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Leonardo's Pizza by the Slice

1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5109
+1 352-375-2007
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (63 reviews)
“garlic rolls” (5 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5109
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a Gainesville institution. They have awesome individual slice pizzas and offer full pies for carry out. Definitely recommend!

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best garlic rolls known to man. There are no better. Oh, and the pizza is quite good as well. Nuff said . . . .

Thank rlstorfer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had pizza here 40 years ago when i visited my buddy going to UF. Just as good today as it was 40 years ago

Thank Blair K
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Everyone else bought pizza by the slice - which looked and from their comments, tasted great. I felt like pasta and had the spaghetti marinara and it was totally tasteless. Moral - when in a pizza shop, stick with the pizza.

Thank Tasilee
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

This place sells large pizzas by the slice. They have about 10-12 to choose from - both thin and thick. Beers and wines are available. Pizzas were good and the slices large.

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Good college pizza place. Lots of choices by the slice. Small beer selection - a few trendy IPAs. You can always order from the attached bistro for different food or wine

Thank Jay509
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Delicious slices, great variety of pizzas and good price. Probably one of the best pizza places in Gainesville

Thank Fernando Z
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Went for pizza after the Gator Game last weekend and the pizza was as good as I remember. Love the cheese pizza and organic salad. Also have to get the rolls with the garlic sauce.

Thank UFPAGator
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Hurricane Irma forced me to evacuate Miami. I went to Gainesville, where I had not visited since graduating from UF in the mid-1980s. Thirty years later, the only restaurant I found that was still there was this one. Leonaro's! It was legendary for its pizza...More

Thank ElmoTheCat
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Graduated here 41 years ago and always remember Leonardo's as a great pizza place. Was driving through and decided to take my family and it was as good as I remembered. Definitely a landmark and a must go to.

Thank Peter P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5109
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-375-2007
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