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Leonardo's Pizza by the Slice

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1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5109
+1 352-375-2007
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Leonardo's has always been good and whenever I'm back in town I always make sure to stop by and get a slice. Always delicious and fast!

Thank rosierd427
Naples, Florida
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Brought my family here for lunch because our favorite place was closed. The place is simple, nothing fancy but the pizza is fabulous! Probably the best pizza I've had in Fl! We also had a Greek salad that was fresh & full of ingredients. We might have a new favorite pizza place!

Thank traveler202020
Madison, Florida
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Went for lunch. Enjoyed the leo deep dish slice and a salad. Was very good and cheesy.The wait was not long even on a Saturday at 1:00. Would visit again.

Thank kalvarezyates
Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Their pizzas are always satisfying and are always good. I cant say anything negative about this place at all.

Thank Erik O
Asheville, North Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Old School Gainesville right here! This is my favorite pizza in the world and what I measure all others by. To this day, when I get a craving for cheesy goodness, I think of Leo's even though I haven't lived in the area for years. University Ave is great for a quick lunch. If you want a quieter meal, I... More 

Thank tallenarts
Fort Worth, Texas
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71 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

this place has been a favorite for pizza for me since the 1980s! The pizza is always good, the garlic rolls excellent!

Thank joanc1992
Gainesville, Florida
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Good deep dish pizza but expensive!! Ambience is non existent. We've been coming here for 25 plus years and it seems to be the same furniture, flooring and rest rooms are nasty BUT the pizza is good

Thank Ken D
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Leo's has some of the best pizza in town. You don't really go to Leo's for the service, since you aren't really served, but the food is usually quick. The combo with 2 cheese slices and a drink for $7.50 is perfect. The pieces are very large so I often take home the second slice.

Thank Kate G
Columbia, South Carolina
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

When you walk in the door you are faced with a multitiered rack of various pizzas. Big beautiful pizzas. It makes it hard to choose. It is a very casual place, a little dark and needs some freshening up. The service is friendly. You order at the counter and they call you up when it's ready. Our cheese pizza had... More 

Thank JanetO85
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Usually visit when I'm in Gainesville. This place is an institution. I am saddened to hear it will be leaving.

Thank Scott W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?