Palladio

4.6
100 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 100 people are saying
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vipMikeW
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening. Good food, good wine, and pleasant atmosphere.

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GreeneGuy
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular patrons of Palladio, and make it a point to dine there at least once a quarter (when they change menus). Always something new and interesting, the preparation and presentation never disappoints. The waitstaff is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. This is our favorite local restaurant.

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AshleighB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My friend and I were 12 minutes late for our 2pm reservation so we called to confirm we were still welcome and the host was sooo sweet and made sure we felt welcome. We came and ate light + enjoyed octagon wine. We had mussels and split the truffle orzo due to having a dinner reservation at 6pm. Both were delicious. I gave a 4 star because a server that was not ours came by around 3:15 to make sure we were done and made us feel pushed out. I understand they were preparing for dinner reservations but we didn’t see any of the other tables being pushed out. Maybe due to how much they spent? Our food we had asked to be boxed up was sitting by the door waiting for us. It felt a little uncomfortable and offset my evening a bit.

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RobertA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding, expensive and worth it. Their Event Manager was very helpful.

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pickyeater
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Barboursville Wine was superlative. The food was good, only the lamb chops were considered "fine". The wait staff seemed to have to much to do to provide the service that had expected.

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Hilary
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and lovely atmosphere. Still a great day out for lunch. We miss the Prix Fixe tasting menu which used to be a real highlight, but they still have recommended wine pairings. We were also a little sad that the wine tasting next door is now an auto-serve system with no discussion with an expert, which we understand they needed to put in for Covid. But they have lost the atmosphere of having an actual person talk you through the wines. Perhaps they will reconsider this after Covid.

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FulviaV
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I just loved my dinner at Palladio. The place is beautiful and the scenery so peaceful and magical. The food was outstanding, the best risotto so far in the US. I strongly recommend it.

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KeithB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. But while the tiramisu was very good, I was quite surprised on the presentation of being in a glass jar versus being plated.

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SusanK
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and professional service. Risotto and mussels were outstanding. the complimentary lobster bisque was a great blend of flavors. Appreciated that the cookies and truffles arrived on a plate with Happy Birthday spelled out in chocolate for my husband. Staff hit just the right balance of friendliness and efficient service. Although the dining room we were in was relatively small and almost full, it was never too noisy. And of course we enjoyed the Barboursville wines.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Thought we’d have lunch at Palladio while at the vineyard. Ordered scallop and lobster medallions. Expected to get a thin scallop and a piece of lobster meat. What we got were three very small what appeared to be crab cakes in texture and taste. Over $120 just for lunch. Nice place and good service, but over priced for what you get. Don’t think we will be eating there again.

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DaveR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere are excellent. The only downside is the fact that you are paying 2x the price for a bottle of wine than you would if you bought it next door at the winery tasting room.

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vipJohnT
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My wife and I had gone here for her birthday and they did acknowledge it at the end of the evening with a plate of cookies and the notation of happy birthday. I had a pasta dish to start off the evening which was really good, however, the main entree of scallops and lobster was misleading and only so so. My wife started off with the mussels and had some sand in the dish. She also had the same scallops and lobster dish. Our waiter was not very attentive either.

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PAEOK
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience at Palladio. I hadn't been for a few years and I am happy to say that the superb food, lovely atmosphere and impeccable service is still the best! A meal here is like a mini vacation and worth the drive and expense. Looking forward to the next time.

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vipCoach
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal - the quality of the ingredients and the presentation of the food was
wonderful. Lots of choices. With wine pairings. Very very professional kind caring service. We have never been disappointed at Palladio and we have been visiting it for years. In fact, it keeps getting better!

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EvaM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful special occasion restaurant. Food and service were both outstanding. Surprising, though, that wine prices by the bottle were double those at the winery. The prix fixe menu is no longer available which provides the option to try different wines with each course if desired.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always go here for a special lunch or dinner and it surpasses our high expectations. The food and wine pairings are perfect and so fun. PEI mussels with a glass of Fiano inspired us to buy a bottle of Fiano!

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FarhadV
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow. Food was so-so. One does not receive an itemized ball after the meal. Only a slip of paper with a handwritten total. No way to check accuracy of the charges or what’s included.

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SamS
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Wonderful food and outstanding service. A great choice for our anniversary.

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KurtR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and an amazing restaurant for a date!

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GregG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything as expected. Top notch service, food and wine. Loved it.

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MarkJ
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Restaurant for a special occasion meal. Little surprised all male diners did not adhere to the " business causal" or better suggested dress code.

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PeterP
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Make the lunch reservation, go hungry and enjoy! The food was excellent!

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vipMoMag
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and wine complimented each course perfectly.

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ElizabethL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very pleasant surprise! Will definitely visit again!

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Rhodyram87
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Our food was just ok. I wanted it to be great. Pretty place. Good service. Hostess not so friendly.

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect lunch to celebrate our anniversary. We had the white and red sample flight in order to taste a variety of Barboursville's wines. The staff was extremely accommodating of my wife's dietary needs, even bringing gluten-free crackers in lieu of bread. They surprised us with an anniversary dessert, beautifully presented and also dairy and gluten free to suit our needs. Thanks for making our visit to Barboursville special. Each plate was gorgeous and perfectly prepared.

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mijar
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to this restaurant and vineyard for over 10 yrs, loved it everytime and always looking forward to next visit. Very professional friendly staff, excellent food paired with local wines, if you want. Quaint pretty & quiet place you can enjoy the view of open wine field as well.

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vipwilliama
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every respect. Attentive/pleasant service, tasteful dining room, had a table with french windows opening on to a beautiful view of the vineyards, interesting/varied menu, had perfectly prepared guinea hen.

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SHVA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting and a wonderful well developed and excellent menu with lots of variety. Top quality delivery and as expected excellent wines

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Nana437
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable birthday celebration with a friend. Loud people at the next table. Servers seemed stretched to cover the tables but were friendly and efficient. Nice touch on the birthday menus and the dessert presentation.

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Texyankee9
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having lived in Northern Italy, this restaurant was the closest to being there of the Italian restaurants visited in the last 10+ years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great experience! Good food and wine in a great setting!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful big birthday celebration. The first time we’d all been together in over two years. As always it was delightful. It’s like getting in your car and driving to Europe.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like having dinner in an Italian villa! Lovely, intimate restaurant with a great selection of wines and a small but delicious menu. Would highly recommend!

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vipEllenZ
New York Area
268 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime we are driving to Charlottesville we stop for lunch @ Palladio (and buy wine @ Barboursville). Excellent hospitality & food. Octagon pairings are a great way to try 3 vintages. Hope to return soon.

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churchhilllmama
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palladio NEVER disappoints! From the greeting by Alessandro to the innovative menu and the always outstanding wines our group of 4 ladies was delighted with all! The new Nascent paired beautifully with the lobster and scallion medallions!

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KimberlyH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting and location. Definitely a treat. Outstanding and inventive food. Excellent wine.

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jcampo
Cleveland
35 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch and experience. Thank you.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for our first time together, and WOW is all I can say. The food was phenomenal, the wine pairings were a delight, and the environment was serene and lovely. Thank you so much for making our experience a memorable one. We will return!

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vippdewitz
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful place for lunch and dinner. The beauty of the room exceeded the quality of the food.

FAQs

Palladio is rated 4.6 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.