Leo's Ristorante

4.5
224 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
What 224 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Love2eat
New England
49 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at very reasonable prices all served by a wonderful, personal, professional waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary 34 years

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food & service was very good! We will be back!

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DonnafromBoca
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is s wonderful neighborhood old school great restaurant. It feels homey and their waitstaff well informed and helpful. The dishes were prepared when ordered and delivered hot from the kitchen. Great flavors in our dishes. My husband had the lobster & shrimp fra diablo along with linguini. Sauce was perfectly balanced snd seafood cooked perfectly. What a pleasure. I had the Leo’s beef bracioli done well. Larger portion than expected. We finished off our meal with the old school Spumoni.
We shall be back to try more items on their menu.

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KathyD
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lobster ravioli was delicious! Excellent espresso martinis! Great service and food came quickly.

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HarryJ
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in to our last sip of wine it was exceptional! Our server Tina was just the best, personable, helpful, always smiling. Having just moved to Bristol early April, Leo’s is the first spot we felt completely comfortable and very very satisfied. The food is excellent. We will definitely make this a regular dining spot.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on July 23, 2021

Thank you very much for your nice review, Harry. We really appreciate it and it makes us happy to know you had a great time at Leo's. We hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, service was very slow.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on July 11, 2021

Thank you very much for your review

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WayneS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We really enjoyed our dinner last night. Food was delish and our server Samantha was excellent. We will return and try something else on the menu.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on July 23, 2021

Thank you very much for your review, Wayne! We hope to see you again soon

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Tina our waitress was very attentive and pleasant. Saturday night and place was busy. Food was outstanding and portions we felt were generous. Have been there before and will return.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on July 23, 2021

Thank you very much for your review, David!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Started off asking about a couple drinks on the menu, the waitress could not answer what was in the Sangrias. Also asked if the pasta was made in the restaurant and couldn’t answer that either. I would have been ok if she said she could ask the Chef but was not given that option. My meal was over garlicky with no appearance of fresh garlic so I’m assuming they use garlic powder or salt. My wife’s Marinara was tasteless, basically tomato sauce with some Italian seasoning thrown in.
Overall it was not what we would have expected based on the reviews. Probably won’t go back. There are much better options in Bristol for real Italian cuisine.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on July 23, 2021

Thank you for your review and your comments. We will take your valuable comments to have a discussion with our staff and improve the customer experience.

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vipBrianC
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and high quality food, as usual. Five stars and highly recommended!!!

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on July 23, 2021

Thank you very very much for your review, Brian!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was average.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on July 11, 2021

Thank you for your review.

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CarolA
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

They were having computer issues the night wee visited and it was obvious understaffed as most restaurants r today Overall it was a pleasant evening but probably wont be in a hurry to return.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on July 11, 2021

Thank you very much for your review and your comments, Carol. We really appreciate you being understanding of our current situation with understaffing. We will definitely take your comments into account to improve our service.

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vipBusinessTraveler
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service excellent, music too loud, food ok

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on July 11, 2021

Thank you very much for your review. We're sorry about the music being too loud and we'll monitor that in the future, thank you for pointing it out.

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vipCathyM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great go to if you're looking for authentic Italian food at reasonably priced.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on July 11, 2021

Thank you very much for your review, Cathy!

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vipPapa
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Pretty average American italian

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on July 11, 2021

Thank you for your review Papa.

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MikeV
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Last night in town was well worth it.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on July 11, 2021

Thank you very much for your review Mike!

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GeraldineT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately. Our waitress Samantha was great.
The chef made us very good lobster roll RI style.
Overall great experience!

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on July 11, 2021

Thank you very much for your review Geraldine! We really appreciate your nice comments and we're happy to know that you enjoyed dining with us.

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BernardS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food at Leo's was excellent Our waitress was friendly, efficient and helpful.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on June 27, 2021

Thank you very much for your review, Bernard!

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vipBrianC
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch meal and service…as usual. Highly recommend!!

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you very much for your rating Brian! It's always a pleasure to have you at Leo's.

