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Leonardo's 706

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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, International, Vegetarian, Pasta
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706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
3523782001
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Loved the Crab Cakes

The last few times I have eaten at Leonardo's 706, I have been disappointed in the service and the food. However, on those occasions, I have been with a large group in the private room. Last night, we were in the regular dining room and received excellent service. My crab cakes were excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
crawley20
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Gainesville, FL
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Gainesville, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The last few times I have eaten at Leonardo's 706, I have been disappointed in the service and the food. However, on those occasions, I have been with a large group in the private room. Last night, we were in the regular dining room and received excellent service. My crab cakes were excellent and prepared with very little filler. Also,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went there for a birthday celebration. Greeter was notified of the celebration and the persons name. They were also notified during reservation. For the most part, it was a pleasant experience, but the service was severely lacking. Our waiter was inattentive, forgetful, and scattered. The main courses and appetizers were delicious. However my soup could have been better. It was... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our 1st anniversary at 706 Sunday night, and while the food and vibe were the usual "Outstanding", the service was so marginal it really left us disappointed. We started with the recommended Cesar salad and it was very good, but the mussels we ordered showed up before we could finish half the salad (which we... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Why almost? Well, it the quality of the tenderloin in my filet stir-fry had been equivalent to the actual filet mignon I have enjoyed there many times previously, I would have given them an Excellent rating. But is was chewy and tough, more indicative of a tenderloin, or sirloin tip cut. Otherwise the service and quality was excellent. An enjoyable... More 

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Vero Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Good food, great service, and a jazz combo as a big plus. Leonardo's 706 was recommended by a friend who knew we were going to Gainsville. We thought it might be a "college hangout" place with the suggestion fueled by nostalgia. Not so! The crowd was mature (still summer, of course) and the experience was fun. The music added a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Came here for dinner to introduce my kids to Gainesville and where I used to eat when I attended school 25 years ago. Really good food! We had pizza, rolls, Caesar salad, and a couple of meals. Would definitely come back. I told my kids they better get accepted to school!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is one of the restaurants that offer Sunday dinner. Everything in this place is delicious. The restaurant offers fish, seafood, meat, chicken, pasta…. The staff is very attentive. The restaurant offers a variety of desserts. You will be very happy with any meal and dessert that choose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I just love this place!! I've been coming for about 30 years now, since college, and it is still soooo good! #1must try is = garlic rolls. To die for! Worth the carbs/cheat day or week worth. Then the bow tie Gorgonzola pasta is awesome, puttanesca, salmon, sea bass....Mmmm mm mm! You can't pass the homemade deserts either. Prepare to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Service was good food was ok room for improvement place is fairly kept clean and prices are reasonable we do we do recommend it

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I'd been reading all the hype about this Sunday Brunch and finally made my way across that side of town for it. The buffet wasn't at all what I expected. Way more "lunch" options than "breakfast" foods. The buffet menu was creative, but maybe a little too creative. It would have been nice to have a couple normal options with... 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: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, International, Vegetarian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children
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?