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Italian-Inspired Kitchen & Bar Without Borders - Leonessa, Yarmouth, MA

Leonessa

4.8
4.8
573 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We warmly welcome you to Leonessa- an Italian-Inspired Kitchen & Bar on beautiful Route 6A in Yarmouth Port. Husband & Wife team, Chef Owner Diego Mota and Owner & General Manager Taylor Amara bring exceptional scratch made regional Italian cuisine and impeccable service to this iconic neighborhood. Combining the best of food and beverage of Italy along with the influences of its bordering neighbors coalesces into a dynamic, modern and elevated culinary experience. Chef Diego and Taylor's dream to pour their true love and passion for food, beverages, and hospitality happens is realized with every service. Reservations are for tables in each our four unique dining rooms while the Bar welcomes guests on a first come first serve basis. Please note that we do our level best to accommodate seating/area requests but they are not guaranteed. We also kindly ask that parties arrive together so that everyone can enjoy their time with us. Thank You.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Dining Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (508) 744-7831
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 573 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Best Food

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Innovative

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Most Booked

573 Reviews
  1. Oshaug

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and the server was a pleasure. I admit that we were ready for a good night out but this was a great meeting of ready, great food and friendly service.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of concert goers arrived all at once. Quickly seated and orders taken. They didn’t miss a beat. Impressive!

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  3. DMLear

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our appetizers and entrees were very good. Our waiter provided very good service. Menu has a nice variety of options. Seating is a little tight, it didn’t bother us but might bother others. Prices are a bit high but great spot for a nice dinner or special occasion.

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  4. MaryR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    New to the restaurant. All around it was excellent.

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  5. LindsC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for our “valentines” date a little late but it was amazing! Everyone was very nice the food was great and so was the presentation!

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  6. Mitchiemitch

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place especially for a special occasion, an intimate cozy setting with an adorable full bar, a great find! I don’t usually order same dish twice but the duck entree was melt in your melt and delicious sweet and savory taste, just a show stopper! Also the veal was so crispy and tender I’m excited to try the steak next time. Portions are big with entree, appetizers are unique and delicious (a must try). Save room for dessert the cannoli's never disappoint.

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  7. Ggcc

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok but not as close as to what I read on previous reviews. And expensive!

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  8. SallyS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I have now been to Leonessa four times since it has opened. It is now our favorite restaurant on Cape Cod! Consistently outstanding in every way! Keep up the good work. See you soon!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here will be back, the best food I have had on the Cape, Excellent congrats to the owners.

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  10. CharlesW

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great restaurant. The menu is awesome and food is great. Service is fantastic. Great place popular scene. Complimentary valet parking.

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  11. KathyG

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time eating at Leonessa. Everything was absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend Leonessa’s

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was booming! We were seated at our reservation time and the appetizers we ordered were delicious! Beef carpaccio and polenta fries. Our waitress was attentive and helpful helping us to choose wine. I ordered the duck and it was the best I’ve ever had. Will definitely go back.

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  13. KevinB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinning experience, unmatched by any other restaurant on Cape Cod. Impeccable service, delicious food and interesting atmosphere.

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  14. CapeDiner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding drinks and meals. Small rooms so it was noisy, but still able to have a conversation without issue. Will be back as there were multiple items coming out of the kitchen that looked great.

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  15. Vince

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food. Excellent Service. I had lamb, my wife had salmon. Both dishes seasoned nicely and cooked to perfection in

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  16. PlymouthFoody

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food amidst quaint New England cottage. Staff is outstanding greeting each guest as one walks in and on way out. Food flavors, presentation, proper temperature incredible. Wine list extensive and respectably priced. Hesitate to write this review as I don't want folks to go so we can continue to get a seat!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Leonessa was amazing. From the fabulous, attentive staff who are so knowledgeable about the food and wine, to the inventive menu that overdelivers and WOWs us every time, Leonessa is a five star experience.

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  18. SallyJ

    Greater Boston

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything at Leonessa was excellent…. Food was interesting and delicious ( best duck I’ve ever had) service was wonderful and so friendly from the valet guys to our delightful waitress ( Camilla) and the ambience was lovely with soft lighting and small rooms artfully decorated. We were delighted to find Leonessa after a friend had told us it was her favorite restaurant on the cape. We will definitely be back!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was 10/10! The food, cocktails, wine, decor, noise level were all perfect. We were very impressed with the quality and quantity of the food. Highly recommend and we will be back!

