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Leonardo's 706

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706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
+1 352-378-2001
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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Treasure Island, Florida
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659 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title doesn't say it all. We dine out a lot, and we were really impressed by this fine dining establishment. I ordered the Bouillabaisse, my wife ordered the Ceasar salad, which she rated absolutely excellent. The dish served me was not traditional bouillabaisse, but a pasta/seafood dish without a soup base. It was mussels, shrimp, clams, scallops & other... More 

Thank Daniel K
Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

A restaurant with a variety of complex pasta choices. Mid-size, with outside table options. Live jazz on thursdays. The wait staff features folks of varied appearances, including strange clothing and hair choices, tats and piercings, but they are good at their jobs, and i find it refreshing. A soli choice for dinner!

Thank Robert W
Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

I love this place because they donate the slices from lunch to the homeless. By the slice at lunch, whole pies at dinner.

Thank Mary C
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Good food, nicely presented and delicious. Taking our college student grandson out to dinner and it was great. Great service and we were not there too long (as he had work to do)

Thank marshaeis
North Palm Beach, Florida
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221 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

My college aged kids and I went to dinner here on a Thursday night, jazz night. The restaurant has a jazz room which has a small bar and pleasant atmosphere. The jazz group, which I understand is the regular group, was terrific. Interestingly, even though it was a small area, the music was not too loud, it was perfect from... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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221 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Chicken with Gorgonzola sauce sounds great-until it's drowning in it. Scallops over coconut jasmine rice sounds great-until rice is drowned in Asian sauce. Btw if you don't like burned, errr, charred asparagus, you should ask for it steamed. Josh gave great service.

Thank IslandzGirl
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

For last two years we have wanted to experience Leonardo's 706 but something always got in the way.Starts aligned this past weekend and we found ourselves there on Sunday evening. Service was exceptional with great insight into the specials and top rated menu items. Started with garlic rolls that came out hot topped with lots of butter and garlic. The... More 

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Archer, Florida
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

We went here as a group of four and had a wonderful meal! The grouper was particularly great. Do not skip dessert! They are delicious! Especially the peanut butter pie! The service was fantastic, with our drinks always topped off, food arrived at a great pace and everyone who brought food out had a smile. The walls were covered with... More 

Thank CGXterra
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Went here with a friend before attending a show at the University. I ordered a gin and tonic although they have a good wine and beer menu. Also a good martini one as well. Decor is a lot of wood and a colorful display of cute art. Booth was too tight, unless you are a size 0. So we moved... More 

Thank Sheryl G
Gainesville, Florida
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We went for birthday dinner with a reservation for 4 on a Thursday night. Asked for the "quiet" room which it was not. Not even close! Hostess tried to cram us into a table where the patrons were so close (and large) that they were trying to pull our table out to make room! I asked for a different table... More 

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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, 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
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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: +1 352-378-2001

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