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“its better than dominos.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Leonardo's Pizza by the Slice

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Leonardo's Pizza by the Slice
1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5109
352-375-2007
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Ranked #95 of 461 restaurants in Gainesville
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Gainesville, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“its better than dominos.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This restaurant is a hit or miss. The only good thing on the menu is the NY slice, because all of the toppings, pepperoni included, are terrible here. The stoners working there lose track of time when heating up your slice so there is little consistency. When done right, their cheese pizza is really good. Salads here are not worth the price, and the dressings are awful with the exception of caesar, but its not really possible to mess that one up. A slice is about $3 by the way and it comes out pretty quick. Leos is connected to Bistro 1245 which has much better food but the same lazy i hate my job type staff.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Pizza, Salads, and Calzones in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Leonardos by the Slice is a Slice of Gainesville. It's a true college town hangout, but don't let that stop you from bringing your family. The food is amazing and the staff are always professional and helpful. The atmosphere is what I think of when I'm looking for casual college pizza experience. Our kids love the place and we bring many friends on our traditional Saturday Lunch. Introduce yourself to the owner, Mr. Solomon. He's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.

Visited May 2013
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Newberry, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Pizza Legend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This was the first place I ate when I moved to Gainesville many years ago. It was the best pizza I had ever eaten. It is still just as good today.

Visited July 2012
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Ocala, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
314 reviews 314 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Typical College Hangout”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Interesting place if you like to "People Watch." Stopped in for a late night dinner, ordering the 12" "Big Leo" thick-crusted Pizza. WOW! Thick was right, very filling. Not a lot of toppings on the basic, but that was our fault not theirs. Took a lengthy wait, but had a salad in the meantime - Now that was a GREAT salad! Very very good. One pizza, one salad $22.26. WOW.
Interesting as the restrooms (which could use some work on them) were out back, and around the corner! Wastebaskets overflowing, can't really say dirty, but could use a scrub.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dayton
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“VERY GOOD! Gluten-free ESPECIALLY!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I am typing in caps because I have to YELL HOW DELICIOUS THEIR GLUTEN FREE PIZZA IS!!!!
The regular pizza is super tasty, both NY style (try the portabello!) and the thick, but the gluten-free was AWESOME. Even just judged against other pizzas, not specifically gluten free - it was so tasty. We had it twice! Hamburger and sundried tomatos, baby... go get it now and know there's a hungry girl jealous of you in Ohio.

Visited January 2013
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