Casa Nostra

4.4
162 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Located in charming downtown Leesburg, Casa Nostra brings exceptional Italian cuisine to life with bold expressions of color, texture and artistry in every dish.
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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Uber in for parking ease. We had the trout and ossu bucco. Both were delicious. Light portions but seasoned and cooked perfectly. Finished with legit tiramisu and expresso. Very friendly staff. We will definitely go again.

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SF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience out with friends. Service and food was impeccable as always.

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FB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Claudio was awesome and the food and wine were great!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Claudio our waiter was wonderful. He gave excellent suggestions and catered to us so much. The food was very good but portions were a bit on the small side for the price. We really enjoyed our dinner then and will definitely come back for a special occasion. Especially with him as our server.

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SS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was good and the food was temperature appropriate. Unfortunately the Branzino had so many bones it was difficult to enjoy. It made for an unpleasant meal.

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MM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food, and wine. Not inexpensive but well worth it.

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KC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I visited this restaurant for my belated birthday dinner. There was live music on the entry level which able to be heard in the upper level dining rooms. We noticed that there were speakers in the ceiling so we would suggest having Italian music or soft music in place in order to add to the ambiance and muffle the live bar music below. The lighting was also a bit bright for dinner and would have been much nicer slightly dimmed.
Our waiter had only been working there for 4 days and didn't really know much about the drinks, menu items or desserts (the restaurant should include a small description on the dessert menu....we looked many of them up on line...and I'm Italian :-) However, he was very friendly and attentive throughout the night.
Our food was DELICIOUS. My husband began with the Insalata Cesare and I enjoyed the Rucola (baby arugula salad with olive oil, shaved Parmesan cheese and a half grilled lemon). We also shared the meatballs which came with a dollop of ricotta cheese, marinara and pesto.
For dinner, I enjoyed the salmon with gnocchi and pesto. It was cooked to perfection! My husband dined on the Chicken Piccata which was flavorful, tender and delicious. We then shared the Torta Della Nonna which was delightful, light and the perfect end to our meal. The Espresso machine was not working so we opted for a cup of coffee which was also wonderful (and I rarely say that about standard brewed coffee).
We will definitely be back!

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was happy to get the last slot available on Valentine's Day weekend. The restaurant was very crowded, and the host took it upon himself to make sure our drinks and first course requests went in right away, as the servers were super busy. My wifes chicken marsala was a little under seasoned and a bit bland, but otherwise the food was excellent! The lack of a functioning espresso machine drove us to seek dessert elsewhere, but these things happen. I will happily return again in the near future.

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Once was enough

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S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I love Casa Nostra. It is our favorite place to eat out for a nice evening out and to celebrate special occasions.

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HH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great, server was overwhelmed, she had way too many tables and service was below par.

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is incredible, definitely a must try in the downtown Leesburg area.

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AS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We went for the valentines dinner special. I ordered the meatball appetizer. I thought the meatballs were over cooked. My main course was a veal piccata served over spaghetti noodles that were also over cooked. The only redeeming meal was desert. It was amazing. Service was excellent. Just not impressed with the food for the price.

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NP
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service and very attentive. The food was delicious and great wine list!

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Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were celebrating an early valentine day and a new job. We had reservations and were seated immediately. We ordered wine and an appetizer--arancini in tomato sauce. We had to ask for bread. The appetizer was hot and crispy and very good. At that time we ordered our entrees, spicy pan roasted shrimp and vegetarian risotto. The shrimp were excellent and cooked perfectly and the spicy sauce was great. My husband enjoyed his risotto but I didn't taste it. He ended up finishing up my shrimp as well. The waitress was nice and we shared stories about jobs in Europe with the military. She also provided us with a celebratory glass of red wine as this would be our last time there. We finished off the meal with a tiramisu to go. We were stuffed. Very good meal and we enjoyed it.

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WT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great find in downtown Leesburg. Food is superb and the wait staff attentive to your needs. Can get a bit noisy at times, but still well worth the trip.

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SL
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I had the salmon and it was not fresh and was too fishy for my taste. The gnocchi was delicious and so was the appetizers! Service was a little slow. Perhaps other dishes are good. Also, I made my reservation on Open Table and the hostess did not mark it as confirmed so Open Table marked me as a "no show" which I had to write an email confirming that I was there. I would go back for happy hour.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very gracious service and presentation.

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B
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I am from out of town, I usually go to the north end. Although this place was billed as a neighborhood place, the food was average

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KC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Seabass had tons of bones even after the server deboned and filleted it. The salt crust was removed but scraps were left on it and the fish wasn't edible. The Chicken Parm was just ok. Nothing you couldn't get anywhere else and it had little flavor. The back up servers didn't know who ordered what and for the price, the guest shouldn't have to raise their hands when food is delivered.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My partner and I had a wonderful time at Casa Nostra! We were there to celebrate our anniversary and the evening did not disappoint: our server was wonderful and very attentive and the food tasted like authentic Italian cuisine.

