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Palio of Leesburg

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Italian, International
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2 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176
+1 703-779-0060
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The award winning Palio Ristorante Italiano is a combination of three of...
The award winning Palio Ristorante Italiano is a combination of three of the premier historic buildings in downtown Leesburg, Virginia. Palio provides Leesburg's newest venue for dining, entertaining, and banquet facilities. Palio has designed and built an establishment like no other in the Washington area, utilizing unique combinations of cherry wood, onyx, and antique mirrors and chandeliers. The design has been meticulously configured into the existing space in these historic buildings. The theme of the Palio derives from the ancient horse race -beautiful and bold, risky and exciting, a feast for the eyes as well as the senses. Good music, a fine wine selection, house made pasta and bread prepared on site, and sourcing from local producers, can only be described as a beautiful experience- all presented in an historic setting that would be as comfortable in Italy as it is in Loudoun County.
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Casual Elegant

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming and comfortable

This is a cozy place in quaint Old Leesburg. Course were timed out well to the table. Staff attentive. Try the Lobster Ravioli!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Slidell, LA
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English first
Ashburn, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went to Palio to celebrate my wife's birthday. This was not our first visit and won't be our last. What's special about Palio is it's option for a la carte or prix fixe menu. For approximately $20 more to any main course you can add the prix fixe. The prix fixe includes an appetizer, salad and dessert. This isn't a... More 

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Slidell, LA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a cozy place in quaint Old Leesburg. Course were timed out well to the table. Staff attentive. Try the Lobster Ravioli!!

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Leesburg, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We've been here a lot of times, family dinners, dates, etc. It's a little on the pricy side in Leesburg, but the room is spacious, food is pretty nice, and they have a great wine list to choose from.

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Beijing, China
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Our group of 14 people attended a business function at this restaurant. The set menu allowed for a choice of main. The servers were unobtrusive and efficient. The food was attractively presented and well prepared. Despite having a large group, we were all served our food at the same time. The highlight of the meal was a delicious tiramisu.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We dined here on a very cold and icy night. The food was exceptionally good that evening. The flavors were melded perfectly. 2 members of our party had the veal and the other member had the seared scallops. I had a difficult time deciding what to select from the menu. The plates were beautifully presented and the food was piping... More 

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Purcellville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We've been there three times in past six months with 2-4 additional friends; always had professional service, good food; however if you want to relax with a few glasses of wine; it's going to get very expensive- probably can get a similar meal with a bottle or two of wine for 30% less elsewhere

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Leesburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So-so food for the price. If you are going to pay that kind of money, go to Lightfoot around the corner.

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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

I was part of a party of eight, who was seated in the bar. From the time we were seated and drinks were brought, 45 minutes had past. It took over 1.5 hours for our food to arrive. When it get to the table, it was cold and my friend's chicken was very under cooked. The waiter checked on us... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went there for lunch and have no plans to return. The place was almost empty at prime lunch time to the point of almost being able to hear an echo. When we arrived there was no one to great us at the entrance for at least 10 minutes while I sat at the bar waiting for my wife to... More 

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leesburg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Took my son and his girlfriend here for their homecoming. The restaurant was overcrowded and understaffed. Her soda glass sat empty for 40 minutes! As soon as the meal arrived (late) we asked for the check. Food was average and overpriced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Leesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 703-779-0060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

The award winning Palio Ristorante Italiano is a combination of three of the premier historic buildings in downtown Leesburg, Virginia. Palio provides Leesburg's newest venue for dining, entertaining, and banquet facilities. Palio has designed and built an establishment like no other in the Washington area, utilizing unique combinations of cherry wood, onyx, and antique mirrors and chandeliers. The design has been meticulously configured into the existing space in these historic buildings. The theme of the Palio derives from the ancient horse race -beautiful and bold, risky and exciting, a feast for the eyes as well as the senses. Good music, a fine wine selection, house made pasta and bread prepared on site, and sourcing from local producers, can only be described as a beautiful experience- all presented in an historic setting that would be as comfortable in Italy as it is in Loudoun County.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?