Leopardi's Italian Restaurant
The service was top notch, the food was good and large portions. You get delicious hot bread with three different dipping oils, and butter. They offer bar drinks.
Very, very good. Try the Veal Braciole is it’s available. Service was excellent. The Italian Wedding Soup was the best I’ve ever had. The fried Calamari was good - the marinara sauce that cane with it, perfect. My wife thought her FraDiavolo was a bit tame and over cooked. 😎
Our party of eight all enjoyed their delicious salads, soups & entrees. Our server was outstanding! So efficient, professional & courteous! While serving other large parties, as well, our server attended to our every need even singing Happy Birthday & bringing a slice of delicious chocolate cake for our granddaughters 5th birthday. Outstanding! We will be back, again & again!
Our server was very nice and attentive. Food good. Very noisy.
Excellent restaurant! Food and customer service was wonderful! Will definitely be back soon and recommend.
As transplanted Long Islanders, we have been searching for a go-to local Italian restaurant for several years. Leopardi’s is it. The food is very good, generous portions, and the service was excellent. Beatrice was our server, she felt like family before we left. We will be regulars for sure.
This was our first visit. The only reason I didn't give Leopardi's a 5 star review is due to the very slow service we received. Our waiter (who was very nice and apologetic) also served as the bartender upstairs. He should not have been doing both. The food was outstanding, but it seemed we had to wait forever for each part of our dining experience. Plus, sitting upstairs was very loud. I couldn't hear my husband talking since we were close to the stage. The entertainers were very good, but it was just too loud. However, we both enjoyed our meals. We did wonder what it would be like during season and determined we will probably come here again but only in the off-season. We will request a table downstairs next time.
Way too noisy. You can't hear hear yourself think. Invest in outdoor air conditioners so more people would sit outside, along with more shades spots.
This place has the worst Italian food I have had in a very long time. Homemade? I don’t think they have a clue what that even is about. To top that off, the place still has plumbing issues and smells like the old bar it used to be.
I was excited to try it but so so disappointed.
Fantastic restaurant, but quite loud and several tables were empty in our section. Everyone was so friendly. Juan, our server, was top notch! Request him if you frequent the restaurant. Overall great experience but hope they can do something to cut down on the noise. We will be back!!
My top Italian restaurant.
The food is excellent. The service is very good.
Everyone is so cordial and friendly.
Foods amazing if you don't mind the clanking of servers rolling silverware servers gossiping and slow an unprofessional service
The food and service were excellent. Very noisy downstairs and a nasty sewer gas issue seemed prevalent.
We brought friends with us and we were a little disappointed with the temperature of the food! It was a little cool! Server was too slow!
The food was awesome and would be better if it was hotter!
LOVE the huge gluten free menu !!! Food is awesome !!
ONLY complaint is its WAY TOO LOUD in the whole restaurant...NEED noise absorption.. very hard to carry on a conversation,, even with the waitress/waiters
Fabulous and most delicious. Beatrice was absolutely fantastic and so sociable and a fabulous server everything about Leopardis is fabulous
We had a great experience at Leopardi's. We heard about it from the musical talent that appeared at another venue the night before our visit and at Lepardi's the night of our visit.
. We made Open Table reservations, which was a very good thing since there were people already waiting.
The hospitaliity staff were courteous and immediately escorted us to the upstairs area, just as we had requested - close to the music. It is a great area with all the right Italian ambience - exposed brick walls and romantically dark (not too much, though). The young man waiting on us, Devon, was outstanding. He never stopped working and while serving us, he was serving a table of about 28 people, as well as others. I am sorry I did not get the young lady's name who was also serving in the area because she stepped in and assisted when he was running his tail off to serve everyone. I read reviews complaining about the service, and I would consider that a fluke because the entire evening was wonderful. We like to take our time and not inhale good food, but Devin regularly checked with us to see if we were ready to order. He was excellent. Folks, when in Italy, take your time, relax and enjoy the great food in the way it is intended - to be savored.
Our server was extremely nice and personable. I was disappointed that he served us our salad before taking our order. It was hard manuevering the food around the menus. Portions are large, restuarant was a little to loud to talk.
Great food , great service , took friends from out of state. Could not even talk to them because of the noise level. I requested a table but they put us in a booth in the bar area. Way too loud,,, and I had also made reservations Perhaps next time I will ask for a supervisor before being given a loud area to sit in.
