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Leonardo's 706

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706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
+1 352-378-2001
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For last two years we have wanted to experience Leonardo's 706 but something always got in the way.Starts aligned this past weekend and we found ourselves there on Sunday evening. Service was exceptional with great insight into the specials and top rated menu items. Started with garlic rolls that came out hot topped with lots of butter and garlic. The... More 

1 Thank Edward S
Archer, Florida
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here as a group of four and had a wonderful meal! The grouper was particularly great. Do not skip dessert! They are delicious! Especially the peanut butter pie! The service was fantastic, with our drinks always topped off, food arrived at a great pace and everyone who brought food out had a smile. The walls were covered with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a friend before attending a show at the University. I ordered a gin and tonic although they have a good wine and beer menu. Also a good martini one as well. Decor is a lot of wood and a colorful display of cute art. Booth was too tight, unless you are a size 0. So we moved... More 

Thank Sheryl G
Gainesville, Florida
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35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for birthday dinner with a reservation for 4 on a Thursday night. Asked for the "quiet" room which it was not. Not even close! Hostess tried to cram us into a table where the patrons were so close (and large) that they were trying to pull our table out to make room! I asked for a different table... More 

Thank Linda H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Good, proper Italian food at a reasonable price. Staff are friendly and attentive. Strongly recommend.

Thank Marc G
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went to Leonardo's after the Gator game on Oct 15. We had made a reservation which they honored and our party of 6 sat right down. The waiter appeared instantly and took drink orders which we needed as it had rained at the game and we were chilled. The menu is varied and the selection quite good. Portions are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

But that bbq tempeh pizza will not really encourage you to be, but damn when you date that girl who is. You have a legit place to go. She will be impressed, you will still miss chicken.

Thank Sam P
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Leonardo's used to be one of the most consistently good places to eat in Gainesville over many years. Our last visit was so disappointing! First the place needs some serious cleaning. It looks and it smells dirty. Second the food was about inedible. The sea bass came cold almost frozen inside. It had to be returned. Unfortunately they didn't have... More 

Thank Tom P
Boca Raton, Florida
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Able to get a reservation on a game weekend got us off to a good start. Nice corner table so we could all talk and catch up with the kids was ready upon arrival. Our server John was prompt and attentive. Clams, shrimp, shrooms, tuna, and pasta were perfect! Wonderful, friendly, casual, and delicious experience!

Thank jcperrin14
York, Maine
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We recently moved to Gainesville, and went here for our 2 year anniversary. The food was really good and the service very good. One of my teenage idol's was playing jazz (live). We'll return for sure.

1 Thank dave1960fromyork

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 24
Italian, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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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Bushnell, Florida
Miami, Florida, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?