Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria

4.7
754 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Highly anticipated opening by Chef Leonardi Curti.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HayleyA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service and good food! Staff really nice and professional

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vipChristopB
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience. From arrival to departure, it was terrific. Our server, Carlos, was brilliant and the food and wine were outstanding. I wish the price point were a a little lower, but everything was great!

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MikeD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waiter was attentive and service was great. The food was good but not outstanding. The cost was reasonable and the ambiance was good. I would recommend it.

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JMcC
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a food allergy so they did a Great job letting me know what I could and couldn't have. The food I did have was Great. Can not wait to go Back. Excellent Place !!!

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SteveK
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is so good. I’ve been many times and never disappointed. Plus, they now have a full bar!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our anniversary and I stayed it on the reservation but they did not acknowledge it or do anything for us. That was a disappointment. However the food was really good

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SuzanneD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We eat at Leonardo's every time we are in town. Their food is really good. I don't digest garlic well so I specifically asked for a dish using very little garlic. I must have picked out three to four cloves of garlic. I don't understand why this is so difficult!

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vipRichardO
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service
Loved the ambiance
Highly recommend

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KathrynD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, knowledgeable and helpful server. Back patio area was ok, inside would have been a better place to sit. Pricey meal but we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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vipmwstaudt
Naples
56 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice setting for the location. Bartender was excellent as were the drinks. Food was spot on and well prepared. Service was good - not great - and the bill came with a bottle of wine on it that we did not order. No real explanation offered either once it was pointed out. Go, enjoy but check your bill prior to paying.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Javi, I think? was great! He was very attentive and made sure we got what we needed. But the the hostess was pretty rude to us. That was the only bad part

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LilK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not happy with the very slow service, wait about 45 minutes for the main dish to be served, not offered dessert menu...

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vipMimi4Tanner
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter! Very attentive to our dining experience being special!

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DateNight
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal at Leonardo’s! We had the calamari appetizer which also came with massive shrimp (nice surprise!), the cocktails were amazing, the servers were friendly and attentive. For dinner I had the Fettuccine du Camilla, SO good and my husband got the spaghetti with red sauce. We had the soufflé for dessert, very nice. We will definitely being going back!

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CarrieE
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Leonardo's overall food and ambience. The short rib raviolis and margherita pizza was excellent! The cucumber martini was very refreshing too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean. Our waiter. Was phenomenal, went above and beyond to inform us on the menu and give us suggestions in line with our orders

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martinh
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, and service! Will go again next time in the area.

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RebeccaO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, and exceptional staff. Leonardo the chef and owner, spoke with us and apologized for our wait. We had reservations but they were really busy. He made sure we were taken care of. He was kind, and friendly. The food was so good. We all enjoyed our time there. I will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every year for my mom’s birthday. Best service, great ambience and amazing food!

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vipGaryS
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The ambiance is great. But,if you have been to many fine restaurants as we have the staff and the culture of teamwork and dedication to it are what are most important, not just for the owners and patrons but for the hard working people who make all of this happen. This was the first time that we have been to Leonardo’s. Leonardo’s has this sort of one of a kind vibe that makes all of the best come true. We will come back many times.

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HJSZ
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No recommended.

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vipMacMB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Extensive menu and wine list. Definitely would dine there again.

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian food and great service. Almost like you’re in Italy itself!

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StephanieM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cocktails and wine were all excellent- best meal we’ve had on our vacation. And the service we received was incredible! Sean was helpful, fun and attentive. His energy perked us up after a long day of driving.

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vipHBlocal99
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always eat at Leonardo’s when visiting the Santa Yanez Valley wineries. Shawn is a superb waiter!

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vipTMTMOB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great service, great food, great environment.

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viprocky
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pizza, salad and cannoli. Service was attentive and the meal was as great as the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply a wonderful lunch. Great menu choices and specials. Fresh and inviting ambience. Will recommend and will return for sure.

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vipCraig
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good find in Santa Ynez/Solvang. Pizza bread was delicious as was my wife's Short Rib Ravioli. My pasta with sausage was good, as was the calamari and shrimp appetizer. Waiter has thick accent and a bit direct, but attentive. Would try again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks & service were wonderful!

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vipNitab
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.

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vipEileenC
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The homemade linguini di mare was excellent and lobster just delicious!! Exceptional meal and friendly folks working there.

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vipCoryD
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great 😊 service and ambiance was very nice 👍🏼 enjoyed our time on the back patio. An urbane evening in Solvang with friends. They are still talking about how nice it was the next day 🙏

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, beverage (cucumber martini) refreshing and easy to drink!

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vipHappyCamper
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A fabulous authentic alternative to the touristy eateries in the heart of Solvang. Evocative, stylish and minimal decor with the right music (mostly standards - very apropos considering the vintage photos lining the walls). The service started immediately and, after several staffers - with varying degrees of cordiality - approached our table five times in the first fifteen minutes (no, this is not an exaggeration) we finally asked them to respect our wish to wait until perfectly made cocktails had been finished to take our dinner order.

We enjoyed a white pizza, not sporting appetites for entrees, rivaling the best anywhere. Expertly charred Neapolitan thin crust, rapini, mozzarella and house made sausage (I believe). Perfection. The combination, and serving portion, of each ingredient complimented the others. Topping off our meal with another glass of terrific Montepulciano (him) and one of the best Amati available, Nonino, (her) accompanied by two miniature cannoli we left, having eyeballed rather enticing looking plates being delivered to other guests, we vowed to return. You will too.

BTW, in addition to the main indoor dining room, there is a front patio (looking into the ugly strip mall where this find is located) and a very popular larger back outdoor space.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our honeymoon dinner and truly the most amazing delicious Italian food that we have had. We ate all
of it and then some and they were so sweet to give us a desert on the house. Would come back in a heartbeat!

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vipPoseypusher
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went early on our anniversary evening. They were very accommodating when we decided it was too cold outside and moved us inside. When we made our reservation through Open Table we mentioned it was our anniversary (48th), but no mention was made of it when we were greeted, seated, or given the check. We each had the salad special with arugula, roasted beets, pistachios, burrata, drizzled with reduced balsamic. He had a special, noodles (similar to linguine) with a red cream sauce & half a spiny lobster, which he enjoyed to the last slurp. I had the special mushroom risotto with scallops, which were large and tender. They offered dessert, but we were stuffed. I guess I was a little disappointed with no acknowledgement of our anniversary, the gruffness of the fast-talking, tall waiter with the thick accent who took our drink orders, the waiter who took our food order (again, fast talk, strong accent), but the food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat inside and an amazing meal, good wine and enjoyed visiting with friends. Their short rib ravioli is amazing!

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vipCarlosD
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, lots of great options. And as always, great service

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Grammio
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had to wait for our reservation seating for one hour past scheduled time. Seating in back area lacked ambiance except for some ivy at the opening above the fence.

Tortilini with short rib and vodka cream sauce just ok and
Penne Pescadore fairly good.

Visiting from put of town so no need to go back.

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 754 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.