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Leonardo's 706

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Pizza, Italian, Seafood, International, 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: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Terrific Food, but Loud

While visiting relatives, we were directed to Leonardo's 706. The restaurant was very crowded and the noise level high, but they were able to give us a table way in the back where we could carry on a normal conversation. The food is extraordinary. both in quality and innovation. We began with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
40n75w
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting relatives, we were directed to Leonardo's 706. The restaurant was very crowded and the noise level high, but they were able to give us a table way in the back where we could carry on a normal conversation. The food is extraordinary. both in quality and innovation. We began with two appetizers... Hummus and Sesame Flat Bread, and... More 

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Thank 40n75w
Jacksonville
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time eating at Leonardo's 706 and the food was great. The garlic 706 rolls are fantastic. The bar is a little small but is a full service bar and nice to listen to the live music when they have it.

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Thank Laura H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I honestly don't know when 706 opened, so I can only comment about the last 25 years that I have been eating there at least weekly. That's a lot of dough, and I'm not talking about the killer garlic rolls (get the butter and marinara on the side for dipping). If only I had bought a share back in the... More 

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Thank David G
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In town visiting mom who was in Shands. Searched Tripadvisor and found this nice little restaurant. Could be the best pizza ever and the bread rolls were awesome. If ever in Gainesville again I will definitely drop in. Servers were very helpful and friendly. Go!

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Thank BigDW33
Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to dinner here again - a favorite Gainesville dining spot. I had the blackened grouper. Once again delicious and perfectly cooked. Why is it so unusual to have properly cooked fish in this country? At least there's one place in my town.

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Thank donald E
Gainesville, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This is one of my personal favorites as a Gainesville resident. Brunch is amazing or course- bringing you a classy, fresh buffet. Great place when you can't decide if you want an omelette, or something sweet! They have a lovely dinner as well! Events here are great as well. Servers are always competent and kind as well.

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Thank Hala A
Newberry, Florida
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The good was good but very expensive. Not a whole lot to choose from but a simple menu that does not confuse you. My husband and I shared a pizza which was absolutely delish and simply dressed but divinely tasteful. We will eat here again. I only give it 4 circles because of the prices but the food is worth... More 

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Thank takisha R
Gainesville, FL
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We made a really bad blunder a Saturday night, no 706 IS NOT the blunder. No reservation and there was a crowd outside, I assumed Christmas party but why would a restaurant book a party Saturday night? My wife checked while I searched for a parking place. When I got inside she said it would be a few minutes for... More 

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Thank RetiredGator
Gainesville, Florida
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you like Jazz and good food with excellent service you must be here on a Thursday night. The food is excellent and the Jazz is really very good. It is a family friendly place.

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Thank gator2510
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We were returning to Atlanta from a vacation in Sarasota and wanted to find something fun to do along the way. We did a search for jazz in Gainesville and found that Leonardo's 706 has jazz on Monday and Thursday nights, so instead of leaving on Friday and driving straight through we decided to leave on Thursday, spend the night... 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: Pizza, Italian, Seafood, International, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?