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Leonardo's 706

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Seafood, International, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian
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706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
3523782001
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasantly satisfied

The paintings on the wall caught my attention immediately; they were very colorful and a bright addition to a relatively dark environment. The waitress had a great personality and did a phenomenal job. She was excellent. Each of us ordered a different dish all of which looked amazing. I had a filet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
BWC680
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Gainesville, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The paintings on the wall caught my attention immediately; they were very colorful and a bright addition to a relatively dark environment. The waitress had a great personality and did a phenomenal job. She was excellent. Each of us ordered a different dish all of which looked amazing. I had a filet mignon with scallops, asparagus and mashed potatoes. Everything... More 

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florida, usa
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My family and I LOVE the Sunday brunch buffet. We have tried just about every item they serve on the buffet and I'd say every last item is great. The owners and employees are friendly. It is a clean and fun environment whether you sit inside or outside. I'll be going back and I recommend it to anybody trying to... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I didn't have to pay for this meal--it was included in my conference travel--so it may be that my opinion is more positive than that of others who had to pay their own tab. But from my point of view, this was a genuinely delightful meal. I was with a group who ate in the private dining area next to... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have recently dined here twice and both times the service was good and the servers friendly. They offer a variety of Mediterranean dishes, choice of gluten free pizza and pasta. I love garlic, but I have to say the clams, the bouillabaisse and the garlic roll were loaded with garlic and the flavor very intense! Also, the bouillabaisse came... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For special occasions or when visitors accompany us, it is the place to go! The food is great and the choices are many. It is small and quaint, and in nice weather, fun to sit outside. Variety of meal choices can accomodate just about anyone!

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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The waitress was nice and friendly, bought everything I asked for in a timely manner, was very nice and helpful suggesting good things on the menu but when I got up and left there was a guy there that I assume was the manager who told me not to come back if I can't tip the waitresses. That's fine. It... More 

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Miami, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been to many great restaurants in Miami (305) and all over the country. This place was more than a pleasant surprise and can compete with any of my past experiences, including restaurants in the 305 area. I had their salmon and my wife had a pork chop special, along with a salad. The food was incredibly fresh and... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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270 reviews 270 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We took my elderly Mother here for Sunday Brunch recently. I was a little unsure if she would like it, as they offer lots of eclectic dishes. She loved it and the special attention given to us by the owner. They have many unusual dishes offered as well as some better known ones. You start out with a fruity punch... More 

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Niceville, Florida
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were in Gainesville at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and one in our party suggested Leonardo's at 706 W University. I walked in expecting to smell garlic and pizza, but found out it was a different menu entirely. They had an international buffet with breakfast and lunch food, but I ordered from the menu, which had a series of benedicts... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It's our traditional New Year's Eve dinner out. I think this will be our 22 year in a row but we may have missed one or 2 but it's all fuzzy. Great shrimp and seafood. Yes I have had a bad fish or 2 but I politely just asked if I could please return it and get something else. That... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 3523782001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?