Palladio

4.8
48 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 48 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.8
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TandB4ever
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time with our visiting friends. The experience felt like Tuscany! Food was outstanding and service matched as well. We are coming back and reserved one of the fall special events. Thanks to the Palladio team.

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Cullen
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good restaurant to go to for a great meal and/or special occasion.

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vipDebbie
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We enjoyed our meal at Palladio. The food was amazing- loved how they started off with some Prosecco. The bread was good... thought it was a bit strange that we had to find our own salt and pepper, olive oil and vinegar. In fact, we felt the hospitality was very lacking. We were never greeted by our "waiter." He simply came to the table after a long while and said, "Do you have any questions?" Not even- Good evening? Or welcome? Very odd. That being said- all our food and wine was delicious. We shared the Insalata Mista con Formaggio Blu, Pere e Noci Tostate, and it was yummy. I had the Tortino di Quinoa e Zucchine, which was really unique and good. My husband had the Ravioli del Plin, and it was delicious as well. We also shared the brussel sprouts. Food was amazing- just didn't feel welcome persay.

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funkyfolkart
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

5 Star ambience. Only food complaint was ragout was partially burnt. Mushroom pasta was excellent. Felt a light red wine would have been a better pairing than the white that was recommended. Portions were generous,so we would recommend sharing. An elegant lunch in an elegant setting .
Also enjoyed the sparking wine pairing in the Library before lunch. One might also consider a multi wine tasting flight with their light culinary offerings.
A most gracious experience, Tom and Anne

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BobS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy being at Paladios. Service is wonderful. Food excellent. Look forward to our next visit.

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vipWill
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palladio is one of my favorite places anywhere for lunch or dinner. Impeccably sourced local ingredients (some from the estate itself), house-made pastas, a regional Italian menu, Barboursville’s remarkable wines, professional but warm service, and a vineyard setting —there are only things to like here.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the ambiance. It was a great lunch treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best experience always!!!

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tedhixson
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and it was perfect. The wine pairings were delicious. Service was great. Not inexpensive but I would highly recommend for a special occasion.

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VisitingSanDiego
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal & wonderful service.. The staff take care of the little details to make us feel extra-special.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pairing of exquisite food and wonderful wine

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vipSRH1
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The gentleman who checked us in was incredibly haughty and seemed inconvenienced that we were there. He was frankly quite rude and given the current pandemic did not seem at all flexible about accommodating a member of the party who was concerned about the covid protocols. Felt like they didn’t actually want any guests. The person who was our sever, was great and the food was excellent.

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vipSpyke
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE Palladio. A 5-star place for lunch is hard to find. Palladio fits the bill perfectly. Lovely ambiance, delicious food, wine perfectly matched, and superb service. One of my favorite places!

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AliM
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing except for one dish (the seafood linguini) that was just okay. But the wines are the reason we chose to visit and we do not regret it one bit! So good for a special birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent the wine the food the service thought I was back in Milano

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here as part of a girls trip and it was one of the greatest dining experiences we’ve each ever had - from the champagne and amuse bouche to start to the delectable desserts to finish. We each got a reserve tasting and ended up taking bottles home with us. The service was fantastic and we could not stop thinking about what a lovely experience we had!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Several of the waitstaff were very rude. Our reservations were for 12, but they didn’t open the doors until well after 12. We were forced to wait outside in the rain and the waitstaff was aware we were out in the rain. Amazing food. Terrible service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The service was abysmal - and it wasn’t just our table. I’ve never seen anything like it for a higher-end establishment. It was almost like the wait staff hated each other and working there so much that they took it out on the guests. I would never eat here again.

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vipjohnw
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent
Wait staff was excellent and attentive
And knowledgeable

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FredM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We ate there some years ago and food was outstanding. This time food was not that great

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MelissaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely lunch last week after my son's college graduation from James Madison University. Took the scenic route through the Shenandoah Mountains to
Barboursville Winery. We couldn't have been happier. The food was wonderful, wine delicious and the setting is beautiful, inside and out. The staff did a great job explaining the menu and wine parings and made us feel very much at ease, which was important as it was our first indoor dining experience since COVID changed our world. Highly recommend Palladio!

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Hundy
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and wine. Very nice experience. Will return.

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LizB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our very favorite restaurant in the State of Virginia!! Love coming here!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
120 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to excel. . Tart n risotto w goat superb

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vipSkip
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine wine, gourmet food, attentive wait staff in an intimate setting overlooking the grape vines - it just doesn’t get much better than this!

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vipCraS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice spot to enjoy Barboursville Winery wines with Italian food.

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PeterP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a delightful return trip to Palladio and we were not disappointed.

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Liamo
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will spend 1.5 times what you would spend at other good restaurants near Charlottesville, but it will be worth it. I recommend getting the suggested wine pairing. It is being run by a vineyard and the wines selected for the dishes we got were outstanding. Be sure to order a dessert wine. Their Paxxito won the Governor's Cup this year and the Phileo is outstanding also.

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PankajD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Palladio delivered with delicious options on the menu and impeccable service. Appetizers were just the right size and served hot. The Wagyu steak was prepared perfectly. The red wine flight to accompany the lunch paired beautifully. We can’t wait to go back in the Fall when the menu should me different.

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LoriL
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great wine! Great food! Would definitely go back for another meal.

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vipmuffingem
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatfood, pairings, pacing!

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jmcl
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our 35th anniversary. Had a great experience. We would definitely go back for a special occasion.

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TracyK
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palladio is always amazing! Long quiet drawn out lunch with wine pairings, perfect atmosphere and gorgeous view of the mts. Great for special occasions!

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KaitlinY
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. It was an amazing experience!

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BoldFoodie
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second time eating at Palladio in the last few years and unlike some restaurants, we saw no decline in food quality and creativity due to COVID. The service observed safty standards but has remained excellent and accomedating--we arrived an hour early and they found us seats.

The Octagon wine, we had the 2016, was European quality and better than many other VA wines.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Driving from DE to pick up a new puppy in the Charoltesville area. Stopping at Barboursville winery to pick up supplies. Lunch was a celebration treat!

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KarenK
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was not only delicious, but featured unusual delicacies like fiddle ferns, which I had only read about. The service is attentive but unhurried, giving ample time to savor each course, and no one was waiting for our table. It was ours for as long as we cared to linger. The dining area is small, attractive and comfortable. A classy restaurant.

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GreeneGuy
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the pandemic, we were not able to visit Palladio for over a year. We normally visit quarterly, each time they change the menu. This time was a chance to start to return to normal. We were welcomed by old friends from the wait-staff, and the selections and imaginative choices did not disappoint. We will return again when the menu is changed, and look forward to many more enjoyable Sunday lunches.

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LeeannN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, exquisite food, a perfect place for a lovely and memorable celebration

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Terry
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a truly delightful Saturday lunch. The ambience was great, the food excellent and the staff outstanding. Mustn't forget the wine, in particular the Cabinet Franc, which was just delicious. Pity we live 800 miles away!!

FAQs

Palladio is rated 4.8 stars by 48 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 bookings at the moment.