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“Yummy!”

Leonardo's Pure Italian
Ranked #15 of 243 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, Healthy
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Leonardo's is a small, family owned restaurant, Yuka and Leo have been in hospitality for more than 20 years all together. Our Menu is quite small only because we work only with the freshest products possible. For the same reason we change our menu very often, to try new flavours and recipe. The restaurant is open for dinner 7 nights a week.
Reviewed January 5, 2014

This little place is a must if you are visiting Rotorua. The staff is friendly and the food was amazing. My husband and I had the salad (which was big enough for two as a starter) and the bolognase and gorgozola pastas. Both were delicious and clearly made with very fresh ingredients.

With a couple of sodas, the whole meal was about $75 NZD, which for the quality was worth it (food is really expensive in New Zealand).

Thanks Leonardo!

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Thank dotandfeather
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LeonardoandYuka, Owner at Leonardo's Pure Italian, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Hi there, thank you so much for taking time and write about us, and thank you for saying about the quality of our products. We need to thank all of our providers , they can find for us the freshest products possible. Looking forward to have you here again

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Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We tried the daily special of vegetarian lasagne - it wouldn't normally be my first choice to try vegetarian, but so very glad I did! Superb! Layers of juicy veg with tasty homemade pasta. The other two in our party had the tagliatelle with spinach and walnuts -equally superb. Also highly recommend the antipasti starter platter to get you in the mood for more....Fabulous restaurant.

Thank ClareyG
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LeonardoandYuka, Owner at Leonardo's Pure Italian, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Hi there, thank you for your review, and I am glad you enjoyed your vegetarian lasagne, we are trying new summery recipe to add to the menu and looks like we found a winner. Looking forward to have you here again

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We had very high expectations after having read reviews, but the food was disappointing- dry chicken, overlooked fish. The service was good. Antipasto was good, more bread would have been good.

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Thank Ozzies2014
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LeonardoandYuka, Owner at Leonardo's Pure Italian, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Hi there, thank you so much for spending some time writing this review about us. I am so sorry you didn't enjoy our food, but unfortunately mistake happened, we are all human, I would have really loved, you to tell us that your meal was wrong, we would have gone the extra mile to fix it. We always check our meals once they left the kitchen, but if the customer tells us that everything is fine, we just assume that "everything is fine". Once again so sorry for our mistake, hope to see you again sometimes soon

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

The food at Leonardo's is always fresh and full of flavour... a delightful and tasty representation of Italian cuisine. Satisfying selection of wines to accompany meals. Delicious desserts. Yuka and Leo are friendly hosts. We prefer to sit outside watch the chef's work their magic. Its a small and intimate place, so recommend making a booking.

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Thank Tahatoi
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LeonardoandYuka, Owner at Leonardo's Pure Italian, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Hi Bruceandsteph, thank you so much for this review. At Leonardos we are all looking forward to have you here again for some more yummy food. Take care

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Food terrific great experience -would recommend to anyone in Rotorua to visit this place -especially ex Lewisham customers.

Selwyn and barb

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LeonardoandYuka, Owner at Leonardo's Pure Italian, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Hi there, thank you for taking time and write the review about us, and thank you for mentioning Lewisham's as it was an icon in Rotorua. Sad to see them gone. Cheers

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