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Palladio, Barboursville, VA

Palladio

4.6
4.6
223 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The elegant balance we value in wine, the quality of celebration inherent in its welcome, inspire palate harmonies that are Virginian in resources and Northern Italian in perspective, in country dining of vivacity and refinement. Here the estate of wine is inhabited at its most seamless and complete, sustained behind the scenes by the rarest collaboration of colleagues gifted in cuisine, viticulture, horticulture and service.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Winery

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (540) 832-7848

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Michael Clough

  • Private party facilities

    This 900-acre plantation, framed by Southwest Mountains and the Blue Ridge, envelops any private party in layers of singular spectacle, history and enchantment, just north of Charlottesville.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (540) 832-7848

  • Neighborhood

    Gordonsville

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 223 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Notable Wine List

  • Charlottesville

    Best Food

  • Charlottesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Charlottesville

    Great for Lunch

  • Charlottesville

    Romantic

  • Charlottesville

    Special Occasion

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  1. JB

    JonathanB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal with excellent wine pairings. The meal consisted of seasonal flavors that were all enhanced by fantastic wines. Portion sizes for lunch were well thought out leaving one satisfied without becoming overly full, and leaving room for dessert.
  2. J

    Jess

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    For the price, crowded atmosphere, tiny meal portions and cold staff, I would not recommend this restaurant. The room is very crowded and the tables are in close proximity. Our server was alright, but not warm or inviting. The hostess was not inviting either and made a fuss about pulling an extra chair to the table when we assured her we were okay with crowding. No one was welcoming or smiled the entire time. The food was okay, but nothing special and the portions were so tiny. The desserts were fabulous but overall, not a great experience.
  3. KC

    KayC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Felt like I was in Italy. Good and service amazing.
  4. RB

    RachaelB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An absolute gem of a location. The vineyard is beautiful.
  5. SC

    SusanC

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Waiters were great but too noisy and not a lot of vegetarian choices
  6. KM

    KathleenM

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious as always. The room was full, a So the service was a little slower than normal.
  7. MP

    MarkP

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Following our tasting, the lunch in Palladio was exceptional. From description to presentation the meal was lovely, nurturing and delicious. My friends from Boston, Las Vegas and Tampa referenced a feeling of being in another country. It was a joy to share the rich culture available in Virginia.
  8. AH

    AshleyH

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This dining experience was everything that I hoped it would be. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was perfect, and the service was impeccable! I can’t wait to go back again. Highly recommend!
  9. DJ

    DrJC

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great meal and wine pairing, as usual.
  10. F

    Fredw

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at Palladio is always top of the line. I wouldn't pay those prices for anything less. I always leave thinking "I wish we could afford this more often."
  11. DY

    DanielY

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday (65). Wrote happy birthday on dessert plate with chocolate. Expectation was a complimentary beverage or dessert for this perceived caliber of dining experience. Diminished anticipated experience having traveled over a hour to get there.
  12. LM

    LindaM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect luncheon. The food is superb. The staff was professional, friendly and courteous! It was a birthday luncheon and the dessert plate had a special mesage on it, a very nice touch.
  13. r

    redsun33

    Washington DC

    115 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Beautiful location, very good service. With some simple additions and or techniques the food would jump a notch to very good.
  14. PK

    ProfK

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I have been eating at Palladio regularly for more than a decade. I adore the wine, the place, the people. The service is behind compare — still, even after the pandemic has hit many places really hard on this front. All that said, the food was just okay this time around — not special enough to justify the higher prices charged. I was disappointed— because Palladio has long set its own bar so high.
  15. BS

    BarbieS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Palladio is pretty much always perfect. The locally sourced food is fresh and amazingly prepared. A Must in the C’ville area.
  16. DR

    DanaR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We have enjoyed dining at Palladio's over the last couple decades and looking forward to returning for our luncheon. With the pandemic it had been years since we were last there. We have always raved to our friends and family what a great experience it is, and we love the wines. We brought our brother for his first time, visiting us from New Zealand. Our waiter was the most ineffable person that we have ever encountered. His "bad day" had a major impact on us and the folks sitting next to us (as we discovered when we met up with them in the library after our meals). They called him "Lurch!" Our brother is a vegan and was hoping that the chief could come up with options and perhaps combinations of vegan items from the various menu items. The attitude the waiter had was rude, curt, and not helpful. I had the lamb basil risotto dish it was awful - the lamb was good the risotto was gummy and chewy (it was taken off the bill). My soft shell crab was delicious, and my husband did enjoy all his choices. My brother, unfortunately, left feeling very hungry and unsatisfied. We never felt welcome or comfortable in the presence of the waiter - like sitting on pins and needles! Our best experience was buying a case of wine afterwards, and chatting with our neighboring diners after the meal. The second waiter who was also in the room would come to our table from time to time to refill water or remove/add items - and had a very pleasant and welcoming demeaner - we wished he had been our waiter! Sorry for this review but just not the Palladio's that we have loved in the past. I think it will be a while before we return to dine. The wine is wonderful and I will continue to buy my favorites. Sincerely, Dana Winters Rengers
  17. RH

