Leonardo Italian Pizzeria in Putney is a rather quaint and distinctive pizzeria. You can take out or eat in. If you eat in you will love the restaurant area. It is upstairs, has wonderful homely decoration and looks out to Putney High Street.
But what about the food? For starters we had Classic bruschetta, this was the best bruschetta I have ever tasted in my life and the helping was very generous. If you go in and share one as a couple you will be given a cute heart-shaped bruschetta. A good personal touch.
For mains I have the lasagne and my colleague has a Campagnola pizza; mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce, with chicken marinade with balsamic vinegar. The pizza is very good and is huge. Enough for three or four people. The lasagne is also good but could do with less pasta and more bolognaise. Again the portion is good and it really fills you up. The lasagne is very good but I actually make the best lasagne in the world and nothing else has ever been able to compete. In fairness I will say the lasagne is very good.
The only dessert Leonardo’s does is homemade chocolate cake. However we could not manage it as the portions are so big. We will go back another day for it.
Leonard’s is a beautiful little pizzeria. The menu is small- though with plenty of pizza obviously- and they also do free delivery on orders over £10 and all day Sunday. Leonardo’s came to Putney after running a family business in Bari, Southern Italy for 30 years. Their food is traditional, inexpensive and good value. Highly recommended.
161 Putney High Street, London, SW15 1RT
020 8789 0605
Price: Low to high.