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Palladio, Barboursville, VA

Palladio

4.7
4.7
272 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. Luxury on-site accommodations available at our 1804 Inn and Cottages. For additional information, please visit our website www.bbvwine.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 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 272 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Notable Wine List

  • Virginia

    Italian

  • Charlottesville

    Best Overall

  • Charlottesville

    Best Food

  • Charlottesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Charlottesville

    Best Value

  • Charlottesville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Charlottesville

    Healthy

  • Charlottesville

    Notable Wine List

  • Charlottesville

    Romantic

  • Charlottesville

    Special Occasion

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  1. BS

    BobS

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful lunch at Paladios. They never fail with their warm greeting, delicious food and atmosphere. Thanks again. We will be back soon. Bobvand Audrey
  2. m

    murphiesred

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The food did not reflect the high price of the meal. Also, when I asked for an itemized receipt I was not given The receipt I was provided us attached. I requested an itemized receipt and was told this is how we have done it for 20 years. If a customer requests an itemized receipt then provide one. I cannot recommend this establishment and will not be back.
  3. BB

    BrynnB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Wine pairings were on point. Lovely experience.
  4. DA

    DonyalA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are not in VA often but the next trip back, we would love to visit here again!
  5. DY

    DavidY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Good service. Excellent wines. Definitely worth the trip!
  6. R

    Ronnie

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The wait staff was continually changing, but our order was presented in a timely manner. Unfortunately I had to remove a stink bug from a party’s table next to ours as it would have caused quite a disturbance if it had made it to their food plates. I managed to wrap the little guy up in my napkin and eventually a waiter came by and I gave it to him which he quickly whisked out of the room. Our first course, sweetbreads, was completely over cooked but we kept an open mind hoping our next two courses would be better. They were good but not outstanding. Our desserts, one poached pear was very good, but the apple fritters had a lot of grease floating under them and no sign of apple , but the cinnamon ice cream was delicious. I have been coming to the winery for over 25 years, all the way back to when you had a real Italian Feast in September when you had the fun of stomping grapes in vats and sharing platters of incredible food cooked in the barn and brought to the tables on large platters. Loads of fun, great folks to share the day with, and long lasting memories of those good times. It would be great if you brought back those wonderful events. Now everything seems to be very cut and dry. One menu for lunch and dinner, waiters you couldn’t hold a conversation with and no sommelier. And very sad Chef Melissa is gone. But, I’ll still keep buying Barboursville Wine and enjoying every drop.
  7. S

    Stan

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Top notch gnocchi. Overpriced weak minestrone soup. Heavily fried apple fritter.
  8. SB

    SteveB

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This is a very attractive restaurant, with good sound absorbing materials, which seems like a rare treat. Though the room was very busy, noise was moderate. All food courses were excellent. The suggested wine pairings were appropriate and enjoyable. The wine pours are generous. If pairing with every course you may wish to leave some behind, for driving safety. On this night the wine tended to arrive after the food course. In some cases the delay presented a choice of eating the food while warm or waiting for the paired wine. We've not noticed this on previous visits.
  9. LD

    LocalDiner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful
  10. EZ

    EllenZ

    New York Area

    282 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    282 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have lunch @ Palladio en route to Charlottesville. Service & food are excellent. And you can enjoy Barboursville Winery while there. We will be back next October if not sooner.
  11. AO

    AdairO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good but not as good as I had heard. Steak wagyu steak was more like a nice pot roast. Fish was descent but not outstanding by any means.
  12. K

    Kate

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely restaurant with great food and service. Hefty price tag, but a lovely special day out
  13. SN

    SidNancy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was spotty. Felt ignored.
  14. CR

    CarrieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and wine, a great evening and the ambience was lovely!
  15. S

    Stamford50

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and the food were excellent, as always. We enjoy each visit to Palladio.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impecable service, outstanding food presentation. The blackened trout was crispy and juicy, and the Tiramisu became our new standard for tiramisu flavor and consistency
  17. MN

    MerNYC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An overall excellent dining experience at Palladio. The food and service were outstanding. We included a 3 choice Wine tasting with our meal, which was more elegant than the nearby tasting room. Highly recommend Palladio!
  18. A

    Ally

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem! Enjoyed a lovely fall excursion to the Barboursville vineyards, with a mid-week lunch at Palladio. It's a quaint, cozy, country estate feeling room - smallish, with oil paintings on the walls and a fireplace. The food and wine pairings were outstanding - I had an incredible autumn salad with pancetta, Asian pears, and local Gala apples, accompanied by their Brut. Then feasted on scrumptious pumpkin gnocchi with leek cream sauce, accompanied by their Nebbiolo reserve 2019. Perfect pairings and portions. Plus, the service was wonderful - polished, attentive, unfussy. The perfect fall treat and retreat from the city. Definitely one to put on your list.
  19. JR

