Very nice evening. Good food, good wine, and pleasant atmosphere.
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.
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.
Outstanding, expensive and worth it. Their Event Manager was very helpful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Excellent experience. Wonderful food and outstanding service. A great choice for our anniversary.
Excellent service, food, and an amazing restaurant for a date!
Everything as expected. Top notch service, food and wine. Loved it.
Restaurant for a special occasion meal. Little surprised all male diners did not adhere to the " business causal" or better suggested dress code.
Make the lunch reservation, go hungry and enjoy! The food was excellent!
Food was delicious and wine complimented each course perfectly.
A very pleasant surprise! Will definitely visit again!
Our food was just ok. I wanted it to be great. Pretty place. Good service. Hostess not so friendly.
Absolutely perfect lunch to celebrate our anniversary. We had the white and red sample flight in order to taste a variety of Barboursville's wines. The staff was extremely accommodating of my wife's dietary needs, even bringing gluten-free crackers in lieu of bread. They surprised us with an anniversary dessert, beautifully presented and also dairy and gluten free to suit our needs. Thanks for making our visit to Barboursville special. Each plate was gorgeous and perfectly prepared.
We've been going to this restaurant and vineyard for over 10 yrs, loved it everytime and always looking forward to next visit. Very professional friendly staff, excellent food paired with local wines, if you want. Quaint pretty & quiet place you can enjoy the view of open wine field as well.
Excellent in every respect. Attentive/pleasant service, tasteful dining room, had a table with french windows opening on to a beautiful view of the vineyards, interesting/varied menu, had perfectly prepared guinea hen.
Great setting and a wonderful well developed and excellent menu with lots of variety. Top quality delivery and as expected excellent wines
Very enjoyable birthday celebration with a friend. Loud people at the next table. Servers seemed stretched to cover the tables but were friendly and efficient. Nice touch on the birthday menus and the dessert presentation.
Having lived in Northern Italy, this restaurant was the closest to being there of the Italian restaurants visited in the last 10+ years.
It’s a great experience! Good food and wine in a great setting!
We had a wonderful big birthday celebration. The first time we’d all been together in over two years. As always it was delightful. It’s like getting in your car and driving to Europe.
Felt like having dinner in an Italian villa! Lovely, intimate restaurant with a great selection of wines and a small but delicious menu. Would highly recommend!
Everytime we are driving to Charlottesville we stop for lunch @ Palladio (and buy wine @ Barboursville). Excellent hospitality & food. Octagon pairings are a great way to try 3 vintages. Hope to return soon.
Palladio NEVER disappoints! From the greeting by Alessandro to the innovative menu and the always outstanding wines our group of 4 ladies was delighted with all! The new Nascent paired beautifully with the lobster and scallion medallions!
Gorgeous setting and location. Definitely a treat. Outstanding and inventive food. Excellent wine.
Great lunch and experience. Thank you.
I took my boyfriend here for our first time together, and WOW is all I can say. The food was phenomenal, the wine pairings were a delight, and the environment was serene and lovely. Thank you so much for making our experience a memorable one. We will return!
A wonderful place for lunch and dinner. The beauty of the room exceeded the quality of the food.