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Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria

4.7
4.7
979 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Highly anticipated opening by Chef Leonardi Curti.

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Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 686-0846

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Leonardo curti

  • Catering

    Private events catering available we also have a mobile pizza oven available and cooking classes

  • Private party facilities

    Private events catering available we also have a mobil pizza oven available and cooking classes

  • Neighborhood

    Solvang

  • Parking details

    Easy Public parking lot right outside the restaurant

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 979 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Overall

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Food

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Service

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Value

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Fit for Foodies

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Healthy

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Outdoor Dining

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Romantic

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. M

    Mkalmans

    Los Angeles

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was truly outstanding. My only issue was that thougj they checked and saw my name on the terminal, they told Open Table that I was a no show. Had to fight with Open Table to get my points. Perhaps they did not want to pay their fee to Open Table

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful. As always.

  3. DN

    DanN

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Never a bad meal at Leonardo’s. Our server was Arturo and he took good care of us. There was a bit of slowness in getting our drinks to start but good recovery from the staff. Food is always great and we enjoyed everything including desert.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best—AKWAYS

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We arrived early to see a very busy restaurant, they let us know that our table would be ready soon but we were still 20 mins early. We got a drink menu and they got us drinks to enjoy while we enjoyed the outside atmosphere on some nice patio furniture. We were seated 10 minutes later. Menu has so many good looking options. We started off with the carpaccio and it was perfect. Thin slices with arugula and Parmesan and capers,I cleaned the plate with the soft complimentary bread. She had the veal tortellini and I had the osso bucco, both the tortellini and risotto were cooked to perfection, nothing was soggy. The veal as well was tender and full of flavor. The wait staff was attentive and never made us feel rushed. Fantastic experience and I can’t wait to go back and try more on my second visit!

  6. DJ

    DJDD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We really enjoyed our meal. Excellent pasta piscatory. Surprisingly great Super Tuscan-style wine from a Santa Barbara winery (sorry to forget the name but it was worth the $50 price tag). Pizza bread was wonderful and made me a little sorry I didn't try a pizza. Spaghetti pomodoro was good but the sauce was a little bland. Friendly and efficient staff. In a strip mall but the interior was nice, with interesting Italian/Hollywood pictures on the wall. Highly recommended.

  7. M

    Meg13

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow!!! Great food, ambiance, and service! Our party of five had pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, and seafood pasta. Everything was amazing!! If you’re in the area you must stop!!

  8. RG

    RonaG

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As always, the food and service were exemplary.

  9. HJ

    HelenJ

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My favorite stop for cioppino!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friends and Family enjoyed the Ambiance, Outstanding Service and Great Food!! Never disappointed when we come here!! We especially Love the back patio.

  11. CD

    CarlosD

    Los Angeles

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Italian restaurant in the Central Coast. All seafood and pasta dishes are amazingly good. Service is always great, and the atmosphere is inviting. Highly recommend this restaurant!

  12. IM

    IsaoM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    All over excellent. We ordered Pizza and an octopus salad. Both were very nice but the salad was a little salty.

  13. LE

    LESLIEL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great funny very kind waiter Shawn who knew the menu very well all his suggestions we ordered and were excellent. Place very clean, food very tasty cooked perfectly. Definitely will go back again if we are in the area

  14. FR

    FriedRice

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious and the service was fantastic. The staff is always attentive! Pork Valdostana (spelling?)! Yum!!!

  15. KR

    KurtR

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tremendous service and excellent food!

  16. JR

    JulieR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3

    We reserved an outside table and when we got there we were informed there was only one and it was occupied and that their other outside areas were undergoing renovations. There was barely an apology and nothing done to accommodate us. Only a meager excuse that they can’t control what is put on OpenTable. With high Covid numbers and an immuno compromised family member we will not eat inside a small restaurant.

  17. W

    Wendygr

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the best locals place. Good food, get to know everyone and feel welcome.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    While tasty, the food was smothered in olive oil and very expensive considering the quality. Wine list was also very overpriced.

  19. H

    Happy

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We were looking for a restaurant that wasn't a tourist hotspot. More of a local restaurant that was rated highly. When we arrived at Leonardo it was in a strip mall and when we walked inside we felt like we were anywhere but a strip mall. Nice atmosphere inside and a great secret outdoor patio in the back. The service was excellent as was the wine and we enjoyed the food as well. It was a very relaxing evening.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you to the staff at Leonardo’s for another great dining experience.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding on all accounts - Leonardo’s knows how to treat the customer and knows it’s cuisine - our favorite Italian eatery by far on the central coast!!

