Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria

4.7
701 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Highly anticipated opening by Chef Leonardi Curti.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJammers177
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was wonderful and beautifully presented. Reminds me of my favorite Italian restaurant back home. Javier was a very attentive waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is off the charts. Leonardo is there every time I’ve been there and he makes each person feel special! Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

70th birthday! This was a really lovely experience for us. The food was terrific, the spaghetti Vogele was incredible! The service was over the top wonderful! When we told them it was my birthday they gave me fresh Sweet manicotti with chocolate and Caramel, it was delicious!......love this place in every way. If it weren’t so far from my home, we would be coming every week.

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vipMugs
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Had reservations for inside under new guidelines, but was seated outside. Everyone else seated inside. Server forgot us!!! Won’t be back.

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vipDavidH
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had not been here before and it was recommended by the hotel. We felt very invited immediately and seated in a great location. Service and food exceptional.

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avantvv
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a very nice dinner! Food was delicious with excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! Great food and great service! Highly recommend.

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vipCarlosD
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food; this place is simply amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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vipthescbaguy
Orange County
80 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Italian restaurant, with a great menu. Exceptional service; everyone seems to love working there, and they operate cohesively as a team. Kudos especially to Luis, the bartender, who is incredible to watch under pressure. He has to be one of the best bartenders in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The Pescatore pasta dish was especially good, with just the right amount of spiciness and a generous portion of around five different types of seafood.

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vipCarlaF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dinner there Twice this past weekend!! Everything was fresh,flavorful. Next time we are in town we will be going back. thank you very much-Leonardo and Staff!!

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viphonuhonu
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Leonardo himself came out to see how we liked everything, and brought us a taste of his favorite pasta. Everyone who worked there was masked and courteous. It was a wonderful experience, and we will return the next time we are in the area.

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vladimirg
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re going to pay god money for your food, it better be good. Well, it was and exceed my wife and I expectations. Definitely we are coming back.

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vipRedshorts
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday Lunch Date!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner. Leonardo personally greeted us and checked on us several times during the evening. Great time

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vipSidesFan
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. A real favorite.

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vipFoodie1
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal at Leonardo’s. Great outdoor patio with heaters allowed us to eat outside despite the cool temps. Food was very good. Both my wife and I started with salads (mine was a really nice bitter arugula and she had the beet and burrata) which we both enjoyed. My pasta (pancetta, mushroom and peas) was really flavorful and not too rich and she said her chicken piccata was perfectly prepared as well. Service was friendly and attentive...overall a really nice meal.

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TimB
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent service and food. Atmosphere is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant with high-quality Italian food and service. Fully recommend for lunch and or dinner, have been many times will continue to enjoy.

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connieL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Awesome food! Very generous portions. Friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We stopped here on the way up to Los Olivos to wine taste. I had the calzone and my fiancée had the Italian Chopped salad. Both were awesome! My parents owned an Italian restaurant for 42 years and this food was incredible authentic Italian food! Wished I lived in Solvang I would eat there every week. Try it you won’t be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Very generous. The waiter was patient with my elderly father. It was an excellent evening over all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were fabulous as always

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viphla1
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leonardo sets the bar high for outstanding Italian food. Everything I have had has been simply outstanding - fresh and high quality food made from scratch. I would place their Pollo Picatta as the "best I've ever had.". Service is friendly, restaurant is busy but the atmosphere is still relaxing. I can't say enough great things about this restaurant, and every time I'm in the area I'll stop by.

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vipMomsnightout
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could give it more stars. Truly one of the best meals I’ve ever had. From the Carpaccio to the pasta and desserts. Everything was amazing.

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JohnE
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we enjoyed our meal the service and having the owner drop by our table to check on us. That's something that is hard to find these days and goes a long way to enhance your dinning experience. We'll always make it a stop when we're in the area, to bad we don't live closer.

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KristinR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Leonardo's! Great food, new full bar menu, and Leonardo is the most accommodating host. And it was our first attendance at a restaurant since Covid started a year ago ~ just to celebrate!

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vipCarlosD
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, always friendly and professional with attention to detail. The food is always amazing, today I had the salmon, so 👍good

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vipDining
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious and authentic! Rafael was a terrific waiter! What a hidden little gem that we just discovered after visiting solvang for over 15 years. It will definitely be in our plans every time we visit!

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MrsCMiller
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service!

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SandraM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My birthday-didn’t do anything . Ok just mentioning

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Prchal
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

COVID restrictions have messed everything up as we all know. Some of Leonardo’s seating is kinda in the parking lot. Good for people watching. They did all they could to dress it up. It was great! Started to sprinkle they moved us under the overhang with heat.
Actually all said and done an excellent evening!
Good crew working there.

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JB73
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. The staff very friendly and Courteous. The ambiance given the circumstances with Covid was well done. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Solvang.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday!!

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Fresca
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to have a restaurant really make an effort with all of the craziness going on. Great food and the patio area was really lovely. Worth the visit.

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drcathy
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a while since we have dined out since Covid hit a year ago, fortunate that they gave us a back patio table, the service was excellent and the food was very excellent. They even gave my husband his favorite dessert for his birthday, afogato!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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vip4PAWSLOVER
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and a lovely atmosphere. We would definitely come back the next time we visit Santa Ynez.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is always good and so is the service!

DG
vipDeanG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic

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 701 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.