Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
Fried calamari and scampi
Italian sausage, mushrooms, tomato cream sauce, truffle oil
Everything was delicious!!
Excellent Italian restaurant in the Solvang area. Food is well made and plentiful. Come here every time we visit Solvang and Santa Ynez.
Came here for my girlfriends birthday dinner and made a reservation stating so. Upon arrival, I checked in for our reservation and we had to wait 15 minutes for our table. Not a big deal. The main issue I had was that there was no mention of my girlfriends birthday. She was very excited to try this place for her birthday dinner and towards the end of the meal I could tell she was bummed. Also, we’re a younger couple, and I got the notion our waiter associated our age with a potentially poor tip, which sucks. I still tipped over 20%, which it definitely wasn’t worth, and when we got up to leave I said thank you to our server and he just gave me a nod. The food was good, but the lack of care and attention to detail really overpowered everything else. Would not recommend if you’re a younger couple or going to celebrate a birthday.
All six of us ordered different meals and each of us believed theirs to be the best! So delicious! The best food in town!
Great service and meal.
The food was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant. We had the Orecchiette and the Ravioli. Both were delicious. I would definitely come back.
Met friends for dinner. Quickly seated. There was a very menu item selection as well as nightly specials. They also had a good wine and other drinks offerings.
The food was nicely presented and delicious, and they had a number of wonderful desserts.
We greatly enjoyed the evening and would definitely come back when again in the area.
Consistency is important to me and Leonardo’s is all that!
Very pleasant dining experience; every aspect from reservation to food, to service; one of our favorite restaurants.
Happy New Year the steak 🥩 was fabulous and our server Shaun an asset!
Leonardo’s consistently offers delicious and authentic Italian fare. The calamari appetizer is out of this world and the prosciutto crudo pizza is sensational. You can taste the freshness of the ingredients in every bite!
Amazing food (especially seafood pasta) and decent service
If you find yourself in Solvang or Los Olivos looking for incredible Italian food, look no further than Leonardos. The "Penne Leonardos" is one of my favorites and always hits the spot! It's in an unlikely location, but don't let that deter you.
We always have a wonderful meal and a great time at Leonardo Ristorante. The food is always spectacular and the service friendly and attentive. We also love the design of the restaurant with movie stars eating pasta in the photo prints on the walls - the Sinatra style music - we always feel happy at this place!
Was better than I expected. Food was very good.
It was amazing!
Always great food and great service and more than generous portions.
A wonderful meal of classic Italian dishes. The veal tortellini was luxuriously bathed in a rich and flavorful sauce, with generous slices of mushrooms and ham; the chicken marsala was very good (though perhaps a touch undersalted for our tastes). The lemon semifreddo with a center of frozen limoncello was fresh and beautifully balanced between sour and sweet.
Our server was knowledgeable and friendly even on a very busy night; service was professional and attentive. We will be back, happily, again.
Great meal while on vacation. Good portions, great flavor, really enjoyed ourselves.
Absolute Perfection every time! Excellent service and mouth watering cuisine!
I think its one of the best Italian restaurants that I ever had. The only thing is when we went there, they did not have pizza (my daughter wanted pizza that day).
Went in for pizza and they were sold out. Waiter was helpful but not that engaging. Expensive dining so I expected a better experience..
Amazing, well executed menu, service was proficient, friendly, unstuffy, we sat outside on a rainy cool evening under heat lamps, would highly recommend and will be a return customer.
Our go-to for special occasions and just a night out. Always excellent service and wonderful food for a fabulous overall experience. Thank you Leonardo’s- you never disappoint us!
The cioppino is absolutely the best I had and I live in Orange County where there is tons of fresh seafood high quality restaurants. The calamari and lobster ravioli special were delicious, my boyfriend enjoyed it. Chicken picatta was a little dry so wouldn’t order that again. The spaghetti with clams was tasty but a little too much oil for me. There was a nice pool of it sitting on the bottom of the bowl at the end. Less oil and more white wine and clam juice. Overall, we would definitely go back. This was our second time while on vacation. We tried a few others and were let down so we were happy to find a place we can trust their food was delicious and well priced.
I really enjoyed the atmosphere; it's a happening place but we were still able to enjoy our conversation.
Their seafood ravioli was amazing, and the steaks juicy.
Service is always impeccable; they really take care of their customers!
This restaurant reminds me of some I enjoyed in Italy itself. The food is outstanding and the service is friendly and approachable. You will enjoy it!
It's is the best food in the Valley! The service is amazing, food portions are unbelievable, quality is suburb.
A popular spot, and very busy when we arrived for our reservation. The food was quite good, but the service was lacking as they were short staffed. It took about 30 to 40 minutes for our meal to arrive.
Night away from the kids. Food and everything was superb.
We had a nice birthday lunch with friends and we all agreed the pastas were great! We all had different entrees.
The best Italian food in the Santa Ynez valley. Hands down
Service is awesome you can’t go wrong!!!!!
My husband and I had our date night here and it was wonderful from start to finish!
Rafael made us feel extremely welcome, and the food was amazing! This is a hidden gem off the beaten path, definitely worth the drive to the edge of town!
We had a great meal after a day of wine tasting. We split the arugula salad which was nice with a light lemon viniagrette. For dinner I had the orecchiette, which was delicious. It had a very flavorful cacio e pepe sauce. My dining companion had the penne Leonardo's, and she loved it. I'm definitely going back on my next wine tasting trip.
Always love Leonardos. Great service and food was good.
The place is beautiful and the service was great. My parents are real Italian not America Italian the food was a bit Americanized my pasta was waaaaay over cooked but and the tomatoes sauce reminded me a little of speggettios but i think Americas like that. Overall i liked the place!
My sister & I met for our annual Christmas together (early) & we’re told by the Mirabelle Inn that Leonardo’s was excellent. They were right!!! We loved the 91 yr old m’aitre d!!! We were attended by several servers so our drinks, salad & food arrived quickly. The waiters & waitress were all exceptional & fun & everyone seemed happy to serve us! It was very impressive altogether! And… our meal was spectacular! Thank you for this wonderful experience♥️
Blessings to you all - Chris Nelson
Leonardo's has upped its game. Enhanced wine list, full bar add to an already great experience
Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 686-0846.
Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria is rated 4.7 stars by 874 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.