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Leo's Ristorante, Bristol, RI

Leo's Ristorante

4.3
4.3
436 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Good for business meals
Leo’s was first opened in 1948 by Italian immigrants Pantaleone (Leo) Mancieri and his wife Virginia (Nonni). Established mainly as a pizzeria in the State Street section of Bristol, the restaurant quickly gained a local following and served as a popular lunch destination for workers and families alike. Leo and Virginia, along with sons Mario and Reno, worked tirelessly to produce great fresh Italian favorites and create a friendly environment for their customers.
The original Leo’s remained open until 1976 when the family decided to close after Leo passes away, and in the year 2000 Leo’s grandson, Paul Mancieri, relocated to 365 Hope Street in the heart of historic downtown Bristol. Paul and his wife Adriana pride themselves on bringing back the spirit and the recipes of the pizzeria ran by Leo and Nonni. Welcome to Leo’s Ristorante! Enjoy our family recipes, preserved for three generations and plated with care and love by Paul, Adriana and their staff.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (401) 253-9300
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Paul Mancieri
  • Catering
    Be a guest at your own event! Leo's provides catering for all occasions. Check our Catering Menu on our website LeosRistoranteRI.com
  • Private party contact
    Paul Mancieri / Proprietor: (401) 253-9300
  • Neighbourhood
    Bristol
  • Parking Details
    Additional parking available at public lot on Church and Thames St., and at public lot on Thames St. close to Constitution St.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

What 436 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Child-Friendly

  • Rhode Island

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Bristol County

    Child-Friendly

  • Bristol County

    Good for groups

  • Bristol County

    Healthy

  • Bristol County

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Bristol County

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Bristol County

    Good for special occasions

  • Bristol County

    Lively

436 Reviews
  1. LoriG

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very friendly and professional. And the food was excellent as usual! We had chicken parm, veal parm, pizza and salads. We will be back!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great the food fresh and the gravy was excellent. Had the lobster and shrimp Fra Diavolo amazing.

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  3. LovingVegas2014

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Leo's may times and enjoy the food except maybe on an occasion they were off and that is with any restaurant and not their normal, but its usually very good, the service is usually good too. Last night we went before the fireworks and I was surprised they were not overly busy. We were seated outside like as we requested in our reservation, the hostess was great and friendly. Our server (young man, don't know his name) barely spoke, was very slow, we never were told the specials, after we ordered I heard the awesome server (his name was Dino) at the table next to us offer the specials to his table, there were a couple I was very interested in but because our server never even mentioned specials to us we did not know they existed. When our server brought my husbands drink over he did not even bring a straw, I asked him for one and he acted surprised. Then for our dinner we never were offered cracked pepper or grated cheese which Dino the other server was offering to his table...we always take advantage of the grated cheese when at Leo's, guess not tonight. At the end he asked do you want me to leave your check then added or a dessert menu like we were being rushed? We love the Tiramisu here, at least upsell your dessert and after dinner drinks before offering to toss the check on the table. We also sat down to no silverware or napkins and did not get them until our apps arrived while the great server at the table next to us immediately upon arrival to greet his guests had silverware & napkins ready. Maybe our server was new but these are basics and specials are very important and we always get servers at Leo's that offer them to us. The food was excellent, the drinks were also great, and yes while it was the 3rd in Bristol it was not busy there were empty tables and that should be your staffs night to shine with all out of town visitors. I myself am local and will eat there again we will just request a different server if this one is still there.

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  4. Mule

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and location in historic Bristol, RI. Best pizza in town!

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  5. LisaC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very good, but slow, even though there were only 4 parties in the restaurant at a late lunch on a Tuesday. There was one waitress, and she left bread and butter without giving us any napkins or utensils. It took awhile to find her again and then she was slow bringing the utensils. The A/C was also not working very well in the 85-degree heat ,and she told us the A/C unit near us was working, when clearly it wasn't. There are clearly issues with the restaurant.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was pretty good and the outdoor dining area is very nice. Portions are below average in size for a traditional Italian restaurant. Service was really bad. I do think we got a server in training.. didn't bring us bread, didn't tell us about specials, had to run inside to let them know we needed more dressing for a salad, and sat for about 15 minutes waiting for the check.

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  7. PVdines

    Greater Boston

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A local favorite. My family finds here often as it is a great family establishment. The cheesy bread is a favorite appetizer and is simply delicious. Love the antipasto as well

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been to Leos many times but yesterday was not their usual quality. I was a little disappointed with my meal. I had the chicken picatta and it did not have enough lemon sauce on it. My daughter got the linguine and clam sauce and some of the clams sitting atop the pasta were cracked when shucked and they were put on with the broken shell pieces. My sons pasta had a sauce on it that he said was very salty. I’m wondering if there is a new chef. There also didn’t seem to be a bartender on staff as my son ordered an Old Fashioned and it wasn’t made properly. On a positive note, the staff was very friendly, attentive and accommodating. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive to our two young granddaughters that were with us. . We would go back, as usually their food is amazing and we are hoping it was just an off day.

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  9. LoriR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    No complaints really. Except it was my husbands birthday and I booked the reservation and there was a section to put any comments to restaurant. I sent them a message to please delivery a piece of cake or some sort of dessert to be served after our meal and that didn’t happen.

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  10. anon

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service & outdoor tables. Great calamari. Entrees were just OK (C+ grade)

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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 4.3 stars by 436 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Leo's Ristorante

365 HOPE STREET, Bristol, RI 02809

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Bristol
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Additional parking available at public lot on Church and Thames St., and at public lot on Thames St. close to Constitution St.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Paul Mancieri
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (401) 253-9300
  • Catering
    Be a guest at your own event! Leo's provides catering for all occasions. Check our Catering Menu on our website LeosRistoranteRI.com
  • Private party contact
    Paul Mancieri / Proprietor: (401) 253-9300
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