Leopardi's Italian Restaurant

3.7
52 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Welcome to Leopardi's Italian Restaurant. Authentic Italian food served fresh daily from old world recipes, dishes include appetizers soup, salad, pasta, baked pasta, chicken, beef, veal, pork, seafood, pizza, calzones, and stromboli. Full bar, patio dining, and entertainment.
What 52 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.5
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3.9
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

This was our 3rd visit and by far the worst. It was business and an important dinner. All the staff was very young and not trained at all. Our server , while sweet and attentive, was terrible. She did not know how to open our wine and forgot to bring the wine glasses. No bread till half the meal, one entree was forgotten till others were served. Basically it was run by untrained teenagers.
When one guest asked for an espresso she said we have cappuccino but I don’t know about that other stuff. I said I’m sure you do but please find out.
The food was delicious!
They still seem to be having sewer problems as there is a definite septic smell throughout the restaurant.
Despite having great food I am afraid we won’t be back

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PP
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I was disappointed that it wasn't a more classy environment. Noise was tooooo loud, food was good..

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g
Naples
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were outstanding. Interior surfaces are all 'hard", so tends be somewhat noisy. Ambiance is like the inside of a castle, so tends be be somewhat dark. Overall, good value and would enjoy another visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great and service too. Next time I will eat outside due to the noise level inside. Due to Easter there were many families with small children so will give it a try again.

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Naples
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They didn’t have our reservation from OpenTable, but were quick to seat us anyways. Great food, will be back for sure!

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D
Naples
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good selection of food on the menu. Excellent service we will be back again.

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b
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 3rd visit. 2nd dinner other was lunch. Each time the service was good and friendly. Food was excellent. Portions are generous, you won't go away hungry.

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JM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The restaurant is grossly understaffed and it is affecting the attitudes of the staff that is there. Overheard the bar tender telling guests that no one wants to work here and that definitely shows. Bar tender was waiting tables and never behind the bar. Tables were left uncleared long after guests departed. The food quality was below par. Caesar salad out of croutons, Osso Bucco required a knife to cut.

A real shame as restaurant is nice but very concerned they can make it. Owned by a family in the construction business and appears to be missing proper oversight and a solid manager

I will give them one mote chance and hope it changes

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g
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had dinner with 2 other couples and we will return. Had been told by a friend that she really didn’t like the marinara sauce so we asked for a taste before ordering. We liked it and many of us ordered dishes in marinara sauce. We all liked them. Mine was shrimp fra Diablo and it was delicious

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k
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was very slow . One person got his salad 10 minutes after everyone else. One meal came out later than others. We were well supplied with bread. The dining room was very noisy and not even filled to capacity.

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GC
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

free appetizers were good but skimpy, bread and butter were good, main course was mediocre dessert was good, zero ambiance, more like a banquet room.

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FW
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Waitress was not very engaging got one of the drink orders wrong. Rather noisy and food, though reasonably priced was average.

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KS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Sauce is too tangy maybe too much sugar waiter was too attentive would not leave alone to eat

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

2nd time I ate there
The first time I had the osabuco it was fantastic
This time the meat was tough and had very little flavor
I did not enjoy the meal at all

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RS
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I asked for outside seating on the 2nd level when I made the reservation on Open Table. We arrived and they did not get this information on our reservation. They took a few minutes to figure this out. As it turned out there was no outside seating due to rain. We were seated on the second level in the area in front where the band plays on the weekend. There is no way I would sit there when there is music playing. We were seated there once and we lasted about 10 minutes. There is an attitude from anyone working there to be as helpful as they can.

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LR
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The worst food I have ever had! Calamari was undercooked and chewy. Sausage, broccoli rabe, and pasta was drenched in oil, and almost inedible.
Gelato was nothing special and the cocktail special was not worth the $5.00 it cost. II feel sorry for anyone eating there.

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HH
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Turn Down the music! We had reservations at 5pm, nice comfortable music playing, then as more people arrived, the music and noise level rose tremendously. We couldn't even carry on a table conversation with each other.

