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Luca & Leonardo Ristorante
Luca & Leonardo Ristorante

Luca & Leonardo Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lucaleonardo.com/
  • Phone: (832) 510-2110
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am -10:00pm
    Friday and Saturday11:00am - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner 4:00pm -9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Danial Miranda
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Come Join us for our Valentines Day dinner at the most romantic location in The Woodlands. We are offering a four course meal for $75.00 per person
    !st course choice of one : Malfatti, or Tomato tartar, Fried octopus
    2nd course: choice of Ceasar or Wedge
    entree course: choice of Cornish hen,Branzino, Beef Tenderloin Riggatoni el pesto
    Dessert course: Merengatta, Sbrciolatto, Chocolate Mouse
    Two feature bottled wines are Seduction -red blend, and Syn Sauvignon blanc

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Woodlands Parkway
  • Public Transit: The Waterway Shuttle Trolley and Waterway Taxi boats both stop at or near our restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and self parking is available.
A word from Luca & Leonardo Ristorante
Right on the Waterway - Come experience Luca & Leonardo's romantic, intimate Italian setting with a birds-eye view of the fountains at Waterway Square and the water taxis passing below. Our warm, friendly staff will welcome you a la familia when you walk in the door. The restaurant is the prefect dining destination for hungry Waterway locals and visiting business people new to The Woodlands. Relax and enjoy an exciting, satisfying journey to the world of Italian cucina!

Authentic, fresh Italian food – lunch or dinner or late night after the concert… Luca & Leonardo's chefs are inspired by authentic traditional Italian recipes - seafood, steak, veal, risotto, pasta, and pizza dishes, plus mouthwatering antipasti and dessert creations prepared under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Daniel Miranda.Sit among the rich stone and deep dark wood textures surrounded by unique artworks and beautifully appointed details that you and your guests will love.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "The food is still decent but the overall experience is just so poor now. This is the second poor experience in a row. I think I'm done going here. The host we had, he just looked like he didn't want to be there and was not very friendly at all. The menu's were not priced correctly and they don't tell you until you try and order. Similarly, they ran out of items by the time it was 6pm and no one bothered to mention this to our table or any of the tables around us until orders were being placed. There is one waiter who is great, but we didn't get him. The staff was just inattentive overall. I don't know what happened to this service here or their previously good attention to detail. What a shame."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife & I used to enjoy this restaurant. So, we brought my brother & his wife. The food was just okay. The matre D was doing everybody's job, my omelet was burnt, every time I needed something I had to get up & go find someone. The light in the women's restroom was out. No, I have better places to spend my money."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We paid $57 for a bottle of wine that the cap was unscrewed at the table, I also paid $30 for a Ribeye. Being from a Nebraska farm where we sell our top beef to restaurant providers, I was surprised to see lots of grit & fat on a ribeye. Coulda went to a so so steak place for $20 and had a top ribeye with no grit or fat."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Delicious and nice portions. We had Caprese, Lasagna, chicken fettuccini Alfredo, and gnocche with mushroom sauce. We went on a Saturday for a late lunch early dinner, it wasn't crowded. We received great service, clean, and an attentive-friendly staff. Loved the views of the waterway The made from scratch cannoli was AMAZING!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The restaurant was completely empty on Father's Day and no wonder. The food was so bland. The pesto, the Caesar salad, the risotto. All BLAND. The only redeeming quality of our meal was the fantastic bottle of wine."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Will never go back. Tried it 2x and both were terrible. Fish was old and dry... Mashed potatoes tasted like instant potatoes. Long waits and there were only 3 tables seated."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Excellent food and Alexandra gave superior service! Charming place for dining!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The quality of the dining experience here has never let me down. Whether dining with a large group from the office or eating at the bar with Ivan serving something from their great selection of wines, it is always consistently superb. I tried the shrimp appetizer and the the shrimp risotto last night and both were unique and wonderful. Ivan suggested the Sienna red wine which was perfect. Having been there 4 or 5 times, I already feel like a "usual". Everyone is so welcoming and kind. Can't wait for the next time!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "If you tried this place in the past, and said "not again", give it another try. New chef and great, attentive service. Still pricy, but for special occasions, nice place. We will go back!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Good food in a great setting. Italian food overlooking the Woodlands canal. Outside sitting just great"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We came here for Mothers Day and it was just wonderful. Plenty of food. It was delicious and perfect. Will definitely go back. