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Safari Room - Il Leone Italian Restaurant & Bar, Greenwich, CT

Il Leone Italian Restaurant & Bar

4.4
4.4
130 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 813-3300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Private Room for up to 50 people. Please Contact Avnor Berisha for more informations.

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich

  • Cross street

    Glenville Rd

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. j

    jeffreys

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good atmosphere, good service and a good piano player.
  2. S

    Sunshine

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two of us were there for Sunday brunch. Nice that all menus were available to us. The service was excellent. Stuffed mushrooms were outstanding. We enjoyed the eggs Benedict and croque monsieur, followed by a delicious little apple tart for dessert. Nice wine selection. Very much enjoyed having soft music so we could easily hear each other... such a treat! New owners have completely renovated the entire place... it is beautiful. Decided to bring a group of 8 there next weekend! Parking seems to be by valet only.
  3. HK

    HerbertK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I eat out often and Il Leone is as good or better than most high end restaurants I've enjoyed.
  4. NY

    NYDinguest1

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Menu change is good but service needs to still improve. Piano player is a nice touch but it becomes noise and not enjoyable when the restaurant is busy and loud. It becomes loud noise and intrusive that you can not a have conversation.
  5. EA

    EA123

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The name of the restaurant has changed as has the menu which now closely resembles Polpo's (Italian cuisine) menu. The food was good but we did not expect the change of menu. The volume of the pianist/music was lower than previously experienced which created a better and lovely atmosphere.
  6. AV

    AngelaV

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the new menu! Same outstanding service! Delicious food.
  7. LD

    LindaD

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful!!! Thank you!
  8. P

    Pinky

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is fabulous! Great choices. Do not miss the delicious cheesecake- outstanding.
  9. LD

    LindaD

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, as Always!
  10. 1

    1traveller

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Friendly staff, loud music, good food. Valet parking.
  11. GS

    GeorgeS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Although we thought the cost was on the high side we would go back again.
  12. m

    mimi

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Dried out lousy $18 omelets. Never going back.
  13. AL

    AlisonL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Met some friends for dinner here last week. The indoor room is very nice. Our food was tasty for the most part. But the fried calamari was rubbery--I would not order it again. The Coq-au-Vin was tasty and a generous portion--brought home half and had it the next night. My friends got the Autumn salad and seemed to like it. The key lime pie was tasty. Our biggest issue was the piano player. It made it hard to have a conversation and didn't enhance the experience in our opinion. There is enough ambient noise in a dining room without adding to it. The added noise would keep me from returning to the restaurant.
  14. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were six of us. We all loved it. All awesome dishes.
  15. PF

    PamF

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    After finding The Lion Brasserie on OpenTable we took the chance at having dinner there without knowing much about it. It turned out to be a really nice experience! The dining room is lovely and the staff were attentive and friendly. The food was excellent. We had the prime rib and the parpadelle ragout, which were both delicious and in big portions. The menu selection was quite varied and it was difficult to choose just one entree. We also had the Cesar salad as a first course and the apple blossom for dessert. Both were also top notch. I'd recommend this place for a celebration dinner or a nice date night. It's next to a pretty waterfall so in the warmer seasons it is probably preferable to sit outside on their deck.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! Be back agin soon
  17. LD

    LindaD

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as Always! Ambiance, Food, Service, and Rick’s entertainment, all Wonderful!
  18. PG

    PatriciaG

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Our party of 5 dined at Il Leone on Nov. 23, 2022. The food was fair. Diners should beware of the shrimp cocktail on the menu. Although the menu states $18 for shrimp cocktail, we were charged $18 per shrimp for a total of $72. I emailed the restaurant to ask if this was correct as the menu did not state the price was per shrimp and I have not heard back from them.
  19. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great thank you!! This was a very enjoyable experience.
  20. LD

    LindaD

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner at the bar and it was really nice. Great bartenders and menu has a lot of interesting choices. Kobe beef hot dog and chicken satay were awesome
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Specifically wrote in comments when I booked the table that it was my wife’s birthday. No mention of it and no birthday candles in her dessert. Placed food on our table only to remove it to the next table more than once. Delivered a vegetable side to our table that the waitress thought we had ordered - we had deliberated but chose something else - and despite her mistake, whisked the food away. I’ve worked in restaurants rarely do you take a mistake off of a table. Service was shoddy throughout and food was slightly better than average. Despite all of this I tip generously at over 20%. We paid our bill and went to valet only to have the waitress track us down to tell me that the card did not go through and she had to run it again. Not true as my Amex account alerts me to purchases and the purchase hit my account as she was talking to us. I still have her my card and followed her in to find a few people deliberating. At this point, I needed to go home to relieve my babysitter so demanded my card to leave. Disappointed by the quality of the hospitality.
  23. W

    Walnuts

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new space for these seasoned restauranteurs. Ron and Dominique Rossa are the real deal. Having run amazing places in NYC like Campagnola and Polpo in Greenwich and Palm Beach-they understand what it takes to be successful. The food was great and the staff extremely attentive. I highly recommend this place.
  24. WM

    WestMom

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Waiter was great. No one came to refill water our whole meal though. Food was ok. For the money the portions should be bigger.
  25. LD

    LindaD

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic in every way! Thank you!
  26. S

    Suzanne

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Second time eating here. The first time was fantastic. Last night the kitchen must have been swamped. Did not get our creamed spinach dish. Waiter substituted asparagus dish but did not comp us it.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great lunch on the patio at the Lion today. Excellent food and service and what a beautiful view. Will def be there again soon
  28. RP

    RandP

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We spent my husband’s birthday at The Lion. It was our fourth and best visit yet! The weather was amazing and we were able to sit outdoors with a fantastic view of the waterfall. The sound of rushing water, the visual texture and the French bistro decor set the scene. Our server Michael was fantastic. So knowledgeable and personable. He has been our server previously and we love him Drinks were creative and generous and set the mood for the evening. Our food was delicious and my husband was so happy with his birthday experience. Cannot wait to come back.
  29. KB

    KarenB

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Gorgeous location. Second time here. Service was not Good. We had the same waiter last time and he was just as bad. Drinks were crazy expensive ($22 for a Bellini are you kidding?) food was excellent but I don’t think I’ll be back.
  30. J

    Joseph

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor patio! Food and service were excellent.
  31. JS

    JiniS

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thé venue is gorgeous with the waterfall and the service and food are always fantastic.
  32. D

    Diannejaffe24102415

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Service was very attentive…..beautiful on the patio….food was just ok
  33. LD

    LindaD

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic in every way!
  34. SM

    SethM

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service-- highly recommend. Enjoyed the outdoor terrace seating!
  35. LD

    LindaD

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic in every way!
  36. H

    Homechef

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food- the price point is pretty high so expectations are also - they did not disappoint we had apps from Beef Tartar to Salads and main course including pasta, fish and burger-- the only disappointing dish was the Frishe salad which was bland and watery- everything else was really really good
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit to Lion and won’t be our last! Granted the weather was perfect for outdoor dining, but the setting is lovely. The ambiance was nicer than any Greenwich restaurant I have been to for some time. Conversation levels weren’t super loud and most people were dressed as if for a lovely night out (as it was!). Food, was, naturally, delicious. We expected that at a Ron Rosa restaurant, but the service along with lovely plating, made for a special evening. All the wait staff are pleasant and congenial. Great addition!
  38. H

    Hummingbird

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fabulous all of them made reservations for saturday can't wait. Food was great and served in a short time and the restaurant was very clean which is important to us thank you for a nice experience.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and food and service
  40. LB

    LeslieB

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    There was live music which was very loud and intrusive. Food wasnt nicely presented and wasn’t particularly good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Il Leone Italian Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 813-3300.

Il Leone Italian Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Il Leone Italian Restaurant & Bar

328 Pemberwick Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Glenville Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (203) 813-3300

  • Private party facilities

    Private Room for up to 50 people. Please Contact Avnor Berisha for more informations.

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