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Orzo is a perennial fave and never disappoints! This year's Restaurant Week menu was fantastic.

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vipschautzie1013 
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I have been coming to C'ville often this last year and a half to meet our college son to try different restaurants, and again we were not disappointed!
We had a wonderful three course meal and ordered the dessert as well from the restaurant week menu. Outstanding food, Juliana our waitress was very knowledgeable about wine, drink list and the foods offered. Thank you for the memorable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

This was restaurant week so service a bit slow. Waiter Todd was super attentive and kept us apprised of status of our order. Food was very good although cod could have been hotter. Noise level rose as evening went on, by time we left (8ish) was pretty loud. Side room is much nicer than main restaurant though, more intimate. Hummus is to die for. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Enjoyed dinner for restaurant week. Great value, excellent food!

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Anonymou 
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Orzo is always a great choice for dinner. Service is excellent, food is amazing and wine selection superb!
Love the energy at Orzo.

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SisM 
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Our meal (steak) was absolutely the best, perfectly prepared, served with a blend of delicious vegetables. Our waitress was attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere was festive. Everyone was nice. It was a perfect night with friends. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Food excellent, service tremendous

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Rainorshine 
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

We both ordered salads, my friend a special, with salmon & myself the winter salad. Both were excellent, fresh and very tasty. My friend didn’t like the salad dressing and since it was on the side was able to ask for the same dressing as served with the winter salad. Our waiter responded quickly, along with the fresh pepper we requested.

I would have preferred a table that was not in a long row of tables, especially when two other dinners we placed right next to us...with so many empty tables?

I doubt I would return, even though the food & service was good, the seating & ambiance was not.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

We were right next to kitchen and watched them clean the entire thing. I watched them touch the pipes to drain the sinks then plate food right after. Charged 3 dollars for 2 anchovies on top of the Caesar salad and the steak was chewy. Waitress was very nice.

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Mayokie 
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Due to a mix up from open table we did not get our favorite table but it worked out even better . The owner selected another table for easy conversation and brought us a glass of champagne. It was restaurant week and some restaurants don’t go all out with the food offerings or quantity but this was not the case at Oreos. I had the best rack of lamb ever and my husband had the salmon. The appetizers were excellent-frutti for him buratta for me. Love this restaurant!! Our favorite.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

amazing menu for restaurant week, high quality and innovative offerings, all for a very affordable price

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent birthday dinner for my mother. Couldn’t have asked for better service, food and wine!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

My only complaint was the table at which we were seated. It was right next to a metal staircase leading to a different dining level. It was very noisy with people clipping up and down and the surface of our table was level with the landing which seemed kind of unsanitary with everyone’s shoes passing within inches of our food.

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PotsyinVA 
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Went during restaurant week, generous portions and good service. We have never had a bad meal here. We enjoy the extensive menu and wine list. There’s always something interesting on the menu.

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SaraKD 
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great first experience at Orzo. The food was great and our server was superb. The only off putting part was, my fiancé and I arrived about 2 minutes before the time of our reservation and the couple we were meeting for dinner had not arrived yet. I told the host we had a 6:30 reservation. He asked if our entire party was there. When I told him “not yet” his reply was “well then I will be with you in a moment.” I have never had this happen anywhere where I had a reservation made, I would have understood if we had just walked in without a reservation. A few minutes later another couple came in and said they were meeting their friends there. The host immediately walked the couple to meet there friends, another couple who was already seated. I’m not sure why we were treated differently, but it made for a very off-putting first impression of Orzo. Luckily our waiter was a delight and the food was fantastic.

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Localdiner 
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Ate at Orzo as part of Restaurant Week. Even though friends reported poor service at other restaurants during Restaurant Week, Orzo had excellent service. As always, the food was amazing! Orzo consistently has excellent food and service.

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Marmod 
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We visited Orzo during Restaurant Week. Their menu was extensive and offered many choices. The food was a little slow due to the volume, but the impeccable service and elevated cuisine more than made up for it. A casual upscale vibe, have recommended to others. Plan to visit again!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We met out UVa student for lunch; great food including salads. Our server was outstanding, very attentive and anxious to please - which is not a prevalent characteristic these days; calamari salad very good; bread freshly baked baguette - excellent; glass of white wine Viognier from Italy I believe, superb (waiter's recommendation). Would love to go to dinner there next trip to Charlottesville.

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