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Leonardo's Pure Italian

1099 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 7084
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (67 reviews)
“wild boar” (15 reviews)
“onion soup” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
1099 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely service from the staff. However very very average food, with tiny portions. Took over an hour to get our food as well..More

Thank O1019BAjessicas
LeonardoandYuka, Owner at Leonardo's Pure Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2016

I honestly don't know what to say. I am sorry you didn't enjoy your time with us, but with no extra information, there is not much I can do. If there is a problem with the food, it is always good courtesy to let us...More

Reviewed 2 January 2016

We found this place walking through Eating Street looking for somewhere to eat. Leonardo's was the most crowded restaurant, and that's usually a good sign for us. We only had a short wait, during which the very friendly owner himself helped to get a table...More

Thank 3CTravelers
LeonardoandYuka, Owner at Leonardo's Pure Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2016

Thank you so much for your review, glad you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to have you here again. Leonardo

Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

This restaurant sent us back to Rome with its great food. We came at a busy time but managed to be seated right away and were served promptly. They have a great selection of wine and beers. We were so full from entree and mains...More

Thank Neil S
LeonardoandYuka, Owner at Leonardo's Pure Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2016

Hi Neil, thank you for taking time and write this awesome review about us. Take care for now

Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend. Friendly atmosphere and great service. Bruschetta was fantastic and greedy internal voice wanted another serving. Followed by great tasting Gnocchi and finished with Creme Caramel. Great way to end 2015.

Thank Ian S
LeonardoandYuka, Owner at Leonardo's Pure Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2016

The team at Leonardo's is glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to have you back

Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Travelling through NZ we left our NYE booking until the night before. Leonardo was fantastic and told us he would fit us in. The service was fantastic and the food incredible. Coming from Melbourne, we are used to good food and this restaurant surpassed all...More

Thank Erika O
LeonardoandYuka, Owner at Leonardo's Pure Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2016

Thank you too. and thank you for your time.

Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

This has to be the best kept secret in Rotorua if not the whole New Zealand. Very authentic Italian food with friendly and efficient staff. While they don't look under-staffed we saw the owners Leonardo and Yuka there always greeting customers and helping out on...More

Thank BB21
LeonardoandYuka, Owner at Leonardo's Pure Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2016

Thank you so much, Yuka and I always, love to be on the front row. We are who we are, because of people like you. Appreciate it

Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We visited Leonard's and were meet by very friendly staff. There was a small wait while they re-positioned some tables as aa large group had just left. We were advised that there was about a 40 minute wait for mains as they were very busy....More

Thank KiwiMac61
LeonardoandYuka, Owner at Leonardo's Pure Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2016

Thank you so much, and please if you are in town again, please do not hesitate to come and see us again. Cheers

Reviewed 29 December 2015

Pretty disappointed with this place as Tripadvisor had some good reviews. However our experience wasn't good at all. A lot of the small touches which usually make an Italian appealing just weren't there. The pasta was hard and dry and didn't seem homemade. Sauces were...More

Thank NevillePettersson
LeonardoandYuka, Owner at Leonardo's Pure Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2016

Here it is the biggest problem of Tripadvisor. Sometimes, people just open their mouth just to give it some air. We start at 6 am every morning and I dare you to come, any given day, and see how the first chef start to make...More

Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Really fantastic authentic Italian food!! Great atmosphere and good wine! Up there with the best meals I have ever had and staff made a real effort to look after us!

Thank Kara P
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Really good tuna, friendly waiters. My daughter tried the pasta and like that as well. Location on Eat Streat almost at the enda towards the lake.

Thank Fredrik F
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Scott D
2 August 2015|
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Response from LeonardoandYuka | Property representative |
no sorry we don't have the licence for BYO. cheers
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Wendy B
24 July 2015|
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Response from LeonardoandYuka | Property representative |
we are on eat street now !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 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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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.
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