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was good, but way over priced. Service was good. Maybe the price was high due to Mother's Day, but even so bring your big boy pants to pay the bill"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Hostesses were completely incompetent….all 4 of them. We were seated at a table with some sort of gravy spilled all over a chair. The hostess saw the spill, just stood holding the menus and while we cleaneed the chair. She said/did nothing…It is worth mentioning I am 7 month pregnant. After that welcome, service was terrible, food was terrible. Beware the recommendation to order the $32 osso buco…which seemed to be what every waiter was pushing. It was not good. Bland and unseasoned. The fettuccine alfredo was made with undercooked fettuccine in a thin watery sauce…also not good to taste. Waited 20 minutes or more each time for water refills or to see the waiter. Other then the pretty view, we would not recommend this restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "First time visit to Luca & Leonardo's and definitely will return. Had a rare "date night" with my wife and would rate the overall experience as Exceptional. The food was perfectly prepared and the service was outstanding! While a bit on the pricy side, it is well worth making the reservation for any occasional - special or not. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Server was outstanding--attentive but not annoying. Patio was lovely, perfect for lunch-time conversation. Music was a little loud. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This was our second time to dine here. The interior is very nice and our waiter was great. However, the food needs some attention. We found the food to be very bland with need of seasoning and flavor. Beef was tasteless. I hope they revamp the approach in the kitchen because the place has some big potential. Great location on the waterway and good service. With great food it could be a favorite place."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We Defently come back every time we visit this restaurant we have a great service and food is amazing "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "What is it about the waterway dining? Is rent so high - they cut corners w/ the food? Is the view so amazing, they get away with mediocrity? If you look at my last review for this same restaurant, you will see L & L scored high with me. But just like the sister restaurant below, they quickly dropped in quality and cooking. Our food was - at best - TERRIBLE. The steak was a bad cut of meat plus cooked 2 levels more than our request. When I called the waiter's attention to it - he said - I'm so sorry. That's it. I'm so sorry. Well - so were we. We will never go back. We will never recommend it. We will never consider either restaurant owned by this company - even though they have prime waterway space. Nope. Won't do it."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We were one of 3 tables at lunch which should have been the first clue. Service was horrible. Extremely slow. Waiter brought the bill then never came back to pick up the credit card causing me to have to get up and go to the bar to settle my tab. Unfortunate given the location as this should be a prime lunch spot. I will not return...too many other options in the area. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Cannot believe that smoking is permitted still - what a shame!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food was subpar, which is too bad because it is so expensive, and the ambiance seems very nice and romantic. I don't have much experience in cooking Italian food, but I know, for a fact, that I can make a better tasting Alfredo sauce than their's. If I am the one paying for it...or if I have a choice, I'd rather go to a different Italian restaurant in the area."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed a quiet evening at Luca and Leonardo celebrating my parents' anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. It is great to be able to get a reservation on a Friday night in the busy part of the Woodlands, so we did not have to wait at all for our table. Great evening."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Joined my neighbors for brunch. The selection of food was great & included prime rib, lamb, crab legs & shrimp...YUM! We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My husband and I recently ate at Luca and Leonardo's in The Woodlands and had a wonderful meal. The food was great and the service even better! Our waiter went out of his way to make everything perfect for us. We had a lovely view of the fountains from outside on the porch. I would highly recommend this restaurant for good Italian food and reasonable prices."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "It was middle of the road in terms of food quality, didn't have any preconceived expectation so really wasn't disappoint nor blown away. Just ok."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "very poor quality food and slow service for only two other tables with people in the restaurant"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "After 4 visits of great sucess, we chose this restaurant to celebrate my wife's 65th birthday (just the 2 of us). his time we did not fair so well. My food was good, but my wife's risotto was overcooked and mushy, while her Sabajone was runny and lumpy. We also had to wait for the waiter to show up, but when he did, he was very friendly and accommodating."