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Palladio

4.6
4.6
117 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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Private Dining

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  • 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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

Menu

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What 117 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlottesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Charlottesville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Charlottesville

    Notable Wine List

  • Charlottesville

    Romantic

  • Charlottesville

    Special Occasion

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  1. JS

    JamesS

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely perfect meal. Love going to Palladio for a special meal. Wine pairings were awesome. Food excellent as always.

  2. JH

    JeffH

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect food for a winter's lunch! Excellent service!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I think the portion are small and the price high. It is good but not a great value.

  4. ES

    ElizaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    There was a wedding concurrently and service was a little slow . Overall, it was a good experience and the food is very good. Staff knowledgeable about wine pairings and I’m a California wine person. The Sangiovese was excellent.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience! Beautiful restaurant, amazing service and outstanding cuisine.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We live in South Carolina and when visiting friends in Charlottesville, we always try to have lunch at Palladio. We love the food, ambiance and wine.

  7. SB

    SteveB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent choice for date night or special occasion. The restaurant features strong wine choices from the vineyard. The risotto was outstanding! Though the restaurant was busy, and some tables were having animated conversation, the noise level was moderate. This was a relief, after experiencing a number of meals where we had to shout over the noise.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Upscale and classy restaurant, yet it feels stuffy and not very welcoming. The staff is efficient yet not welcoming. They welcome you with a glass of complimentary bubbles, a good one. The portions are small. The prices are high even for lunch. The food is high quality, well made, yet just average outcome. The bread and olives plate is good.

  9. ND

    NicoleD

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

  10. CR

    ChrisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been enjoying for many years, we enjoy the food and wine along with great dinning experience, it is so nice being take care of by professional staff.

  11. GB

    GregoryB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent food, wine, and service. Wonderful vineyard experience as well. Highly recommended.

  12. JT

    JudyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Nice small intimate setting. Bread served needed to be warmed, not cold! My salad had no dressing so was tasteless. Spinach pasta was very bland. Needed some meat & veggies. For $ 145 meal was a disappointment. Food was marginal & small portions. Excellent service.

  13. s

    steviaman321

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service (as always) from Mark and his team. My only comment (negative) is the lamb chop entree was a bit pricy at $33 for only two chops.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely the most exquisite Italian meal in Virginia! Well worth the drive.

  15. HF

    HollyF

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant. Have been coming for many years for lunch and on many occasions for dinner. The food is always magnificent. This visit we arrived early and watched the Chef come out to the herb garden to gather fresh cut herbs for lunch. One of my dishes had them and it made all the difference. Service is excellent.

  16. w

    winemaven

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is very special and is one of our favourite restaurants anywhere in the US! In fact, it feels like fine dining in Europe! Kudos to the kitchen and to the service staff. This place is well worth driving well out of the way for (and those in the know do!) and it’s even better when paired with an overnight stay!!!

  17. JE

    JEB109

    Greensboro

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    Inadequate, inaccurate menu descriptions. If I had known the seafood entree had a tomato sauce, I would not have ordered it. Waiter never checked back, so was never able to get a replacement. Waiter forgot to enter side (vegetable) order, so delivery delayed. Very expensive. At this level, mistakes are not easy to forgive.

  18. MW

    MikeW

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  19. GG

    GreeneGuy

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  20. AB

    AshleighB

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  21. RA

    RobertA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  22. p

    pickyeater

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 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.

  23. H

    Hilary

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  24. FV

    FulviaV

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  25. KB

    KeithB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 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.

  26. SK

    SusanK

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 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.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    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.

  28. DR

    DaveR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  29. JT

    JohnT

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 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.

  30. PA

    PAEOK

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  31. C

    Coach

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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!

  32. EM

    EvaM

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  33. PW

    PaulW

    1 review

    5.0

    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!

  34. FV

    FarhadV

    1 review

    3.0

    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.

  35. SS

    SamS

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  36. KR

    KurtR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  37. GG

    GregG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  38. MJ

    MarkJ

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  39. PP

    PeterP

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  40. MM

    MoMag

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and wine complimented each course perfectly.

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Palladio is rated 4.6 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

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17655 Winery Rd Barboursville, VA 22923-8321

  • 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

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Michael Clough

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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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