Tucked away in the recesses of hustling MG Road is Leo’s Pizzeria, all warm wood, white accents, and friendly faces. You’ll be greeted by a pack of friendly strays outside, and when you walk in you’ll see more dogs, everywhere. Owner Amol Kumar opened up Leo’s in memory of his beloved pet Leo, and pictures of him line the walls of this pizzeria, with a few thrown in of Amol’s other two dogs, Max, and Twix.
There’s no place like Leo’s, truly, in the capital. No place which does pizza, only pizza, and does it so well. They’re woodfired in the gigantic oven you see as you walk in, and all handmade by Amol himself. One bite, and we’re living out all our Italian nonna dreams. They’re everything pizza should be: Italian, authentic, wonderfully light, fluffy, and topped with oodles of flavour. We find ourselves going back over and over, and it’s not just for the dogs and the delish food. The space lends itself to easy mealtimes and lingering to read some of the books on their bookshelf, or to play the games they keep handy. Everything at Leo’s is a labour of love, and like any good recipe, it is equal parts warmth and comfort.We caught up with Amol to talk all things food and philosophy.