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Leo's Italian Social - Asheville, Asheville, NC

Leo's Italian Social - Asheville

4.2
4.2
329 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Leo’s Italian Social is the center of its community; a place to gather and meet for cocktails and conversation. Here we connect and celebrate with each other by sharing delicious food, well-made cocktails, and great wine. When you spend time with us, we want you to arrive hungry and leave happy. Cheers!

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 676-0572
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 329 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for business meals

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Kid-friendly

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for groups

  • Asheville

    Good for business meals

  • Asheville

    Kid-friendly

  • Asheville

    Good for groups

  • Asheville

    Neighborhood gem

329 Reviews
  1. BenP

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. We had a reservation and were sat right away.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded 6 days ago
    Thanks for visiting us, Ben! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the service at Leo's Italian Social - Asheville. It's always our goal to provide a memorable dining experience for our guests. We appreciate your high ratings and look forward to serving you again soon!

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  2. Dallas

    Western NC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Ben was excellent, including calling me on my cell to notify me I had left my credit card in the checkout folder. He recommended Calamari as a starter and it was really good. My rigatoni was just ok and should have ordered the Lasagne, which is always excellent. We dine at Leo's for both lunch and dinner often and recommend to friends....good Italian food at reasonable prices.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded 6 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback, Dallas! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the Calamari and found our Lasagne to be excellent. It's always our goal to provide excellent food and service at a reasonable price. We're glad you're a loyal diner and we appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to serving you again soon at Leo's Italian Social - Asheville.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my nanas 80th birthday! They were so kind, accommodating and the food was amazing :)
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded 6 days ago
    Hey! We're over the moon to hear that your nanas 80th birthday celebration at Leo's Italian Social - Asheville was a success! It's wonderful to know that our team was able to make her special day even more memorable. We're also thrilled that you enjoyed our food and found it to be worth the price. We can't wait to celebrate more special occasions with you. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Christopher GM Leo’s Italian Social

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  4. JamesF

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A group of eight friends went to Leo's for our monthly get-together. This was a good choice for our group as the noise level was low so we could have good conversations, the menu offered something for everyone including the vegetarians, the food was served promptly and presented well, and the prices were reasonable. Wednesday is the best night to go as that is when they have half-price wine by the bottle. Overall, it was a great experience and our group will definitely return in the future.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded 6 days ago
    Hi James, Thank you for choosing Leo's for your monthly get-together. We're thrilled to hear that you and your friends had a great time and that you found our menu satisfying for everyone, including vegetarians. Your kind words about our service and the half-price wine on Wednesdays are greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best, Christopher GM Leo’s Italian Social

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was helpful and enthusiastic. The food was solid. The atmosphere was nice.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on February 19, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and found our atmosphere to be nice. It's always our goal to provide solid meals and a great atmosphere. We noticed that you rated our service a bit lower and we're sorry if it seemed like we rushed you. We strive to provide excellent service and your feedback helps us improve. We hope to see you again soon!

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  6. Colonel

    E. Tennessee

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had excellent service, and we really enjoyed our meal
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on February 19, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, Colonel! We're thrilled to hear that you had an excellent experience at Leo's Italian Social - Asheville. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed your meal and received excellent service. Your kind words mean a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  7. DebbieR

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, even though service of food was slow due to a big party. Eggplant parmigiana was overcooked. Lobster in shrimp & lobster linguini was tasteless.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on February 19, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Leo's. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our service. We're sorry to hear that the Lobster in shrimp & egg plant parm didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly take it into consideration to improve our food quality. We hope to see you again soon for a more satisfying dining experience.

