Authentic Italian Cuisine

The Leigh House Today

The historic Leigh House, was first discovered by its' current owner, Mr. Giuseppe DiBenigno. He was lured not only by the beautiful architecture of the home, but it's history as well. The house was transformed many times over the years before being rescued and lovingly restored. The renovation took 10 months, but the results were dramatic - high ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, classic paintings, and natural lighting.

Built in the late 1880's the Leigh House, owned by Dr. Alfred Leigh, Jr., was headquarters for a large dairy farm as well as being the areas only "lying-in" hospital.

Originally the Leigh farm consisted of nine outdoor structures other than the house. There was a silo, a cistern, a windmill, cow shelters, a smoke house, a milk barn, a dairy processing building, a carriage house, and a two story servants quarters. Dr. Leigh purchased the original 24.25 acres for $436.50, or $18 per acre.

Dr. Leigh, served as a prominent country doctor in his local community of Fairfax County for 38 years. He and his wife Maggie had three children.

Hassell Leigh, Dr. Leighs son, worked and lived on the dairy farm in which he also produced corn and grain, until his passing in 1976.

Established in 1989
Events for
July 2024
Dante Ristorante
1148 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mon-Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed on Sundays

Other Information
Wheelchair Accessible
Outdoor Seating
Major Credit Cards
Waiter Service
Take Reservations
Attire: Business Casual
DANTE RISTORANTE fine italian dining