If you are up and about for Italian cuisine while visiting Brno, Leonessa is probably one of the best spots in town in where to satisfy your gastronomic urges, and I am not overstating it. Flavors are great and the combination of ingredients brings you back in memories to your last visit to Italy. I recommend the 4 cheese pizza but really, all of them are superb. The crust is just perfect and it is baked "nel forno" for a perfect smokey fresh flavor. Pasta is also good and there is other italian tasty things around like good Tiramisu.
Some of the servers are Italian, so you can also get to practice "parliamo italiano" while at the restaurant. On the down side, as usual around Brno, it is the servers/bartenders from Chequia. I had a hard to explain situation with the lady who serves the drinks as while waiting for my meals and while finishing my beer, I made the mistake of ordering a glass of red wine to go with my pasta. When she brought the wine to the table she exclaimed -so the beer we serve in here was not good enough for your taste? To which I replied a bit shock: Yes, the beer in here is excellent and I like it so much but I fancy some wine to go with my pasta. To which she said - well, beer and wine are not a good combination for one's digestion. It may give you some cramps!
After the incident, a couple of days later, a friend of mine explained to me that her intention was not to be rude or impolite at all. Czechs take very seriously when they feel they need to give good advice. It is Czech mentality.
So if you are at Leonessa and get the lady to come up with a sassy comment, just enjoy it. After all, Czechs are masters for black humor. Enjoy
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