Leone's

4.8
482 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 482 people are saying
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NickK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Homemade pasta, delicious sauce, impressive list of wines, and friendly staff. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for italian in downtown Norfolk!

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PatrickW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Leone's. I took my wife there to celebrate Valentine's Day and it was exceptional! I highly recommend it! It isn't cheap, but it is well worth the price. I absolutely loved the indoor "waterfall" and the entire ambiance. The food, drinks, and service was outstanding! I think our server was a guy named J-B. He was very professional and helpful. The hostess was also very welcoming. I mean, overall this is an awesome place to dine and relax with loved ones and good friends! We can't wait to go back!

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BobE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service by our server but 1st when we walked in they gave us the worst table in there ! I had to ask for a different table and the hostess worked with us ! Unbelievable that this table was even available for the customers . However our server was so good that it made up for it

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Weekender
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was exceptional. Our server was kind and attentive as soon as we were seated. Our adult beverages were amazing. They ensured social distancing and everyone was wearing a mask when appropriate. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend.

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MelessiaB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. Food was great. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We were seated in a back room that didn’t really match the trendier/cozy vibe of the front of the restaurant. It felt like a hotel convention room. The service was great and efficient!! Calamari, old fashions, and my SO’s pork chop, and the desserts were delicious! My sausage with broccolini was bland and watered down. They didn’t even use broccolini, but rather regular broccoli that wasn’t cooked enough. The sausage lacked flavor, as did the sauce. Maybe just don’t order that dish and you’ll have a great experience!

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner and service!!! The food was incredible and we will return.

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KelseyG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Decided on Leones for dinner to celebrate a friends birthday. JB was our waiter and was amazing! He was attentive and quick to give recommendations on specials and selections from the menu. Did not feel rushed between courses and even brought out a surprise dessert for my friends birthday.

Make sure to try the charcuterie board and lobster fettuccini, both delicious! Overall always satisfied with the ambiance, food quality and service when visiting. We will be back!

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CraigS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my girlfriend's dinner at Leone's. The atmosphere and ambiance we're absolutely top notch, it's quiet, beautifully lit and wonderfully decorated. The best part of our evening was the delicious meal that wasn't only pleasing to taste, but visually as well. Neil waited on us, and provided excellent service.

Leone's was an absolute treat and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time. Service very attentive and helpful with any recommendations. 10/10 recommend for any occasion.

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BarbaraK
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb! I had not been there before but assure you I will return! Service was wonderful but not annoying.

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JohnC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food!

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RScho
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to eat. The location is in a very nice area where there is stuff do, and you could walk around. The restaurant itself was amazing. Very ambient, clean, prestigious atmosphere. The service was the best I ever had never even had to ask for anything. Not even water, and since it was authentic Italian food the waiter being knowledgeable enough to help me choose was awesome. The food is out of this world. There wasn't nothing I tasted which was a all new for me that wouldn't be in the category of best I ever had. Even the bread, and butter. Absolutely must go

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place.

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TeelaS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t come here often enough.
The food, drinks and service are always impeccable!
I can’t wait until summer to get back to rooftop seating!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Seating by the door was not favorable at all. Everything else was superb

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner. Wonderful food and service. First time visiting, will definitely be back!

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KM1993
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and food! can't beat that. highly recommend.

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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
34 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
12 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
11 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
Philadelphia
2 reviews
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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vipDTC75
Richmond
2 reviews
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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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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TiffaniG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! 0-10 would most definitely recommend!

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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!

FAQs

Leone's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 624-1455.

Leone's is rated 4.8 stars by 482 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.