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NatalieG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

My Family and I went there on a Sunday afternoon place was quite and we quickly found out why they were out of soda said their machine was broke the children were not able to get a beverage nor where they able to make any time of mix drink and they were out of juice well it is pretty poor not to send an employee to the store for soda and juice ! As I said it was the afternoon and they planned I staying open till nine. Also they were out of a few items on their menu which is not very big there is one beef choice that they were out of ! The serve try to do his best but customers should be told there is no soda and can make drinks as well before they sit ! Will not be returning no worth the drive lots of better restaurants in Bristol

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on June 23, 2021

Natalie, thank you very much for your review and your comments. We apologize for the issue with the soda machine which broke in the middle of the lunch shift and left us out of soda and juices. Unfortunately, due to staffing issues we were not able to send somebody to the store to get beverages and temporarily solve the situation. Our deepest apologies for the inconvenience.

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Love2eat
New England
50 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our first visit to an indoor restaurant in 15 months, we chose one of our favorites-Leo’s. Couldn’t have chosen a better place. Food was hot, plentiful and DELICIOUS!! The linguini with clam sauce was loaded with clams and the chicken Parmesan was enough for two hungry adults! Service was great, wait staff was personable and very professional and polite.
Would definitely recommend reservations!!

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you very much for choosing Leo's for your first indoor restaurant experience since the pandemic started, and thank you for your nice review!

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vipBrianC
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and our service was fantastic. As usual, Leo’s was
A++++.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you very very much Brian!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Time to get appetizer was 40 minutes. Restaurant not 1/3 capacity. Waitress said kitchen was slammed with take out. A diners bill is over 2X a call in. Take better care of in person diners!

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you very much for your review and your comments. We will take them into consideration to provide a better service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! The arancini were creamy (and NO peas). The waitress, Samantha, did a great job making our drinks, the pesto pasta had a rich, earthy flavor, and the tasty chicken had a rich, buttery sauce. Have to get one of their white pizzas next.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you very much for your review!

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vipJttj
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you very much for your rating!

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vipMatthewC
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you very much for your review Matthew!

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WendyL
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as well as our waitress Sam.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your review Wendy! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
23 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and wonderful service!

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you very much for your review!

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vipBrianC
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food and service was outstanding!!! A+++++

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank very much for your nice review, Brian! It's always a pleasure to have you at Leo's :)

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AndN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Leo’s was amazing. Great food and wonderful service has kept us coming back to this restaurant for years!

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you very much for your nice review! Hope to see you again soon (including your beautiful dogs!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food from Leo’s is top notch, speed of service is not. This past visit we arrived at 5:30p and was seated immediately. Appetizers did not arrive until 6:20p and dinner at 6:40p. Wait staff was pleasant, but the kitchen is sooo slow. We live in Bristol and come all the time and this never has changed whether we eat there or call in to pick up.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you very much for your review and your comments. We will definitely use your input to improve.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! And service was great!

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you so much for your great review!

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SkipD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Food was tasty and nice portion size.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you very much for your great review, Skip!

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KayV
New England
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Samantha was great! Food was delicious! We will be back

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you very much for your nice review, Kay. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sat outside for dinner. There were heaters to help stay warm. The service was awesome and the food was delicious. I would definitely go back!

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you very much for your great review! We're glad to know you had a nice experience and hope to see you again soon.

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PaulC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was very nice! The drinks were great. Our meals were outstanding! Our waitress was top notch. Great place! We will definitely go again.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you very much for your great review! Hope to see you again soon, Paul.

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vipCathyM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The atmosphere is low key and comfortable. Menu offers several options to please all. Portions sizes were perfect, prices are very reasonable and food came out hot! Drink options were plentiful and my two martinis were delicious.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you very much for your nice review, Cathy!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went there for Mother’s Day on a last second reservation through open table. We walked in and thought it was more of a diner……..but to be honest, after the food came out, I didn’t care where it was. Very tasty food, our kids who are picky eaters, ate all their food, which rarely happens and prices were very reasonable

Will definitely return and have already spread the word

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you very much for your nice review. Hope to see you again soon!

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DanW
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easy walk from the town docks. Drinks were great and food was delicious! Service was a bit slow but it was Mothers Day so expected and not a big issue.

Leo's Ristorante
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you very much for your nice review, Dan.

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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 224 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.