Leonardo Ristorante stands proud among the dense clutch of restaurants packing Swindon’s town centre by refusing to become yet another dime-a-dozen Italian restaurant. Focusing on the regional cuisine of Campania, Leonardo’s special talent is for authentic pasta di Gragnano, the type of pasta made in and around Naples, the original 16th-century pasta. Take it all in with a lunchtime lasagna or the orecchiette with salmon and baby prawns in a lobster broth and Napoletana sauce, and do it all over again with the stunning dinner menu featuring a half dozen or more specific pasta dishes. Of course, this cosy Victoria Road ristorante does a fine line in antipasti, secondi piatti and dolci, making for a well-rounded Italian dining experience.
This was our 3rd visit to Leonardo’s and it never fails to deliver. The food is probably the best I’ve ever tasted and the service from the waiter we had was 1st class - very attentive without being intrusive. A hidden gem and we’ll definitely return for more great food and service.
We were a party of 4 and from first arriving at the restaurant the service was top class. The staff were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious and well presented and with generous portions. I would not hesitate in recommending this place.