    JamesR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Each plate was beautiful and expertly prepared. Service was without flaw.
  20. J

    Jackie1

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, wine, staff and ambiance are wonderful - it’s an authentic experience and we highly recommend booking a reservation months in advance. Palladio is a favorite!
  21. DF

    DavidF

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Very poor experience compared to first and second visit as this was our third visit. Food, wine, service was poor as the food was served poorly, food was of very low quality, and wine was subpar. We had three (3) waiters and not sure which was which or who the waiter really was. In all cases service was poor like no one really cared whether or not great service was being provided. First two (2) visits, there were several courses selected off the menu by the diner. Each course was presented with a paired wine. That was spectacular. This time the diner was presented with the most confusing menu we've ever seen. Was it courses, sides, appetizers, or desserts, who knew? Also, the wines were very low in quality compared to last visits. We will never return as Palladio has lost a customer.
  22. s

    squabbles4

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. The wine was sublime. The pairings were on point! What a wonderful experience. I will definitely be coming back. The restaurant was classically decorated without being over the top. The setting was breathtaking. Live up to the HYPE.
  23. ND

    NicholasD

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Disappointed the 'tastings+pairings' option at Palladio is no longer available. The wines are first rate.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant. Period.
  25. VB

    VinceB

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Great wines. Delicious food.
  26. DW

    DeanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, very fresh and unique. The wine pairings and selections of wine provided a wonderful dining experience. The staff was excellent.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The food was absolutely delicious and very well done. Service on the other hand was not the best or friendly.
  28. KG

    KennethG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Palladio is our favorite restaurant within 50 miles of our home in central virginia. We highly recommend it. The team that serves our Sunday brunch, the time we often go due to the drive, is just top notch.
  29. j

    jadams

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Anniversary
  30. SR

    ScottR

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and wine were fantastic, great meal in a warm and inviting setting.
  31. SC

    SteveC

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with great wine pairing recommendations for each course. Definitely a good stop for lunch while tasting at Barboursville Vineyard.
  32. CS

    CynthiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister and I had a wonderful lunch. The service and food was excellent. I will definitely return to Palladio!
  33. MP

    MarlaP

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single thing was delightful. The wait staff was marvelous and when I was taking some food home and they gave me a box I mentioned the foil swan and my waiter came out to the parking lot to bring me a foil swan he made for me as we were leaving. I will go back in again and again
  34. DC

    DennisC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most beautiful characteristic of this place is the setting. Very peaceful and the restaurant is a picture of subtle elegance. The food was as unique as the vineyard serving pheasant and a braised waygu that was delectable. The wait staff was highly skilled and the sommelier very knowledgeable and helpful taking all the time needed to chat about the wine. As we were celebrating our 45th Anniversary, they took the time to present us with a beautiful dessert specially prepared for us. It made the evening perfect. Thank you, Palladio, for making our experience special.
  35. Q

    Quiltgirl

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for lunch. When we came for our reservation at 1:30 pm, the place was sold out on a Saturday. We ordered appetizer and a light lunch. The salmon was great; pumpkin gnocchi was creamy and delicious; the gluten free lobster was delicious. The best part was the dessert- afogado; vanilla gelato with express poured over the top!
  36. w

    willd

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and the service excellent.
  37. NM

    NanceM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an outstanding experience! Have been to lunch at Palladio while visiting VA wine country several times over the past 10 years. Service is excellent and the food is delicious. A special treat in a beautiful setting!
  38. BR

    BarryR

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Visited with out of town friends who were our house guests for a week. Have dined at Palladio many times over years and promised houseguests an exemplary experience. For the first time, we felt the preparation of some menu selections to be subpar. Also we have previously enjoyed the ability to simply select wine pairing or not. Now flights have been introduced with individual pricing or pricing per glass per course (along with price increases). Overall, the meal pricing has increased by at least a hundred dollars per diner and that’s not including the 20% gratuity (although we have no complaint with the latter). We will certainly return at some point but this visit was atypical and did not meet expectations.
  39. F

    Foodwineandscotch

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Palladio is always excellent. Wonderful for out of town guests for dinner or a nice weekday lunch. Don't forget to order a flight with your meal. The wines always deliver!
  40. M

    Magister

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A high level of refined Italian cooking -- with great wines by flights and by the glass, in addition to by the bottle. We spend the night in their beautiful 1804 Inn.

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 4.7 stars by 272 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 4 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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