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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
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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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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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508 reviews
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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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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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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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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 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.

Thank G8298PTmariaa
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Maybe it was because it was Mother's Day and they had a buffet, but the brunch menu has few choices. You choose from a selection of Eggs Benedict, a couple of omelettes, French toast and blueberry pancakes...that's it. Plus it's pretty expensive for what you get. Re: buffet, a few interesting items, but nothing to write home about. At 1pm... More 

Thank PVBeachFL
Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We went on Mother's Day. We made Reservations for 11am they open or 10:30 on Sunday's. We arrived about 10:30. Good thing by 11 it was almost full. We had the international brunch all you can eat for $20 each. We were started with juice and small muffins at our table. The brunch had so many different kinds of food... More 

Thank Gary N
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Leonardo's 706 was our choice last night to celebrate. We were celebrating "fantastic grades" for the 2nd semester at SFC. We have been eating at this restaurant for many years and have always had great food as well as service. This was no exception. We have never had a dish here that we didn't like and we have tried the... More 

Thank GatorInn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Service - Overall we had good service. Employees are nice and well trained knowing their dishes. They are dressed like an average person eating there, which honestly can be confusing. Food took about 20 minutes to get to the table. Which is what you expect for a decent restaurant. Waitress didn't really go out of the way to tell us... 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
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, 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: 3523782001

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