Lovely late lunch at Leonardo's
Probably my 3rd visit to this restaurant. Booked late lunch for 4pm - 2 courses £15.95 incl 175ml glass of wine. I had the minestrone soup (with spreadable butter hurrah!) and my friend had the mozzarella fingers. Both very tasty. I had the Chicken Milanese for main. 2 large pieces of chicken and just enough pasta accompaniment if a little on the hot side for me. Black coffees with cute little Italian biscuits to finish. Definitely recommend.
Ladies Who Lunch
Menu was good with lots of choices. The offer included wine but 3 of us were driving so the lucky one was offered and accepted a large one. Nice touch.
Starters were ok although I found the pate a bit tasteless.
One of my friends is vegetarian and only had one choice which she did not like. At first the waiter didn't seem keen to offer anything else but agreed quite happily when she asked for a pizza.
Said it was the best she had ever had.
The rest of us had chicken stroganoff which was lovely. Again, the waiter seemed condescending when another friend asked if she could have hers without the mustard. After some tooing and froing she gave in and had it with the mustard and did enjoy it.
We finished with coffee
Traditional Italian in central Hamilton
Located on Barrack Street, Leonardo’s Italian Restaurant has long been popular with the people of Hamilton and the surrounding area. Warm and welcoming, the walls are decorated with murals of rural Italian scenes and several wine racks. The attentive waiting staff are always happy to recommend dishes and are one of the many reasons Leonardo’s has such a large and loyal following.
Fresh ingredients, traditional Italian cooking
With lunch, pre-theatre, a la carte and several seasonal menus plus daily specials, Leonardo’s offers diners a wide choice of much loved Italian dishes. Diners might to choose to begin their meal with sautéed king prawns in white wine, a simple calamari or a starter portion from the extensive selection of pasta dishes.
Leonardo’s offers risotto, pizza and salads plus a great variety of seafood and meat dishes. The seafood platter has lots of fans while others prefer options like the veal Milanese or the beef fillet with a Gorgonzola sauce. Be sure to leave space for the fantastic desserts.
Hamilton transport and attractions
Leonardo’s Italian Restaurant is on Barrack Street, just off Almada Street in the centre of Hamilton. The nearest train station is Hamilton West. There is on street parking outside the restaurant and a free car park at Caird Street. Local landmarks include Strathclyde Country Park, Hamilton Water Palace and the Hamilton Campus of the University of the West of Scotland.