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“Best pizza ever!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Leo's Pizza

Leo's Pizza
408 NW Englewood Rd, Kansas City, MO 64118-3961
816-453-6666
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Ranked #96 of 1,242 Restaurants in Kansas City
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
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Kansas City
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Best pizza ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

I have been indulging in Leo's Pizza for over 24 years and it still is the best pizza I've ever eaten! Although I miss seeing Leo due to his recent passing, the family has continued to provide a warm, friendly atmosphere and excellent pizza and salads.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“MomNPop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

I love this mom and pop, family owned pizza place! It is pretty amazing. A little greasy, but overall excellent!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Leo's, why not? You've eaten worse pizza, you know you have.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

Leo's Pizza would be considered St. Louis style pizza. The pizza, being St. Louis style is covered with cheese, probably more than most pizza actually from St. Louis. Some probably wonder why it has this intense cheese flavor and it's so melty. It's the Provel cheese, Provel is a white cheese that's made with processed Cheddar, Swiss, and Provolone. You should try it at least once, and that would probably be enough, it'll probably remain in your stomach for the rest of your life.

Actually though, I prefer either New York style or a more traditional Neapolitan style, but sometimes I just crave that really cheesy stuff. Leo's is good for that. It is a small "hole in the wall" of a place in a strip mall, next to Cafe Jaffa. There is usually only one or two people in the kitchen so sometimes getting your pie can take some time. For the price the pizza is okay, I think the toppings are average, your basic pizzeria offerings. It's not much in the way of ambiance or sitting room and there is usually some really bad reality show or game show blasting away on the TV so I would recommend enjoying your super cheesy pizza on the go.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, MO
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Unique pizza, get it to go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

Leo's Pizza is a unique pizza formula in KC similar to the Imo's concept in St. Louis. Thin crust with Provel cheese ( a combo mozz and provelone.) I love this style of pizza and often find myself craving this over the other KC pizza options. A couple tips, even when eating there, order on the way. They seem to always be backed up and it often takes a while to get your order. Also, they are truly a hole in the wall so don't expect "service" or "atmosphere." For pizza, it doesn't really matter, does it?

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“Cheesy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2007

Their pizza is different, because they blend three different types of cheeses together to make a new taste. If you don't like cheese, not a good idea. I love pizza, but I can only eat Leo's in smaller portions, because it's so cheesy, but it sure is good!

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