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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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Leesburg, VA
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles 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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166 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Leesburg, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

I went there with my mother once and the pasta was so bad (like mashed potatoes) we had to send it back. Decided not to eat there again. Went back recently however and the pasta was OK, but the bolognese sauce was not that, it was some spicy ragu which wasn't that great. Poor quality if you know true Italian... More 

Thank npg233
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special considering the prices. We had the onion tart for appetizer and it was disappointing to say the least. The entrees weren't bad but they weren't great. For $30+ per dish I expected a lot more. We decided to skip the desert based on the quality of the other food.

Thank CherM55
Ashburn, Virginia
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

The people at Palio are all incredibly friendly from David the manager who works as hard as any staff member to our favorite server Randy. the food is great Italian and as a Sicilian by background I'm choosey. the mussels are fabulous and if you order the pasta Bolognese you'd best be very hundry because you won't stop eating just... More 

Thank GovSpecialist
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Very attractive restaurant. Beautifully appointed and table settings. Great location: just a few yards from the Historic Court House and grounds. The menu is now very American. Steaks and seafood. Great service. The cocktails were prepared to perfection. They offer various rooms for dining. We ate upstairs by the window which gives a pleasant view of the town. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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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