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“Best Italian this side of Italy!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Leonardo's 706

Leonardo's 706
706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
3523782001
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Ranked #15 of 543 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best Italian this side of Italy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We dined here again last night for the first time in several years, and were really impressed with how much better the food and service seemed from our memories. The salmon pasta dish was outstanding, as was the agave pasta dish. The pasta was perfect, all the vegetables fresh and perfectly cooked, and the salmon (Scottish) was about as good as it gets without catching it yourself. They also had a nice Chianti Classico at a reasonable price. The service was attentive without being intrusive, all the staff seemed well trained and motivated to provide great service. We are sad to say we have been missing great Italian food very close to home and plan to visit again soon, and regularly.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jerry W
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  • English first
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quito
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very good food, good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I went there with a cousin, I found the place very nice, especially the food which was very good !!
I´ll recomend this place if you happen to be around !!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank margaquito
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Gainesville, Florida, United States
1 review
“The Gainesville Staple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This place has great food and great people. If you are coming to Gainesville you must eat here! It's been in business for decades. If you live in Gainesville and haven't been...get there...your crazy! There is something for every palette and every pocket!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Mickey352
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“dinner with the locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

try this restaurant! The food was great. If you are a foodie get the mussels and lots of suck up the broth bread. We had five entrees 3 kinds of grouper(no surprise) Since I have the best palette of the group my fish was pedestrian.It was just a bad pick the other servings were brilliant. Coffee weak the deserts were all shared and very good.Service was timely and accurate. Up scale college town great spot to treat the locals.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank scott27w
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Orlando
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144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A nice surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The service was great as well as the food. Large portions. The mona lisa chicken was very good. The seafood dish my husband had with mussels, shrimp and scallops could have used more shrimp. Short wait, nice bar area. Great selection of wines. Would go back. Desserts were wonderful - chocolate cake and a peanut butter pie.

Visited February 2013
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