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  8. TomK

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good sized portions. Most of the group (8) brought some food home. Everyone enjoyed their meals. They do a variation on Arancini which we all enjoyed. Their Arancini has batter throughout instead of rice. Center is bolognese if I remember correctly. Served with diavolo sauce. Delicious! I had the Parmesan Crusted Chicken salad. Chicken was tender and juicy with a nice Parmesan crust, plated next to the salad. I found it to be filling and can easily be considered an entree. We were surprised that the restaurant wasn’t busier on a Saturday night. This was our second visit and we were pleased both times with the quality of the food and very pleasant servers.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on February 18, 2024
    Thanks for the review, TomK! We're thrilled to hear that you and your group enjoyed your meals and our Arancini variation. It's great to know that you loved the Parmesan Crusted Chicken salad and found it filling. We strive to provide a variety of delicious options for our guests, so it's wonderful to hear that you appreciated our menu. We understand that our restaurant may have seemed understaffed on your visit, but we're glad that you found the food and service to be to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back to Leo's Italian Social - Asheville soon!

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  9. PJWall1025

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and value! Wednesday is 1/2 price wine and $3 off the most delicious pizza ever! Best restaurant at Biltmore Park.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on February 19, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and found value in our offerings. It's fantastic to know that our Wednesday specials and pizza hit the mark for you. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, Leo's Italian Social - Asheville Management Team.

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  10. Clara

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual the service was great. The drinks were outstanding and the food was beyond delicious.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded 6 days ago
    Thanks for the review, Clara! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Leo's Italian Social - Asheville. It's wonderful to know that our service, drinks, and food met your expectations. We strive to provide an outstanding dining experience and your feedback is a testament to our efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  11. BrianG

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Will be back again!!!!
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded 6 days ago
    Thanks for visiting us, Brian! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Leo's Italian Social - Asheville. It's fantastic to know that our food and service met your expectations. We always strive to provide our guests with an exceptional experience. We can't wait to welcome you back!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience was fine. Service was prompt, engaging and polite, if not especially helpful. For example, my wife let the waitress know that cream sauces do not appeal to her; but the waitress could have told her that the entree she ordered came with a side of pasta in cream sauce; and it wasn’t mentioned on the menu. While the menu was appealing, our dishes were unfortunately quite under-seasoned. The atmosphere was a little noisy; but the dining room was clean stylish & spacious. A little bit of a mixed bag overall with good potential.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience at Leo's Italian Social. We are pleased that you found our service prompt and engaging. However, we regret to learn that our menu and seasoning did not align with your expectations. Your feedback is invaluable, and we will address this matter promptly. We are delighted that you enjoyed the ambiance and aim to ensure a more satisfying dining experience during your next visit. Recognizing areas for improvement, I extend an invitation for you and your companion to return as our guests. Given the opportunity, we are confident in our ability to exceed your expectations and provide a delightful experience.

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  13. CarolC

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were thrilled with the cauliflower bites and butternut squash appetizers! Traci our server was top notch.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on February 9, 2024
    Hi CarolC, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our cauliflower bites and butternut squash appetizers! It's wonderful to know that our team was able to provide top-notch service. We strive to make every dining experience memorable and we're glad we could contribute to your positive experience. Thank you for your kind words and the perfect ratings! We look forward to welcoming you back to Leo's Italian Social - Asheville soon.

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  14. MegR

    New York City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, we had a good experience at Leo’s, and we would return, but the restaurant has a few kinks to work out. On the plus side, the bar is attractive and very social and the smoky Old Fashioned was fun to witness and delicious to imbibe. The restaurant is stylish and the tables are spaced well apart. The chopped salad was excellent, but the Caesar salad cried out for anchovies. An Italian restaurant that doesn’t have anchovies? The chicken scallopini was a delicious twist on this classic dish, but the pasta was barely warm and seemed like it had been sitting. We sent the dish back to be warmed. The jambalaya was also yummy and the portion generous, but the mussels were not even warm, and certainly not hot. Management should reconsider its $25 corkage fee. I understand that wine is a profit center, but that seems a bit steep.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on February 9, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, MegR! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the bar, social atmosphere, and our smoky Old Fashioned. We appreciate your feedback about our chopped salad, Caesar salad, chicken scallopini, and mussels. We're always looking for ways to improve and your comments will help us do just that. We're glad you enjoyed the jambalaya and portion size, and we'll work on the mussels. We understand your concerns about the temperature of the pasta. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, we'll look into it. We're glad you appreciated the wine selection and corkage fee. We hope to see you again soon for a more perfect dining experience.

