About our Restaurant

Originally opened in 1928, Emil Villa's Hickory Pit was born with the mission to introduce California barbecue to the world. Decades later, we remain a staple in our community, serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. With a wide variety of homemade pies and meats smoked in-house, customers know every time they visit they're getting the best San Leandro has to offer. At Emil Villa's, we're proud of the cozy, family-friendly atmosphere we create. So come join us, order a slab, and experience love at first bite!