Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Italian
Voted Best of PIZZA Readers Choice 2010This is not your typical Pizzeria.....Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant has been serving North County for over 25 years. Find out what San Diegans have come to love with over 25 gourmet pizzas, innovated pastas and delicious salads, the selection is amazing. From house-made lasagna, to chicken tortellini with artichoke and sun dried tomatoes, to gluten free pizzas made your way, there is something for every taste. Try the BBQ Chicken Pizza or choose from one of their many delicious toppings to create pizza YOUR way. A delicious basket of homemade garlic bread comes with every meal.
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4.1based on all time ratings
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4.1
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3.7
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vipjuliei
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Was fine for the occasion, simple meal with friends. Everyone found something they liked.

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vipCCSDCA
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a casual friend get together. Especially liked the Happy Hour Mimi pizzas! Service was friendly and attentive. Did take a long time to get food, but in the meantime the garlic bread was awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manitoba
33 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Apps were minestrone soup and a 1/2 spinach salad. I had the soup which was hot and extremely hardy. My wife and daughter split the half salad which was a very large size and came with goat cheese, strawberries, carmalized onion, candied walnuts with champagne vinaigrette.
We split a pizza ... pepperoni and red onion. The pizza was thin crust. All the food had generous portions and a homemade vibe. Service was great. Recommended place

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vipGailC
San Diego
91 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect place to celebrate a birthday!
We sat on the patio and enjoyed a wonderful meal and excellent service!
There were eight people and we loved the fresh salads and delicious pizza.

Leucadia Pizza has the very best brownies!
The perfect celebratory dessert!!
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Return customers from MN here for relaxing weekend & celebrating a birthday. Always enjoy the food, namely their pizza! Will be back again soon.

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Mario
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to this place every Friday, is my number one spot for dinner = )

** Wish I can be part of the family and friends discount since I go a lot really!

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InsaneDiego
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant. Great food, good prices.

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KathleenF
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real gem!

On vacation and looking for good Italian food that accommodates gluten free & vegetarian for people in our party!

Great menu selection - homemade dishes and great gluten free pizza!!

Service was excellent, atmosphere was great, and the food was delicious. Menu has a wide variety for everyone's dietary needs.

Highly recommend if you are in the area

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vipAndyfilm
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Leucadia Pizzeria is our go to place for pizza when we actually go somewhere for pizza as opposed to delivery. Their crust is chewy and slightly sweet which, in combination with the savory ingredients, tastes great. My wife gets the Lobster Mac N Cheese every time and it never disappoints. Good food, good prices, good service. What else do you need? I just wished they delivered to our house, we are just out of their delivery range.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and good. Great prices and four different pizzas sizes. Varied food and wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My waiter was very attentive to my needs, and seemed very friendly. The food was also delicious.

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vipRegis
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2016
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Not great. Would not go back

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vipsassafras
New England
69 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience2

My wife and I dined here recently with our two sons while visiting them in La Jolla. We dined here once before on another visit. Both times the food was good, the service and ambience okay. The prices are quite reasonable by La Jolla standards.

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OCDiner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Didn't match up to reviews. Not impressed

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vipRunnerJim
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We've eaten at Leucadia on a number of occasions. However, recently the quality of service seems to be getting worse and worse. The last two times we have gone there, we were promptly seated. However, that is the point where the waiting began. In both instances, no one followed up to get our drink orders for at least ten minutes. After flagging down our waitress, I made some comment to the fact that we were starved and thirsty, because we had been sitting there for some time with no attention, and she made a joke about it instead of apologizing for the delay. Then we got our menus, and put in a drink order. Our drinks (including water and bread for everyone) took forever, and we had to ask about them twice before finally getting them (after an unusually long time). I wondered if perhaps they were crushing the grapes in order to make wine to satisfy our drink request. The food took even longer, and the restaurant was not very crowded at the time, so we struggled for why everything was so delayed. Our waitress Kayla seemed nice, but she was terrible about checking back on us in a regular fashion, and any additional request (like another drink or more water) took an exceptionally long amount of time. I've always loved Leucadia's food, but I'm afraid that the bad service may lead us to only do take-out from the restaurant. This decline in service seems to be happening recently, so wondering if the restaurant is trying to get by with fewer servers, or if they have changed managers, or if there is some other reason why the service is going downhill. If you decide to eat here, I'd suggest not being in a hurry or particularly hungry when you go there, as you are liable to have a long wait. :-(

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vipGoodday
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The three friends and I went here to celebrate two of the girls' birthdays.
We lived in the neighborhood for a while, and all of us have heard about this place numerous times, but it was all of our first time trying the restaurant.

The walls are filled with paintings and the color scheme create a warm feel. We were seated at one of the booths, and the seats were comfortable.

