Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
This is one of our go to restaurants. It appears to both foodies and kids with an exceptional menu, great service and consistently excellent quality. Burrata salad and short rib ravioli never fails to put a smile on my face.
Leonardo's continues to get better with age. Good food excellent specials and wine list. A Go To for locals
The decor was clean and crisp and very nice, although somewhat surprising in a strip mall. Definitely upscale in the look, the service, and the food. Leonardo was very
Friendly, as was all his staff. Definitely recommend this restaurant, which was also reasonably priced!
The food is terrific, from the Calamari app, special Pizza, Linguini with Clams, wine and presecco a true fun Italian experience. Leonardo the owner makes you feel right at home. Particularly our waiter Arturo added to our experience with his excellent service and fun personality. We highly recommend!
Leonardo’s is the best and most authentic Italian food I’ve had in the U.S. Leonardo is a gracious host. Truly a gastronomic delight!
The best !!!
Love, love, love going to Leonardo’s. It’s a casual place with fantastic food. We are locals to the area and my 11 year old son requests going there. Each time, the food does not disappoint. Basically everything is good, from the New York strip, to their pastas and seafood. We can be fairly critical of restaurants and I can honestly say that we walk out satisfied and happy each time.
Need to re arrange the front.....maybe a small partial wall or moveable screen...something to take the cold away and to keep someone waiting for a table standing right next to the front table. Give up a little space, even if you have to lose some $, make the entry more friendly to those arriving and those sitting so close to the door......sit there yourself and yourself and feel the air whish by as you're eating.
I have had a fabulous meal each time I’ve dined here! Terrific service and ambiance as well!
The cioppino is to die for!! The perfect amount of savory in the broth! Save some bread to dip in your soup!
Entry was warm and friendly. Specials were excellent. Service was very good. Desert was excellent. it was clean, moderately quiet, well lit, and on and on. Very good. Bob Morriss
The only minor complaint was that the food came to rapidly. We enjoy taking our time to enjoy the wine and salad before the main course arrives during an evening out meal. The Caesar salad and salmon were excellent. I would be interested in knowing how they cook the salmon to have it come out both moist and tender.
As always a great experience dining there. We go there regularly.
We went to Leonardo’s on Mother’s Day! The Service was top notch and our dishes were savory and delicious! We will be going back next time we are in town!
This is one of our favorite places to go on special occasions or when we happen to be in the Solvang area. Leonardo welcomes you as family and the staff is thoughtful and attentive, and the food is delicious! We will be back again!
A truly wonderful authentic Italian experience. Great service, ambiance, excellent quality food and presentation. Truly the jewel of the Santa Ynez Valley.
Love Leonardo's! The staff is wonderful and welcoming after a long drive. The food is always perfect for a pre race carbo load.
Delicious in every way, wish we lived here so we could come more often!!!!
My husband had veal parm which he generally finds too tough and it was perfect. I had cioppino and it was delicious.
The food was better then expected. The service was timely but the waiter needed a little more training. He came to the table and are you ready. Not, would you like to order a drink or salad etc. After that he was efficient and polite. My wives fiish was great so was my oso bucco. IT'S a hours drive but we plan on coming back on a regular bases.
While the food was good, the service was very rushed. Anytime you put your fork down, they wanted to take your plate away. That happened at least 6 times. Dinner lasted a total of 1 hour and we were out. We were celebrating a 70 birthday.
Our server, Arturo was amazing, very friendly, and made the experience even better. The food, dessert, and drinks were great as well. We would definitely come back.
The delicious food made up for the lack of ambience in this strip mall restaurant. Pizza was excellent. Would return if lived close.
Went to Leonardo’s for our anniversary… As always it was fabulous
Wonderful fresh pasta dishes. Fun atmosphere and good service.
The place was buzzing on a Tuesday night. We both had specials, both salads and main courses and they were truly spectacular. Leonardo's has matured and upped its game. Wine selection has improved. A really good place continues to get better.
Great meals were had by all. Chicken Piccata was delicious, the Caesar salad amazing, panna cotta was yummy! We all enjoyed our meal. The great service Leonardo and staff provide are second to none. Love it, we will continue to make this an annual visit when coming up to the area.
We all love Leo’s
The food was wonderful. The osso buco was very tender and flavorful. My wife enjoyed her veal marsala. We shared an order of the Leonardo's penne that was wonderful and seasoned to perfection.
Always delicious food, friendly staff, only drawback noisy
This place is amazing! Wine was a good value. The pasta was amazing!!
Great place. Really enjoyed the food and the service was great!!
The grissini con prosciutto was Amazing!!!
Never disappointed with the great food here. And the staff is attentive and quite fun!
Food was amazing! We sat outside and it was wonderful. It seems like maybe they are understaffed, when we got there we only saw one man who was the host and server and bartender and one busser. He just seemed very busy. On our reservation we said it was a birthday and it was not Acknowledged, but we will be back because the food was amazing.
Recommended by a trusted source. Was a bit skeptical when seeing the shopping center storefront, but entered into another world of fresh, modern, inviting ambiance with amazing food, decor, and service. Not to be missed!
Great place for a great date night. Food is great. Service can be a little slow but overall a great experience
My bday dinner was awesome