Permanently Closed - Leopardi's Italian Restaurant

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Welcome to Leopardi's Italian Restaurant, where fresh authentic Italian food is made from old-world recipes and served daily! The Leopardi family is excited to bring the taste of both the Southern and Northern regions of Italy to Southwest Florida. Tony and Gina invite you into their kitchen to enjoy Italian favorites such as Calamari, Mama Gina's Meatballs, Chicken Parmigiana, and Fra Diavolo and Zuppa di Pesce, to name a few. We have a full bar with an extensive wine list, patio dining, and rooftop entertainment. Decadent desserts include homemade gelato, Cassata Cake, Chocolate Cake, and Cheesecake. Leopardi's also caters and hosts private parties of up to 50 people. Come as friends, leave as family.
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3.8
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BrendaS
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The sauce was good but all three plates that were different looked the same! The waitress was new but was confused and got all of the meals wrong and left dirty dishes for an extended period of time. We were celebrating a birthday and very limited ambience.,

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vipKimchi9683
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Elvis was a wonderful waiter. The night was very busy and quite energetic. Our food was amazing with huge portions! Always s favorite place to go! Thank you for a wonderful night.

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viplrb8547
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best linguine with white clams I’ve had in Florida. No one uses enough garlic but Leopardi’s comes very close to perfection. Everyone else really loved their meal as well, especially the chicken piccata.

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CarlR
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

I am in the VIP club and told the waiter about the free meatballs and a free birthday desert. Was charged for both when the bill came.
Poor service.

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vipDonnaG
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My 2nd time looking forward to going back already yummy

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was dry and flavorless. The manager was not nice to the employees and was awkwardly walking around us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were first timers at the recommendation of others. What a great time. Thursday is ladies night. Our server, Ashley was wonderful. She understood our wants and needs. Service was great. Food was spectacular
Upstairs there was live music which we weren’t expecting. A wonderful evening

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Responded on February 28, 2020

Hi Anonymous! Thank you for your kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Leopardi's! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipCommercecook
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Our server, Michael, was outstanding. There was a large menu including side dishes of pasta if you didn’t want a whole meal. Definitely would go there again.

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Responded on February 28, 2020

Hi Commercecook! We really appreciate your kind review! We are so happy we could provide you and your family with great service and a great meal! We hope to see you again soon!

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BillfromVA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and ample portions. Nice restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Desserts are worth saving room for!

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Responded on February 28, 2020

Hi BillfromVA, Thank you for leaving such a kind review! We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at Leopardi's! We hope to see you again soon!

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DennisH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

When I booked the reservation I let them know we were celebrating a birthday. Not one person acknowledged the fact that we were celebrating a birthday. The restaurant is extremely noisy, so loud that you can’t carry a conversation with someone sitting at the same table. Food is great,but we won’t be back due to the noise level.

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Responded on February 26, 2020

Hi Dennis! We're sorry to hear that it was noisy during your visit. We appreciate you letting us know. We care about everyone's experience and want to know the changes we can make so that our customers can have a wonderful experience. We are very happy you enjoyed our food! Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was our first time dining here. We had a reservation for 8 people on a Thursday evening. Upon arrival, we were seated immediately. The server came right over, asked if we would like water. Then it was 20 minutes before we had to ask a different server for water. Then we had to find and ask for the server to please take our drink order. It was 45 minutes before we got our drinks from the time we sat down. We then had to track the server down to give our food order. It was over 90 minutes before our food came out. So here’s the rub...we watched the tables around us get served and leave before we had even received our food. Eventually, the food arrived and it was very good, but the service was horrendous. The server knew we were unhappy and at the end of our meal someone came over to say they were sorry, they had gotten slammed in the kitchen, but no offer of a comped drink, or anything. Getting busy in the kitchen shouldn’t be an excuse for a table to wait close to two hours to get their food. Our table had been there long before any other customers around us and those tables turned over before us, which leads me to believe it was the server.
Overall, the food was good but don’t go if you are short on time! And it was a bit irritating that management didn’t really care.

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Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi Anonymous! We appreciate your feedback. We care about everyone's experience and are sorry to hear your food came late. We hope you do not run into these issues again. Thank you for letting us know and we will pass it along!

