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“noisy kitchen staff”

Leonardo's pizza and pasta workshop
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“noisy kitchen staff”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

The kitchen staff (it's an open kitchen) were extremely noisy with banging of their steel containers and dishes as they were clearing away and cleaning up the kitchen. Surely this was a bit early to do this as the time we were there was between 8.00pm and 9.20pm. Only three tables were occupied and one of the tables had asked the staff to tone the noise down but this was not done. Service is very poor and the food was not great. Altogether was not a pleasant experience at all and we would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. We will certainly not go there again when we are in Port Elizabeth which is a pity because Leonardo's are generally very good.

  • Visited March 2013
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Helpful?
Thank patricia w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level Contributor
41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Bland pasta!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Found the food to be bland and tasteless, the service was ok though, it seems as if the pasta dish I had was frozen and just heated in the microwave.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Schimi31
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Pasta”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

We often eat here because they make the best pasta in town. I love the paintings on the walls - gives it a real "Italian feel"!

Visited January 2013
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Thank Lisa and Roger L
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Leonardo's at the Boardwalk P.E.”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

The ambience is great , the staff efficient and friendly . The menu is very comprehensive and the food really well prepared and delicious . .

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Patrick K
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Service not great”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

The food is quite good but the service is not great. The waiters tend to stand around and chat to each other or stand outside to watch the musical fountains when the show is on and then neglect the diners. They are also there to "just do the job" - no friendliness or warmth! Nice thin crust pizza, but the one called the "Allegra", a vegetarian pizza, was very disappointing. The seafood one was delicious, though have done with more seafood. The pasta was very good . Pity about the service as this spoils the dining experience.

  • Visited January 2013
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Helpful?
Thank patricia w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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