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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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Ashburn, Virginia
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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 

1 Thank wanderingidiot
Apollo Beach, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

Thank Robert A
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

2 Thank clarast_berkshire
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

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!

Thank Kiwi_Adrift
Waterford, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Enjoyed a nice meal at Palios the other nite. Ended up sharing apps and a main course and did not get and grief from the waiter. Apps were great but the main - salmon - was just ok. Could have used a bit more seasoning as it just did not stand out much. Bottom line - a good meal but... More 

Thank JohnBa3
Leesburg, Virginia
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I really like this place but we have been several times and had very different experiences. The first time we thought we found the gem of Leesburg then the next time we went the service was slow and the food was very bland. Even the wine suggestions were not very good. Then we went again and had slow service and... More 

1 Thank margaret f
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We were headed to a different restaurant which was closed, so we chose this one by default. I am amazed at what ranks for a top restaurant in Leesburg. This is not one I would put in the top 20. The food was decent, not great, but ok. The service, was decent even though most places that charge this much... More 

Thank Duvel11Frederick
Leesburg, Virginia
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102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Palio Restaurant is truly a discovery to be experienced. Excellent food prepared by the capable and creative mind of Chef Antonio Iazzetti. There is nothing that you will select from the fantastic menu that will not please the most discriminating taste. The blends of flavors are truly Italians, from bread to dessert Palio Ristorante Italiano is truly exceptional. The quality... More 

Thank Alan C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Not a family italian restaurant. Service 5 stars, food 5 stars, price of kids pasta 1 star, seriously? $20 for a "kids meal" of pasta. I know it's handmade, but the portions were small and the price was only $4 less than an adult meal. The online prices for my meal Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese was $14, in the restaurant it... More 

Thank Lucketts_Virginia
Chantilly, VA
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Went there on Saturday night. Got seated right away upstairs. The noise level wasn't bad at all. Our server was fantastic. Both friendly and knowledgeable. It is definitely not a place to eat when you are in a hurry(which we weren't). We never felt rushed. The food arrived at our table at the same time. The food was of decent... More 

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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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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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