Leon’s Restaurant has been synonymous with New Haven and exceptional Italian food. Family owned and operated, the tradition continues on Long Wharf Drive in New Haven, Connecticut. leons restaurant then now About What’s Changed Since Then? Today, Edward E. Varipapa, Executive Chef and Owner, has brought back Leon’s to New Haven, the premier destination for some of the best restaurants on the East Coast. Leon’s again offers its customers exceptional International and Italian dishes in a friendly, comfortable, family atmosphere. Leon’s famous signature creations–Pane Cotto, Gypsy Chicken and Pork Tenderloin Calabrese, to name just a few–are prominently featured on the menu along with the famous ever-changing “Goodie List”. Mission Statement
To provide our customers with an unprecedented experience of the highest quality that is reflective of our passion and dedication to traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine, that is complimented by an award-winning wine list. To continue to provide consistent, knowledgeable, friendly and personal service, as we have since our founding in 1938. Live entertainment is featured Friday and Saturday evenings. Leon’s in its new location provides patrons with spectacular water views, always free parking and easy access to both I-95 and I-91.