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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 good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“pasta” (31 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (5 reviews)
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706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a reservation for 7:30 at this busy restaurant. Besides waiting an hour and a half (yep) for our food and 45 minutes for a soda and wine..we didn't complain and they gave us a dessert to go which my son loved. That said, the...More

Thank fillymo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I and a friend brought our dogs and sat outside. A beautiful evening. Individual water bowls were immediately served. Our waiter came out and checked on us often. The food was fresh and locally sourced. My steak was cooked to perfection. Another huge plus is...More

Thank Marilyn P
Reviewed 17 March 2018 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 12 March 2018 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 6 March 2018 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 6 March 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Praha4321
Reviewed 26 February 2018

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 23 February 2018

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 13 February 2018

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
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Questions & Answers
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
US$ 6 - US$ 24
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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