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Leonardo's Pure Italian

1099 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 7084
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“wild boar” (17 reviews)
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Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1099 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Restaurant was not full which should have been the red flag. All the others in the area were very busy as it was a Saturday night. Menu was beautifully written, with food sources noted and descriptions of the dishes. The Waiter took our order and...More

Thank hsi52
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last visit was to their previous very small restaurant but the new venue in Eat Street is much improved with room to move and not fall over the neighbouring table. We ate early with a small child so it was not busy. We were served...More

Thank silverthreads101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, but the atmosphere wasn't as nice as the old place, which was almost literally, a hidden hole in the wall. But hey, good food is good food regardless of the setting.

1  Thank krebs1979
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed at a motel one block away, went out for dinner one nite. this restaurant is at one end (inner end) of string of restaurants. the menu at the tour guide recommended restaurant didn't appeal so we walked the row and looked. ended up at...More

1  Thank John33290
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family’s first dining experience here was great, service was awesome, meals were fresh and delicious and I posted a happy review. Second visit here, sadly not so. Service was lovely, no complaints there but the food was appalling. Soggy gnocchi meals which I think...More

Thank summerfuntimes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has the classic tagliatelle cabanara and it was very average, if I were to come back here I would not order it again. It has more a smoky flavour to it. Waitress may have been having a bad day, was polite but not overly friendly....More

Thank ArnekaT
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We stayed for a few days in this city (Rotorua, NZ) and from the first day we had lunch at Leonardo's, really recommendable, exquisite food, real Italian food, the pizza was delicious. Leonardo, the owner is always friendly and welcoming like all the waiters.

Thank Canada393
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We frequently eat at Leonardos when we pass through or stay in Rotorua. Although right on the main tourist strip in eat street this place maintains a true Italian spirit and pride in their cooking. Never had a bad experience with them until today. My...More

Thank Gaswok
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We visited here recently for dinner with 2 kids & the pizzas were fantastic. There was plenty of toppings & the base was just like pizzas should be. For gelato the choices were pork (yep, I’m not sure if we heard correctly), rosemary & cheesecake....More

Thank Flojo0
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

I have been here many times and it has never disappointed me or the people that I have been with. Always friendly and welcoming service. And the staff know the menu and are happy to change the dish as you need ( but the food...More

Thank BrettJ995
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Questions & Answers
Scott D
24 July 2018|
Response from Leonardospure | Property representative |
Hi Scot, thank you very much for your enquiry. I, personally, and the team would love to make your night special. The chef would create something special for you and your partner, to suit your dietary requirements... More
Stephanie H
14 April 2018|
Response from Leonardospure | Property representative |
Hi there,thank you so much for your enquiry. We can definitely cater for your needs as everything we make is done with love by ourselves, in the premise using only the best ingredients possible. I hope that helps, looking... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1099 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 7084
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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.
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