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  20. DeborahF

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There were two vegans in our group. Even though there wasn't a vegan option on the menu the chef came up with an absolutely delicious entree for them. It was so good I think they should add it to the menu!

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  21. Bigfinch

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food. Great waitress. Wine a little pricey

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  22. kimberly

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! I will be coming back next time I am in town.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have lived on Cape Cod for five years. Before dining here, I would’ve told you there are no five star restaurants on the Cape. Leonessa changed that for me. Everything was excellent from start to finish. Shout out to Marietta for superb service! We’ll be back

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe- professional warm staff, food and presentation outstanding, contemporary and fun.

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  25. AllyssaL

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time at Leonessa, and once again it did NOT disappoint! From the staff, to the food, and even just the appearance of the restaurant, it’s all so nice! Definitely will be back to try more items off the menu :)

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  26. JohnL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I know food. I've written restaurant reviews for media publications on the Cape. This was easily in the top three restaurants in terms of food quality I have ever had the pleasure of patronizing. ANYWHERE. Not only was the food meticulously and perfectly prepared, the presentation was beyond exquisite. It was inventive and stunningly flavorful. Each (and every) dish we had was over the top, boldly flavored and surprising. We shared a prime beef tartare that was almost unrecognizable. It was shaped into a rectangle of meat and diced herbs, the plate stenciled with a sweet soy, and - humorously and artfully - presented with a tiny cow carved from marzipan and backed to a golden brown. My main course, an extraordinarily flavorful duck, was thinly sliced breast pieces splayed in a perfect circle with a drumstick in the center atop a rich, sweet gravy. My date had a crispy haddock , with a side of polenta dragged out with a fork to resemble the bones of a fish. All this presentation could have been just an artful rouse, but the food was so delicious and original that I have to rank it as one of the best meals I have ever had (and you might tell from my description that I know food). The service was exceptional, friendly and knowledgeable (but not pretentious) beyond any restaurant on Cape Cod and perhaps any restaurant I have ever been to on three continents. It's not cheap and the wine prices are eye-gouging, but it was still worth every penny. Go there before you die. And if you're gonna die soon, go there right now. You will never regret it.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic (as always) ! Service was spot on . Attentive wait staff and bartender!!

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  28. HeatherB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every experience we have had here is incredible. We have dined in each of the rooms and found them all warm and inviting. It was very busy last night, but the level of service and impeccable preparation of our meals would never have alluded to that. Kudos to Chef and Taylor

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  29. JenR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very welcoming and enjoyable. Our service was also great!

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  30. CatherineM

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience as always. Though we will not be ordering the cheese plate again, pretty uninspiring. Everything else was wonderful.

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  31. LisaR

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great menu and lovely space, we tried for the first time and will definitely go back.

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  32. Fred

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As fine a meal as we have ever had. Food was amazing. Mariette our server was outstanding, personable and knowledgeable. Very difficult to find great food and great service and fairly reasonable prices.

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  33. Nelly

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, Camilla was a great server. Really enjoyed the food! My father said it was the best Veal he’s had in a long time. The beef tartar was very tasty as well. Happy to see restaurants like this becoming more prevalent down the cape, especially open during off-season. Thanks for the great dinner!

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  34. DonnaR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time back. This time had the haddock and it was delicious. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and knew the menu inside and out. I would highly recommend; this is a restaurant that we want to stick around

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience from the valet to the dessert. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  36. Sherida

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine's Day dinner - We were seated at the reservation time so no wait. Food was delicious and the ambience was very nice. Wait time to order was a little long but it was Valentine's Day so that may have been why. Valet parking is offered which is very convenient. Overall I would go back and would recommend.

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  37. CorinnaM

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the food, staff and atmosphere at Leonessa. We keep going back for more!!

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  38. DavidS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ABit Pricey, but an excellent choice for a Valentine's Day Dinner

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  39. AmandaN

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything and will definitely be back! The dishes were so unique & well executed.

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  40. lydia

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience, helpful service, great food, gracious owner.

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FAQs

Leonessa is rated 4.8 stars by 573 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 30 times today
Google Map for Leonessa

43 Main St, Yarmouth, MA 02675

Additional information

  • Cross street
    We are located right off of Route 6A!
  • Neighborhood
    Yarmouth
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
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