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Leonardo's 706

706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
+1 352-378-2001
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Italian, International, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have been a "regular" here for decades, but, lately this restaurant has been chronically understaffed and last night's dinner was especially disappointing. Despite having a reservation, we were seated right next to the servers' bussing station next to the kitchen and had to cajole the...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out to Leonardo's 706 based on its rating as one of Gainesville's best restaurants and the fact that it was rated as mid-range dining. As it happened, we also went on one of the nights when they have live jazz (as of this...More

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have not had a chance to write this review, but getting caught up now. We were in Gainesville for Graduation back in April 2017. After the ceremony we went over to Leonardo's to celebrate. I understand that on a night like that, there will be...More

Thank drschoenbrun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a stopover in Gainesville, we found Leonardo's 706 where we enjoyed the quality of the food. The decor is wood-paneled casual, yet the food was fine dining quality. The King Salmon entree was quite flavorful and ample, enough that we could share. The staff...More

Thank DiningOutinTampaBay
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Off the beaten path, cozy atmosphere, and the food is fabulous. Everything is quite fresh. From scallops to puttanesca, and even their side salads (miso ginger dressing is my favorite) every dish is perfect for a blending of flavors and attention to detail. Service is...More

Thank H3487AQmarya
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Sunday brunch at Leonardo’s 706 is one of the best brunch’s I’ve had. Over 40 items on the brunch for vegetarians and meat eaters. All food is fresh and flavorful. ‘‘Tis is a must place to dine at for brunch in Gainesville.

Thank Riroerick976
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We have eaten several times at 7:06. The food used to be good but something went wrong and the quality has declined. The place is not clean either looks dirty all over. Needs serious help regarding cleaning up and renovating. We are not coming back.

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

You can count on a consistent meal here. Never disappoints with meal wine and dessert, especially hot apple pie and ice cream

Thank bamafutbal
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Good food but the portions were too much for the dinner menu. However, their Sunday international buffet is a must. It starts at 10:30 and the variety is satisfactory.

Thank Ethan K
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed cocktails at the back bar first. Our bartender Hiro is an excellent mixologist and made us a really good Cosmopolitan and an old-fashioned. They have a good wine selection which we enjoyed with our meal. Appetizers of garlic knots and mushrooms were enjoyed...More

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Questions & Answers
28 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
21 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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