Leopardi's Italian Restaurant

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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 70 people. Come as friends, leave as family.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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Naples
26 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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. 😎

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Naples
149 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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!

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R
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Our server was very nice and attentive. Food good. Very noisy.

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j
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! Food and customer service was wonderful! Will definitely be back soon and recommend.

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AT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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LA
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

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.

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KC
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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RH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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.

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BP
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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!!

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My top Italian restaurant.
The food is excellent. The service is very good.
Everyone is so cordial and friendly.

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c
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

Foods amazing if you don't mind the clanking of servers rolling silverware servers gossiping and slow an unprofessional service

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were excellent. Very noisy downstairs and a nasty sewer gas issue seemed prevalent.

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

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!

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CD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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DM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous and most delicious. Beatrice was absolutely fantastic and so sociable and a fabulous server everything about Leopardis is fabulous

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c
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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FG
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

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.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Extremely noisey couldn't wait to leave.
Ruined entire evening.

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C
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lots of it. If you leave hungry, it is your own fault. We took home 3 boxes of leftovers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Finally! Italian in Ft Myers. Veal so tender. Meatballs perfection.

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ER
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I reserved a table through fb and requested a special table for my anniversary which didn't happen.

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L
Naples
35 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dining experience. Our waiter was very fun. Food was delicious.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food would definitely go back

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PA
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was very good, the meatballs are great. Some kinks regarding service needs attention, would still return for our dining.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

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.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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KJ
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is delicious and beautifully presented by a smiling & hospitable wait staff! Lots of leftovers to enjoy at home another day.

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C
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

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.

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F
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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EH
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Made reservations online and called to confirm also. When l arrived with my family they denied all knowledge of it.

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JH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a reservation for 6:00 pm but didn't get seated until 6:30.

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LD
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Food wasn’t very good

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NC
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

Leopardi's Italian Restaurant
Responded on June 5, 2019

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!

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CM
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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LF
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food did not meet our expectations, quantity was good, quality was not.

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PS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was outstanding, with ample servings. We took home half of it! Our server, Cesar, was excellent. We'll be back!

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