Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
Cured meat cheese, garbanzos, olive oil, boiled eggs, crostini, lemon vinaigrette
Penne, Italian, fennel, sausage, mushrooms, tomato cream sauce, with truffle oil
Thin sliced raw beef, arugula, parmigiano, cappers, fresh lemon, evo
Really good service and good food! Staff really nice and professional
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!
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.
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 !!!
Everything on the menu is so good. I’ve been many times and never disappointed. Plus, they now have a full bar!
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
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!
Great food and service
Loved the ambiance
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.
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.
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
Not happy with the very slow service, wait about 45 minutes for the main dish to be served, not offered dessert menu...
Excellent waiter! Very attentive to our dining experience being special!
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!
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.
Sean. Our waiter. Was phenomenal, went above and beyond to inform us on the menu and give us suggestions in line with our orders
Great food, ambiance, and service! Will go again next time in the area.
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.
We come here every year for my mom’s birthday. Best service, great ambience and amazing food!
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.
Great food and service. Extensive menu and wine list. Definitely would dine there again.
Amazing Italian food and great service. Almost like you’re in Italy itself!
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.
Always eat at Leonardo’s when visiting the Santa Yanez Valley wineries. Shawn is a superb waiter!
Loved it! Great service, great food, great environment.
Delicious pizza, salad and cannoli. Service was attentive and the meal was as great as the service.
Simply a wonderful lunch. Great menu choices and specials. Fresh and inviting ambience. Will recommend and will return for sure.
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.
The food, drinks & service were wonderful!
Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.
The homemade linguini di mare was excellent and lobster just delicious!! Exceptional meal and friendly folks working there.
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 🙏
Great food, great service, beverage (cucumber martini) refreshing and easy to drink!
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.
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!
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.
We sat inside and an amazing meal, good wine and enjoyed visiting with friends. Their short rib ravioli is amazing!
Wonderful menu, lots of great options. And as always, great service
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.
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.