Casa Nostra

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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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J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving at Casa Nostra was very pleasant. The service was prompt and courteous. Our meals were delicious and beautifully plated. This was my first time visiting Casa Nostra, but not my last.

I
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, the ambiance, the decor and service. We will be returning.

OT
Richmond
43 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was wonderful as always but I believe they were understaffed the service was lacking

T
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a quiet Sunday evening and we were very satisfied with the service and the food. We had the meatball appetizer which was delicious and two pastas which were both well prepared. The service was fine and friendly. The olive bread that was served was quite nice but I would have preferred a white Italian bread for sauces and dips.

AH
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very authentic! We had the arancini to start and it was phenomenal!! My friend had a stuffed trout meal, if I recall correctly, and it was beautifully done and delicious. Other friend had risotto with truffles and he said it was excellent. Only reason I’m not giving full stars is because I took a chance on the wonderfully simple and perfect bolognese but it was way too sweet and was disappointing. Aside of the bolognese, the location is nice, service was outstanding, and food was indeed authentic. I’d highly recommend!!

MN
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Terrific food. Enjoyed the live music and friendly customers in the bar area. Great selection on the menu something for everyone

C
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Noisy air vent in the dining room. Food was good. Price was expensive for what I received. No bells and whistle’s, average service. Ambience was normal. I will not be going back nor will I recommend this restaurant to friends.

RG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food. Very quiet at lunch time. Great location in center of town with convenient parking nearby.

NG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location. Pretty good gluten free options. We arrived for an early dinner and they were out of some of the main dinner selections on the menu. They also do not offer a small salad with their main dinner entrees Service was good. A little pricey based on portions but worked for me, my husband left a little hungry.

DK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Nostra is a relaxing place to enjoy a quiet meal while being with those who are close to you.

D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First time in this establishment since the the new owner. There was a lot going on with a large business gathering and the first floor was was full. We were seated upstairs. This may have affected the service and food preparation.

Our server was very good and attentive. Our food was ok and my pasta dish was as expected. My wife ordered the veal marsala and she was not impressed by the dish. The veal was thick and tough with not much marsala on the meat. It seems to have been over cooked. We will need to ge back back on a lesss busy night before I could recommend to a friend.

KI
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

First of all, the food was delicious; however, the small amount without garnishes, presentation or without an overall great dining experience, $27 for a non-meat pasta dish is a little pricey based on the local restaurant options and market. Also, after finished first round of drinks, was never offered another.

GW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We cancelled a different reservation so we could go to Casa Nostra. Wow, was that ever a mistake! They didn't have the first two choices on the menu I wanted. The food was slow getting to us. The server dropped a utensil on me and stained my shirt. It took an hour to get an appetizer and salad out to us so we ended up cancelling our entrees and paid for what we already had. I was so disappointed as my wife and I were really looking forward to going out by ourselves to a nice restaurant for dinner. We weren't the only ones in the place who were also having a less than positive experience. The table next to us waited a long time for an appetizer, only for it to be cold when it arrived. Sorry, it will be our first and last time to this place.

KW
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice Italian restaurant in the heart of Leesburg. Nice building and ambiance with a quiet upper floor and a ground floor with a bar and live music on weekends. A place to have a nice dinner, food and service was great. A nice place to eat at the bar or bar top tables and enjoy good food, watch sports and listen to a band play.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Sea bass was delicious but there is an entire performance at your table to remove it from the weird cocoon thing it's cooked in... because of the table arrangement and where I was seated, it was all performed behind me. Pork shank was small and overpriced, although reportedly delicious.

Paid less and tipped more at Mon Ami Gabi in Reston for all-around better experience at roughly the same price.

R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We ordered the meatballs. We ate them but they were way over cooked. You had to use a knife to saw thru them. The waiter took $5 off the price of the meatballs ($10). He should have taken them completely off the menu.
My date had a shrimp meal that was touted as being “a little spicy, not much”. She could not finish it.
My meal was ok.
I would recommend if you eat there to insist upon the meals being prepared appropriately. Since this was a date, I didn’t want to kick up a fuss
Service excellent - food was disappointing.