We ordered Spinach Salad and Thai Pizza. The Salad was good as expected. Thai Pizza was definitely unique. It wasn't bad, but none of us were convinced that "Asian ingredients" on pizza dough was fitting or appealing to our taste buds.

The waitress didn't come by often, but was nice when there were interactions. One thing I was a bit disappointed about was that, despite the additional note I made on my reservation log along with the call I gave them as a reminder regarding the birthdays, I had to remind / ask the waitress regarding the birthday notes. When this was brought up, she simply said, "Oh there was no notes about it". For I have contacted them twice for this matter, yet there was no update on it, I was definitely disappointed.

Other than that, overall it was a good experience. I would say this would be a chill neighborhood place to spend time with family or friends.

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vipWonderful
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2014
Overall2food3service4ambience1

I have become spoiled by Open Table. I make about 98% of my restaurant choices using it and have never ever been disappointed. This time was different. I took some out-of-towners to La Jolla this weekend and wanted some place close to our hotel to dine at because we had been driving around all day. It was a bit run down, the ambiance was nil, and the food was just barely so-so. Our waiter we great but he really couldn't compensate for the lack of everything else. It was a neighborhood place to be sure but nevertheless, there are standards I expect for Open Table and those standards were definitely not evident here.

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vipVineanddine
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2014
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We ordered pizza and salad. The salads were the star of the evening and the pizzas were just average. Food lacked big flavor. It was a slow Friday night and thought we would get more attention. It seemed as if no one was in charge. We have had better experiences at the original Leucadia Pizza in Leucadia.

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pb1234
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2014
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Great place for a family to have dinner without breaking the bank. I always pick up the tab for the family so price is right. Also good selections for the little ones as well. Full bar is a plus!

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vipCCSDCA
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2014
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Unable to accurately rate the food as we left before our order was taken due to no one attending to our table. Either our waiter was not notified we were assigned to him or he was vey busy and couln't get to us. Despite asking about having our order taken we still did not see our waiter. When we finally did see him, we decided it was better to leave.

JM
vipJaniceM
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We actually went to the Leucadia Pizzeria in Encinitas as opposed to the one in La Jolla by mistake. The staff was very accommodating and seated us regardless of my mistake!

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vipGreatDateSpot
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2013
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was not good; friendly staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2013
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food is below the average, service so poor. We waited for 50 minutes for a pizza and in the restaurant there were about 5 costumers.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was fair, I had Alfredo it was nothing special and the chicken tasted processed. I would like to try the pizza it looked good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2012
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Basic Italian food - always consistent.

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vipFrenchy
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2012
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pizza wasn't really good, too greasy. Raviolis were delicious though.
The painting with Italian scenery all over the wall is gorgeous, makes it very pleasant to be there.
We will go back for the raviolis, and try other things on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2012
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a party of 14 and the service and food were both very good. The staff was attentive and accommodating. Excellent for large parties.

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vipCarlaRN
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Italian food, especially for a "chain" restaurant! They bring wonderful garlic bread to table. Huge calzones that were delicious. Surprisingly good Caesar salad. Great place to have in neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! Wish the prices were a tad bit cheaper. Service was good. Waiter seemed like he was rushing us. Nice little restaurant. I would most likely head back there.

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Andi
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were out of town and didn't know where to eat so we went to Open Table to find a reservation and settled on a restaurant that looked simple that we didn't need to get dressed up for. This place was casual and the service was amazing. This restaurant will not let you leave hungry. We were very pleasantly surprised by their pizza. We ordered the pesto shrimp and it was to die for. Their crust is on the sweeter side which we like but some people may not. Be sure to leave room for dessert. We took 2 desserts to go back to our hotel room and they were the best desserts...although all the desserts looked great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2012
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Only get the pizza... explored other dishesone during restaurant week and it was mediocre at best.

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Joanie
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our dinner group (which meets once per month at a different restaurant each time) enjoyed everything - thought the food was very good and would all come again. My husband really enjoyed the leftovers and wants to come in person to try out the full menu. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2011
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We had a large group and because the restaurant wanted to serve us at the same time, we all waited a very long time for the food. The food was hot and delicious but the service was way to slow. Everyone was starved by the time it came.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2011
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Varied menu; cheery staff, and fine service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went for lunch, it was very casual. The food was good. Nothing special, just another typical pizza place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and plenty of it. We ordered trays, rather than individually and there was food left over for nearly everyone to take home. The kids were able to run around a little, without worrying about bothering other diners. Their outside patio is nearly the size of their dining room and we had it to ourselves with around 20 people. Good times.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good place. Simple and unpretentious. Food seems to be of good quality, but a bit greasy. 50% off bottles of wine on Mondays.

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vipJimbok64
Las Vegas
61 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anice basic varied menu, generous servings, quick service, and reasonable prices have made me add them to my list of "must stop at" restaurants when I am in the San Diego area.

FAQs

Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 597-2222.

Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.