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Leonardo's Pizza by the Slice

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1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5109
+1 352-375-2007
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Gainesville, Florida
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good deep dish pizza but expensive!! Ambience is non existent. We've been coming here for 25 plus years and it seems to be the same furniture, flooring and rest rooms are nasty BUT the pizza is good

Thank Ken D
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Leo's has some of the best pizza in town. You don't really go to Leo's for the service, since you aren't really served, but the food is usually quick. The combo with 2 cheese slices and a drink for $7.50 is perfect. The pieces are very large so I often take home the second slice.

Thank Kate G
Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

When you walk in the door you are faced with a multitiered rack of various pizzas. Big beautiful pizzas. It makes it hard to choose. It is a very casual place, a little dark and needs some freshening up. The service is friendly. You order at the counter and they call you up when it's ready. Our cheese pizza had... More 

Thank JanetO85
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Usually visit when I'm in Gainesville. This place is an institution. I am saddened to hear it will be leaving.

Thank Scott W
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Then wanted a top gun pizza, so i put in the soundtrack to the movie in the car and told myself when i got right into the danger zone to pull over and get pizza. 13th and university. Perfect place for you to realize goose died. Now cry, but rejoice when the pizza is served. No one should ever die... More 

Thank Sam P
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this Gainesville gem for lunch while passing through. The pizza was good, I had a pepperoni and a spinach, feta,banana peppers slice with a soda for around ten dollars. This place closes in 2017 so get here while you can.

Thank DKennedy29
Winter Garden, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Been here several times, a favorite spot when in Gainesville. Pizza has always been good, especially the deep dish. Tried just a slice this time and was still pleased. Warm up was just as good.

Thank RobUF1
Williston, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We were back in Gainesville, so I took my husband for the best beer, pizza , and garlic rolls. Don't miss this special treat.

Thank Sharon S
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

This place was super casual counter service. They call your name when the food is ready. The pizza was so good! I had the veggie slice and one was more than enough. We also ordered a quarter dozen rolls. The bread is good. I had a glass of Merlot also good. I would totally go back again. Delicious, simple and... More 

Thank WeLoveFlorida97
Apollo Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

This place is a monument in Gainesville. My husband graduated in 1978 and our son is graduating in May, 2016 so we had to stop and eat at Leonardo's. This is a local favorite and the people waiting in the lines out the door tell you how awesome it is.

Thank Sfalfonso

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5109
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-375-2007

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?