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480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9935
+1 919-533-6303
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now, I can see why this restaurant was rated # 1 in Pittsboro! It is simply divine! From the quality of service to the delicious food, everything was wonderful! The menu may seem a bit pricey, but it is fairly reasonable (and worth it!) for the quality of food/service you get.Everything was cooked perfectly! Portion size was spot on. I... More 

Thank Shealyn M
Florence Massachusetts
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I doubt we would have found this place had we not been taken here by local friends. It's in a craftily converted industrial space, and the inventive design caught my eye repeatedly. Truly delicious food is lovingly prepared and presented. The menu is very limited, with a surprising number of non-meat-based options, although meat is not at all disdained. Both... More 

Thank Paul C
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oakleaf is a comfortable, local delight in the center of Pittsboro. It's the classy place you go to meet friends for drinks, or to have a date night with your significant other. It is unassuming in ambience, quiet & comfortable, but impressive in its offerings. The menu is small, but offers something for everyone. The cheese offerings (and especially the... More 

Thank Jennifer V
Cary, North Carolina
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202 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

On a recent ride through I stopped for lunch to check out what was a promising restaurant in an old mill. The mill is beautifully done and the restaurant is a nice setting for a romantic dinner. The cheese plate had a good selection of cheeses but some appeared to have been around a while, dry around the edges. The... More 

1 Thank tarheelrider
Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The knowledge of the staff, the curated wine list, the array of pallet pleasers, the comfortable atmosphere, the polished glassware and silverware, the plating of entrees and appetizers, the music, the aroma of farm to table, this is the best meal I've had since the countryside of Italy. And even then, I would be proud to bring my European friends... More 

1 Thank theprizman
Durham, North Carolina
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170 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

You would definitely miss this restaurant if you didn't know it was there . . . and it's already a bit off the beaten path in Pittsboro. The food is definitely worth a trip, with unique flavors using fresh ingredients. Portions are appropriate for nouvelle cuisine and were just right in our view. Service was helpful and unpressured. Only issue... More 

Thank Justine S
Apex, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Oakleaf is a beautiful restaurant with attentive wait staff. The food is carefully prepared with flavors that are second to none. The portions of food are extremely small. I have been to several farm to table restaurants and did not expect Texas size dining but only having three oysters for a first course for $15 was disappointing. They should... More 

Thank willifordgordon
Leslie C, Owner at Oakleaf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write! I think that there may have been an error with your oyster dish. The first course oyster dish should have had 6 oysters. There were several tables that chose to split the oyster appetizer (which would give 3 oysters to each person splitting the dish) and it's certainly within the... More 

Pittsboro, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Service and food were exceptional. It's an amazing find in Pittsboro and if you haven't made it there then you need to try it, worth the trip! Kathy

Thank Sloan13
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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210 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We dined here last week with friends. Everything from the wine-by-the-glass selections (I had a 2013 Chateau De Saint Cosme), to the appetizers, to the entrees were flavorful and delicious. While having desert, I noticed that they offered a local Pittsboro Apple Brandy which I tried for the first time. It was so good, i acquired a bottle for my... More 

Thank Scotch27
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Oakleaf was a pleasant surprise in many ways: the look and atmosphere , great food, somewhat high prices but with tiny portions. I had the Monkfish with mussels and it came with two tiny pieces of fish not much larger than large grapes (smaller than an egg) and four mussels. That was my entree', price about $30. So load up... More 

Thank Fred12354

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9935
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pittsboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-533-6303

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?