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Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

416 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5557
+1 434-975-6796
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“orzo” (98 reviews)
“pasta” (22 reviews)
“bistro steak” (3 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:00All hours
Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
416 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5557
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to go to this place every often, as it is in my neighborhood. Bar is the best one, I loved to be, place is neat and clean, cost is little bit expensive, but I like the ambiance and the friendly crew over there.

Thank teresaamy2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Orzo after the UVA game tonight. My wife and I split an order of a Caesar salad. It wasn't overly large but it was sufficient and the homemade Caesar dressing was outstanding. Then I ordered the pasta Bolognese (without red pepper) and...More

Thank RJR411
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We ordered the crushed tomato and burrata flat bread. Next we enjoyed the shrimp scampi linguine. Both were delicious. The flatbread had wonderful, complex seasonings. The shrimp were fresh and perfectly prepared. Tod, our server was very attentive. Ken and Charles have amassed a wonderful...More

Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 16 July 2017

My wife and I have always considered Orzo to be above the ordinary. However, we came for dinner "restaurant week." There was a good crowd, but this does not excuse that we waited almost an hour for our salads to arrive after our appetizer. (meanwhile...More

1  Thank informedtripper
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The food was fairly bland, The waitress couldn't give good wine recommendations. The bread and hummus, the bread was good the hummus was way too garlicky. Waitress was fairly attentive. Food is small portions and served at luke warm temperatures. We thought it was too...More

1  Thank thjjk4
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The food and service are always excellent here. The "regular" menu is filled with diverse choices and the specials are almost always based on what's available locally. The wine by the glass menu offers a large number of selections which is nice for lunch when...More

Thank April F
Reviewed 7 July 2017

An interesting menu, nice staff and consistently good food. Orzo is located in a small shopping center near downtown and makes a convenient place to meet friends. There are plenty of vegetarian options.

Thank toulouse531
Reviewed 25 June 2017

It was my first time here and it was awesome. Cora was excellent with timely service as well as being helpful with the menu and even the character of some of the wines. My wife's bolognese was excellent as was the bread. But the mussels...More

Thank bushmckay
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We were able to get a 6pm reservation on short notice. We were seated promptly and had a great evening meal. I started with a nice Caesar salad with some very good bread. I finished with a delicious pasta bolognese. The waiter was great and...More

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Located in the Market on West Market street. Very good service and excellent food, especially the daily lunch specials. I had the Pasta Bolognese and it was outstanding. Nice bar & very good wine selections. Got there before noon, which was great as it got...More

Thank Dennis H
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25 April 2015|
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Response from Robin6403 | Reviewed this property |
Reservations available, I haven't found or looked for a website .... we obtained info at the B&B where we stayed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5557
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-975-6796
  • E-mail
Nestled inside the Main Street Market at 416 West Main Street in Charlottesville, Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar offers a menu and wine list that fuses the culinary and viticultural traditions of Italy, Greece, Spain, and the South of France.Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar celebrates the exciting synergy of food and wine and the sparkling flavors of the Mediterranean. Our menu is complemented by an extensive wine list that covers the breadth of the Mediterranean, featuring an outstanding selection of wines by the glass as well as rare wines at exceptional values from our Wine Shop. We offer 5% off retail when you purchase three bottles, 10% off retail for six, and 20% off retail for a case.Orzo Offsite offers the exceptional cuisine and warm hospitality that you've come to enjoy at Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar. From simple to lavish, Orzo Offsite caters weddings, political fundraisers, corporate functions and intimate dinner parties (to name a few). We create beautiful, seamless and unforgettable events.
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