MG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Italian restaurant with an elegant dining room. Service was very friendly, courteous and professional. Wine selection is good, especially the many Italian wines available. The spinach salad and carpaccio starters with complimentary rosemary bread and olive oil were delicious. Entrees and dessert were fresh and inviting, as if we were in Italy! The perfect spot for a celebratory dinner or an evening out on the town.

IG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were greeted by a hostess who assumed that two women going out to dinner were gay and wanted to know if we are celebrating our anniversary.

Service was slow and poor which was unacceptable since there were only eight diners. The food was editable but not enough for me to bring home what I did not eat. My friend had to get up and get her own take out box.

The view from my table was an open door to the toilet.

F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went on a Friday night and the town was having its monthly street party. Bar was crowded but dining room was not. We have been here before and we’re delighted so we were expecting another good experience. Both our entrees were warm -not hot which was disappointing. Will probably try one more time but didn’t consider this a good experience

MZ
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We are big fans of Casa Nostra. Food is always delicious and service generally impeccable. The service was not quite up to par primarily because there was a large party going on and the restaurant was very busy. They seemed a bit short staffed.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the sea bas and it was amazing! Never had anything like it.

J
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best meal we had on our vacation

JP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Flavorful food, friendly service, in warm setting.

P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Nostra never disappoints. The Lasagna was delicious, and the Bolognese was meaty and filling. Even their tiramisu was good, light and creamy. We really enjoyed it.

MI
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food an service was nice. Empty restaurant.

GH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting the restaurant and everything was so wonderful. It certainly will not be our last visit!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice place

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our waiter was kind and did a good job considering he was the only one on the floor. The food was good, and a reasonable price.

RN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

we split the arancici of the day as an appetizer, and the waiter knew it, but we had to ask for small plates and there was no spoon to share the sauce. The rice ball was good. There were no real evening specials. I got the 5 cheese ravioli, which was fine, but tasted of Sysco. My husband got the tortollone of the day, which was four medium-size dumplings in a shallow bowl of broth. There was no spoon for the broth and for $34, four wasn't enough. I gave him 1 ½ of my raviolis to fill the void. His zabaglione was lovely, but my torta alla nonna had a crust that was underdone and a filling that was overdone. The wine was fine.

MB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food and service was great. However, there was a large party with 6 children that were very loud throughout dinner. The staff never addressed the noise level. Left us with an overall bad experience.

O
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My family and I love Casa Nostra- the food is delicious, and this trip was no exception. I would like to add, however, that the portion size of two of our three entrees was lacking this trip. We have not had this issue prior at Casa Nostra. My husband and I ordered the mushroom ravioli and daily tortellini respectively. We each received four raviolis/tortellinis, each about the size of a golf ball. That works out to $6 per ravioli, tortellini even more. We finished our meals very quickly, we’re still hungry and filled up on table bread. We didn’t say anything at the time because we didn’t want to spoil the experience with our family. I would like the restaurant to know- hence this review.

MS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We sat in the bar area so we could enjoy the Lisa Fiorilli Jazz Trio. They added to our experience. Food was delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Website had pictures of what was on their menu and when we were ordering nothing was on the menu l, we even asked the waitress. My ravioli were not cooked. Iced tea smelled like eggs. Only had olive bread no other options. This was for our 28 th wedding anniversary very disappointed.

NA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Food was delicious, service great. Randy the manager was very courteous and customer-focused.

FF
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Forgot our wine but was a new server. Portion was small but delicious

LO
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Knowledgeable server. Food was excellent!

LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

More of a winter kind of place. They’ll push the fish but I’d recommend you stick to traditional pasta meals. Overpriced for what you get. Their watermelon gaspacho is basically melon juice. Risotto got high marks. My fish was bland and overpriced. Shrimp scampi tomato sauce was sick and thin pasta over cooked. Glass of Malbec was excellent

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Business Meeting

PK
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Server was brand new...first day. Asked for Veal Milanese and told no. They have Veal Parm on the menu and Milanese is pounded and breaded. HMMM. I guess pounding a breading is out of the question. Then ordered the special which was Lobster Ravioli and they were out of the special cream sauce...our reservation was for 7pm so they ran out before prime time. Offered lemon butter instead. No thank you I do not like lemon.

Favorite DC area Italian is Landini Brothers in Old Town Alexandria. Casa Nostra can learn a lot from Landini Brothers.

KA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb service! Outstanding food!