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Leonardo's 706

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706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
+1 352-378-2001
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

While in Gainesville for an overnight stay, we looked for a place to have dinner. A neighbor of ours recommended Leonardo's. It turns out that there are two of them in Gainesville, so we arbitrarily selected this one ("706"). It was an excellent choice! Very nice intimate decor. Our server, John, was attentive and knowledgable. Between the two of us... More 

Thank Robbinsesq
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Grew up in Gville, hadn't been in years. Food, atmosphere, and service were outstanding!! Will definitely add to our list of favorite Gville places to eat.

Thank Wisemanls
Lake Mary, Florida
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

We went to Leonardo's 706 with friends to celebrate a birthday. The service was very good and was only surpassed by the food. We had an artichoke pizza as the appetizer and each order a different pasta dish. All were unbelievably great. The perfect combination of says, pasta and spice. Leonardo's also had a well rounded wine list. Finished our... More 

1 Thank rs2tvw
Miami, Florida
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Delicious homemade meal! Our server was Tatiana, excellent service. To begin with, the garlic rolls were warm,freshly made right out of the oven warm and fresh. We had mussels, New York Pizza, and a Chicken Mona...just perfect!

1 Thank Cynthia V
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Great service, good menu items. Reasonable. Seafood delicious and fresh. Good sized portions. Casual atmosphere.

1 Thank JaneRig
Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This Gainesville restaurant has been around forever ( in restaurant years). There is a nice outdoor seating area as well as lots of indoor booths. My favorite foods are the big Leo pizza and any of the huge salads. Split one with a friend. Most nights there is live music in the next room- jazz or funky bluegrass by great... More 

2 Thank G W
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Went there for graduation lunch. We brought a little cake to share after lunch. Manager went ballistic. Told us they were short of plates! (We used 6) She charged us $16 "cakeage fee". And then charged an 18% gratuity on top of that! Mediocre food. We will never go back.

1 Thank FreqTrv
Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

We went to Leonardo's 706 with a group for a graduation celebration today. We each paid for a full meal and drinks, and afterwards, we shared a cake we brought with us to celebrate the grads. We were approached by a waitress, who had been difficult to locate up to that point, to chastise us for using extra buffet plates... More 

1 Thank Terdav
Gainesville, Florida
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

706 has by far my most favorite chocolate desserts in Gainesville! Chocolate Expresso Torte is #1 but now is only available by "call ahead" ordering. I often order the whole torte for a special occasion. Chocolate Mousse Pie is outstanding as is the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. Their pizzas, salads, and fish dishes are also great!

Thank lizharvey65
Gainesville, Florida
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553 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here many times and more recently began hosting client dinners for groups of 10-18. Whether dining just the two of us, or entertaining a group, Leonardo's is consistently great!

Thank jelsrtrav

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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
US$6 - US$24
Italian, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?