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Leonardo's 706

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706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Leonardo's after the Gator game on Oct 15. We had made a reservation which they honored and our party of 6 sat right down. The waiter appeared instantly and took drink orders which we needed as it had rained at the game and we were chilled. The menu is varied and the selection quite good. Portions are... More 

Thank Richard K
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But that bbq tempeh pizza will not really encourage you to be, but damn when you date that girl who is. You have a legit place to go. She will be impressed, you will still miss chicken.

Thank Sam P
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Leonardo's used to be one of the most consistently good places to eat in Gainesville over many years. Our last visit was so disappointing! First the place needs some serious cleaning. It looks and it smells dirty. Second the food was about inedible. The sea bass came cold almost frozen inside. It had to be returned. Unfortunately they didn't have... More 

Thank Tom P
Boca Raton, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Able to get a reservation on a game weekend got us off to a good start. Nice corner table so we could all talk and catch up with the kids was ready upon arrival. Our server John was prompt and attentive. Clams, shrimp, shrooms, tuna, and pasta were perfect! Wonderful, friendly, casual, and delicious experience!

Thank jcperrin14
York, Maine
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We recently moved to Gainesville, and went here for our 2 year anniversary. The food was really good and the service very good. One of my teenage idol's was playing jazz (live). We'll return for sure.

1 Thank dave1960fromyork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is a welcoming neighborhood type restaurant. The food is very good, servings generous and staff very pleasant and helpful. If you go away hungry, it is your fault! Bar is nice place to meet people and friends after work. We like it!

Thank Anne Marie M
Gainesville, Florida
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We planned to have a birthday celebration for my mother-in-law's 78th birthday here for about 10 family members. I called a couple days ahead to reserve an area for dinner on Saturday night and also to order a special dessert made by their Baker of 19 years. She was very helpful when I called to place the order and the... More 

Thank MiniSz
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The building is tired looking and the air dripped. It looked higher end on the photos but the food was very good. We all had fish,most of it was served over angel hair pasta. The portions were just enough but the price was high on the entrees and coctails.

Thank Denise V
Annapolis, Maryland
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

The menu looked wonderful, but the food was only so-so among our group. One of the meals arrived burnt; my grouper was good, but the pasta it came with had no sauce at all -- just a big lump of pasta. Service was slow and atmosphere just okay. It wasn't awful and it might be good to give them another... More 

Thank Renee Z
Omaha, Nebraska
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Very nice find when new to Gainesville! Pizza was amazing and service was great! If you arrive later than 6:30, you may need a reservation which they don't state on their website about needing reservations.

Thank Kim H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $24
Italian, American, Pizza, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 3523782001

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