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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
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Scott W
Gainesville
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22 reviews
19 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 

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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.

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Thank DKennedy29
Winter Garden, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

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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.

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Thank Sharon S
Florida
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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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.

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Thank Sfalfonso
Waycross, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The wife and I ordered a Pizza, it's cheaper to order the whole one, and enjoyed it. The mid day wait was a bit long but acceptable.

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Thank Donald P
Jacksonville, Florida
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121 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stopped here on the way back from an out of town trip. The pizza was great and they don't have a Coke Freestyle - thank goodness! We sat outside and enjoyed seeing a busy college town. Parking was a little of an issue but typical for that part of town. And they had a great combo... More 

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Thank BLRJax
Gainesville, Florida
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

This mom-and-pop pizzeria is probably the best pizza you will get outside of Chicago. The thick crust pizza reminds me so much of what I would get in downtown Chicago, its just so amazing! The service is always friendly and fast.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?