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Leonardo's 706

706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
+1 352-378-2001
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (31 reviews)
“pasta” (31 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (5 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, Italian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is walkable (fairly long walk) from downtown and UF. Good selection of appetizers and seafood entries. Other entries only so-so. Somewhat noisy, but service is good.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very good-fresh & well seasoned. I liked that I could request the meal less spicy. Our guests had the Scallops & said they were very good. This was our first visit and I found the decor tired. The service was scattered. The...More

Thank GGreene25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate at Leonardo’s by the slice all throughout our college years. Going back after 30+ years, I can only say the decor and questionable bathrooms are the same, but the pizza is not. If you are looking for a fond memory,...More

Thank dkenney5
Reviewed 14 January 2018 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 9 January 2018

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 20 December 2017

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 15 December 2017

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