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Palio of Leesburg

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2 W Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176-2805
+1 703-779-0060
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ashburn, Virginia
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We end up here sometimes because of the convenience, but honestly, we don't really like this restaurant. The food is extremely expensive for the quality. A glass of wine is also very expensive. The piano player is cool, but way too loud for the size of the room. If he's playing, you literally have to yell to hear your friends... More 

Thank Lisa C
Leesburg, Virginia
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

I had dinner last month at Palio's after a hiatus of about six months, and found it to be totally wonderful. Our waiter was attentive and the food perfect.

Thank GingerWas
Great Falls, Virginia
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

We have at one time or another have tried everything on the menu, plus specials. All excellent. Waiters always take care of you, though the hostesses could step it up a little for such a nice place they seem a little immature with their actions.

Thank MPJ525
West End, North Carolina
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We were treated with a gift card for Palio's and our dinner was really great. Very friendly service and Eric was very helpful from the start. Really hot chowder soup of the day; good sized and fresh salad and served with bread. We both had filets, which were served on really hot plates and were some of the best we've... More 

Thank Ben B
Leesburg, VA
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4 reviews
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited Palio of Leesburg for the very first time and we were not disappointed. We started with stuffed mushrooms and they were delicious. My husband got a chicken pasta dish - cannot remember the name of his dish since I was savoring mine pork chop. Both dishes were excellent. Food took a bit longer to come out but other... More 

Thank merlytc84
Newport, Rhode Island
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72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Over priced and mediocre food, doubt If this chef ever has been in Italy In its original setup there was a Italian Mgr who at least knew what he was talking about and could give some guidance to the kitchen staff. Not worth the price

Thank deSlager
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016

My husband and I dined here for our anniversary dinner. Our waiter Randy was extraordinary and offered us superb recommendations for our appetizers, entrees and wine. I loved the filet Mignon...cooked perfectly. We ordered pre-fix and enjoyed appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Everything was fresh and tasty. Palio is so much better than any of the restaurants that have recently... More 

Thank CaribLover
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I miss my travel to Italy but this restaurant takes me back there. Great flavors and love the calamari. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Deirdre B
1 review
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Nobody there at 6pm on Saturday should tell you something. Satellite radio in dining room was completely out of sync with the ambiance. Linguini with clams disgusting; served floating in a pool of greasy water. Lasagna was clearly frozen and reheated, reminded me of Stouffers. The "accoutrements" served with the house salad really means chopped purple onion and a hothouse... More 

Thank Kevin D
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189 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Great visit on a girls weekend trip. The food was so yummy, the service was great and the place is gorgeous. I had the lasagna and a salad which was yummy. Others had the chicken Parmesan which they loved and scallops which were great. I got the chocolate lava cake which was amazing and others liked the creme brûlée.

Thank kecompel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $45
Italian, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 W Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176-2805
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Leesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 703-779-0060
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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