Extremely noisey couldn't wait to leave.
Ruined entire evening.
Great food and lots of it. If you leave hungry, it is your own fault. We took home 3 boxes of leftovers.
Finally! Italian in Ft Myers. Veal so tender. Meatballs perfection.
Absolutely would recommend. Wife's birthday and at 7:30 on a Thursday, was neither empty nor crowded, off season! Will become regulars.
Food was excellent, perfect seasoning.
Wait staff was attentive but not intrusive.
We will definitely come often with guests from out of town.
Kudos to management and staff!
I reserved a table through fb and requested a special table for my anniversary which didn't happen.
My husband and I dined with friends, four of us total. We had reservations and arrived 5 minutes prior. We were greeted in a friendly manner and seated promptly. Our server Juan introduced himself shortly afterward, explained the menu including specials and took drink orders. The bread was warm, the accompaniments were, and I apologize I don’t know the proper names, but eggplant topping, traditional oil, and olive topping were outstanding! Our friends are Italian, have dined in some very fine Italian restaurants in NY, and raved! Two of us had Ceasar salad, one wedding soup, one garden salad. All were delicious. The courses were nicely spaced so we never felt rushed. For our entree, two of us had the Chicken Francese, one Chicken Marsala, and the big hit of the meal was my husband’s Zappa Di Pesce! The amount of seafood was unbelievable. There was just enough heat in the sauce. The meals were absolutely delicious, excellent presentation, and enough for another meal each. Sadly, we had no room for dessert.
The noice level was a bit loud. The only recommendation I might make to Leopardi’s is the addition of a nice white tablecloth! Otherwise, everything about our first dinner was exceptional! We will definitely be back, and will definitely bring MORE friends!
We loved our dining experience. Our waiter was very fun. Food was delicious.
Good food would definitely go back
Food was very good, the meatballs are great. Some kinks regarding service needs attention, would still return for our dining.
4 of us there Sat May 25 and ate upstairs. too dreary up there and tables too close together. There was an awful odor there that night upstairs and downstairs. smelled like a sewer. we almost left, probably should have.
Food and service was excellent. Our waiter Tim was courteous and attentive without being annoying. Salad was fresh, Tortellini Ala Romano and Veal Marsala were served hot and were delicious. Portions were huge! Had to take half of each meal home. Overall a pretty good experience.
On the downside are the musty smell that permeates the entire restaurant from the time you walk in the door. A problem clearly exists. The overhead music is way too loud and is not conducive to dinner with conversation.
Food is delicious and beautifully presented by a smiling & hospitable wait staff! Lots of leftovers to enjoy at home another day.
Noise level was extremely loud. My husband and I were with another couple and found it hard to talk during our meal/visit time. The food was excellent, service was nothing to make note of. I probably would not recommend this restaurant due to it being so noisy.
A really friendly and helpful staff coupled with good Italian food. They really give you a lot of food! And it’s tasty! Really enjoyed dinner with my wife and friends. We’ll be back.
Made reservations online and called to confirm also. When l arrived with my family they denied all knowledge of it.
Had a reservation for 6:00 pm but didn't get seated until 6:30.
Food wasn’t very good
Worth the trip from Naples! What a great find. Everything was fresh and tasty. Amazing fresh and made from scratch, even the sauce as you can tell was made fresh, not canned.
Staff was exceptional. We had a waitress and trainee that we tipped each 20% because they were so wonderful and attentive.
Had enough food for a second meal at home. Just like mana used to make. We’ll be back.
Hi NaCl! Aww! Thank for all of the wonderful compliments! We are over the moon that you enjoyed your meal and had exceptional service. That means so much to us. We hope you enjoyed your leftovers and look forward to your next visit!
The menu variety is quite good as well as the food itself. My salad was fresh and accompanied by delicious bread with tapenade or oil.
On the not so good side was the bartender and our waitress. It was not a busy evening and we had somewhat of a wait at the bar and table side. Bartender was less than pleasant and the waitress while pleasant had a difficult time remembering water, bread etc.
Hopefully, these are growing pains and this will improve but we will return for sure.
Food did not meet our expectations, quantity was good, quality was not.
The food was outstanding, with ample servings. We took home half of it! Our server, Cesar, was excellent. We'll be back!