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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“One of the BEST Italian around Essex” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Leonardo's

Leonardo's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Essex
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of the BEST Italian around Essex”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

I am a regular visitor to Leonardo's Italian and would recommend this to everyone. I have yet to visit another Italian around this area and further into essex which is better. Food is excellent. Scallops wrapped in Bacon a favourite, and they will cook or change any dish to your liking. This is all at a very reasonable cost. 3 course meal for 2 with wine can be easily under £80. Service and atmosphere brilliant in a wonderful small family run restaurant.
A must visit for anyone.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank lm1985
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

73 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    47
    10
    11
    2
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Having never been before very impressed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Good quality food price not bad large selection on menu service good
owner very pleasant and helpfull
will return in the near future

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank redbridg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Skipton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
222 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Small good quality independent Italian restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

We were in Buckhurst Hill for one night only and after reading reviews of all of the restaurants on TA could not decide which to try. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and walked the full length of Queens road checking out what was on offer before deciding on Leornado's and walked in to book a table for that evening.
Negatives: Our table for three was just inside the door and we got a blast of cold air every time someone came in or out. Wine list just a tad pricey but these days restaurants all seem to think it is OK to put a big mark up on bottles. I would rather pay more for a good meal and less for the wine and avoid the feeling that I have been ripped off!

Positives: Everything else! Good food,reasonably good service, nice ambience and despite what has been written elsewhere about the patron, he is not rude. He has a slightly brusqe manner but is quietly efficient, professional and attentive. If you want over effusive false bonhomie then go and eat somewhere else. However if you want good food in a small and lovely genuine italian restaurant look no further!

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Peeceecee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great value local restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is a regular haunt and never fails to deliver freshly cooked good value food. We are always assured of a warm welcome.

Helpful?
3 Thank Kevin L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

I came here for Valentines on 2005, and came back in mid 2012. It was just as good. I loved the food. i can't comment on price as I didn't pay either time I came.

Helpful?
1 Thank Vulpine_Vixi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Leonardo's also viewed

Buckhurst Hill, Essex
Buckhurst Hill, Essex
 
Buckhurst Hill, Essex
Buckhurst Hill, Essex
 
Buckhurst Hill, Essex
Buckhurst Hill, Essex
 

Been to Leonardo's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing