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Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

4.7
907 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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 907 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our meal was great! The food was was delicious, and the service was excellent, even with the restaurant being very full. We always look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was our third visit to Orzo for dinner. We had the mussel appetizer, both had the salmon entree and shared panna-cotta and olive oil/rosemary cake for desert. On each visit both the food and service has been great. On a scale of 1-10 I give Orzo a 10.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was just ok. I would consider dining here again but It was not a “I have got to eat here again the next time I am in town.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very impressed! The drink and food menu had so many great things to choose from. Our waitress was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. All of the dishes we ordered were absolutely delicious. If we ever travel to Charlottesville again , we will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful meal...the roasted garlic soup was amazing and both the primavera risotto and the rigatoni bolognese was extraordinary.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Been dinning at Orzo since it first opened. Orzo unlike other local eateries continue to improve, improvise and impress. You won’t rehret this choice ever!!!

It’s my Mom and my got to choice for Our monthly Mom and Son lunch dates.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

My friend and I sat at the bar for dinner. The service and bartender were very nice and friendly.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Our waiter Todd was excellent and very accommodating enjoyed our food and wine!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This was our second time dining at Orzo's. On both occasions the food and service were outstanding.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Restaurant was FREEZING and management refused to adjust. Multiple tables around ours were wearing coats. Food was bad- overly salty burrata dish, rancid-tasting roasted garlic soup, poor wine selection by the glass.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

wonderful food! great service. worth a lovely night out.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Good enough, but we weren't wowed. The service was weird. The waiter had the smarmy "announcer" voice where he makes everything he says sound completely insincere. He was also very slow and inattentive. The specials of garlic soup and salmon salad were the worst things we had. The soup had a bitter undertone that was very unpleasant. The salmon salad was totally boring, especially the dressing that the waiter raved about. Everything else was good. But the outstanding part was the fresh baked break from the bakery next door. I would recommend getting at least a whole one to enjoy, if not more!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Orzo is a GREAT Restaurant! The food is outstanding, high quality, well prepared and reasonable in price. The ambiance is casual but warm and the wait staff is superb- as good as one can find- any place! I highly recommend Orzo.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Orzo is one of our favorite restaurants. They have always been able to handle a couple or a party of 16 with grace and ease, and their wine list is great.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We were coming in from out of town and running late, I changed my reservation to later time but didn't realize it was on different date! Not only did they still get us seated right away, they helped me edit the reservation so I could still get my Open Table points! Still the best was yet to come, we ordered the risotto, pasta bolognese and apps. Everything was delicious! My youngest daughter is vegan and they had delicious options for her too!! The vegan mashed potatoes were so yummy we all ate them!! Can't wait to go back again!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Reunion with college friends.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Will definitely choose Orzo again! The service was exceptional and the food was so delicious! I was especially happy to learn they had a vegan menu option with wonderful choices.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Orzo is a great place for lunch or dinner. Dining out on the patio when the weather warms up is something to look forward to despite traffic fumes. It's our favorite restaurant. The cuisine is creative and attractively presented.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Lovely local restaurant . Food different from the usual fare. Staff charming.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

When someone asks me what I want to eat and I say "I don't know, something TASTY," the burrata is what I mean.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Always happy for a delicious dinner at Orzo!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Service was excellent. Caesar salad very nicely don. Pasta great. Loved the Panne Cota.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Shared the beet salad and cod with mussels. Food was attractive and delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had a 7:30 reservation but came at 7:15 because our train arrived several minutes earlier than scheduled. We were greeted very warmly and immediately seated at a very nice table in front of a very colorful painting of our favorite Barcelona! The waiter was very helpful,friendly, and attentive. My wife and I loved our seafood dishes, which were prepared perfectly.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Had dinner at Orzo this weekend. As has happened over and over at Orzo, we had terrific food, great service and enjoyed ourselves very much. We brought out-of-town friends with us and they were very impressed.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Excellent food as usual. Service is attentive but not hovering. The vegetarian in our party was very satisfied as was our steak and potato diner in our party.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Out of MANY visits, only one was even marginally less than great. Love this place and visit as often as any restaurant in Cville. Great food and awesome wine selection!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant in Charlottesville and has been since they opened. Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Wonderful meal as usual - our favorite place to dine out in Charlottesville. Started with the tomato fennel soup, which was outstanding - flavors perfectly balanced! We were surprised when co-owner Ken recommended a red wine to accompany our entrees, but he was correct: a white would not have stood up to the flavorful risotto and salmon dishes. One of the owners of Orzo is always present, which we believe accounts for the consistency of the delicious food and friendly ambiance.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Enjoyable experience. Wonderful food. Allowed to linger after we finished our meal.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We are fans of Orzo in general, and our dinner this week lived up to our high expectations when we go there. Our group of four were all more than satisfied with our meals.The tomato soup had a very smooth, smoky flavor; the burrata cheese appetizer got rave reviews from all who tasted it and the roasted beet salad was delicious. All four in our group raved about their entrees. My steak was perfectly cooked with just the right amount of seasoning to bring out the flavor and was served over tasty olive oil mashed potatoes! We shared a tiramisu that was about the best I have ever tasted. Every flavor was distinct but still blended together to be heavenly.
Service was --as always--friendly and efficient.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Outstanding service & limited but wonderful menu. Bolognese so so delicious. We are new to the area & this is going to be one of our regular go to spots.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The food at Orzo is beautifully prepared. We noticed that my steak and my son's duck were both enhanced in such a way that we could really savor the true flavor of the meal. The portions were perfect for us, and we left feeling satisfied. We've been visiting many restaurants this year with the goal of selecting one for a special graduation dinner. We think we've found our ideal spot in Orzo.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

went on a Monday night, quiet early on, filled up later. Salmon was wonderful, doesnt come with much just some couscous, could have gotten a salad or mashed potatoes. vanilla panna cotta was wonderful as was the expensive coffee. Nice atmosphere, great server, Emily.
Need to go more often to eat everything!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

From the warm welcome, to the superb service coupled with a delicious meal...it was a perfect evening to celebrate with friends! We love Orzo!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I think, in general, it was a good dinner with good service. Nothing special.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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