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Leonardo's 706

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706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
+1 352-378-2001
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17:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a welcoming neighborhood type restaurant. The food is very good, servings generous and staff very pleasant and helpful. If you go away hungry, it is your fault! Bar is nice place to meet people and friends after work. We like it!

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Thank Anne Marie M
Gainesville, Florida
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We planned to have a birthday celebration for my mother-in-law's 78th birthday here for about 10 family members. I called a couple days ahead to reserve an area for dinner on Saturday night and also to order a special dessert made by their Baker of 19 years. She was very helpful when I called to place the order and the... More 

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Thank MiniSz
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The building is tired looking and the air dripped. It looked higher end on the photos but the food was very good. We all had fish,most of it was served over angel hair pasta. The portions were just enough but the price was high on the entrees and coctails.

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Thank Denise V
Annapolis, Maryland
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The menu looked wonderful, but the food was only so-so among our group. One of the meals arrived burnt; my grouper was good, but the pasta it came with had no sauce at all -- just a big lump of pasta. Service was slow and atmosphere just okay. It wasn't awful and it might be good to give them another... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice find when new to Gainesville! Pizza was amazing and service was great! If you arrive later than 6:30, you may need a reservation which they don't state on their website about needing reservations.

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Thank Kim H
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We went on Thursday night and were seated in the jazz room. The food was terrific and the live music was really fun. Seafood was great but the music made the night.

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Thank 289marshah
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

My son and I met my cousin and her son for a late dinner. We were ignored in the front entry way for a good 5 minutes, with servers and hostesses bustling quickly around the restaurant. Finally someone looked surprised that we were standing there and asked what I was waiting for. I asked for a table for 4. We... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant several times with family members who live in Gainesville. It is their "go to" restaurant. Our server was friendly and knowledgable without being intrusive. Everyone was pleased with their choices. The salads were huge - actually enough to be shared. My husband enjoyed his blackened salmon. You will not go wrong with 706.

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Gainesville, FL
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Our party shared the crab cakes and the steamed mussels with relish. We could have scarfed down another round, but we needed room for the entrees (bouillabaisse & Chilean sea bass) which were brilliantly memorable. We've been going to 706 for decades and the food and service are consistently top notch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 24
Cuisine
Italian, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?