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Leonardo's Pure Italian

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1099 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 7084
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1099 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food here is definitely authentic Italian and was really yummy however I didn’t find the service very good. We were a family of four with a 2 year old and there is no option of a kids menu. We were seated and then left...More

Thank Willow T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Highly recommended by our Air Bnb hosts, this is not your typical pizza joint. The food was spectacular. My pasta with seafood was delicious and beautifuly presented. My husband enjoyed his beef dish. The other dishes served at other tables looked so good I wish...More

Thank Sonia F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice Italian restaurant with good menu and food quality, but the service was very slow and not very friendly.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bistro type atmosphere with deliciously prepared Italian dishes. The lamb was an excellent choice as was the fish. The gnocchi could have been better seasoned. The service was a bit slow because there was not enough wait staff to handle the number of customers. Other...More

1  Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When my partner and I were ready to order, the waitress informed us that a lot of the menu was sold out. We should have been notified which dishes were not available before we decided on what we wanted - time wasted. We both ended...More

1  Thank Kristen T
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

They were understaffed but gnocchi and risotto were excellent and the NZ merlot the waiter picked out for me was divine. Italian salad was a little heavy but tasty. Would have preferred more lettuce less meat and cheese. Restaurant is in a really cool area

1  Thank Claiborne B
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We where a large group who eat here.. we found the service good.. staff where friendly and accomodating.. will be back

1  Thank CJO193
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Once we got past the noisy open front we were seated in the much quieter interior and made to feel very welcome. We had various Antipasto but two of us shared the mixed Antipasto which was superb and probably big enough for three to share....More

1  Thank ajay600
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

My wife likes to research restaurants before we leave Canada any time we travel, and this was one of the places she selected for our stay in Rotorua. Well, it certainly did not disappoint! The decor is modest, but nice, and the food is just...More

2  Thank Longshot421
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We have a son in the spectrum who is sensory. They were fantastic and made him the perfect pasta. So much so he asked for the same one the next night. HIGHLY recommended.

2  Thank Adrienne E
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Questions & Answers
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
Scott D
2 August 2015|
Response from Leonardospure | Property representative |
no sorry we don't have the licence for BYO. cheers
24 July 2015|
Response from Leonardospure | Property representative |
we are on eat street now !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1099 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 7084
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Leonardo's is a small, family owned restaurant, Yuka and Leo have been in hospitality for more than 20 years all together. 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 dinner 7 nights a week.
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