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W
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

One of the nosiest restaurants I've ever eaten in. All hard surfaces. The food was excellent, the wine very good and prices fair. If they want my business again they need to spend a couple bucks having an acoustic engineer design some way to get the place to an acceptable noise level. I'll eat outside because of the noise level. Our waiter Ezekiel was one of those guys who wouldn't make eye contact. I ordered a second glass of wine and he dropped it off on the table without ever looking and asking about the salads . He could possibly be a good waiter but he really needs to clean up his attitude. I've been to France a couple times and have eaten in some very upscale restaurants in this country where you'd experience some detachment from the wait staff but not total disregard. Ezekiel ain't that good and he isn't at the level to be detached. I gave him 20% tip as that's my low number for a tip. He'd gotten more if he'd been friendly. This isn't Paris or New York, it's Ft Myers, FL. Would I recommend Leopardi's to a friend? Yes but diner beware of the noise and rooky waiter. Great food!!

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JA
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought friends with us and everyone loved the food.
Service was great. Tim was our server.
Friends want to go back and try another entree.

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AS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 2

Third time dining here in 2 weeks and the worst service ever. Also, ordered soup and my soup came after the people I was with finished their soup or salad. Ordered simple linguine with garlic and oil and very disappointed. Had it before and loved it and this time was not the same.

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BC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High price point but excellent food and service. Dip, spread, and and relish with Italian bread was wonderful. Authentic Italian food.

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KL
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food & service, 2nd visit, both times super loud, hard to converse, maybe do some soundproofing

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JR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good but service was rather slow and there were only 3 tables occupied because we went for an early dinner around 3:30. When time came to pay, we gave our credit card and when receipt was brought back it was run for the wrong amount. Apparently, the waitress used our card for another check and ran our check on another customer's card. when we pointed it out to her, it took a good half hour to get the matter resolved since no one seemed to have any training on the computer system. Needless to say, we were not happy. Then to boot, the wrong amount was pending on our card for over a week!! not right!

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NH
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I am UK on holiday and went at what we call early doors (4.30) so my star rating for noise level was based on this time, evenings could be totally different. Food and service was excellent and have already recommended friends to give the restaurant a try. Keep up the good work.

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DG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was one of the worst I have ever had. Took over an hour to get food. Manager came out and offered no compensation for poor service. Never offered to refill our drinks. Will never go back again.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Server did not know there were specials and what they were. Asked several times for lemon for water.
Ordered special and it was expensive ($30) and not worth it.
Wife's food was tasteless and cold. Waited for check and was glad to get out of there. Will never go back.

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AS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and large portions. We visited twice in one week and had great meals. My only criticism is that the red sauce is a little too sweet for my taste. But that is me. I am not a fan of sweets anyway so don’t go by me. But second time had Chicken Francaise which was excellent. This was with a side of linguine with garlic and oil and it was the best I ever had. Going back again this week.

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JP
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the restaurant. We were very impressed. Food was delicious and the restaurant was immaculate.

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TG
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yes, we have been there 3x and brought new people with us each time. Everyone is pleased.

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Inside it was so loud that a conversation could not be carried. The noise level was uncomfortably intense. We were prepared to leave until they found us a table outside. The food was mediocre at best and the service was slow.

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S
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Clear the table of finished items before the main course and before the bill is delivered at the end of the meal.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Great service by trish. Very attentive and friendly
Delicious food. Our new favorite Italian restaurant

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R
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great as was the service. I requested a quiet table on my reservation and they made it happen.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall it was a nice experience. We will be coming back. The food was served hot and in a timely manner. Also large portions.

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C
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was efficient but also very cordial and was gracious to my husbands corny jokes!
Food was e. Excellent.

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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KP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian Food for a reasonable price. Staff was exceptional, as well.

Leopardi's Italian Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2019

Hi Kathy! Thank you for the 5 stars and the wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This was my second trip. First was not great, so I thought I would give it a second try. Food was so-so. Bolognese was good, but Alfredo was swimming in sauce and Chicken Sinatra was watery. I can't recommend.

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BI
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

marsala sauce needs to be more flavorful
marinara sauce is great
meat balls seemed different than the last time i ate them there , first time was perfect
very loud but not a problem
thank you for a nice evening

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night...good food. Staff from hostesses, waiter and owner were friendly and professional. Will definitely return

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