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Leonardo's Pizza by the Slice

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1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5109
352-375-2007
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Quick pizza

I wanted a quick lunch while in Gainesville so I stopped in Leonardo's. I have had the Greek pizza before and liked it. This time just regular pepperoni. The slice is large and service is fast. The pizza was tasty, one slice was filling.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Soilsister1244
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Ocala, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

This mom-and-pop pizzeria is probably the best pizza you will get outside of Chicago. The thick crust pizza reminds me so much of what I would get in downtown Chicago, its just so amazing! The service is always friendly and fast.

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Thank Sungr8t
Gainesville, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

So tonight my roommates and I decided to go to Leonardo's. I have lived in Gainesville for almost 4 years now, going to Leonardo's every so often and never having a problem until today! We were standing at the counter ready to order, and I told the cashier that I had a few questions about the calzones, as they are... More 

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Thank Kristina W
Ocala, Florida
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119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

I wanted a quick lunch while in Gainesville so I stopped in Leonardo's. I have had the Greek pizza before and liked it. This time just regular pepperoni. The slice is large and service is fast. The pizza was tasty, one slice was filling.

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Thank Soilsister1244
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I have been here several times and the quality is always outstanding. You can order thin, regular or thick pizza. So many toppings to choose from too! Do not forget the get the bread rolls with dipping sauce. We ordered extra for the drive home! Please remember this place atmosphere is not what you are going there for. The roof... More 

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Thank Manya O
Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We weren't too hungry, so we figured pizza by the slice would be a good way to go. The slices are huge. Neither of our grandchildren could eat more than half a slice. The variety available was very good. I ordered Sausage, and it was very good, if a little light on the meat. After our order was ready, I... More 

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Thank Cobalt99
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Leonardo's is a great place for Specialty Pizza! The staff was great and the food was Fresh n Hot. A great place to entertain family n Friends!

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Thank Sunny B
FL
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Alway fresh, fast, predictable and where we go when we are craving good, hot pizza. This is the only pizza I have had in Gainesville as I haven't felt a need to go anywhere else.

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Thank dzdreamer64
Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I ordered a basic salad and a slice of cheese pizza and it was fine.,I think I would have liked it better if I ordered one of their more unique items. Their calzones were huge.

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Thank WPMagicJourneys
St. Augustine
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

One person in our party and been here several times and raved about it! She was spot on! We had a cheese pizza that was just simple and delicious! The cheese was terrific! The pie was a generous 18" As an upstate NYer who knows pizza at its best, I say give Leonardos a try, you wont be disappointed and... More 

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Thank Jillbus
Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great pizza, lots of choice. Regular and deep-dish options. Vegetarian and gluten-free friendly. Great selection of local beers.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5109
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352-375-2007

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?