Leonardo's Pure Italian in Rotorua Menu

Selezione di Pane – Bread Selection
Today’s selection of freshly made breads and dips
Bruschetta (brew-sket-ta) – Bruschetta selection
Tomato, salsa verde, chicken liver pate’ and Tapenade
Zuppa di cipolle (chee-pol-le) Toscana – Onion soup
The Real and original Onion soup “Did you know… the onion soup was born originally in Florence: Caterina de’ Medici imported to the court of France”
Minestrone Soup
My minestrone soup is loaded with good for you veggies and beef stock
Antipasto Toscano – Tuscany Appetizer
A classic from Italy, Leonardo’s pick of Bruschetta, cured meats and Olives
Insalata Italiana – Italian Salad
Lettuce, fresh tomato, mozzarella, olives, capers, olive oil, a drizzle of balsamic and lots of love
Add prosciutto $4.00
Impepata di cozze – Steamed new Zealand, green lips mussels
½ kilo of mussels steamed in a peppery white wine sauce and toasted ciabatta bread
Gamberoni Arrosto – Grilled prawns
Marinated prawns in fresh herbs, chilli, olive oil and served with freshly baked focaccia
Tagliatelle (Ta-ya-tel-le) alla Carbonara – “Carbonara’s” Tagliatelle
Fresh egg, diced pancetta, provolone cheese, garlic and a sprinkle of crushed pepper, so simple but so delicious
Tagliolini all’ Amatriciana AKA Tagliolini alla Matriciana
Fresh diced pancetta (tradition prefers Guanciale, cured cheek), tomato base, fresh chilli topped with pecorino cheese
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina – Gnocchi Sorrento’s Style
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina is a pasta dish made in the Sorrento style, with a tomato base, onion garlic, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil, garnished with homemade pesto
Pappardelle Col ragu di Cinghiale – Wild Boar Pappardelle
Meltingly tender wild boar, stewed in rich tomato and red wine sauce. Like mama used to make
Spaghetti al profumo di mare –Pasta with fresh mussels, and anchovies
Transport yourself to the shores of the Adriatic Sea with this pasta dish brimming with fresh mussels and anchovies, fresh tomato base and Italian capers plus a selection of fresh seafood that changes every day
Lasagna alla bolognese – Classic Lasagna lasagna
Bolognese sauce, known in Italian as ragù alla bolognese, is a meat-based sauce originating from Bologna, Italy
Risotto of the day – please see the specials for tonight n/a
Filled pasta of the day – please see the specials for tonight n/a
Filetto di manzo – Eye Fillet Steak
The classic “Florence’s” steak, cooked as you like and served with roasted potato, mixed roasted vegetables and your choice of Creamy Mushroom Sauce or pepper Sauce
Ossobuco alla Milanese – Milan’s Style Veal Ossobuco
It is a Milanese speciality of cross-cut Veal shank braised with vegetables, wine and Broth. Served on a bed of saffron risotto
Pollo alla diavola – Hell’s Chicken
It is a whole baby chicken, that has marinated all day in olive oil, fresh herbs and fresh chilli. Please ask for a milder solution. Served with roasted potato and rocket salad
Scamone di agnello (Ah-nye-lo) al forno – Oven roasted lamb rump
The rump is butterflied and then stuffed with prosciutto, baby spinach and Italian herbs and served with roasted potato and vegetables. Served Medium Rare, please advise for any change on the cooking time
Porchetta –pork belly, porchetta style
Roasted pork belly served with braised potatoes and topped with an agro dolce sauce (sweet and sour). A Tuscan delight, from Maremma Region, anciently renowned for the massive presence of wild pigs
Pesce del Giorno – Fish of the day, please see the specials for tonight n/a
Doesn’t get any more traditional than this
Panna cotta
Served with vanilla and raspberry compote
Creme caramel
Baked custard served with almond brittle
Cannoli alla siciliana
Classic recipe from south of Italy, filled with ricotta, chocolate and pistachios
Baked cheese cake
Ricotta and mascarpone, served with raspberry coulis
Limoncello tart
Nonna’s traditional recipe, served with limoncello shot
Cheese selection
Today’s choice of gourmet cheese ( 1 serving/2 servings)

We make every attempt to keep menus up to date, but prices and items are subject to change without notice. This menu is to be used as a guide only.

Freshly made Italian style food. The recipes are coming from my grandma back in Tuscany. It can’t get more traditional than that


Nearby Health Food restaurants

Name Cuisines
Yamato Japanese Restaurant Gluten Free, Japanese, Vegetarian, Sushi, Asian, Health Food
Sequoia Eatery Rotorua Cafe Food, Sandwiches, Health Food, Hamburgers, Vegetarian, Breakfast, Brunch, Vegan, Tapas, Gluten Free, Fusion, Kiwi
Art Cafe Cafe Food, Health Food
Subway - Rotorua Sandwiches, Health Food
Leonardo's Pure Italian Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Health Food, Italian

Below you'll find samples from menus of places nearby.

