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“Cheap Eats!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Self-Service Leonardo

Ristorante Self-Service Leonardo
Ranked #194 of 2,660 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Neighbourhood: Duomo
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Cheap Eats!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Can’t beat the prices for simple Italian fare – a la cafeteria style. This eatery was recommended by our daughter who was finishing up her study abroad program in Florence. We ate here a couple of times. You know it’s a great place when the majority of customers are locals. Appreciated the simple décor, unpretentious ambience, friendly staff and tasty food. Great place to unwind, chat and people-watch (such as the exploits of one woman engaged in the multiple hit/bump method of parallel parking between a car and scooter on the street) from Leonardo's 2nd floor windows. You can eat here for lunch, and save up your euros for a more expensive dinner at a restaurant in the evening.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Fredrikstad, Norway
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169 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great value for money, but simple still”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

This came highly recommended by our school so we had to try it out. Probably the cheapest meal I have ever had in Italy! This is a cafeteria-style self-service place packed with locals, shop clerks, working men, students, large families, etc. who come for the great value for money this place offers. Open every day for lunch and dinner. The food is OK, served up immediately, in a no-frills locale, at unbeatable prices. For what it is, this is a great deal, just don't expect anything fancy.

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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great value!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Leonardo's Self Serve was recommend to us before we even left home. After dining at a restaurant located on the edge of a piazza and paying an exorbitant service charge, a light meal costing over 70 euro - ouch! I remembered my friends advice ! We ate there the next two nights, the food is good, the prices for the food and drinks very reasonable. First night 18 euro, 2nd. night 22 euro.
Leonardo's is in a great location very close to the duomo. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend as a good place to eat.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

We had to try the place after reading all the great reviews. It was disappointing. The food has marginal and had obviously been sitting for a while in the cases. It was average cafeteria stuff. The best parts were the pitcher of water that came for free and the clean, free toilets.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Lexington, Virginia
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Value for Eating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Cafeteria style near the Duomo. The food is good and inexpensive for Florence. It is on the second floor with booths overlooking the street. There is not. Much atmosphere, but the food is good. They also have pitchers of ice water for free with your meal. You will not have to buy bottled water.

Visited May 2014
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