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Palio of Leesburg

2 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176
+1 703-779-0060
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Ranked #45 of 175 Restaurants in Leesburg
Price range: $20 - $45
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, International
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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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English first
Northern Virginia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Here is how it starts out. The waiter says we sell our wines for the same price as local grocery stores. Knew that was a lie to begin with. Just proved it. Ordered the 2011 Cataldi Madonna, Motepulciano d'Abruzzi for $45. Just got home and they sell it at Wegmans for $17.00. Wine was ok, nothing special. He had to... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

First the negatives: - The menu is somewhat limited, and there were more seafood choices than any other type of food. - The caesar salad is traditional - meaning there are small fish fillets as garnishes (sardines or anchovies - not sure which). - The carbonara dish is traditional as well. It is an egg-based sauce, rather than a cream... More 

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Apollo Beach, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

While food, atmosphere and service is good I felt it was overpriced. Parking space is limited but that is true for most places in the area.

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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This is an amazing little Italian restaurant. It's small and cute, but classy, elegant, delicious. Anyone visiting Leesburg should go here for an elegant night out with food you won't forget.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Now Palio is covering breakfast service from the leesburg diner it is 100 times better. For a start Palio is much cleaner! The food is still the same price however you get to relax in one of Leesburgs premier restaurant. Well done I look forward to my next visit!

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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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