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Palio of Leesburg - CLOSED

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner


US$ 20 - US$ 45
Italian, International
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Zuppa Del Giorno
Soup of the day
Carpaccio Di Manzo
Thinly sliced prime beef carpaccio, red onions, capers, arugula, shaved parmigiano reggiano
Antipasto Affumicato
House cured salmon, crème fraiche, onions, capers, crostini
Calamari Friti
Fried calamari, arrabbiata sauce
Granchio Ripieno Di Funghi
Crab stuffed‏ mushrooms, cabernet reduction, baby spinach
Guazzetto Di Cozze
Mussels, olives, basil, white wine tomato broth
Fine selection of italian cured meats, cornichons, mustard, toast points
Insalata Mista
Mixed greens,‏ champagne vinaigrette
Insalata Invernale
Mixed greens salad, almonds, strawberries, feta cheese, honey balsamic vinaigrette
Insalata Cesare
Romaine lettuce, caesar dressing, garlic croutons, shaved parmesan cheese
Insalata Di Gorgonzola
Belgium endive, mixed greens, caramelized apples, gorgonzola, balsamic vinaigrette
Buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomato, basil, olive oil
A la carte $18.00
Prix-fixe $43.00
Tagliolini Primavera
Spring vegetables, garlic, white wine, olive oil, marinara sauce
A la carte $32.00
Prix-fixe $57.00
Ravioli All’ Aragosta
Lobster ravioli, prosciutto, peas, creamy vodka marinara sauce
A la carte $30.00
Prix-fixe $55.00
Frutti Di Mari
Tagliolini, clams,‏ shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels, garlic white wine sauce
A la carte $32.00
Prix-fixe $57.00
Halibut Piccata
White wine lemon butter caper sauce, roasted potatoes
A la carte $27.00
Prix-fixe $52.00
Gnocchi All Pesto Con Salmone
Atlantic salmon, potato gnocchi, pesto cream sauce
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All reviews california chardonnay scallop risotto bolognese mashed potatoes italian food an excellent meal tasting room by the glass desert savored
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Food is ok. Nothing special. Only Italian place in town. Go here only if other restaurants are booked.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Eric S
Reviewed 9 February 2018

new restaurant to open March/April 2018 When we arrived we found restaurant was closed for good. Paper was on windows and no one around we found out later that a new restaurant will open in March/April

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank traveler20482048
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have always enjoyed Palio’s. In its new incarnation it’s better than ever. We arrived early Sunday night. We were the only ones there. (And you know how that usually works out.) After getting over slight sticker shock, we ordered. We shared...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Harry N
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We shared the daily special appetizer of spicy fried shrimp--delicious! I had the seafood platter--grilled lobster, shrimp, and scallops, plus mashed potatoes--it was divine. My wife had the salmon, and substituted the pesto linguine for the gnocchi--she loved it. We also had a California chardonnay...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Arthur M
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The food is lack luster. They attempt to drink you to upper class Italian food. The food would be better if it were not so bland. Portions are small, but I have to say the coffee is great. Order cappuccino and you will be in...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank clanzaro
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Palio is a great place for an amazing dinner. We have dined here on several occasions for date night. The food and drinks are excellent and the ingredients are super fresh.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank mommesq
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Figured we'd try out this place for our 10-year anniversary. We got there around the closing time so we were the only customers in the restaurant. Service was great - the server was really nice and knowledgeable. As far as food, it was okay. Not...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank green4859
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Our group decided to try this restaurant after a years-long break and expected an Italian menu. It's re-branded as The Tasting Room and the cheap, single sheet paper menu is a hodge podge of food styles and mixed messages. Entree's were listed as medium plates,...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank DCTravelCritic
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The reason for 3 stars is inconsistency in the food and service. Very nice atmosphere and I have had great meals over the years and average at best meals as well. Service is also inconsistent. On one visit, dinners were served 20 minutes apart. Not...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank 926jeffu
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Lisa C
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