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Leonardo's 706

706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
+1 352-378-2001
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (31 reviews)
“pasta” (31 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (5 reviews)
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American, Italian, International, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

We were in Gainesville at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and one in our party suggested Leonardo's at 706 W University. I walked in expecting to smell garlic and pizza, but found out it was a different menu entirely. They had an international buffet with breakfast...More

Thank tomfromokaloosa
Reviewed 29 December 2014

It's our traditional New Year's Eve dinner out. I think this will be our 22 year in a row but we may have missed one or 2 but it's all fuzzy. Great shrimp and seafood. Yes I have had a bad fish or 2 but...More

Thank RUATurtle
Reviewed 15 December 2014

My wife and I had the Grouper Francias which was rubbery and very fishy and was the worst "Grouper" we have eaten. We both are Native Floridians and know great fish and this fell very short. The manager needs to verify the origin and quality...More

5  Thank gatordoc78
Reviewed 2 December 2014

This is a very nice, not too casual restaurant. The menu is a little limited (to my taste) but the items I've tried were delicious. The atmosphere is very nice and they have live music too.

Thank Scooge
Reviewed 2 December 2014

I started going to Leonardor's 706 in 1974 when they served the best pizza in town. Hands down the best I had ever had. Then, later it changed to an eclective restaurant serving the finest Italion menu that kept me returning to injoy the guest,...More

Thank Dennis T
Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

Salads are a treat, with lots of great toppings offered; pizza is above-average, drinks good. Prices seem a bit high (one pizza, one appetizer, 3 drinks = $100+). A good spot for occasions, but not the best value around.

Thank Clay O
Reviewed 24 November 2014

This restaurant should be higher rated. The food was excellent, my husband and I both had fish. And my husbands martini with Gorgonzola olives was sublime. I had TWO Floridian drinks which were lip smackin' good. Great food at a great price. What more can...More

1  Thank mossquad
Reviewed 15 November 2014

Recently visited the restaurant during a Sunday Brunch. Food was good with a surprising variety. our table shared a pitcher of mimosas which was refreshing as well as the fruit punch served by the restaurant. The chef later came out to greet his guests which...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 7 November 2014

I've eaten dinner here several times for convenience. I usually haven't had a wait for a table. Waiting for service is a different matter. More times than not I've had to ask if some one would take my order. The food is generous portions, on...More

Thank arisinwind
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This a locally-owned favorite of mine. The interior could use updating but that's part of its charm. NIce front patio. A good variety on the menu, pasta dishes, fish, pizza, but I always get the surprisingly good surf and turf (petite filet and shrimp or...More

Thank LaDVie
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27 November 2016|
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Response from Carolyn G | Reviewed this property |
No dress code but since it is a nice place no flip flops. They do take reservations and it is a good idea especially on the weekends or when something is going on with the Gators football team.
Amy W
20 February 2016|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
They have a very well stocked full bar and a nice selection of wine. Specify what you want and you will get it. The servers are generally well versed on the wines.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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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