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Ristorante Self-Service Leonardo

#172 of 2,063 Restaurants in Florence
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Via De' Pecori 11, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 284446
11:45 - 14:45
18:45 - 21:45
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Sun - Sat 11:45 - 14:45
18:45 - 21:45
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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251 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walk up a flight of stairs to eat well with locals in a classic cafeteria. Lots of choices. The mixed salad is very large with lots of fresh ingredients. Spinach with tortellini was good. Also enjoyed bruschetta and eggplant parmigiana and finished with tiramisu. Along with a single serving of Chianti and a lemon soda all of this came to... More 

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Ras al Khaimah
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been there twice during my visit in Florence - once for lunch and once for dinner. The place is frequented by the locals, which is always an indication that the food is good. Each time, they offered slightly different options, which means that you can go there many times and choose something else. Each time they also had... More 

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Capannori, Italy
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

certainly in need of a refreshment, but clean and easy to reach. Large choice at the counter, both for florentines and tourists. full meal for 12 euros, and no problem with digestion. To recommend especially after a long walk , you can seat with no extra fees like elsewhere in town.

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

My globe trekker friend highly recommended this self-serviced canteen to me. The canteen is located in the centre of Florence, near the Duomo. I noticed that most of the customers were locals. Me and my travel buddy were the only tourists there. There was quite a queue during lunch time and the place was packed with locals. They have a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This place is great for someone who would like to have an authentic Italian dining experience. Staff is really kind and fun at the same time. Food is fresh and delicious! Highly recommended.

Thank Riccardo C
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The food was average and the prices were just a bit higher than average. But it was absolutely SWAMPED with people when we were here too, so that may be coloring my judgement a bit. The staff seemed very harried and a little scattered, but I can't say that I blame them much, this place was truly overwhelmed with people.... More 

Thank Mike S
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520 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This place is located on the 1st floor of a building and is very easy to miss, but its worth searching on google maps. Food is ready and hot on the counter. You just choose what you want and bill at the end of line. Good choice of pasta, fish, meat, chicken, salads, fruits, desserts and not to mention coffee... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were a little tired of sit-down restaurants and our friend recommended this place, as he's been coming here for 30 years. Upstairs and a little tucked away, we knew we'd love it here immediately as it was filled with locals! You grab a tray, your cutlery and glassware, then the world is your buffet oyster! There are funny and... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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476 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Leonardo's is our must go to place when in Florence. Conveniently located near the Duomo it is a no frills place that offers really good food!

Thank Anthony H
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My wife and I ate here twice during our stay in Florence. We tried this place out due to the reviews of others. I would concur with others when they say the food could be hotter but the quality and choice is excellent. We are not big eaters and are not interested in eating multiple courses so it was nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:45
18:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 14:45
18:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 14:45
18:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 14:45
18:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 14:45
18:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 14:45
18:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 14:45
18:45 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via De' Pecori 11, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 284446

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Staying in Duomo

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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