We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 148 Des Plaines Restaurants

Leona's Restaurant

1504 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4603
+1 847-759-0800
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #55 of 148 Restaurants in Des Plaines
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza & Pasta
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: Leona's restaurant Des Plaines is Italian restaurant with tasty homemade food. The menu includes: appetizers, salads, pizza, pasta, diner dishes, sandwiches, burgers and desserts. We have gluten free items and kid's menu is available too. The restaurant has dine-in area, pick-up and delivery service. Kids friendly atmosphere and area for great parties. Party packages are available for groups over 20 people in our dine-in area. Catering orders for your party are welcome too.
Write a Review

22 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    12
    3
    2
    2
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Des Plaines, Illinois, USA
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We ordered delivery through grub hub. Selected pizza, mixed appetizers and a pasta dish.All three were average at best; will not be ordering from them again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Des Plaines, Illinois
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Ate there a few times until I ordered fried chicken. The meal was slow in coming and when it arrived the chicken was raw. I called the manager over and showed him the chicken. He took the meal away and ordered me another dinner.It took so long to arrive that the three other people had finished their meals. Terrible food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gencho_Nonev, General Manager at Leona's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello grodi1. I am sorry to hear that you had such bad experience in this location. I want to apologize for my coworkers which worked 2013 because as I see you visit the location October 2013. You have all rights to be upset and I understand you. I just don't understand why you wait almost a year to right this... More 

Bartlett, Illinois, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This place used to be a town favorite. Lasagna and chicken to die for. No more. New management raised prices and cut portion sizes. We will be cutting this place out of the restaurants we go to.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gencho_Nonev, General Manager at Leona's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Nicole R. I appreciate feed back from our valuable customers so we can improve and go forward. Unfortunately what you post is wrong so we can not get anything out of it. I will explain you what I mean. First I will tell you how much were the items which you mentioned in your review before and now. Lasagna... More 

Wheeling, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Leona's was one of our favorite restaurants. On this last visit, it was evident things had changed, and not in a good way. Gone is the fun menu full of interesting organic fare. The current menu is small and lacks variety. The food quality has declined significantly as well. The salads have been stripped of the complexity that made them... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gencho_Nonev, General Manager at Leona's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Robert. My name is Gencho and I am the new general manager of Leona's of Des Plaines. I am very sorry to hear that you were not happy with the new menu. The company change some of the items with the mission to provide better quality of the food. We are focusing on providing homemade and delicious food. I... More 

Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Enjoy the pizza nicely cooked, with interesting toppings like pineapple, tomatoes, and the usual pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms. Pleasant atmosphere and prices are reasonable. New owner has taken over, and improvements are noticed. Men's room was clean, and hot water was available to wash hands. We'll definitely return. Parking is free in the lot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We used to looove leona's. We came all the time. The kids loved the kids meals (which were free with adult meals) and the little desserts they brought after dinner. BUT we went last week and everything was different. Portion sizes shrank, kids meals no longer free... AND they gave them less! 2 of my kids had to eat again... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
272 reviews 272 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

In an excellent location with a very nice atmosphere, if you are looking for pizza or other types of Italian food, and you're in the area of downtown Des Plaines, this is a good choice. The service was excellent, though we did happen to be the first ones in when they opened. From the lasagna, to the pizza, to the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Des Plaines, Illinois
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My wife and I went to the movies and afterward wanted to gt some dinner. As we headed back home Leona's came to mind (we love the Leona's wings). We saw that Leona's also has Gluten Free pizzas. Wow, A winner for our new Gluten free dietary change and they alos have Soy cheese for pizza's. Being lactose intolerant, I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Novi, Michigan
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We enjoyed a delicious dinner this past weekend at Leona's. They apparently are famous for their homemade cheese lasagna. Wow! I make a mean lasagna but I have to say this might have been a tad bit better than my own. The lasagna was served with marinara or meat sauce. I chose the meat sauce and was not disappointed. I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Muskegon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Great décor, felt very cozy. Loved the old music videos playing. Ordered the Shrimp, scallops, and tomato fettuccine with chicken noodle soup. Everything was homemade. The soup had large chunks of chicken, the fettuccine had a lot of shrimp and scallops with real cheese over it. Only problem was I ate it all and do not want to think of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Leona's Restaurant also viewed

 
Des Plaines, IL
 

Been to Leona's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Leona's Restaurant

Address: 1504 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4603
Phone Number: +1 847-759-0800
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Italian, Pizza & Pasta

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Leona's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?