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  15. AnnG

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch at was Leo’s was great. The bread was phenomenal, and the quiche and salad were very tasty. Rudy, our server, was perfect.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on February 9, 2024
    Hello AnnG, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your lunch at Leo's Italian Social - Asheville. It's great to know that our bread, quiche, and salad were to your liking. We're also glad that our service met your expectations. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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  16. Mindysuzmoney

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was wonderful! Food was great! Everything is so expensive these days it’s hard to eat out a lot.

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  17. AlissaC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service was outstanding. We will definitely be returning.

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  18. Goggles

    Exclusive

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We completely enjoyed our visit to Leo's Italian Social on February 1, 2024, from the greeting by the hostess, to the server who made a relaxed meal possible, to the entertainment by Izzi Hughes! Izzi's selections of music went perfectly with the low-intensity vibe of the restaurant. Our food was excellent, slightly upscale interpretations of classic Italian dishes- try the eggplant parmigiana! We will definitely recommend and return to Leo's Italian Social!

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  19. SallyL

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The halibut was served dry and way overcooked BUT when we complained, the chef came to our table then brought a deliciously prepared salmon instead. They then comped the meal. Couldn't ask for a better apology...we will be back.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on January 31, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, SallyL! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the salmon dish instead of the halibut. We always aim to deliver the best quality food to our guests, and we're glad that you appreciated the chef's attention to detail. We're sorry to hear about the initial disappointment with the halibut, but we're glad to know that our team was able to rectify the situation quickly. We look forward to welcoming you back to Leo's Italian Social - Asheville for another wonderful dining experience.

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  20. JamesR

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This space was redone for this business. Was previously very warm and inviting. Not now. Atmosphere is like a cafeteria. Restaurant was nearly empty for a Sunday night. Yet it took forever for food. Portions were very small for Italian. I must say that the server went above and beyond for what she had to work with.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on January 31, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, JamesR. We're glad to hear that you appreciated our efforts to enhance the atmosphere of Leo's Italian Social - Asheville. We sincerely apologize if you felt otherwise. We take all feedback seriously and will use your comments to improve our restaurant. We're glad to hear that you found our service to be exceptional and we hope that it continues. We hope to serve you again soon.

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  21. RobertC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Remarkably empty. I am not sure why, really, because the place was nicely decorated, and the food was quite delicious. The service was very attentive and very helpful, as well. We had a member of our party with a nut allergy and the server thanked us for letting them know and asked "all the right questions" and assured us it was "not a big deal" but would let the chef know. They then returned later to ensure we knew the chef was aware and not to worry. As a result, we didn't, and everything was great. We had appetizers for the table and some drinks and placed our orders. The food timing was very good (not rushed or delayed) and was delicious.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere was nice. The calamari was great, but dinner was just okay and not hot. It was almost as if left under a heat lamp and forgotten. I think it has more potential.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun dinner with friends, enjoyed the jambalaya and pizza and pasta. Loved the limoncello lemon drop!
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on January 29, 2024
    It brings us immense joy to know that your dining experience was a delightful one. Our seasonal dishes are crafted with utmost care, and we're thrilled to know that they were appreciated. Thank you for choosing to dine with us; we truly value your patronage and look forward to serving you again soon.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience! Food and service were both excellent!
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on January 22, 2024
    We are delighted to hear that you had an exceptional experience with us. Your review is greatly appreciated! We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to serve you once again. Thank you for choosing our establishment.

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  25. ShelleyS

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner and experience at Leo’s. Our bartender was fantastic. She was attentive even though very busy. We’ll be back, soon!

