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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
Closed now
All hours
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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Located in downtown Leesburg this is a quaint bulding and good ambiance. The menu is varied and has good selection of Italian cuisine. The sauces tend to be on the spice side that suits my taste. Service is good and friendly.

Thank len p
Leesburg, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

We've eaten here a number of times. Four of us ate there on Valentine's day because other places filled up first. Some dishes are quite good, but others just OK. Service is generally excellent. Two prix fixe, plus two entrees, one bottle & 2 glasses wine, plus we paid $25 corkage to bring a really nice bottle. Total with tip... More 

Thank Baroque_Flute
Ashburn, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We went to Palio for our Valentine's Day dinner last weekend. I had read other reviews that said it was a great place for a romantic dinner, cozy and quaint, so we made the reservation. We arrived early and sat at the (small) bar for a glass of wine before dinner. Everyone was nice and attentive, from the young ladies... More 

Thank Kristin T
Bristow, Virginia
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Food was OK for the price. The crab stuffed mushrooms were good, but the sauce was gritty. Chicken Parm was below average. My wife had the mushroom crepe and it was the best thing we tasted that night, very good! I would like to see the wine glasses less clunky, it really lowered the value of the wine experience

Thank Thomas E
Ashburn VA
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

I have had dinner at Palio's multiple times in the past (over 5 years) and thought our meals tonight were great. Mussels app was really good, dipping bread in it was fantastic. Two of us had filets, trout special was awesome and one scallop for our entrees. Desert -creme brûlée and cannoli were a great finish. I will be back.

Thank Adam M
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been here twice - once as part of a large group (we occupied the whole upper floor and had lasagna, which was delicious) and once again by ourselves, in a romantic little corner of the room behind the first floor bar, last night. Ambience was wonderful with live music emanating from the bar, service was... More 

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Hamilton, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Food was OK. Service was poor. The fried calamari appetizer was really good. Filet mignon was also good. Flat iron steak was just OK, I thought it was a London broil. Prices were way too high. That will be the last time for us there.

Thank Beggg
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We had dined here before and we were so looking forward to our return visit. It did NOT disappoint! The staff was so friendly and not at all intrusive, Our waiter (Randy, I think) was so familiar with his descriptions of the dishes and was able to answer all of our questions including the ones regarding preparation due to a... More 

Thank panthers1963
Reston, Virginia
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49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Always a good meal and excellent service. The staff goes out of their way to please and food is fresh and well prepared. Their consistent quality makes it easy to bring clients here.

Thank krasihenkel
Reston, Virginia
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115 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

There should be a line outside this restaurant! The food is excellent, the service is great, and the location is convenient. There is a great deal of heart and charm in this lovely restaurant. I feel confident bringing clients knowing that the food and service will be pleasant and consistent. The servers are experienced and attentive. The food can be... More 

Thank krasihenkel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $45
Italian, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, 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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