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vipKimchi9683
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

As always Leopardi’s was a hit with our friends. Great deals, good food and great staff. We spoke with Kim again and loved her! Mayme wasn’t our waitress (first time in a LONG time). We found out she only has a week left and we’re going to try our hardest to see her before she leaves. They E all like great friends that you look forward to seeing .

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Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi Kimchi9683! Thank you for leaving such a kind review! We are so happy you enjoy all your experiences at Leopardi's! We hope to see you again soon!

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DonD
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was Valentine's Day. It was very busy. We had reservations, but were seated upstairs in an area with a singer. The music was so loud, that conversation was impossible. We moved to an outside table. It was nice and quieter. Service was slow but again, it was a very busy night. The entrees were good and served hot.

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Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi DonD! Thank you for leaving your review, we always like to hear feedback on how we can improve! We are sad to hear that it was noisy on your visit and the service was slow, but we are happy to hear your Valentines Day meal was good!

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vipKimchi9683
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an amazing experience! Wonderful food, staff and atmosphere. Mayme was so attentive and sweet! She was very helpful with suggestions. The manager, Kim, visited our table. She was a lot of fun and very nice! We will continue to support this wonderful restaurant!!! Our favorite to visit!

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Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi Kimchi9683! Thank you so much for your positive review! We love hearing that you enjoyed your food and overall experience! We hope to see you again soon!

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travelqueen
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was our 4th visit to Leopardi's and have never had a bad meal. Definitely give it a try!!!

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Responded on February 3, 2020

Hello travelqueen, Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal! We hope to see you again very soon!

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DebbieC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was the best. The parmesan was weak. The Lobster bisque was wonderful. The Veal was tender and the sauce was very good. The bread and dipping sauces were great.

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Responded on January 9, 2020

Hi Debbie! Thank you for your feedback, we like to know how we can make our customer's experience better! We are glad you enjoyed the Lobster bisque, bread, and Veal!

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Jasper
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Nothing great or special in anyway. Restaurant was not busy when we went, and we had a reservation but got shoved at a wobbly table next to the servers station and a large (loud) group. Servers and staff constantly congregated around our table, leaving dirty dishes and drinking from their drinks right by us, also the garbage was directly by my dinner companion. Yuck...
Food was mediocre at best and service was very rushed. Our soup and salad was barely on the table and our entrees came out, having to leave them to sit and get cold.
Honestly there are better options for food, service and ambiance in the area. I now see why it wasn’t busy at supper time during season.

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Responded on January 9, 2020

Hi Jasper! We’re sorry to hear that you felt this way. This is not what we’d like to hold ourselves to when it comes to service quality. I will share your feedback and see what we can do for the future. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It was not what we expected. Will not be going back. Very disappointed.

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Responded on January 6, 2020

We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the shrimp parm or spaghetti carbonara and that you felt the service was rushed. We appreciate you letting us know. We care about everyone's experience and want to know the changes we can make so, that our customers can have a wonderful experience.

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RobinT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was okay, both of our mains were on the salty side, but the garlic rolls were perfection. Wedding soup was good. Room itself was 'loud, I'm guessing because of the high ceilings and hard surfaces, nothing to absorb sound. Our server was great, very helpful and just a happy, cheery gal! I would go back, would like to explore other menu items.

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Responded on January 9, 2020

Hi Robin! We appreciate your feedback. We care about everyone's experience and are sorry to hear you felt it was loud. We are glad you enjoyed the garlic rolls and your server was good to you. Thank you for letting us know and we will pass it along!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Disappointing. Building is beautiful. We had reservations but had to wait 20 minutes. We were expecting home cooked, authentic Italian...what we got tasted like frozen industrial reheated meals. Olive Garden is better, and I don’t like Olive Garden.

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Responded on January 9, 2020

We’re sorry to hear that you felt this way. This is not what we’d like to hold ourselves to when it comes to service quality. I will share your feedback and see what we can do for the future. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Would go back again.

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Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your positive experience! We hope to see you again!