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  26. Highstandards1

    Atlanta Metro

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I thought the food was very good. Good service too. We will definitely give this place another try! 

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  27. JoelA

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the sirloin steak. It was delicious! All 4 of us in our group had excellent meals and the service was great. The restaurant is quiet enough to have conversations across and around the entire table.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on January 7, 2024
    Wowza, thanks a million for the 5-star review! The whole team is doing a happy dance knowing that your steak was a winner and that all four of you had a blast. You totally made our day with your awesome feedback. Can't wait to treat you all again real soon!

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  28. cKlz

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall OK. Restaurant decor was nice. Food was cold. Service was good.

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  29. RossR

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for our first time at Leo's!! Unique menu and excellent service. I had an issue with a bit of undercooked chicken, but not a problem our server immediately took it off the bill. I really enjoyed the atmosphere. It is a fairly large dining room, but the furnishings and arrangement with the room made it quiet and comfortable. We need a Leo's in Nashville TN! I want to be the first to know. Thanks for your hospitality!!

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  30. sara

    New York City

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good without being exceptional. I would rate it above Olive Garden, but not much beyond that. If you happen to be going to the movies or shopping in the area, it's a decent option but not somewhere I would travel to again for dinner. However, their smoked old fashioned is definitely something to get if you do go.

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  31. Gables

    Naples

    114 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My entre was terrible. 4 x 2 inches of dry linguini with 4x 2 inches of chicken on it. On chicken two slivers of mushroom, on mushroom tasteless white sauce, on sauce about 50 capers. Next to this 6 halved cold grape tomatoes. Called scallopini. Server was business office polite. Mr Jones will see you now affect. In defense of this place I observed other friendlier servers. Spinach artichoke appetizer was soup like consistency. Caesar salad was good but tiny. Not on my repeat list.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on December 31, 2023
    Please find my sincere apologies for the unsatisfactory scallopini dish. This dish is typically one of my favorites, and it's disappointing that we missed the mark on this occasion. I am grateful for your feedback and will use it to improve our performance in the future. To make amends, I would like to invite you and your partner back to our restaurant, where we will ensure that you experience the dish as it should be.

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  32. GinaG

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great!! I asked to substitute the chicken on the scallopini for veal which she happily did but I guess I was expecting it to be braised instead of fried. I think they just took the fried veal on the veal Parmesan and put it on my plate with the caper sauce. Good try but didn’t really hit the mark.

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  33. JeffS

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Leo's Asheville continues to be one of our "go to" spots for dining out. Great food, reasonable prices, good access to parking, friendly staff all make for a pleasant experience. Pro tip- make a reservation. Other folks have figured this out as well, but they still can accommodate walk-ins fairly easily most days in our experience. If you are thinking Asheville dining is not busy during the winter- better think again!
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on December 31, 2023
    Jeff, thank you for taking the time to provide such a fantastic review. Your kind words are much appreciated. As we've been experiencing a surge in business lately, a reservation would certainly help us serve you better. We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience, and we look forward to the pleasure of serving you again soon.

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  34. AmyS

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Leo’s had a wonderful atmosphere and the server was great. Unfortunately, the food was lacking. Everything was bland - the best thing we had was the Lobster Bisque. I ordered the lobster and shrimp pasta for dinner and it was a hard pass. The shrimp were under cooked and had no flavor and the sauce was flavorless also. Even after adding salt, it still wasnt great. The menu seems really good, so maybe I ordered wrong but our server said it was one of the most popular dishes so really not sure what to think.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on December 31, 2023
    Amy, Thank you for your honest feedback. While we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the restaurant's ambiance and hospitality, it's disheartening to learn that our Lobster and Shrimp dish failed to meet your expectations. We believe that the quality of our food is just as vital as our service, and we apologize for falling short in this regard. We'd like to take this opportunity to invite you and your partner back to our restaurant as our guests. It would be our pleasure to provide you with a meal that showcases the true quality of our cuisine.

