We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Leonardo Trattoria - CLOSED

709 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3713
+1 504-558-8986
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible39%
12 Aug 2013
“CLOSED, but probably coming back under a new name”
27 Feb 2013
“Worst Restaurant Experience EVER!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
€€ - €€€
709 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3713
All Details
Reviews (38)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 12 August 2013

Mercifully, this place has finally closed its doors. However, it seems that the same people who ran the place into the ground are planning to simply open again under a new name. (Not the first time this has happened at this location.) I've noticed with...More

2  Thank campmarengo
Reviewed 27 February 2013

We went in with a reservation and 2 1/2 hours later left without eating any pasta! We arrived at 6 o'clock for a 6:30 reservation. We were running the Half Marathon and were "carb loading". The service was terrible and the place was understaffed and...More

3  Thank Josh S
Reviewed 6 February 2013

We stopped at this restaurant the night before the Superbowl was held in NoLa. First the restaurant was empty. It was about 7:30 and there was no one inside. Almost every table was empty. Nonetheless the waitress said that they were full and we would...More

2  Thank elisemarie31
Reviewed 4 January 2013

After a day of enjoying New Orleans and sightseeing, we wanted some casual Italian. Domenica was packed until 9:00 p.m. for reservations, so we asked the concierge at the Intercontinental Hotel where we were staying what he recommended since we hoped to dine nearby. He...More

Thank Brad W
Chris P, Manager at Leonardo Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2013

Brad, It's terribly disheartening to hear about your dining experience with us. Providing our customers with consistent quality and excellent customer service is always our ultimate goal. However, your experience sounds far from the norm. We hold our staff to high standards, so I would...More

Reviewed 9 November 2012

We went for lunch during our recent trip to New Orleans as we had a Groupon. We arrived a little after 1:00 and were surprised to find the restaurant empty. It was unsettling as Herbsaint next door was very busy. The waitress started by listing...More

Thank SherreeLynn
Reviewed 1 November 2012

We went here on a Sunday night and the place was empty, now I know why. We had a groupon, and we were informed that a 20% gratuity would be added automatically. That is ridiculous, there were 2 people in our party. The food was...More

Thank honya1
Chris P, Manager at Leonardo Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2012

I'm sorry to hear about your experience--this really does not sound like us. Customer satisfaction is crucial as we always aim to impress our customers, and do not fall short often. The fact that your waiters were "having a fight" with the cook is completely...More

Reviewed 21 October 2012

First of all I was informed there would be a 20% gratuity charge because I was using a Groupon. My party consisted of two people, a 20% gratuity on a party of two is simply ridiculous!!! When we got there the place was completely empty,...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 21 October 2012

6pm on a Saturday, we were the only reservation. We were part of 5 total tables for dinner, while the restaurant next door was completely packed. We soon found out why. Service was slow, unattentive and non personable. Our Server spent more time on her...More

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 18 September 2012

While visiting in New Orleans, my husband and I visited Leonardo's for an Italian dinner and enjoyed getting to eat outside. We ordered the CASA salad and spaghetti w/meatballs. Our server was great, and the food was very hot and delicious! The portions are so...More

Thank Traveler1Kentucky
Reviewed 3 August 2012

I think the food was good. The customer service was excellent. I wen't on a Sunday evening, and there was no wait. I would definitely go back if in the area.

Thank Kendall M
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
Nearby HotelsSee all 168 hotels in New Orleans
The Lafayette Hotel
629 reviews
.07 km away
Ace Hotel New Orleans
335 reviews
.16 km away
Blake Hotel New Orleans, BW Premier Collection
1,266 reviews
.24 km away
Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans
2,171 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Marcello's Restaurant & Wine Bar
442 reviews
.01 km away
Desi Vega's
187 reviews
.08 km away
1,089 reviews
.03 km away
109 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lafayette Square
143 reviews
.16 km away
Old St. Patrick's Church
93 reviews
.16 km away
Louisiana Children's Museum
194 reviews
.39 km away
Museum of Trade Finance and the Fed
24 reviews
.23 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
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: 709 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3713
    (Girod St)
  • Public Transportation: St. Charles streetcar line
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-558-8986
Leonardo Trattoria offers authentic Italian cuisine, Sicilian style.Boasting a prime location in the heart of New Orleans, along with a top notch staff and chef, Leonardo Trattoria is known for putting out the very best and most authentic Italian cuisine in all of New Orleans. Offering Sicilian-style lunch and dinner, wood fire oven pizza, incredible desserts like homemade cannoli, a relaxed and eclectic atmosphere with Italian mobster movies playing on the flat screen TVs, Leonardo Trattoria is an old favorite of both everyday locals and Mardi Gras tourists alike. It's a dining experience that one won't soon forget.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing