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Palladio, Barboursville, VA

Palladio

4.5
4.5
292 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 10 times today
Private dining

Private dining

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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 292 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlottesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Charlottesville

    Innovative

  • Charlottesville

    Great for fine wines

  • Charlottesville

    Romantic

  • Charlottesville

    Good for special occasions

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  1. TB

    TBfordinner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently outstanding food which we can’t prepare at home. Quality products which are complimented by balanced sauces. The waitstaff are perfectly attentive…just seemed to be there when needed and not intrusive. The entire atmosphere reminds us dining at a high quality restaurant in Italy…without the attitude.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Went for the lunch service and was excited Menu is a la carte. Food portions were small and technique was not high enough level to justify cost.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Palladio is one fantastic restaurant. The food is amazing and the service is impeccable. We were amazed at the professionalism of the staff. We never wanted for anything during the entire experience, and it is a dining experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any of my friends. It is on the pricey side and portions are not huge, which was fine by us. We split some items and left adequately full. Give it a try. I think you will be glad you did!
  4. J

    Jojug

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best oysters. And the lava cake is worth the wait. But the blood orange sorbeto is a must for anyone craving tart and icey
  5. GG

    GordonG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food, service, and overall dining experience. Wine pairings were spot-on. Have been coming to the Palladio to celebrate special occasions for over 15 years and will continue to do so!
  6. p

    peterf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our dining experience was wonderful. We had no complaints, and we look forward to going back again soon.
  7. CC

    CandaceC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We had tastings at the Library prior to dinner reservations and purchased a bottle just a few minutes prior to dinner and were then told after the purchase that we could not bring the bottle with us to their restaurant. Would have been nice if that was disclosed prior to purchase, considering most bottles were $60-150. Staff at restaurant was not exactly warm and friendly like you would expect which also was unfortunate. Food was good. with a nice variety options. Overall good experience and would go back. Location was just beautiful.
  8. M

    Medi942

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    It was a disappointing first experience at this restaurant. There was no effort at all to make our dining experience enjoyable. They got our orders mixed up and there was no apology offered although they did correct their mistake. Will not go back there.
  9. v

    viennadiner

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. A great place for special occasions.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and a real treat!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You would think that would be fantastic restaurant like this in the middle of the mountains
  12. MM

    MargaretM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grazie Cesare Ed Andrea! This was a great northern Italian meal. We loved the food and wine and the incredible service.
  13. AT

    AmandaT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    Servers are grumpy and not efficient but the food was excellent
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as always. Going to Palladio is like a quick trip to Italy!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food
  16. EI

    ElizabethI

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I've had in ages - phenomenal service - 10/10!
  17. G

    Goodfoodlover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. And the setting makes you feel like you are in the Tuscan countryside. Lovely!
  18. JT

    JanetT

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy dining at Palladio when we visit the Charlottesville area. Service is always extremely attentive. You will be greeted with a complimentary pour of bubbly Brut. We have never been disappointed by the excellent cuisine which is why we always return. The menu is seasonal and very well chosen focusing on local produce and suppliers. They also include recommended wines to pair with menu selections which is so helpful. The restaurant itself is tastefully done and intimate as there are a limited number of tables which allows for quiet conversation. Always on our list of "must do" restaurants - we continue to return and experience the same level of culinary expertise. Thank you to the entire staff!
  19. M

    Machado

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was a very pleasant experience but just a bit pricey for the location. However we enjoyed the European experience and the wait staff was outstanding, attentive, very professional. We will return for a celebration event.
  20. BS

    BobS

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. DY

    DavidY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Good service. Excellent wines. Definitely worth the trip!
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. LD

    LocalDiner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful
  29. EZ

    EllenZ

    New York Area

    287 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    287 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. SN

    SidNancy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was spotty. Felt ignored.
  33. 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!
  34. 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.
  35. 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
  36. 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!
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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!
  40. 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.

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 4.5 stars by 292 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 10 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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