Since 1938…

Leon’s Restaurant has been synonymous with New Haven County and exceptional Italian food. Family owned and operated, the tradition continues on Washington Avenue in North Haven, Connecticut.


What’s Changed Since Then?

Today, Edward E. Varipapa, Executive Chef and Owner, has brought back Leon’s to North Haven.  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  Calabrese peppers, to name just a few–are prominently featured on the menu along with the 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.

Chef Edward E. Varipapa Point of View

“Cooking makes me feel like I am providing love and nurturing. It is the most wonderful feeling to express your love in a way that’s meaningful and tangible. Cooking is a gift you give your family and friends every day. No matter how hectic your schedule, everyone should sit down together. Food brings people together and that’s all the inspiration I need!” – Edward E. Varipapa

Leon’s in its new location provides patrons with always free parking and easy access to I-91 and Rt. 15 (Merritt Parkway).