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vipMillie
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit this restaurant once per week, sometimes more often. Good location. Great food, and great service. Staff is very pleasant and accommodating. Dinner menu is excellent with great selections, and lunch menu is affordable and also great selections. The bread is the best in town.
Thank you.

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Responded on January 9, 2020

Hi Millie! We appreciate your feedback! We're so glad you had excellent service and enjoyed your meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I was not impressed with this placs and I really wanted to be. We live in the area and had been watching the commercials for about a year before we decided to go. My first let down were the hostess'. There were 3, none of which would show me to my table where the people that were already seated were waiting. They just pointed. Too busy looking at cell phones. Next was the ambiance. The floors were slabs of concrete (which propels the noise level). The seating was cafeteria style. The tables and chairs were cheap. They pulled two tables together that differed in height by over an inch for our party. So we had an awkward unevenness in the table. The food was ok . On the commercial the owner says her own mother never opened anything from a can, but this restaurant seems to. The food did not taste cooked to order at all. It tasted as though it had been sitting for quite a while. The pasta was way undercooked. Al-dente would be an an overestimation. They were still very starchy. The manager was gracious and did visit the table and had addressed the pasta issue. The food was not consistent. Some dishes had very little seasoning, others too much. Took a group vote at the end and we all decided we would not return.

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Responded on January 6, 2020

We’re sorry to hear that you felt this way about your experience. This is not what we’d like to hold ourselves to when it comes to service and food quality. We are glad you felt our manage was gracious. I will share your feedback and see what we can do for the future. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

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vipJuneG
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great eggplant lunch!

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Responded on January 2, 2020

Hi June! We're glad you were happy with your eggplant lunch and overall experience! Thank you for your rating!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was NYE and it was busy night. Our server Louis was on top of his tables. We did not have to wait for anything. He brought things out in a timely manner and checked in on us often.

Food was excellent - came out hot.

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Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your positive experience! We are glad you were happy with your service from Louis. We hope to see you again!

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vipkathkwilts
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience1

New Year’s Eve dinner. The food was fair until they brought the eggplant rollatini. The sauce was so sour and awful that it made the dish inedible. Considering that they pride themselves on their sauce, we were shocked at how bad it was. The wedding soup was delicious, however, which made me wonder if that was made in house because I don’t think they know how to cook.

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Responded on January 3, 2020

Hi Kathkwilts! We're sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with your eggplant rollatini. We appreciate you letting us know. We are glad you enjoyed the wedding soup and it is made in house. We care about everyone's experience and want to know how we can improve. Thank you for your feedback!

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alh123000
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pizza was great! Service was a bit slow - possibly new wait staff!?! High noise level. Great dessert & pizza!

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Responded on January 2, 2020

Hi alh123000! We're sorry to hear that it was noisy during your visits. We appreciate your feedback and can pass it along. We care about everyone's experience and we are glad you enjoyed our food!

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MattN
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great portions. Love the call ahead feature.

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Responded on January 2, 2020

Hi Matt! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience! Glad you enjoyed your meal!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Long wait for appetizer. Appetizer was not fresh (garlic bread) and poor quality (caprese). Witnessed bartender eating from gelato freezer. Witnessed deserts plated and sitting atop dessert display rather than being stored inside display safely away from general traffic and germs. Napkins, flatware, and plates were wet; plates contained retained food particles (from dishwasher). Advertisement states everything made from scratch - only salad dressing made from scratch was house Italian. Made me question if other items were not made within the restaurant. Ambiance loud, wait staff lacked prideful attitude (understandable). Will alert friends and family to avoid restaurant.

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Responded on January 9, 2020

Hi Disappointed! Hi Robert! We appreciate you letting us know your concerns. We care about everyone's experience and want to know the changes we can make so, that our customers can have a wonderful experience.

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Julieb
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It was my husband’s birthday and we had out of town family visiting. We had been there once and loved it. They sat the 6 of us right next to the loud kitchen. Why? The place wasn’t 100% full. We had no bread and no plates for our appetizers. Finally got them after asking 3 times. Waited for 45 minutes for the entree after eating our salads. Entrees were luke warm. Waitress walked by us often without giving any attention. We were there for 2 1/2 hours. Mostly unhappily sitting and waiting. We were embarrassed and felt horrible that our company had to endure this and have this memory of their trip to help celebrate a special occasion. Food was good, but not sure if we’ll return.

