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Palio of Leesburg

2 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176
+1 703-779-0060
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Ranked #37 of 170 Restaurants in Leesburg
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Price range: $20 - $45
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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Prova
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had made reservations through Open Table and mentioned it was my parents 50th wedding anniversary. When the restaurant called to confirm, they confirmed it was my parents 50th wedding anniversary. Another member of our party was running late, we asked if we could wait in the bar. We asked the waitress about happy hour specials she said their house... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

After a long hard work week my husband and I decided to go to Pollio for dinner tonight for the third time. We don't make it to Leesburg often but when we do we will always come back to this amazing restaurant. Our appetizers and entrées were so abundant and Delicious that we didn't have room for the peach melba... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Overpriced and not a good menu. Hardly anything to choose from and hardly anything on your plate. Yes, the portion was so tiny that when I got home, 1 hour after my meal at Palio's, I was hungry. Luckily, I had leftovers in my fridge from the day before to fill me up. I do have a good appetite but... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Overall our meal was very good. We opted for the prix fixe menu which included a starter, a salad, an entrée, and a dessert. Far too much food for just one person. Maybe they could consider lowering the overall price and having folks split an app, or choose which three courses they might like. The apps were good, I had... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

This corner of historic downtown Leesburg has other high end restaurants,so Palio has its work cut out to compete. The food was prepared with care, but a little short of memorable. The upstairs dining room is a little hard to access if you are having a dinner for your older friends or relatives, but quiet for Sunday or weekday dinners.... More

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Northern Virginia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We have been coming to Palio's since it first opened. The food then was fine, but we noticed it starting to decline. Had our Christmas party here, would come for ladies lunches... We hadn't returned in several years as the food and service was not what it once was. When we heard that Chef Ian Dieter from Goodstone and L'... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Had a wonderful meal at Palio this weekend. Prix fixe is a good way to go even if you take just 3 of the 4 courses unless you are having entree only. Generous portions with price to match. Extensive wine list. Knowledgeable waiter (Bill) with a sense of humor. The 4 people in our party had scallops/risotto, lamb chops, tagliatelle... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Il Palio Ristorante Italiano was a good restaurant for which I submitted favorable reviews in the past. Few months ago all has changed with the deparyure of Chef Antonio ..... Now it is no longer a "ristorante italiano" and frankly I find challenging to define what it has become Our last visit was disappointing and not on critical dishes but... More

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Montross, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Took five people to lunch yesterday. Charming waiter, but the food cost was off the wall. Paid about $25 for each LUNCH (total $210 with tip). The small portions were lunch size with a dinner menue price. They wisely do not put their menue and prices on their website, nor is the menue shown on tripadvisor. The food was good,... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Best dinner experience that I had in Years. Kudos to the Chef and our waiter, they made our night unforgettable.

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