Food was wonderful as always but I believe they were understaffed the service was lacking
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.
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!!
Terrific food. Enjoyed the live music and friendly customers in the bar area. Great selection on the menu something for everyone
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.
Good food. Very quiet at lunch time. Great location in center of town with convenient parking nearby.
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.
Casa Nostra is a relaxing place to enjoy a quiet meal while being with those who are close to you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
I had the sea bas and it was amazing! Never had anything like it.
The best meal we had on our vacation
Flavorful food, friendly service, in warm setting.
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.
Good food an service was nice. Empty restaurant.
This was our first time visiting the restaurant and everything was so wonderful. It certainly will not be our last visit!
Great food. Nice place
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.
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.
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.
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.
We sat in the bar area so we could enjoy the Lisa Fiorilli Jazz Trio. They added to our experience. Food was delicious.
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.
Excellent experience! Food was delicious, service great. Randy the manager was very courteous and customer-focused.
Forgot our wine but was a new server. Portion was small but delicious
Great service. Knowledgeable server. Food was excellent!
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
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.
Superb service! Outstanding food!
Our 6 person family had a 6P reservation for Mother's Day and encountered several issues here - not the least of which was the previously undisclosed limited menu with a charge of $50/person.
We noticed many menu errors, among them, "ingerling potatoes"and two different scallopini spellings. Our server made the excuse that the manager put the menu together quickly in the morning.
Our food was poorly prepared and presented. Out of 6 different entrees, only the spaghetti Bolognese was edible (and, who can't make an acceptable red meat sauce?) Overcooked, dry salmon; chewy, overdone veal served over scant, salty noodles....etc.
The building, an old townhouse, has potential for charm - most of it bypassed. Drab drapes, stucco walls with no adornment, unattractive furniture. The wooden floors are beautiful.
The manager, Randy, did the right thing in not charging for the meal,, stating that the food didn't meet his expectations and excusing the kitchen for being "tired after a long day." The restaurant was perhaps a third full when we arrived.
Leesburg has much better to offer.
We sat upstairs so it was quiet. Louder downstairs where the live music was. Started with spicy clams which we enjoyed. They had given us one piece of bread each to start and then offered to bring more but it never came. Could not enjoy the clam sauce as much as we would have like to due to lack of bread. I had the SALMONE CON GNOCCHI AL PESTO and the salmon tasted like it was soaked in butter - it should not be an overwhelmingly rich dish. Gnocchi was bland. Partner had the Scallops with black squid ink pasta and it was fairly tasteless. We expressed our disappointment and the waiter comped up dessert which was very nice. Had the Tiramisu which was excellent - the best thing we had the restaurant. Disappointing first try at Casa Nostra. We won't be back.