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I don't know what the food was like because we never got in. We had an 8:00 PM reservation, and showed up right at 8:00 PM and the girl at the front didn't even take our name. She told us they were two hours behind on reservations. No one knew what was going on around there. People were hanging out everywhere waiting for tables. A man came up the the hostess table and asked if she had an estimate on when he would be seated for his 07:00 reservation. She could not give him a clear answer. This was suppose to be our Valentine's Dinner. We left after witnessing such chaos, and went to a Japanese Sushi Bar down the street."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great food, wonderful ambiance and a lively, buzzing crowd. Unfortunately the appalling service ruined our dining experience. We arrived 10 minutes early for a 7:30 reservation and were seated at 8:45 pm. Once seated, it took an additional 20 minutes for someone to take our wine order. Bread, wine and main course arrived together. Having to endure the long wait surrounded by other equally frustrated patrons and the poor service at the table destroyed our dining experience. The General Manager of the restaurant failed miserably in my estimation. It's a shame because if this place is better managed it could gain a lot more business. Right now it is a miserable fail."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was the worst dining out experience I've had in a long time. We had reservations at 7:30 pm but weren't seated until almost 9:00 pm. The hostess initially told us it would be a 20 minute wait and then disappeared. After insisting that she seat us, she placed us at the worst table. It took10 minutes for a waiter to visit our table. After all that, when my food came it was lukewarn. It was a huge disapointment. We will never return."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went here for dinner and we had a reservation, the hostess wasn't at the stand when we showed up and then she was so rude when she returned 5 minutes later and we asked when we would be seated for our 7:15 reservation (at 7:20) she told us it would be 15 minutes and didn't ask for our names. 20 minutes later she didn't say anything else, apologize, or ask for our names, and displayed a general arrogance about herself. We ended up leaving without eating. I had to rate the food in order to submit, but I don't know if this is accurate because we couldn't even sit down."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "There is no place to wait while waiting for a reserved table. The entrance is small and cramped and really unwelcoming. We did get seated timely, but were ignored for over 20 minutes until a waiter explained he didn't know we were in his section. We were seated on the patio and it was cold. The heaters were insufficient. Just a really unpleasant experience. Food was ok .. But we would never return because there are too many other good places to go."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had family visiting & we decided on this location for dinner. Excellent food, service & ambience!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We missed a movie after waiting about 40 minutes between salad and entrée. We will not be going back. For the price and location, the service, though very proper, was unreasonably slow."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent and well prepared and the staff was extremely friendly. A great resturant for a romantic evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I went to L&L for Valentines Day. The priced fixed menu was $75 pp which was incredibly over-priced for what you received. For $150 we shared a small appetizer and a small dessert. We each had our own salad and entree. While evrything was good, it is hard to justify that price point. Our waiter was very good, however."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went on Valentine's Day and had a very pleasant meal with a great wine"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I reserved a table at Luca and Leonardo for my wife and I to celebrate a special day. Upon arriving at the restaurant, we were told that there were no more tables and that we would have to dine on the patio because it was a wine tasting night..something that would have nice to know beforehand, considering it was around 50 degrees out. Once seated, we waited just over 15 minutes before having our drink orders taken, at which point the manager did apologize. The service from that point on was ok, but both steaks were overcooked and the food was decent, but nothing special. Desert was very good, but the entire evening's experience left plenty of room for improvement..."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed just about everything about our first trip to Luca. The widow table was nice, restaurant clean and dignified, the food was especially well presented and delicious. The only thing I wasn't thrilled with was the choice of music. In such a fine dining decor and environment the music was too pop-like and beat-driven. I would have enjoyed something more classical or easy listening. It just didn't seem to match the atmosphere of the restaurant. Otherwise we really had a good experience."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Maybe they were just off their game because of the super cold weather. The restaurant came highly recommended by several different friends, but we weren't particularly impressed. But, because it was our first time visit, we were intrigued enough that we will try it again. First, prices are a tad higher than other restaurants of equal quality, so that leads to an expectation of something special, but not this night. The mixed seafood appetizer was missing one of the ingredients, but still good with the calamari and shrimp. No explanation why the fish was missing. The grouper special ordered by three in our group was OK, but all said they wish they'd ordered something else. My lobster ravioli was excellent--highly recommend it."
    Dined on 2/6/2014