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La Leonessa

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Via Andrea Maffei 24, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
+39 0464 552 7777
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Small typical Italian eatery. If you want good pizza or good pasta at a reasonable price this is a good place to eat. Found just off the main piazza and only a couple of minutes from the ferry port, it's ideal for lunch. You can see your pizza being cooked in the ovens. The food is tasty and well worth... More 

Thank Deltranet
Swansea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Ok, nothing special. Concerned that toilet had no hot water or soap. Food ok or pizza but pasta dishes on the small side

Thank DebiAnn58
Stroud, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Place looked nice and inviting with colourful art work. Menu seemed to have some odd combinations of foods. I am list for words to describe what was put in front of me for a grilled salmon with vegetables. There was what could only be described as a soggy green dishcloth on my plate, which turned out to be spinach, with... More 

Thank Chrissie56_12
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Nice food and beer. Excellent service by staff and chef. Lots of decoration on walls. Lots of good memory in Riva. We got here in off season. Lots of shops and restaurants closed. But it is a good place to visit with beautiful lake view, and you could relax here.

Thank Hinata c
Dublin, Ireland
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Nice spot for s light lunch for my wife and me. Pleasant waitress. Ordered drinks which arrived promptly but there was a 7/8 minute gap between my wife's soup and my spaghetti carbonara arriving. I know carbonara takes time to prepare (and it was delicious) but they should have held the soup as she was nearly finished by the time... More 

Thank Chouskikou
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Step inside you will be pleasantly surprised, we were. First thing was it was warm and inviting, with a number of diners already seated. We went at 745 pm. The waiter showed us to our table, and service was very good. The décor was covered with paintings, books etc, and soft jazz music assisted in making the dining experience even... More 

Thank chalky7
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2015

My daughter and I dined at La Leonessa in June, we had a lovely waiter with excellent English who recommended some delicious food. We enjoyed our meal and left leaving a tip when we heard footsteps running after us, thinking we had underpaid in some way we stopped only to be amazed when the very kind man told us we... More 

Thank Anne M
Newport Beach, California
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269 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

cute shopping street, we had a nice time visiting some of the amazing shops and just stroll along Via Maffei

Thank Internationalgotoguy
San Francisco, California
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66 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

We got to Riva del Garda late at night in the off-season, and found this restaurant open. The menu sounded good. The interior was filled with artistic books in Italian, and looked rustically authentic. Very unique. We hoped the food would be as well. We got both got insalata verde and the Leonessa pasta, which the friendly artistic chef cooked... More 

Thank finicky1
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015

I have been to Riva del Garda twice, and make an effort to eat her as often as possible. It is a quiet back street restaurant run by husband and wife, beautifully decorated and comfortable. The pizza at this place is made freshly to order and I have never tasted better. A truly sensation experience for your taste buds which... More 

Thank MattFreedman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Andrea Maffei 24, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Trentino-Alto Adige  >  Province of Trento  >  Riva Del Garda
  • Phone Number: +39 0464 552 7777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?