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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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“brunch” (31 reviews)
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American, Italian, International, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

For special occasions or when visitors accompany us, it is the place to go! The food is great and the choices are many. It is small and quaint, and in nice weather, fun to sit outside. Variety of meal choices can accomodate just about anyone!

Thank hendje
Reviewed 16 January 2015

The waitress was nice and friendly, bought everything I asked for in a timely manner, was very nice and helpful suggesting good things on the menu but when I got up and left there was a guy there that I assume was the manager who...More

2  Thank Carmine T
Reviewed 16 January 2015

I have been to many great restaurants in Miami (305) and all over the country. This place was more than a pleasant surprise and can compete with any of my past experiences, including restaurants in the 305 area. I had their salmon and my wife...More

Thank Juniorm009
Reviewed 7 January 2015

We took my elderly Mother here for Sunday Brunch recently. I was a little unsure if she would like it, as they offer lots of eclectic dishes. She loved it and the special attention given to us by the owner. They have many unusual dishes...More

1  Thank travlingal51
Reviewed 6 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 30 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 16 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
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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, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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