  22. BC

    BobC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, large portions and outstanding service

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely Worth to waited,That's what I would describe this place! My husband and I made a reservations through open table at 7.15 pm on Friday of this Memorial's day weekend and when we got there we still have to wait for another 10-15 min for the table which is ok because they are quite busy. We got seated in the back patio where it was a cover and have a heater on,So it's comfortable. The service : Our server Arturo and all of the staffs who filled up our water,Who clean up our table,Who brought our food are superrrrr nice and friendly.The service are worth more than 5 stars for sure. Let's talk about the food : Spaghetti Meatball.Perfectly cook Spaghetti with yummy Marinara sauce and 4 large meatball and it was delicious. Crispy Calamari Which I request it to be very crispy and it's came very crispy and perfectly cook! Caesar salad : Hands down one of the best caesar salad we have ever had.Their homemade crouton were so good! Ciopoino,A star of the show.Came in a large bowl and I mean it's huge.Seafood are so fresh and perfectly cook,The broth are out of this world and what I love about this dish was the soup remain hot! Until I finished! I think the bowl they use are special bowl because it's trap the heat in side for so long! At the end of the day dessert : Panna Cotta,It was so good! The sauce were great and the custard itself were not too sweet and the texture was perfect! Italian food in Solvang? Heck yes! Definitely come back!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. And Wonderful staff. Highly recommend!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We absolutely love the food! We were seated in the back of the restaurant, but next time prefer to sit up front. We are looking forward to going back!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place. Best Italian food I have had

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Always a consistent and delicious experience! What to get….carpaccio salad, branzino, and the panna cotta. Although the pastas are delicious, they can be very heavy and you can never enjoy the whole meal. The Caesar salad dressing is VERY garlic heavy. They now have a full bar and great cocktails and the wine list goes from the basic to the heavy hitter. Advice: do NOT get this food to go. It is meant to be eaten there. Getting it to go makes the flavors and textures change. Don’t ask me why…just my personal experience.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great dining experience. Everyone was so nice. Good was excellent. Make sure not to skip desert. Panna cota was so yummy!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing

  30. d

    donnaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first visit to Leonardo's. The staff was wonderful and accommodating to our needs. My mom ordered the sea bass and I had pasta. WONDERFUL! Be sure to order a signature craft cocktail. I had their Old Fashioned and IF I was not driving, I would have had a second one. Be sure to order the Capaccio! Perfectly sliced, seasoned to perfection. The waiter ( I wish I could remember his name!)was awesome and very informative about the specials and standard menu choices. We ordered an appetizer and then a main course. The meal was timed perfectly. We were not rushed out the door and we were able to relax and enjoy the ambiance. Thank you to everyone who made our dining experience enjoyable.

  31. L

    Linda805

    Central Coast

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have always enjoyed our meals at Leonardo’s, especially the excellent service and meals. We would recommend Leonardo’s to anyone wanting a friendly place to celebrate a special occasion.

  32. MN

    MarcelNadine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was amazing. Our server, Arturo, was outstanding.

  33. l

    lovefood

    Boise

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quaint Italian restaurant with delicious authentic food!

  34. d

    drose

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Everything was tasty and delicious. Service was outstanding. They went above and beyond to accommodate.

  35. JF

    JohannaF

    Denver

    107 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We visited this restaurant while vacationing in Solvang. My friend loves Italian food and it had a nice menu and good reviews so I got a reservation there. It was very busy. I think the food was decent, not great. The waiter we had tricked us into getting enormous salads by implying that they were included with our entrees. The entree portions were absolutely huge. Enough for 2-4 people. Prices weren’t too bad. I’d rather have better food and less of it. I won’t go back

  36. CS

    CraigS

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service are consistently good. Great place to meet friends

  37. A

    Andre

    Orange County

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit and my wife and I were very impressed. The octopus salad was beautifully prepared and delicious. I had the Caesar salad, which was up to par and the short rib homemade ravioli in the vodka pinks sauce. Spectacular.

  38. WF

    WayneF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved Leonardo's. The ambiance of the restaurant was energetic and welcoming, the wait staff was attentive, and the food and cocktails we had were generous and delicious. The restaurant is located just a short drive east of downtown Solvang, and is well worth the effort to go there. I hope they don't change a thing, it was a perfect.

  39. CD

    CarlosD

    Los Angeles

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is fantastic, best Italian food in the Central Coast.

  40. LO

    LOLady

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, a complete success. Food, service, ambiance all 1st class.

FAQs

Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 686-0846.

Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria is rated 4.7 stars by 979 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria

606 Alamo Pintado Rd Solvang, CA 93463

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Solvang

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Easy Public parking lot right outside the restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Leonardo curti

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 686-0846

  • Catering

    Private events catering available we also have a mobile pizza oven available and cooking classes

  • Private party facilities

    Private events catering available we also have a mobil pizza oven available and cooking classes

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