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“Eating our way through Connecticut”
Review of Leon's Restaurant - MOVED

Leon's Restaurant
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Canal Dock Road
Description: Since 1938, Leon's Restaurant has been synonymous with exceptional Italian food. Executive Chef and Owner, Edward E. Varipapa, continues the Italian tradition at this exquisite family owned and operated restaurant. With outstanding International and Italian dishes in a friendly, comfortable, family atmosphere, Leon's continues to be a community favorite. We offer an extensive menu and Leon's famous signature creations-Pane Cotto, Gypsy Chicken and Calabrese peppers, to name just a few-are prominently featured on the menu along with the ever-changing "Goodie List". We offer "Chef's Table" every Tuesday evening and "Sunday Supper" on Sunday. If your going to the TOYOTA-OAKDALE THEATER we are conveniently located 9 minutes (4.4miles) away. Going to visit Quinnipiac University - we are 12 minutes (5.1 miles) away. We are located adjacent to Quinnipiac Univerity's North Haven campus.
Connecicut
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Eating our way through Connecticut”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Love the food and the water view. It is one of our outside places to eat. I do believe I heard they are moving. Love the cold seafood salad but it is not on the menu.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Faith D
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Food with a nice view!”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

I eat at Leon's at least once a month I have never been disappointed with my meal. The prices are reasonable and the service is very good.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Ray2220
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New Haven, CT
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great location, mediocre food (at best)...”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Leon's has one of the best locations overlooking Long Island Sound of any restaurant in Connecticut. Has very nice seating on a deck as well as very tall windows from which it is very easy to see the water from inside the restaurant.

The quality of the food, however, leaves much to be desired. The safest thing to do is stick with the raw shellfish and salads. Hard to mess those up.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank GBGBNewHaven
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Wolcott, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A Reservation - BUT ??”
Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

Had a reservation for a Sunday Lunch as have previously done BUT !!!

They confirmed the reservation but failed to notify us that we were stuck with the Buffet and could not order from the menu as we have done on previous Sundays.
Seems they had a function and it was tough luck to those who made reservations.

Has been a favorite but no more, rumor has it that they will move to North Haven - maybe then but not sure ????

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Thank Chetzak
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North Haven, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good food....!!!”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

Good food. Very popular restaurant. Went there so long ago. We just never think of Leon's when going out to eat.

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Thank Linda L
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