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Leone's

4.6
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463 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian

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Located in Historic Downtown Norfolk, just a short walk from the Scope, Chrysler Hall, Harrison Opera House and MacArthur Mall.
Our warm, elegant dining room offers the perfect environment to enjoy our impeccable service and evolving cuisine for an intimate dinner for two or a celebration for twenty.
Rooftop and Back Patio outdoor dining is available seasonally.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 463 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

Leone's
Responded on June 27, 2020

Thank you!

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. All parties at the table throughly enjoyed their entree.

Leone's
Responded on June 27, 2020

Thank you! We are glad your group enjoyed their experience, we hope to see you again soon!

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VABeach
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wanted a nice dinner experience before a theater event at Chrysler Hall - Leone’s was a perfect choice. We were seated in the “next door” room, which was quiet enough to enjoy my date’s conversation while still having attentive table service.

Leone's
Responded on June 27, 2020

Thank you for your kind words. I am glad we were able to give you a beautiful dinner before curtain call. We look forward to serving you again.

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BrendaS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good time every time. Plan to return especially when the rooftop is open!

Leone's
Responded on June 27, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! We have officially opened our rooftop patio for dining. We hope to see you soon.

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vipFrankM
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have dined at Leone's before and enjoy this restaurant. I ordered the Veal Chop and the sauce that it came in was very salty, Not bad enough to return but more than to my liking. This meal not withstanding, we will return.

Leone's
Responded on June 27, 2020

Thank you for the great insight on the Veal Chop! We hope to see you again to make a better impression.

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1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Rockfish was over cooked. Cesar salad and Caprese were was just okay. Server was excellent.

Leone's
Responded on June 27, 2020

We typically get great feedback on our food and we are sorry that you did not have the same experience. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again and change your opinion of us.

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Phil
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leone’s is a nice restaurant. Service, drinks, food and the people are outstanding. Thanks to all that work so hard.

Leone's
Responded on June 27, 2020

Thank you for coming in!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leone's is a hidden gem in downtown Norfolk. The food and service is always excellent. They have a monthly wine tasting that we always look forward to. They also have roof top outdoor seating during the warmer months that is very nice. A great place to enjoy with family and friends!

Leone's
Responded on June 27, 2020

Thank you! We have officially opened our patio and roof top for dining. We hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Excellent waitstaff. Chicken Marcella was of the best I have had.

Leone's
Responded on June 27, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. The Chicken Marsala is one of our signature dishes and we are excited you loved it. Since you rated us only 3/5, is there something we could improve on to make a better impression?

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viproxyvb
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, near Chrysler Hall.

Leone's
Responded on June 27, 2020

Thank you!

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AngelaP
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before show at Chrysler. Service by Craig outstanding!

Leone's
Responded on June 27, 2020

Thank you for coming by before curtain call! We hope to see you again soon.

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute reservation. Late dining. Waitress and cook were excellent.

Leone's
Responded on June 27, 2020

Thank you!

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DTC75
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The valet parking option is a great option. We had reservations and we were greeted by a friendly hostess staff and promptly seated. The waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. She suggested we split the ceasar salad since it was a large portion. I had the braised short rib special for the main course and it was absolutely amazing! I love this restaurant during the summer when you can eat on the rooftop.

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VerseanT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chelsea took very good care of us on our 1st date night in awhile. Will recommend and will revisit.

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MarniL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Loved the atmosphere! Beautiful! I will def go again!

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MalikS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. My date and I really enjoyed being able to look out the window and watch the world around us. It was a great first date and we'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food preparation and taste where outstanding. Our server Kyle was a master of his craft. The ambiance and vibe where enjoyable.

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TiffaniG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! 0-10 would most definitely recommend!

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TiffaniandDaquan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my fiancé came there Valentines Day 2K20 and it was beautiful! The staff are amazing & the food was delicious! We will be coming very soon!

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Vonathan
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Food terrible . Servers slow. Food took forever. Ambiance nice.

