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“Good but” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Palio of Leesburg

Palio of Leesburg
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Ranked #43 of 204 Restaurants in Leesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $45
Cuisines: Italian, International
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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.
Apollo Beach, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good but”
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.

Visited December 2013
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English first
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Probably the Best of Leesburg”
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.

Visited October 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Breakfast - great new location”
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!

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Thank Kiwi_Adrift
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Waterford, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Special dinner at Palio's”
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 nothing great.

  • Visited October 2013
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Leesburg, Virginia
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92 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A little unpredictable.”
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 the food was very good. I think its a hit or miss but I would err on the hit and hope that you have a good expereince.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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