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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
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Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

I had the pasta with gorgonzola which was very good. My daughter had the seafood pasta which was terrific as well. The pesto pizza was good. And of course, the rolls are a-m-a-z-i-n-g!. Had the chocolate cake for dessert with ice cream and that topped a wonderful meal! Would recommend this restaurant.

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Gainesville, FL
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I enjoy Sunday brunch and have tried many places in town. Was a refreshing change from norm with owner and servers offering small muffins and juice, polite/enthusiastic service and great food. Also appreciate the farm to fork restaurant orientation.

1 Thank gat0rm0m
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Great place for atmosphere. They have live music on Mondays. Food and drinks are expensive, but I didn't find it worth the price. (I ordered pizza, and it was just OK.) The Island martini is really yummy though! Cheesecake here is also just OK....nice place to try, but probably not going back.

Thank Keira S
Crystal River, Florida
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

While in Gainesville for an overnight stay, we looked for a place to have dinner. A neighbor of ours recommended Leonardo's. It turns out that there are two of them in Gainesville, so we arbitrarily selected this one ("706"). It was an excellent choice! Very nice intimate decor. Our server, John, was attentive and knowledgable. Between the two of us... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Grew up in Gville, hadn't been in years. Food, atmosphere, and service were outstanding!! Will definitely add to our list of favorite Gville places to eat.

Thank Wisemanls
Lake Mary, Florida
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We went to Leonardo's 706 with friends to celebrate a birthday. The service was very good and was only surpassed by the food. We had an artichoke pizza as the appetizer and each order a different pasta dish. All were unbelievably great. The perfect combination of says, pasta and spice. Leonardo's also had a well rounded wine list. Finished our... More 

1 Thank rs2tvw
Miami, Florida
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Delicious homemade meal! Our server was Tatiana, excellent service. To begin with, the garlic rolls were warm,freshly made right out of the oven warm and fresh. We had mussels, New York Pizza, and a Chicken Mona...just perfect!

1 Thank Cynthia V
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Great service, good menu items. Reasonable. Seafood delicious and fresh. Good sized portions. Casual atmosphere.

1 Thank JaneRig
Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This Gainesville restaurant has been around forever ( in restaurant years). There is a nice outdoor seating area as well as lots of indoor booths. My favorite foods are the big Leo pizza and any of the huge salads. Split one with a friend. Most nights there is live music in the next room- jazz or funky bluegrass by great... More 

2 Thank gw696
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Went there for graduation lunch. We brought a little cake to share after lunch. Manager went ballistic. Told us they were short of plates! (We used 6) She charged us $16 "cakeage fee". And then charged an 18% gratuity on top of that! Mediocre food. We will never go back.

1 Thank FreqTrv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?