    RogerH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This was our second time at Palladio and was a bit disappointing compared to our first time. The waiter was brusque and offered no greeting or explanation of either the menu or the wines. The pork was over cooked. The dessert and fish were very good. The wines were quite good. However for the price it could have been better.
  18. H

    Holhootie78

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary. Our preferred table was waiting for us when we arrived. As always, the food was outstanding, the service of each course was perfectly timed. The ambiance was quite pleasant and inviting with just the right degree of lighting. All to often when we go to restaurants, we unwillingly share in conversations at nearby tables, but at Palladio the noise level is always subdued. It was a magical evening.
  19. RL

    RachelL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Our waiter was very rude to us. He curtly asked what we wanted without giving us time to ease into our experience and enjoy the setting. When we asked for more time and champagne he waited 30 mins before bringing us our drinks. We had to ask another server to get his attention again. It was very disappointing.
  20. R

    Roadtrip

    Cincinnati

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our 50th anniversary lunch was great. The food was WONDERFUL. service was good. Two gentlemen handled the entire restaurant efficiently. I was hoping for a few of the lovely grounds but there weren’t any. We did have a window but the other restaurant has the view. We had had wine and snacks in the Library on another visit and I thought that Palladio was connected and would have a similar view.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were aware of the restaurant’s presence for years, having visited the winery on a number of occasions. It was simply one of those “one day we need to… And “we decided this Father’s Day was that day. Now, we regret having waited this long. It helped that it was a picture perfect day… Cool breeze, a clear sky. The service was attentive without being annoying the wine, of course, was paired perfectly with each course. The food? Absolutely delicious. We would hardly recommend this to anyone.
  22. GW

    GingerW1

    Washington DC

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannot be beat for a special treat.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We ate at Palladio for Father’s Day. It was a beautiful setting and they were kind to open the French doors so a gentle breeze came through. The soft shells were delicious!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I enjoyed the lovely dinner. We would love to come back again.
  25. J

    Jillian

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The waiter wasn't very friendly. He said he couldn't recommend anything to us, which we found odd. The plates were small, so it seemed overpriced for what it was. The wine was also double the price compared to outside. Cheaper to buy wine outside and drink it there than inside. Will reconsider drinking inside in the future.
  26. RH

    RichH

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding service, food, and ambiance. Outstanding!
  27. FB

    FoodB

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the Manzo Battuto to the Squid Ink Pasta and Shrimp it was executed with excellence. Finished with a glass of the Paxxito and a cheese plate for a perfect ending. Highly recommend.
  28. YN

    YeonN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The reserve table was dark corner, so we asked other table, but the person said no, even the table was available(no one set that table until we left) Maybe we were Asian, that's why they reserved our table corner.
  29. M

    Mary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    This was my fourth visit to Palladio over the years. The wine service from Alessandro and the wine parings were excellent as always. However I missed the prix fix menu. Several of the dishes that we got this time I had ordered before on previous menus, and they just were slightly underwhelming (either over salted, under done pasta or just overly simple dishes that for that price needed something more) and there was very slim pickings for my vegetarian partner. Both of us were underwhelmed when we had been looking forward to an excellent meal.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Fish tasted great.
  31. BS

    BokSteve

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, nice atmosphere, excellent service. Our table was well attended even though the restaurant was full. Menu items are in Italian but well described in English. Portions are small for the money but nicely presented. The recommended wine pairings were excellent. I'm not from the NorVa/Beltway area so their prices may be normal for the region. Otherwise, it was a pleasant lunch to celebrate a family birthday.
  32. CT

    CindyT

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Overall, tasty but too expensive for the portion size.
  33. AJ

    AggieJan

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for a special occasion! Love the service and the pairings of the wines from the Barboursville winery. Delicious classy Italian food. The four of us spent more than three hours enjoying ourselves Be prepared for the bill. For us it was worth every penny!!
  34. AT

    AnneT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The service was unfriendly and slow. The main entree was cooked well, but unseasoned. The food was bland, except for the ravioli with goat cheese and artichoke.
  35. CC

    ChuckC

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was excellent, but atmosphere a little stilted.
  36. EB

    EBSB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food excellent, accommodation and ambiance excellent. Service good, but felt a bit rushed considering the price / class of restaurant.
  37. JW

    JohnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dining experience. We were able to try different dishes which were not only delicious but beautifully prepared. The room was nice & quiet and our server was very attentive. We would definitely return for a special occasion.
  38. KC

    KathyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best restaurant ever. Love the people, food and wine!
  39. CL

    CorvetteLifetime

    Richmond

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular food and impeccable service. I'm sad it took us so long to hear about this restaurant. I wish we had more time for a real Italian lunch, which should take a couple hours. I'm working on plans to stay at the inn so we can devote enough time to a complete dinner.
  40. BP

    BarbaraP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Overall good experience. The food was good but not amazing for the price.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Palladio is rated 4.6 stars by 223 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Palladio

17655 Winery Rd, Barboursville, VA 22923-8321

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Gordonsville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Winery

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Michael Clough

  • Additional

    Banquet, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (540) 832-7848

  • Private party facilities

    This 900-acre plantation, framed by Southwest Mountains and the Blue Ridge, envelops any private party in layers of singular spectacle, history and enchantment, just north of Charlottesville.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (540) 832-7848

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