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MK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was VERY GOOD. Portions were a bit small and my Marsala was begging for more sauce, but overall the food was very good. The service left a lot to be desired. We were a foursome on a Friday night at 6 pm. We waited a long time for water and refills, bread finally came as we were finishing our entrees and overall service was just SLOW. The very kind busboy tried to help out where he could. We just tried to enjoy the nice jazz trio (we were in the room next to the bar) and be patient. It wasn’t that busy so we weren’t sure if perhaps they were understaffed? We were impressed that we mentioned in passing that we were sharing a salad and it arrived in two plates. That was a nice touch. We will give them another try. Next time I will ask ahead for more sauce with my Marsala.

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FS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favorite Leesburg restaurant, even after a couple management changes. Everything remains high quality. Seems to be getting a little noisier but adds to the ambience.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New Year’s Eve. Food and service were great.

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z
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Tried this place a few times, its been good but not great. If the service and food matched the menu prices I would certainly rank it higher but we have better options locally, often at a lower price point. The constantly flickering lights during dinner service are also mildy annoying.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Christmas Eve dinner!

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Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is superb, have never been disappointed

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k
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great food and service was awesome but overall experience would benefit from dim lighting more romantic cozy setting for dinner

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Homemade pasta was delicious!

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RH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I chose Casa Nostra for my group’s dinner because one of our party is a vegan, and Casa Nostra was highly rated on Trip Advisor as a go to vegetarian restaurant. When asked if one of the dishes could be made vegan (I.e. made with out cheese) our waiter said of course it could, as all dishes were made to order. Fast forward several minutes, and the wrong dish was brought. Assuring us it would be quickly remedied, most of the rest of us were finishing our meals when the correct meal was brought. Unfortunately, it was made with cheese... NOT as requested...
This was extremely unfortunate, as it did put a bad spin on an otherwise pleasant experience. The rest of our meals were as ordered, and very good. While not inexpensive, quality of food served and atmosphere made the price paid a fair value. There was nO question by anyone when we asked that the un-eaten meal not be charged to our bill.
In summary, most of us enjoyed our food and the atmosphere of Casa Nostra. Other than the unfortunate (but major) mistake on one of our meals, it was a very good meal. I would recommend Casa Nostra, and would go again.

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W
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was prompt and efficient. We were there for a rather early midweek dinner. The restaurant was almost empty and the quiet was delightful. Both appetizers and both entrees were very tasty. I hope the restaurant survives so that I may go back again.

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JH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful Italian food, authentic and well-prepared. We had superb carpaccio with shavings of Parmesan, salmon with homemade gnocchi in a fragrant pesto, and homemade ravioli stuffed with shreds of lamb shank in a truffle glaze. Our waiter Randy was pleasant and knowledgeable.
The olive bread with sun-dried tomato tapenade was a delicious start—the tapenade was gorgeous, with an intense flavor.
Desserts were also made in-house; panna cotta and salame di ciocolatto were both served with fresh, out-of-season berries—strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries—macerated in Prosecco. The chocolate dessert had a scoop of raspberry sorbet so intense it was like tasting summer.
The room was pretty and trimmed for the season: I live in Leesburg, and I will certainly go back!

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LM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Not a big fan of a Caesar salad for two that has to be sliced and diced by the customer, but it was tasty. Problem came when my husband's entree was cold. But we told the server and we eventually got a hot entree (new, not reheated) that was good. Probably won't go back but it was worth a try. Service was great.

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CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner , great service. So nice to have elegant Italian restaurant in Leesburg. Ample seating for downtown Leesburg.

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OT
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the cheese ravioli which was superb my husband had the Chicken Marsala and he raved about it. This was our third visit and I’m looking forward to my next visit. We both love this restaurant, the host is very friendly and the waiter Claudio was top notch.

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WT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food served by attentive wait staff. Convenient parking at the Town Hall garage is a plus. Definitely a keeper. The noise level was a bit of an issue when the live music began... as there is little in the environment to absorb sound.

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully fresh ingredients, creatively prepared, beautifully presented. Excellent attentive service.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef and his staff are excellent. The seafood was cooked perfectly; the vegetables were fresh; both were spiced just right. This is an Italian restaurant to remember and go often. We will certainly return often.

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MZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, Great service, Friendly personnel, quiet ambiance, pricey! Would definitely return on special occasions.

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