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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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10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Classic Gainesville

We have eaten at 706 on several occasions. The food and service has been excellent every time. The atmosphere is what I would endearingly refer to as classic Gainesville . In other words it hasn't been updated much over the years, but why mess with success. If you need a upscale fine dinning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Whats4dinner86
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Lake City, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

I come here all the time. To get the same service!! The food is excellent!! I like to sit outside on the patio, each time I've come I've had to wait for service, this particular day I watch the table next to me to see what kind of service she would get, sad to say that customer walked away because... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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272 reviews 272 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Many people say this is the best brunch in town. Maybe that set me up for an unfair expectation, but I wasn't that amazed. There was more lunch than breakfast on the buffet, and they were out of several dishes at 1pm (the buffet runs until 3pm). Flavors were good on most of them, but I couldn't call it the... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have eaten at 706 on several occasions. The food and service has been excellent every time. The atmosphere is what I would endearingly refer to as classic Gainesville . In other words it hasn't been updated much over the years, but why mess with success. If you need a upscale fine dinning restaurant, this probably is what your looking... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 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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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?