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“The worst service EVER!” 1 of 5 stars
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Galletta's Pasta & Italian Specialties
211 Loudoun Street, SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
703 737-3700
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Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“The worst service EVER!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Spent a nice Saturday evening in this restaurant waiting for the server....all night. We arrived and selected two bottles of wine from the wine racks. We were then taken to our table upstairs. There we waited for 40 minutes for a wine opener and wine glasses. No sign of anyone for 40 minutes. We finally walked downstairs to get matches to light the candles. If we were not with family friends, we would have walked out. We finally were able to order 60 minutes in. The food came in a reasonable time. I had the Three Cheese Lasagna, which I found bland. Two other had Chicken Marsala, which they enjoyed. In all honesty the restaurant was pretty cool inside. It's set up in an old house. That, however is the only redeeming quality.

Finished up with dinner and waited again for an eternity. Went and found the server and asked for the check. More time waiting. Went to look for her and she was in the next room cleaning utensils, completely oblivious to our check. Got the check, waited a few minutes, but knew she would never come, so we went downstairs to pay. The person taking the money was more impressed with herself for being able to run a card through an iPhone than asking about the service or meal. Wow, a three hour dinner and the place was not crowded. Needless to say we will never return.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Ashburn, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Galetta's was excellent! While there is a limited menu, the bread, salad, and veal marsala were outstanding and the prices were very reasonable.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waterford, VA
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Gourmet Italian at its best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

We LOVE Galletta's. While it's only got a small upstairs dining area, if you want italian specialties - e.g., home-made lasagna or ante-pasta plate - to take to a party or for a special dinner - this is the place to get it! Not cheap but worth every penny for a special occasion. They also have wonderful deli items and gourmet foods - i.e., an italian gourmet food shop. And the dinners (must make reservations), though we haven't been in awhile, in their dining area are fabulous!

Visited December 2011
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Washington D.C.
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Italian Goodies!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

This is a tiny, family-run place with very limited hours. Make sure that you check their website to make sure they are open before you commit to a trip.

Their Italian sandwiches are awesome. I think they must use fresh ciabatta bread from South Street Under just down the road but the meats are what set them apart. They slice super high-quality meats only when you order the sandwich and it comes with a side of hot-pepper relish. They have bags of chips and cans of soda as well as Italian sodas to go with. We got a ham and an Italian sandwich and also split one of the antipasto plates with meats, cheeses and pickled veggies and it was SO GOOD. I think they have started to offer a single-option hot lunch special a couple of days a week, again check the website first. On Friday and Saturday they usually do a limited-option hot dinner. We have been once and it was great, the fresh tortellini with pesto cream sauce was yummy.

They also have a small Italian market downstairs where they sell fresh-made pasta and sauces as well as imported olive oils, vinegars and other odds and ends.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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