Since 1938, Leon’s Restaurant has been synonymous with exceptional Italian food. Executive Chef and Owner, Edward E. Varipapa, continues the Italian tradition at this exquisite family owned and operated restaurant. With outstanding International and Italian dishes in a friendly, comfortable, family atmosphere, Leon's continues to be a community favorite.

Our Chef

Edward Varipapa has been best described as “an irreplaceable culinary talent with an insatiable desire to make people happy”. Edward, A James Beard "Rising Star" Nominee and Fourth Generation Restaurateur, perfectly melds traditional Italian family recipes and innovative new creations using the finest, locally sourced ingredients. Edward is a nurturer, providing love and comfort to all with his cuisine. His personal touches cannot be replicated!

Awards & Accolades

Leon's has been proud to receive recognition throughout the years for their outstanding food, wine, and inviting family atmosphere. in the previous year, Leon's was awarded the Diners' Choice Award from Opentable.com, the Wine Spectator Award in New Haven for their interesting and appealing wine selections, and the award from Elm City's Best for their exceptional Brunch Menu.