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Leonardo's 706

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706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Birmingham, Alabama
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant several times with family members who live in Gainesville. It is their "go to" restaurant. Our server was friendly and knowledgable without being intrusive. Everyone was pleased with their choices. The salads were huge - actually enough to be shared. My husband enjoyed his blackened salmon. You will not go wrong with 706.

Thank Mary Anne H
Gainesville, FL
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party shared the crab cakes and the steamed mussels with relish. We could have scarfed down another round, but we needed room for the entrees (bouillabaisse & Chilean sea bass) which were brilliantly memorable. We've been going to 706 for decades and the food and service are consistently top notch.

Thank Michael L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took my daughter, her roommates & their families to Leonardo's 706 last weekend! What a delicious dinner! There were 11 of us in total & the bartender & waiter were very attentive! I ordered a Caesar Salad w/ shrimp & my husband got the bouillabaisse. The portions were perfect & the prices were reasonable. We'll definitely go back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Sunday brunch is fabulous. I would rate it the best in Gainesville in terms of the food, and you'll leave happily sated. But plan on spending close to $20 per person (my only reason for the four instead of five stars).Dinners have always been equally satisfying, and someone in the party invariably raves about his/her meal. The wait staff is... More 

Thank Jack D
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

One of the best dinners I've had in quite awhile. I had the Pacific Rim Scallops. Included shiitake mushrooms, rice and asparagus. Everything on the plate was delicious.,first time here, won't be the last

Thank Bearwoman2
Gainesville, Florida
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494 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We have personally enjoyed 706 many times over the years and on this occasion we used them for a special client function. Everything came off without a hitch. The food, service, pricing, private room, all combined to make it an exceptional evening for all! Thank you 706!

Thank jelsrtrav
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Josh at the bar made me the most delicious gin martini with elderberry liquor and a lemon twist. And Danny (who's been in the kitchen there for 19 years -- and it shows) made me the most delectable scallop entree. Light, flaky, and with an Asian influence! Beyond how amazing the food was, the comrodare between the staff and the... More 

Thank Lindsey B
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

It was our first trip to Gainesville and we were driving down university ave just trying to find somewhere to eat. We saw Leonardo's 706 and pulled in. There are a few outdoor tables, but plenty of room inside. It's an Italian restaurant, but they had a variety of food. Service was good. We did order the mussels for an... More 

Thank leigto
Gainesville, Florida
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I have been coming to Leonardos for the past 20 years. Even though this is an Italian restaurant with various delicious pasta dishes, I always come here for the salmon dinner and a decadent dessert. All the desserts are homemade and NOT fat free! :) My favorite is the peanut butter pie. The chocolate cake is also a favorite. I... More 

Thank mom19-69
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Never been disappointed on any of the meals I order, great salads specially the organic salad and super homemade desserts. The seafood is very fresh and yummy pizzas. I always enjoy Mona Lisa chicken and the Blackened Grouper is also another of my favors meals to order.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $24
Italian, American, Pizza, Seafood, International, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?