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Leonardo's 706

706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
+1 352-378-2001
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (31 reviews)
“pasta” (32 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (5 reviews)
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American, Italian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is excellent. I eat here every time I’m in Gainesville for work. And of course I pig out! Always start with their rolls drowning in garlic butter. Literally drowning. So good. I always order the Gorgonzola Chicken. It is my absolute fave. It...More

Thank damiendog
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We dined with our local cousins at Leonardo’s 706. Excellent service and very good food. The grouper was very good. My wife had pasta that was excellent. I do not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went out with business associates. The food was great as was the service. The food preparation was very good and all liked their dinners.

Thank Swordfish911
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant ambiance, very good service, excellent food and if you are lucky to come on Mondays great live jazz.

Thank Praha4321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember when the owner had introduced California style pizzas to the menu. The Thai chicken pizza is still excellent, and so are the garlic knots. The peanut butter pie is still great, too. One of the most amazing things about Leonardo's 706 is that...More

Thank Knot_my_reel_name
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is walkable (fairly long walk) from downtown and UF. Good selection of appetizers and seafood entries. Other entries only so-so. Somewhat noisy, but service is good.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good-fresh & well seasoned. I liked that I could request the meal less spicy. Our guests had the Scallops & said they were very good. This was our first visit and I found the decor tired. The service was scattered. The...More

Thank GGreene25
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Leonardo’s by the slice all throughout our college years. Going back after 30+ years, I can only say the decor and questionable bathrooms are the same, but the pizza is not. If you are looking for a fond memory,...More

Thank dkenney5
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Have been a "regular" here for decades, but, lately this restaurant has been chronically understaffed and last night's dinner was especially disappointing. Despite having a reservation, we were seated right next to the servers' bussing station next to the kitchen and had to cajole the...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We went out to Leonardo's 706 based on its rating as one of Gainesville's best restaurants and the fact that it was rated as mid-range dining. As it happened, we also went on one of the nights when they have live jazz (as of this...More

Thank Rebecca C
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28 November 2016|
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Response from Carolyn G | Reviewed this property |
No dress code but since it is a nice place no flip flops. They do take reservations and it is a good idea especially on the weekends or when something is going on with the Gators football team.
Amy W
21 February 2016|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
They have a very well stocked full bar and a nice selection of wine. Specify what you want and you will get it. The servers are generally well versed on the wines.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 24
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-378-2001
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