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Leonardo's is a small, family-owned restaurant. Our Menu is quite small only because we work only with the freshest products possible. For the same reason, we change our menu very often, to try new flavours and recipe. The restaurant is open for Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week.
US$7 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Italian, European, Healthy
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful experience at Leonardo’s. The staff were friendly and food was excellent. We will definitely dine here again on our next visit. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slightly pricier than the average restaurant but well worth it! I loved everything about my meal here, the food, the service, and the ambience. I had the bruschetta, cannelloni and tiramisu and all were excellent. Will definitely be going back!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 9 December 2021 via mobile

We - a 'senior' couple - came here for a 77th birthday celebration. Two excellent cocktails, magnificent mussel entree, one pollo and one 300g steak mains. Couldn't fit in dessert! The meals were excellent - gorgeous presentation, no long waits either. As for service that...too was excellent. Covid trace and vax certificates were checked before we were able to enter the restaurant - that layer of safety pleased us. The waiter was attentive and pleasant. We were impressed with all aspects of our dining experience and heartily recommend a visit to Leonardo'sMore

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 25 October 2021

Amazing food and excellent service, mussel and scallop entrees were divine and we all thoroughly enjoyed our mains...no room left for dessert but would highly recommend and definitely will be back. 100% satisfied

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 October 2021

We ate on Friday 1 October. I had the the vegetarian cannelloni and it was really tasty and it came with a beautiful salad. My husband enjoyed the chicken citron main. We were very pleased with our choice in Eat Street. The meal came out...really quickly and the staff were very attentive. Well done.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 October 2021 via mobile

My partner and I went there for lunch and shared the pizza with the prawns and wow, it was amazing! I couldn’t fault it at all! Their lemon, lime and bitters was also Devine! We loved it so much that we went back a second...time for dinner the next day and ordered the same pizza along with the calamari! The calamari was delicious, it was so tender! I highly recommend going here! All the staff were lovely, I wish I got our waiters name because he was really nice! The atmosphere of the restaurant was also really nice! Definitely the best restaurant on eat streat😍More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 October 2021

We ate here twice in the week we were in Rotorua. The first time my husband had the chowder and the ordinary cannelloni and I had the garlic bread and the vegetarian cannelloni. Accompanied by a nice moscato wine. It was all delicious so we...returned again later in the week. Second time we shared some garlic bread, my husband tried the gnocchi and I could resist having the vege cannelloni again! It was so tasty! Service was attentive and we enjoyed both meals. Will return next time we get to Rotorua.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 30 September 2021 via mobile

Oh dear, oh dear. Bad night at Leonardo’s. The kitchen was totally overwhelmed, for some reason. 2 hour wait on mains and even then they were delivered one at a time rather than everyone on the table being served at once. It took 15 to...20 minutes for some tables to get all their meals. Goodness knows how the kitchen copes at Level 1. It certainly has no idea how to manage reduced capacity at Level 2. Could have forgiven the long wait but when our meals arrived, the cannelloni was dried out and lukewarm in the middle. We sent it back and weren’t charged. By 9.30pm we’d lost the will to wait for a replacement. Just poor all roundMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 22 July 2021

Everyone working here is so kind and helpful. The food is delicious and it comes out very fast! We couldn’t get over how great the staff here is as well as the food!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 9 July 2021

We had our first dinner here as our hotel was within walking distance away. We were blown away by the generous portions. We ordered mussels for starters, and 2 mains: risotto and carbonara. All were delicious but the mussels were a level of their own....The staff was attentive, even offering to take away the food (we could not finish it!). We had to decline as we know we won't be able to eat it later. A wonderful experience!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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6 November 2018|
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Response from chiliwilinz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, go to Tauranga, you will find nothing in Rotorua
24 July 2018|
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Response from Leonardospure | Property representative |
Hi Scot, thank you very much for your enquiry. I, personally, and the team would love to make your night special. The chef would create something special for you and your partner, to suit your dietary requirements... More
Stephanie H
14 April 2018|
Response from Leonardospure | Property representative |
Hi there,thank you so much for your enquiry. We can definitely cater for your needs as everything we make is done with love by ourselves, in the premise using only the best ingredients possible. I hope that helps, looking... More
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Leonardo's Italian Food & Wine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5