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“Since I was a kid I’ve always had a love affair with Italian food. The comfort of it reminds me of sitting around the table with my family and eating my grandma’s eggplant parmesan. That’s the feeling I want to recreate for guests at Leonelli Taberna.” - Jonathan Benno, Chef


Leonelli Restaurant & Bar is the Italian neighborhood restaurant from critically acclaimed chef Jonathan Benno in New York City’s Nomad area. The menu, which includes dishes like homemade pasta, Italian meatballs, spinach lasagna, and authentic Italian desserts, celebrates classic and inventive Italian food inspired by Roman trattorias. Leonelli’s namesake nods to the symbolic lion of Roman history, representing strength, courage, and "the majesty of the Roman people" proving that Italian cuisine is one of the best in the world.


Cocktails & Wines

Leonelli Restaurant & Bar features an expansive bar and lounge offering exquisitely crafted cocktails, a selection of snacks and bites to share, and a wine list celebrating New York City and State’s local artisan producers. Aperitivo Hour is daily from 4pm-7pm.

Beverage Menu