Leonardo's Italian Bistro (Reported Closed)

(281) 565-2949 | View Website

15295 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX | Directions   77478

29.605165 -95.613570

 
Restaurants, Fine Dining, Lunch Spot  more

Cuisine: Italian

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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Reviews for Leonardo's Italian Bistro

over a year ago

This place went out of business years ago. Please update Citysearch.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent Service! – I've been to Leonardo's three times now and I must say, the food is great, atmosphere is awesome, and the chef is a very entertaining. Yesterday night was somewhat slow; however, this allowed the head chef, Terrence, to come out to the bar and entertain us with a variety of conversation topics. I was quite suprized to have had such delightful company. For a place I've rarely ever visited, the staff sure made me feel as if I were at home in my own dining room.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Bad Italian Food – What happened to this place? It has gone downhill??.it has fallen so far that there is no way to describe how good it once was and how bad it is now.

This has been my family?s favorite Italian Restaurant for about 2 years. We went there for birthdays, our 25 wedding anniversary, and any time we wanted to celebrate something with a good meal.

Well, we made reservations for New Years Eve. The place is crowded?..which is a first for us.

Instead of giving details (not mediocre, not almost good, must be a bad night) of the worst food we have had in Houston.....I will keep it brief.

We ordered 3 different salads and they were all the same?which was some chopped up lettuce and tomatoes with balsamic vinegar?..no olive oil. We shrugged it off and laughed and said that they can?t get it right all the time.

The entrees were so bad?? that there is now way it could be the same chef. Their alfredo WAS as good as any ?..anywhere. Tonight?..it was basically pasta in milk with some frozen shrimp (you know, the big bag of ready to eat cooked frozen shrimp that you buy at Sam?s). My daughter?s ravioli was also floating in milk and my wife?s veal was leather and lemon.

It makes me sad that this place ??which was so good is now so bad.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Italian cuisine with a custom flare in Sugarland – My wife and I met another couple out for dinner and drinks at Leonardo's on Dec 22nd. We had a great time accomodated by the friendly staff and the kitchen prepared some custom ordered ribeye steaks that were cooked to perfection. The Leonardo's Special pasta dish had an incredibley unique sauce and was sumptuous. Terrific location, heart-healthy food, varied wine list, and a classy ambiance all make this dining spot a winner. We highly recommend you give Leonardo's a try - you won't be dissappointed. Guys, great place to take the wife / girlfriend if you need to have a conversation. Also, would be a geat place to host a special event or dinner - manager will tailor a menu to fit any taste. Owner from NY - you'll get to meet him. Merry Christmas !

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

OVERPRICED, POOR MANGEMENT – This place is not good! The food was OK, and the decor was nice, but the management was horrible! Way over priced! I went on a Friday night and the place was dead. The owner was so annoying and just blabbed about how rich and cool he was, basically ruined our night.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

No longer Sugar Land's best – I made a reservation for a small Christmas party of 10 people for Sat., Dec. 6th at 6pm. I made the reservation at least two weeks in advance and had asked a lot of questions concerning gratuity, fees for a group of that size and how food would be served and billed for 10 people. We arrived and had slow service due to a chef quitting that night. Finally, after three different people's orders being wrong and one of us not getting to eat at all, we asked to speak with a manager. We told the manager of our bad service and he told us again about the chef and offered no apologies or compensation for at least the meal that was wrong. We just wanted to leave and asked for our checks. The manager informed us that it would all be on one check and could not split it between the 5 couples. I was not informed of this "policy" when I spoke with him on the phone. He told us it was on their website, which it is not. He also said there would be 22% gratuity for our party, which was also not specified by the person I spoke with when making the reservation. He told us that they get ripped off by people just throwing cash down to pay for the one bill, yet none of us were using cash. We all needed to pay by credit card separately. The manager started raising his voice in the middle of the restaurant and insulting us saying we were all there for a "free meal". We asked to speak with the owner and insisted on getting the bills split up. They allowed two of us to go back and speak with the owners. They told us gratuity was 20%, a different amount than their manager had specified. They were also of little help and insulted us again by saying it was our fault when we made the reservation. Meanwhile, the manager was threatening to call the cops on us, for what we weren't sure. They finally took our credit cards and had them for over 30 minutes before we were able to leave the restaurant. Other guests saw what was transpiring and asked us what was happening and left before ordering as well.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Great ambiance, ok food – We decided to give Leonardo's a try when we were out and about in Sugar Land. There were some good reviews out there and we were in the mood for Italian. The location is very convenient, and the staff was personable and friendly. The decor is lovely and pays tribute to the restaurant's namesake (Mr. DaVinci). Unfortunately, the kitchen seemed a little harried and the food we were served was really only ok. When comparing the taste and portion size to the price we paid, I would say it's not really worth it. The food was decent, and if it were $10 a plate instead of $20, I would probably have no complaints.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Italian Food in Sugarland – My wife and I tried this wonderful Italian restaurant that a friend had rocommended this has been the best recomendation ever. The ambience of the place is nice and romantic just right if you want to have a romantic dinner or a great get toghether with friends. When I made the reservation I told the hostess that it would be our aniversary that night. After we got seated the manager came over and gave my wife a signature Leonardos Lemoncello Martin on the house since it was our aniversery. The manager had asked us what were we in the mood for so we told him that we were not sure and he went in the back and cooked us up some great dishes. While the manager was cooking our meals he sent out some crabcakes that were the best crabcakes we had ever had. Then our meals came out I had a nice and tender filetmignon with some shrimp that had a lemon butter sauce served with a side of garlic mashed potatoes ( nice and creamy) my wife had a herb crusted swordfish with a sauce that was to die for served with some rissoto and grilled asparagus.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Experience – Leonardo's is a wonderful over all restaurant. The food is wonderful. I recommend to ask for the chefs specials because we have yet to be disappointed when ordering them. We have always had great service and the environment is warm. The pricing is fair for good Italian and if i could avoid ever going to an Olive Garden again i would. Leonardo's will show you what fair priced Italian food should taste like.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent food & service – We have been here 3 times since it opened. The food is always great. The specials are exactly that...special. The service has always been attentive but not intrusive. The ambience is good, music is what I expect. We have bounced around the menu and wine list and not been disapointed. Now only if we could get a real pizza in Sugar Land, it would be the perfect place to live. Since Pinot's closed on Richmond this is the best Italian I have had. Piccolo's is good food but the setting is not so great. Anyway try it you'll like it. Oh,, by the way, the coffee here is good like I expect.

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