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Leonardo's 706

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Italian, Pizza, 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 - 9:30 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Not to miss!

This family-owned restaurant is terrific! From pizza to lush Italian fare, it is not to be missed when visiting this area! Service is super and the food is out of this world yummy! Comfortable for families and perfect for a date night! If you're lucky you will meet the owners, too! Wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Ermfl
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This family-owned restaurant is terrific! From pizza to lush Italian fare, it is not to be missed when visiting this area! Service is super and the food is out of this world yummy! Comfortable for families and perfect for a date night! If you're lucky you will meet the owners, too! Wonderful.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had heard very good things about Leonardo's 706's brunch, but it exceeded my expectations. I'm not really much of a brunch enthusiast, but I had such a pleasant experience I have gone back several times.

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florida
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is the second time I have been to this restaurant. Both times the food was very good as the service was the same. I had the blackened Tuna and it was prepared perfectly. All the food was great the drinks were good and I had very good experiences both time. My only negative point on this rest. is ascetically... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I scheduled a graduation dinner with Rich in February 2015 only to find out on May 7, 2015 he double booked the room and told me we could not have our celebration. Now I'm stuck finding a place for 30 family members to celebrate our son's graduation from Medical School. I don't live in Gainesville so I 'm using Trip... More 

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St. Thomas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Since moving form Gainesville, years ago I dont get there often however when I do, my visit MUST include a trip to Leonardo's 706 - and this past tour of Hogtown was no different,,,, L 706 is still da bomb, still da best!~

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Coral Springs, FL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We asked our son to select a restaurant at which we could celebrate his graduation. He chose one where he had worked while an undergraduate . Our party of 4 are glad he did. Leonardo's has a welcoming stafff, outstanding seafood, vegetable salads, and dressings, as well as fresh pasta dishes and an incredible 7-layer chocolate cake that was the... More 

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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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327 reviews 327 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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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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, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?