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Leonardo's Pizza In A Pan

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4131 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605
352.376.2001
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chicago style pizza in the south

I've heard and read great things about Leonardo's. This is exactly as you'd expect an Italian pizza/restaurant to be. The lighting is a bit dim, the booth seat cushions aren't velcroed to the wooden base, pepperoni slices are included in the salad bar, and the best part is the overhead lighting! I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
James W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've heard and read great things about Leonardo's. This is exactly as you'd expect an Italian pizza/restaurant to be. The lighting is a bit dim, the booth seat cushions aren't velcroed to the wooden base, pepperoni slices are included in the salad bar, and the best part is the overhead lighting! I half expected heavy plastic table coverings to match... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This place has been here forever, and there's a reason for that. It looks just like it did when it opened in the 70s and I think some of the same people might still work there. Fabulous deep dish Chicago style pizza--not your thin-crust kind of place. The salad bar is not so great--just iceberg lettuce and toppings, but it... More 

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Thank LaDVie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

When my girls and I travel to Gainesville and are in the mood for pizza, Leonardo's is tops in the list and today was one of the best. We ordered a sampler pie and it came out with toppings literally falling off there was so much! The food never disappoints!! I don't know if it is authentic Chicago style, but... More 

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Thank BigSnuff
Jacksonville, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This place is billed as Chicago Style Deep Dish pizza. I am a transplanted native of Chicago and a foodie, so any pizza place that labels themselves as Deep Dish Chicago Style gets at least one visit from me. This will be my last for Leonardo's, which is now named Leonardo's Pizza of Millhopper. I ordered a slice of the... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Leonardo's in the Millhopper Plaza has a simple approach for their customers. Inside are some booths and small tables that can be arranged for larger parties. We ordered garden salads, garlic knots, and a large Big Leo deep dish pizza. For beverages sweet tea, and sangria. The server brought half filled glasses of sangria and a full carafe. Salad was... More 

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Thank bentprop
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Hands down the best pizza in Gainesville. Ambiance is very local and unique. Old school pizzeria feel. Lots of character. THE BEST SERVICE in town! Anywhere! I bring every visitor I know here.

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Thank TheRayCarr
Beechgrove, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Leonardo's Pizza is often a stop on our visits to Gainesville, so when lunchtime came this weekend, we decided to try it again. The Family Special includes a large three tipping pan pizza, a pitcher of either soft drink or draft beer and twelve small rolls literally floating in garlic butter. As with the pizza crust, you have a choice... More 

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Thank TNBOY
Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is an old favorite, with a convenient location in the NW part of Gainesville. They have a good formula, and produce tasty pizzas. Nice salad bar.

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Thank George E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is one of those local places that might not look like much from the outside, but the food is incredible. If you like true Chicago-style deep dish pizza, this is the place. It takes a while for a deep dish pizza to cook, but if you are rushed for time, you can call ahead. Their garlic rolls are to... More 

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Thank GoGatorsFlorida
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Was told I must try this place, and it was worth the try. Great selections- daily slice specials and wonderful garlic sauce for dipping.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4131 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352.376.2001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?