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  35. KathieP

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place - website pictures didn’t do it justice but menu was the reason we went
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on December 31, 2023
    Kathie, we are thrilled to hear about your excellent experience with us. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback. We anticipate the pleasure of serving you once again in the near future.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Went here for my birthday, looking for a good Italian food like I had back in the Northeast. Sadly what we got was a poor representation of a Olive Garden dinner. Firstly, the bartender was having a very loud conversation with a couple asking if they could let her know of any other jobs. Then I ordered the veal parm, the server came back and reported they were out of veal. This was early on a Wednesday night, how does an Italian restaurant run out of veal? Ended up ordering the meatball and pasta, meatball was under cooked and the sauce was bland. My wife ordered lasagna, it was dried out like last night’s leftover. Bottom line if you’re looking for good Italian food, look elsewhere.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on December 31, 2023
    I'm sorry to learn about the unsatisfactory representation of our food you received. Our team strives to deliver an exceptional product, and it's disheartening when we fall short. I'm confident we can do better. As a token of our sincerity, I would like to invite you and your partner to join us for a complimentary meal, prepared and served to our highest standards. Thank you for sharing your feedback, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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  37. Brad

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We came from out of town and were excited to eat at Leo’s. The service was very slow. It took a while for the server to first greet our table. We were told right off the bat that they were out of chicken and veal for their parmesan entrees. The chicken parmesan was exactly what I was excited to order. So I had to quickly decide on another entree. I decided on the filet mignon. I explicitly told the serve I wanted it cooked medium rare and to make sure it came out medium rare. Another guest order the Rosemary Chicken Pizza. Some 20 minutes later, the server informed us that they were out of pizza dough, and only had the gluten free cauliflower crust. The guest ordered a chicken caesar salad instead. So now they are out of chicken, veal, and pizza dough. What kind of Italian restaurant runs out of pizza dough? I do understand this was the day after Christmas and restaurants do run out of items. But nonetheless, we were extremely disappointed. My filet mignon came out medium instead of medium rare, but at that point I did not want to send it back and wait for another medium rare as service had been very slow until this point. HOWEVER, the manager did visit our table and profusely apologize for these issues were have experienced so far. He offered to comp the replacement salad as well as a free cauliflower Rosemary Chicken pizza to try. The manager also did bring over 2 free deserts of cannolis and tiramisu. He also brought over glasses of champagne for the entire table. So while I would likely not visit this restaurant again, the manager did a great job at trying to rectify the issues we ran into, and for that I commend him.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on December 31, 2023
    Hey Brad, it was an absolute honor to have you at our dinner. We know we could have done better and really appreciate your honest feedback. We hope you and your family have a smooth journey back home. And if you're ever in town again, don't hesitate to give us a holler. We'd love nothing more than a second chance to do better for you.

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  38. AnthonyD

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Service was exceptional considering they were enduring a rush of patrons. We will be back.
    Leo's Italian Social - AshevilleResponded on December 31, 2023
    We are immensely grateful for your glowing five-star review, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We appreciate your understanding of the challenges during busy periods and are glad that you found it to be a fun experience. Thank you for choosing us, and we are eagerly looking forward to your next visit.

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  39. MICHELLER

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Out of bread. Weren’t told until we asked. gf pasta undercooked. Gf meal came extra late. Marinara tasted canned. Lobster bisque disappointed. Carbonara says undercooked. Caesar’s salad drowned in dressing.

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  40. ROLIKESIT

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We found the restaurant to be fabulous. The food, the service was outstanding! Our waiter, Sam, was terrific and very accommodating! It was the perfect place to have Christmas Eve dinner with our family. It wasn't noisy at all. So glad I found this place!

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Leo's Italian Social - Asheville is rated 4.2 stars by 329 OpenTable diners.

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264 Thetford St., Asheville, NC 28803

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  • Neighborhood
    Arden
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
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    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine
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