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Leonardo's Pure Italian

1099 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 7084
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1099 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed for a few days in this city (Rotorua, NZ) and from the first day we had lunch at Leonardo's, really recommendable, exquisite food, real Italian food, the pizza was delicious. Leonardo, the owner is always friendly and welcoming like all the waiters.

Thank Canada393
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We frequently eat at Leonardos when we pass through or stay in Rotorua. Although right on the main tourist strip in eat street this place maintains a true Italian spirit and pride in their cooking. Never had a bad experience with them until today. My...More

Thank Gaswok
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here recently for dinner with 2 kids & the pizzas were fantastic. There was plenty of toppings & the base was just like pizzas should be. For gelato the choices were pork (yep, I’m not sure if we heard correctly), rosemary & cheesecake....More

Thank Flojo0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times and it has never disappointed me or the people that I have been with. Always friendly and welcoming service. And the staff know the menu and are happy to change the dish as you need ( but the food...More

Thank Brett J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came with a big party. Portion sizes quite small. Bill quite large. Staff helpful but seemed inexperienced.

Thank LightPacker819782
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't eaten here for a while but really disappointed with the food and the service. The ravioli special was dry and pour presented. Very slow service, drinks wrong, customers sitting with empty/finished plates in front of them for ages, staff texting in restaurant. Maybe...More

Thank KimP3784
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Leonardo‘s in Rotorua for a nice relaxed dinner. The pizzas were very tasty and the side salad too. When it came to the dessert I had the most impressive experience. I am allergic to vanilla and staff went through a lot...More

Thank kattykoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner and service on our first visit was so good we had to go back again!! Margarita pizza, carbonara pasta (original), pesto pasta, ravioli All our meals on both nights were excellent and the service was wonderful, authentic, and so friendly. I can only say...More

Thank MaureenV277
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks heaps for the fab service we received today, and to our waiter, Nash - I hope you are appreciated in your work 😊

Thank BoardingPass680087
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our families dinner included a few special dietary requirements that the chef was more than happy to help us with. All the waitresses and the chef were so accommodating and provided great and happy service. Highly recommend

Thank NatashaM2936
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Questions & Answers
Scott D
24 July 2018|
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
Scott D
2 August 2015|
Response from Leonardospure | Property representative |
no sorry we don't have the licence for BYO. cheers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 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
  • E-mail
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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