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Palio of Leesburg

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2 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176
+1 703-779-0060
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 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, 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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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Italian food in a cozy venue

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 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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Fort Lee NJ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Friends made these reservations. There were six of us and everyone raved about their meal. Two bottles of wine were chosen and downed. The Seven Falls cabernet was particularly memorable. My filet mignon was among the best steaks I have ever had. My only criticism would be that the drinks were not generous. Fine décor, friendly, good service (not superior... More 

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Leesburg VA
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very disappointed with a recent meal at Palio. Over-priced ($100 pp) for small portions of over-done food. Home-made pasta (which waiter raved about) was gluey. Veal was dry. We used to like Palio for good Italian. No more. We won't be back.

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Prova
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Additional Information about Palio of Leesburg

Address: 2 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone Number: +1 703-779-0060
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Leesburg
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 45
Cuisine: Italian, International

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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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