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Responded on January 2, 2020

Hi Julie! We’re sorry to hear that you experienced a wait on a special occasion. This is not what we’d like to hold ourselves to when it comes to service and food quality. I will share your feedback and see what we can do for the future. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

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vipIKnowWhatImTalkingAbout
Naples
36 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy it! Had great services and great food.

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Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your positive experience! We hope to see you again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Vic was best waiter I ever had! Food was good. Issue I had were little bugs flying around thru out entire dinner. Had this happen once before. Other than that meatballs were great as was salmon. It’s the bugs that will prevent me feom going back.

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Responded on December 30, 2019

We’re sorry to hear that you had this experience. Thank you for taking your time to give us feedback. We always like to know how we can approve!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Was expecting a more upscale setting
Felt like eating in a bar not an Italian restaurant
No tablecloths
One good thing was Sinatra ‘s music

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Responded on December 30, 2019

We’re sorry to hear that it was not what you were expecting. This is not what we’d like to hold ourselves to when it comes to service and atmosphere quality. I will share your feedback and see what we can do for the future. Thank you for your feedback!

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vipNormsie
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Food took forever to get out. Waiter never once came over to apologize or give us any update. In fact, he forgot the salads completely.

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Responded on December 30, 2019

Hi Normsie! We appreciate your feedback and can pass it along. We care about everyone's experience and are sorry to hear your food came out slow.

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CathyR
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I had reviewed this restaurant in the past very favorably. We have since been back almost once a week at a certain point, then dwindled to every other week, and lastly we hadn't visited for almost a month. This will be our last visit. The food, the service, and the seating were very good when we first started coming shortly after opening, but all has steadily declined. We were seated at a very tiny table for 2, couldn't even fit our soups and drinks with the bread on the table. Our soups, Italian wedding soup, was so full of pasta, Acini di pepe with an added tubetti, and a bit of broth it wasn't like we were actually eating soup! We also always have an order of MaMa Gina's meatballs. They were served luke warm with room temperature sauce. One dish was a pasta bolognese, very little sauce to even cover the pasta, had no taste, very bland. The second dish Tortellini Alla Romana was served very hot, sauce so thick, so very salty-with no added parmigiana cheese, it was difficult to eat and enjoy. These 2 dishes are our favorites and we order them almost every time. Very disappointed. Sadly, the above experience has been the steady decline, for us. Will not make the 45 min. drive again.

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Responded on December 30, 2019

Hi Cathy! We're sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with your recent visits. We appreciate you letting us know. We care about everyone's experience and want to know the changes we can make so, that our customers can have a wonderful experience.

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JosephB
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit and we enjoyed it!

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Responded on December 30, 2019

We are so happy you had a good experience. Thank you for letting us know and we hope to see you again!

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PattiD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went very early, 4:00 pm. We loved it because the waitress wasn’t stressed, told us about the roof top bar area. She seemed very happy with her job. Our dinners were delicious, includes soup or salad which surprised me, not many places do that anymore. We both had pasta, me a tortellini dish and my husband, his favorite, spaghetti and meatballs. It was our first time there, we’ll be back!

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vipTonyA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Nice restaurant at reasonable price point. Service was poor, only negative that I would have. Our Server was also covering the bar so lengthy gaps in getting service.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Anniversary.
Service seemed a little rushed. Nice as could be but served our salads before we finished our appetizer.
Did slow down the main meal without us saying anything.

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Responded on December 12, 2019

We’re sorry to hear that you had this experience. Thank you for taking your time to give us feedback. We always like to know how we can approve!

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vipDennisB
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great pasta dish for lunch. Very prompt service. Courteous. I’ll be back!

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Responded on December 30, 2019

Hi Dennis! Thank you for your positive feedback! We are happy you enjoyed your lunch!

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Permanently Closed - Leopardi's Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 887-4940.

Permanently Closed - Leopardi's Italian Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 436 OpenTable diners.