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drewboi24
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wife & I really enjoyed our Dinning experience and great ambiance. We will definitely come agin in the warmer months for the patio/outdoor seating 💯

Leone's
Responded on June 27, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! Our patio and roof top dining are officially open. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! Our waitress was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was amazing and the food was very good, but I do think the portions were a little small for the price that we paid. I would recommend it though.

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Robert
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Homemade pasta!!! Food was excellent, the sabayon was incredible. Great place!!!

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HamptonKnitter
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service had deficiencies. Our server brought the wrong meal for one guest, couldn’t answer questions about the menu (e.g. what is pappardelle), and brought the wrong desert for one guest. There were a couple of other minor issues as well. I had a dish I had many times before and it was just not as good as usual. I have to admit, I was disappointed.

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CleteusS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

For the amount of the cost, the experience and food was par to subpar. The best part was definitely the meatballs as an appetizer - delicious - it is a must. However as far as the entree item - I have made better Clams and Linguini. However, the service was spot on and so gracious. I'll be trying other restaurants on Granby before returning to Leone's as it is pricey.

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TerriA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Would probably recommend, but went two Saturday nights in a row. One was restaurant week and service and food was excellent. Second week was just as busy, however items were missing from our salads and water was rarely replenished. First week there was even a “water boy”. Disappointing since we took folks who had never been.

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DeniseL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. They offer a great menu for folks on a time schedule because they are seeing a play.

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StephanieF
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere are always delightful. We went very standard with spaghetti and meatballs and salmon. Delicious and generous portions. Thank you Leone’s!

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BrendaS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mahi special was delicious and Madison was a great server!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Leone’s just keeps getting better! Recently moved back and it’s even better than I remember. Everything we ordered was delicious, so many great things on the menu it was hard to decide. Fabulous wine list!! Carefully curated, something for everyone and ever palate and price point! Def recommend for locals and visitors alike. I know I’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was good, but the wine by the glass was terrible (Chardonnay & Pinot Noir). The bottled wine list is extensive, so it would be great if there were more options for wine by the glass rather than only the “house” wine. It was busy, and the noise level made it difficult to hear. Even our server had trouble hearing our orders.
I do look forward to returning in the spring when we can sit outside.

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vipSandraK
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our third or fourth time dining at Leone’s. Every time has been wonderful. I and one of our companions took advantage of the Restaurant Week menu, which was excellent. My husband and our other friend had pasta and the caprese salad. We all agreed the meals were delicious and our service was excellent. Alexandra (Alex) took good care of us. We will be back!

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Brittany
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, wine and service at a reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

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vipSFDiningGuy
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our waiter was truly outstanding—attentive, knowledgeable, prompt, great with the pacing of the meal. I would come back just because the service was so good. The charcuterie plate was wonderful and probably the best bet here food-wise is to get that and order a bottle of wine from their varied and interesting wine list. The cocktails we ordered were so-so—innovatively conceived but not expertly crafted. The chicken piccata was bland with barely any lemon or caper flavor—and serving it over a bowl of linguine was an odd choice that only further diluted the flavor. The lobster and seafood linguine looked lovely but was also bland. I don’t know if the usual chef was off for the night or if the kitchen and the restaurant patrons prefer bland food.

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vipKimC
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always - Took a friend for their first visit and they thoroughly enjoyed their meal and the ambiance. Visited on New Years Eve and in spite of the fact that they were busy everything was served quickly and presented beautifully. Ordered the calamari appetizer for the first time and it was delish!! Could be a meal in its self with another side. Service was great. We'll be back again.

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vipatdavis12
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leone's is a modern Italian restaurant - they have both traditional dishes as well as edgier ones such as boar ragu. I enjoyed a special, gnocchi with crab and vodka sauce. Service was wonderful, would definitely recommend for a lovely date night or night out with family.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s birthday. She is gluten free and I love that they can do any pasta dish gluten free.

FAQs

Leone's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Leone's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 624-1455.

Leone's is rated 4.6 stars by 463 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.