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“Not the real Italian food but good ”
Review of Leo's Casa

Leo's Casa
Ranked #42 of 852 Restaurants in Essen
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I' ve been here with my husband for a dinner and in the next days in many other hours.
Very good location in the middle of the principal Essen's square.
The entire menù is written in Italian (with many errors like "porco" instead of "maiale"). Very few dishes are really italian but there is some very similar. I ate a good "caprese" with a fresh mozzarella (fiordilatte) and good tomato. They make also a good pizza, more similar to the Rome's type but good taste. At first I thought there was some ketchup in the tomato' s sauce but trying their fresh tomatoes in the "caprese" I understood that is a particular taste of it. Not the best pizza in the world but one of the best in Essen. Good Italian wine.
Obviously no one talks Italian, just a few talks English but they are kind and courtesy. Avoid to go when is full due to an extremely slow service.

Thank 107giulial
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was fairly business when I and 2 colleagues visited this restaurant. After waiting 15 minutes to be served drinks, we asked for the English menu, which we never received. After another 15 minutes we got our drinks and ordered our food using google translate. Another 20 mins later we got our starters. Then there was a 30 minute wait between our plates being collected and our mains arriving. Our waitress was apologetic and did the best she could but it seemed that they were understaffed in the kitchen and out front

Apart from the slow service, the food was good. The tomatoes on the bruschetta was very fresh and tasty. Pizzas were also very tasty.

This would have been a 5 star review if it was not for the length of time we had to wait.

Thank JJ7643
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We looked for dinner and went to Leos without a reservation. It was full, but the waiter cleared a table for us. We had some crostini (great with aglio) and carpacchio. Then, I went for the salad with fish and that was really delicious! Next time again...
We asked for a red wine, and got some sip for degustation and finally we ended up with the dAsti - great, but you shall give him some minutes for airing.
Next time again...

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Thank ksg48
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Within a four night stay, I went to Leo's Casa twice. Both times were fantastic - nice ambience, lovely wine and food. The waiters/waitresses were friendly and helpful. Good venue for eating with colleagues and very convenient if you are staying in Motel One.

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Thank hotellover98
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

We were amongst the thousands visiting Essen for the annual Spiel board-game fair at the nearby Messe. Leo's Casa is a regular haunt, providing as it does good quality Italian food at a fair price.

The restaurant has a traditional Italian feel with an open food preparation area having its pizza oven at the heart. There is also a small bar alongside (where it is also possible to dine) and outside space under parasols. There is a theatre in the other part of the building (toilets are downstairs).

Our order was taken quickly and the waiting staff were cheerful and efficient. Our pizzas arrived quickly and were tasty - and moreover delightfully filling! Pricing is pretty standard for Essen.

Highly recommended!

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Thank Martin R
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