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.
Once was enough
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.
Food was great, server was overwhelmed, she had way too many tables and service was below par.
Food is incredible, definitely a must try in the downtown Leesburg area.
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.
Phenomenal service and very attentive. The food was delicious and great wine list!
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.
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.
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.
Amazing food and service.
Great food, very gracious service and presentation.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Year’s Eve. Food and service were great.
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.
Awesome Christmas Eve dinner!
The food is superb, have never been disappointed
great food and service was awesome but overall experience would benefit from dim lighting more romantic cozy setting for dinner
Homemade pasta was delicious!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Wonderful dinner , great service. So nice to have elegant Italian restaurant in Leesburg. Ample seating for downtown Leesburg.
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.
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.
Wonderfully fresh ingredients, creatively prepared, beautifully presented. Excellent attentive service.
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.
Excellent food, Great service, Friendly personnel, quiet ambiance, pricey! Would definitely return on special occasions.
Three of us dined on a quiet Sunday evening and deemed it very good. We tried 3 dishes and 2 appetizers, no complaints at all. It was a bit high-priced, but that is (at least a little) due to drinks. Our server was personable and professional.
Did not have a good experience here. The service was exceptionally slow, the food was just okay...and to cap off the night, we found out an hour after we left that the waiter gave us the wrong check and overcharged us by $50 (which they are still working to resolve). We had high hopes for this place...but it didn't deliver. With so many great restaurants in the area, we likely will not return here...
Service is always very attentive. The food is excellent.
My wife and I ate at this restaurant after seeing it online. We were pleasantly surprised, as it is in the historic part of Leesburg, Virginia and the restaurant has wood floors and a very old-style feel. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and healthful, and the prices were very reasonable. It's definitely a "find."
I have been to this place under the old name and now under this newly branded name, and it still does not serve an Aperol Spritz! How can they call themselves an Italian restaurant without serving the #1 italian cocktail???
Disappointed in the food. The menu was great, but the prices for the quality didn’t seem aligned.
The food, as usual, was excellent. The chef at Casa Nostra is top notch. He continually comes up with new and excellent dishes. The service is also very good. We always use this restaurant for date nights.