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Leonardo's 706

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706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
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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Gainesville, Florida
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on Thursday night and were seated in the jazz room. The food was terrific and the live music was really fun. Seafood was great but the music made the night.

Thank 289marshah
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I met my cousin and her son for a late dinner. We were ignored in the front entry way for a good 5 minutes, with servers and hostesses bustling quickly around the restaurant. Finally someone looked surprised that we were standing there and asked what I was waiting for. I asked for a table for 4. We... More 

Thank Becca C
Birmingham, Alabama
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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 June 27, 2016 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
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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 

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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 Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?