Nearby sample menus

Pizzeria Imperfetto (sample menu)
Tomato sauce - mozzarella - basil - olive oil
Gluten free base $4.00
Tomato sauce - mozzarella - spicy salami calabrese
Mozzarella - provolone cheese - mushrooms - rocket
Buffalo mozzarella $6.00
Tomato sauce - mozzarella- egg- ham- blue cheese
tomato sauce - mozzarella - capsicum - zucchini - artichokes - mushrooms
Tomato sauce - mozzarella - anchovies - capers - origano - chilli
Clean Here for the full menu for Pizzeria Imperfetto
TC Takeaway (sample)
Fish Bites $0.80
2 Fish, 2 sausages, 2 crabsticks & Chips $10.00
Beef Battered Chips $3.50
Steak Burger $8.50
Sausages $2.00
Spring Roll $2.50
Donuts $1.50
Bacon & Egg Burger $6.00
Clean Here for the full menu for TC Takeaway
Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways/Kebabs (sample)
Spicy cream sauce of coconut and tomato, spinach, mushrooms, onions, with Berber spices with your choice of lamb, chicken, falafel served on rice, accompanied with a fresh side salad.
Lamb $ 9.50
Onions, mushrooms, cream cheese, apricots, chicken, topped with sweet chilli.
A mouth watering mixture of bearnaise pesto blended with homemade spices and your choice of lamb, chicken, or falafel. Served with fresh salad.
Enjoy fresh salad vegetables served with your choice of lamb, chicken, or falafel and any 3 sauces. As well as Ali Baba’s warm garlic and olive oil dressing. You can also choose to have olives, capers, Jalapeños, and capsicum on top of your salad.
Garlic cheese bread $4.50 each
Ali Baba
A delicious combination of coconut cream, harissa, cream cheese, mushrooms, onions, spinach, garlic chilli pickle, and your choice of lamb, chicken, or falafel. Served with fresh salad.
All Kebabs served with lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, tabouli, red cabbage, onions, jalapeños, and 3 sauces of your choice. Cheese is $1.50 extra
Clean Here for the full menu for Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways/Kebabs
The Lava Bar (sample)
Pineapple, cheese, tomato sauce, onion, ham
Hand cut spud fries, chilli salt served with tomato sauce or gravy $5.00
Burger, Chips & Beverage $18.00
Bacon, pepperoni, ham, more bacon, more pepperoni, more ham, topped with cheese & a BBQ swirl
Homemade NZ beef seasoned patty drizzled with grilled cheese, bacon, beer battered onion rings, caramelized onion, tomato, lettuce, gherkins & mustard mayo in a brioche bun.
Salt & pepper squid, lemon & pepper served with sweet aioli $8.00
Tequila marinated NZ Chicken, Tenderloins char grilled, onion relish, lettuce, tomato, red onion, jalapeno sauce topped with homemade sweet mayo in a brioche bun.
Plum sauce, sliced chicken breast, onion, camembert cheese, capsicum, tomato
Clean Here for the full menu for The Lava Bar
Cafe Baraco (sample)
Creamy Bacon and Mushroom
Streaky bacon in a rich creamy mushroom sauce served on toasted ciabatta
Smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers $10.00
Pancake Stack
banana, berry compote, maple syrup and whipped cream. (Add bacon $3.00)
Chicken Carbonara
Fettuccine in a cremay white sauce with bacon / mushroom, parmesan and fresh herbs.
French Toast
With cinnamon, nutmeg and topped with maple syrup and banana (Add bacon $3.00)
Toasted Bagels
With salad
Kids Options
Cocoa pops or toast (2 slices) with (Jam, Peanut Butter or Marmite)
Potato & Salmon Stack
Two hash browns, salmon, cream cheese, baby rocket leaves and fresh herbs. (Add egg $2.00)
Clean Here for the full menu for Cafe Baraco

Nearby restaurants

Name Cuisines
Pizzeria Imperfetto Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian, Vegan, Pizza & Pasta, European, Italian
TC Takeaway Seafood, Fast Food
Yamato Japanese Restaurant Gluten Free, Japanese, Vegetarian, Sushi, Asian, Health Food
Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways/Kebabs Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Tunisian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Takeaway Food, Middle Eastern, Kebabs, Fast Food
Te Ngae Fish Supply Fish & Chips, Seafood
The Lava Bar Bar Food
Cafe Baraco Diner, British, Brunch, Vegetarian, Turkish, Breakfast, Sandwiches, Middle Eastern, Fast Food
Gilles Bakery Bakery

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Restaurant Details

Table Service
1099 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, 3010, New Zealand
Mastercard, Visa, Romantic, Wheelchair accessible, Business meetings, Reservations, After-hours, Waitstaff, Cash, Groups, American Express, Lunch, Seating, Highchairs Available, No Takeaway, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Special Occasion Dining, Serves Alcohol, Dinner, Child-friendly, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Health Food, Italian
Leonardo's Pure Italian Rotorua Menu

Opening Hours

Monday: 5:00 – 9:00 PM, Tuesday: 5:00 – 9:00 PM, Wednesday: 5:00 – 9:00 PM, Thursday: 5:00 – 9:00 PM, Friday: 5:00 – 9:00 PM, Saturday: 5:00 – 9:00 PM, Sunday: 5:00 – 9:00 PM