Leone's

4.7
490 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 490 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HollyR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My fiance and I got engaged that morning and wanted to have dinner on the gorgeous back patio as we had before celebrating another occasion. We told the hostess we got engaged and we wanted to eat on the downstairs patio but instead, she takes us upstairs to this small table in the back right in front of the door with no view. I nicely asked the waitress if we could eat downstairs like we wanted but it was full, so instead, we moved to the other side of the upstairs to another (slightly bigger) table. It was a little better but I was missing the atmosphere of the downstairs patio. I wish they had done a little more for us as we told them we had JUST got engaged that day. No complimentary drink or dessert. They didn't make any fuss over it. A little disappointed.

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FunmiO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in Virginia Beach on vacation and came here on a date with my boyfriend. Beautiful environment, lovely experience, and delicious food. The vegan options were a plus. The waiter was nice and courteous. I plan to come back here the next time I am in Virginia Beach.

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vipMarkG
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another superb dining experience at Leone's! We combined an outing to the Chrysler Museum (to view the special exhibit on "Americans in Paris") with an early dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so sweet. She accommodated me and my requests as well. Thank you so much !!

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RayetteR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice romantic feel and food was great. Our server was kind of slow but overall she did great.

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Jade
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food, I will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Experience! Great outdoor seating area! Could use space heaters but lovely nonetheless

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leone’s was great! Every dish came out quickly, and was perfectly cooked and tasted superb! Our waitress Lindsey was wonderful with her suggestions and very polite! Cannot wait to visit again in the summer and sit on the rooftop!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately this was the first and last trip to the restaurant. Expectations were high for a birthday dinner but the restaurant could not have delivered a more disappointing experience. The restaurant was called the day of the reservation to remind them that this dinner was for a birthday and yet the restaurant dropped the ball, never acknowledged or acted upon this information. The food was OK. I am not going to overly criticize the food but there wasn’t much flavor in the dishes. The restaurant had otherwise excellent reviews which solidified my choice but this experience terribly under delivered.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. No special occasion, simply dinner with mother. Wonderful service, great food, incredible ambiance.

What a I will say is that the lamb chops wasn’t a good price point. I know they are expensive, but $40.00 for three chops and mashed potatoes was discomforting. Albeit they were good, I was still hungry after eating them.

Aside from that, excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

JB delivered A1 service!

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UpsetCustomer
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Completely rude management. We were told that the restaurant was not taking reservations and that they could not accept walk ins. After reserving a table online ten minutes after being told we could not we were seated. The manger offered no apologies and was not caring about the inconvenience. I DO NOT recommend this place to anyone! Poor customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s was a birthday celebration however no cake was give or birthday dessert, but overall it was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Leone's. We will definitely dine there again!

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HeatherL
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JB was our server and an absolute delight. Played along so well with us ! He made my Birthday extremely memorable. Very attentive but not in an annoying way. Explained everything down to the bone. They take your appetizers and main course order altogether, put do not ask them to start until you are ready, after your appetizer. Everything was at our pace and the atmosphere was everything I looked for. It was quiet but in a relaxing way. It was a little chilly when we dined but we still enjoyed going outside the later part of our dining adventure there and to sit in the comfortable outdoor furniture by the fire with my glass of wine was the icing on the cake. The price was fair considering quality of service and food!
Needless to say, we will be back.

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KaylaL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

This app doesn’t specify what the specific dress code is deemed business causal unlike their website. Please be mindful the meaning of a 2021 dress code isn’t the same as the meaning of a 2010 business casual dress code. So post entering the facility, the hostess inform me that my dress code wasn’t up to par but she’d let me “slid”. She (lady green velvet dress) states, “this information is on open table app”. People, please look for yourself and it’s NOT!

As I observed the dress code, there were lots of individuals that didn’t have on a business causal attire. This made me feel pinpointed and I desired to leave the facility but my reservations were already made and wanted to give this restaurant the benefit of the doubt. I decided to stay to only eat ok food. The desert was free bc of my bday.. thank Alison (believe that’s her name). All in all the manager was informed but no sincerity in his response. Doubt if I’d go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was tasty but too Pricey for the amount of food. Not really worth the value. I would suggest another Italian restaurant on same street.

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SunB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almost had a problem but Management stepped in and took care of things diligently with no hesitation! I appreciated that! Outstanding waiters and Delicious food and would definitely recommend this Fabulous restaurant to anyone whose looking to be in a beautiful setting with magnificent food with great service!

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foodie63
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Had one of the evening specials. Ravioli with meat sauce. It was not very warm when served. Also one of them was dry/rubbery. They courteously removed it from the bill. The bruschetta was mediocre. Prices were high for food and the wine. Won't go back.

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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
7 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
2 reviews
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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FAQs

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

Leone's is rated 4.7 stars by 490 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.