Leo's Ristorante

4.5
179 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Leo’s was opened in 1948 by the Mancieri family. Established mainly as a pizzeria in the State Street section of Bristol, RI, the restaurant quickly gained a local following and became a popular eatery. In the years after World War II, Leo’s served as a popular lunch destination for workers and families alike. The Mancieri family, headed by Pantaleone and Virginia, along with sons Mario and Reno, worked tirelessly to produce great fresh Italian favorites and create a clean, friendly environment for their customers. Leo’s remained open until 1976 when Pantaleone passed away. The family decided to close the doors of the popular eatery but in the year 2000 Leo’s grandson, Paul Mancieri, relocated to 365 Hope Street in historic downtown Bristol, right on the parade route. Paul expanded not only the seating capacity but also its menu options, featuring authentic Italian and American cuisine, while focusing on high quality food and a friendly atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 179 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal and awesome service!

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vipFoodiegirl
New England
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We enjoy Leo's. The Italian Cod, Veal Parmesan and Service are always consistent and very good! Outdoor dining is our favorite with our dog. They spoil him too with his own bowl of water.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit... including your pet :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as usual!

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LanaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not good... food was basic mass made pasta sauce and looked like frozen pizza. Would not recommend.

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vipSimplefolk
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Simply a horrible experience. We went for lunch a bit after 1. The restaurant appeared to be moderately busy but there were open tables and a number of other customers were getting their meals. We were placed at a table and then completely forgotten. I tried several times to flag down a waiter, but they either ignored or didn’t see or hear me (generous interpretation). I went to the greeting station to find people waiting to be seated but no one at the front check in spot. After 25 min of being ignored we got up and left. So I can’t rTe the food and probably will never return again. I get that places are struggling with COVID-19, but that is not a valid excuse to completely ignore a customer who is trying to help your business survive.

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vipnancyp
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was good but it’s so bright and not cozy it’s a shame because it could be much better. Add some plants, dim the lights, nice music and warm it up a bit snd it would be a whole new atmosphere.

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Linty
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delish and all members of my family found their 'favorites!' The waiter was super helpful and did a great job!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing, service was not. The waiter was too busy doing multiple other things than waiting on us. We were never told of the specials, we only heard them when another waiter mentioned them to her table. The manager or owner went to the table next to us to ask how their meal was but she never bothered to ask us. There was a handwritten sign on the door telling people to call before they entered but it was unclear and many people (including us) misinterpreted it. I heard the wait staff complaining about how people “can’t read”.

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vipLinda
New England
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leo’s always provides a wonderful meal in a charming atmosphere. The food is 5-star and as a patron with food allergies, they are always quite accommodating. We choose Leo’s when our plans bring us to Bristol, RI. Ensure you give yourself time to take a walk around town or trek the trails at the local Audubon before dinner. Then taking a stroll on the boardwalk after dinner is a great closer for the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Due to COVID restrictions we had the whole south side of the restaurant to ourselves. The appetizer was very good (calamari). I had a special seafood Dialvo with lobster it was delicious my wife veal parmigiana which she really enjoyed. Service was good. Definitely will return.

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Paul
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food just as good as always. Tina our server took good care of us.

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GregO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quin was excellent! She was very helpful with my decision on a drink and food. I would highly recommend Leo’s because of her excellent service and professionalism

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you very much for your review, Greg! We really appreciate your comments

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reserved a table thru the app. Drove 30 minutes to find out they were closed. By that time we were out of luck for anything good.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on January 11, 2021

We are so very sorry to hear about this! We had an issue with the Open Table platform for New Year's Eve and a couple of reservations went through despite the fact that we closed at 4:00 pm that day. Our deepest apologies! Thank you for letting us know about this problem.

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KristynW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We reserved on open table for a NYE dinner date, received every confirmation, provided a credit card number to confirm and when we got there the restaurant was closed. The website said it was open as did the huge sign on the side of the building. Lights were out, chairs were on tables and not a soul present. Needless to say it was very disappointing and I have to check to be sure my card wasn’t charged. I realize times are different right now, but this should not have happened. Definitely will have us thinking twice before going back again, which stinks because we really love this place.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on January 11, 2021

Kristyn, we are so sorry about this! Our deepest apologies for the inconvenience with the Open Table platform reservation on New Year's Eve. Your card was not charged for a no show because the restaurant wasn't open, don't worry about that. We would love to see you again. Thank you for letting us know about this issue.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have had multiple terrific experiences at Leo’s. This past time, I decided to try something different. I ordered the chicken piccata. I was disappointed in that it was more of a couple of pieces of fried chicken on top of pasta with a few capers. I was surprised by this because I have always enjoyed my meals here. I want to chicken piccata elsewhere so it is not and then I am I’m sure I probably should be prepared. This dish was less than satisfying.
We did order calamari as an appetizer which was delicious and my husband ordered chicken Parmesan, which he has had here before & is a favorite of his. My meal will not deter me from coming back because I have eaten here several times and prior to this one night, everything has been terrific.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments and will use your feedback to improve the Chicken Picatta.

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vipBrianC
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and Quin’s service was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Leo’s!! Whenever we are in the area we have to eat here! I have not ordered anything I haven’t loved.

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ChristineC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our afternoon dinner. The service was friendly and food was excellent. Their sangria was perfect also.
The owner even came over after our dinner to chat with us and ask us how we enjoyed our dinner. A nice personal touch that did not of unnoticed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great!

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Paul
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good as usual. Definitely our favorite restaurant in Bristol.

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vipBrianC
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect and Quinn’s service was exceptional as usual.

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SMLNFL
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was delicious, the Friday 5:00 traffic was a little noisy, but calmed down after a bit, the heat lamp kept us warm and cozy during outside dining. Great ambiance with the outside lighting once the sun went down

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vipJttj
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leo’s is our go to place! We love the food and staff!

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rwolk
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We dined here on a Saturday evening. The social distancing protocols were good! However, the food service took a very long time considering that there were not many people in the restaurant overall. However, the food was good when we got it and the waitress was delightful.

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skippy
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there love the place plan on going again.

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LizR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. We had a wonderful waitress. Will definitely go back again.

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vipBrianC
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, including the Apple Crisp dessert. Quin provided excellent service as usual!!

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Susanscats
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and there are some really great salads and other dishes!

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TeddyB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice little spot in Bristol. Nothing blows you away here, but there's decent food and decent service. There were two $2 sanitizing charges on the check which I've never seen anywhere else.

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vipMike
New England
78 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food.

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LeeE
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating was excellent and the service was exceptional....we were not rushed by the crowds.

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superbly cooked with very generous portions. My doggie-bag pasta side dish was a full meal for me the next night. Paul, the owner, was excellent to us. The food is delicious and the ambience is perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Patty
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted quickly. Seated at the window. Wonderful drinks and dinner and the dessert was superb as well! Very satisfied!

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vipBrianC
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was perfect as usual and Quin continues to provide the absolute best service!

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vipBrianC
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our waitress Quin was outstanding as usual! A+++

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JavierO
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service and the location is beautiful. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would have liked to sit outside but was told parties over 4 aren’t allowed to sit outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food

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vipDiane
New England
50 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined outside; very comfortable seating, entertained by passersby--on foot, bikes, families with tots in strollers, and, of course, autos.

Service was great, and the food even better.

Thanks to Paul, Adrianna and team for keeping your fans happy.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on September 6, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, Diane! It is our pleasure to make our guests happy. Hope to see you again soon!

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FAQs

Leo's Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 253-9300.

Leo's Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 179 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.