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“Lovely Italian with super service”

Leonardo's Pure Italian
Ranked #16 of 250 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Healthy
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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 May 15, 2014

Firstly, you need to book! At least at the weekend when we went there. One of the best, if not the best, places to eat your dinner in Rotorua. This is genuine Italian. Meals are filling but not heavy. And there are nice deserts if you still have space! We had great Chianti with our food, very smooth, if you're not after NZ wine. It's small and unsuitable for tours so it has a great atmosphere. The service is very friendly and goodness me, they work hard!

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Reviewed May 15, 2014

We booked here on the back of TA and so glad we went. From Outside it looks like a cafe I'd walk past but it was fabulous. The menu was lovely, we only had mains as not too hungry and glad we made that call as we were completely full by the end ...with no pud! We had lamb which was heavenly, cooked just right and roasted veg. Also pork dish, quite spicy but not too much, delicious meal served with polenta.
Would go again in a heart beat. Don't miss this place if you are in town.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

This small restaurant has a great atmosphere and excellent food -If the kitchen is open for all to see the chefs at work then I think that's a sign that they really know what they are doing! We shared a Bruschetta between 2 - this was ample. The meal portions are big enough to fill you up but reasonable enough to leave room for some of their delicious desserts. So much character compared to the restaurants along Eat Street - definitely recommend and booking ahead is advisable.

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Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

The best place to eat on Rotorua, such amazing food across the board (entree, main & dessert). The cosy little restaurant along with the great service made us feel very warm and welcomed! Definitely need to book due popularity!!

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LeonardoandYuka, Owner at Leonardo's Pure Italian, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2014

Hi there, thank you so much for your review, such a nice one. Looking forward to have you here again. Cheers

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Make reservations as this place is popular. We thought it was the best food in town. The owners and staff really work hard to ensure you are happy. Food was very good.

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LeonardoandYuka, Owner at Leonardo's Pure Italian, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2014

Hi, thank you for your time to write this review about. Glad you did. Hope to see you again sometime in the future. Cheers

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