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Leonardo's 706

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706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
+1 352-378-2001
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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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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Inverness, Illinois
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309 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

After a pretty long wait for a table, we then waited about 10 to 15 minutes while our server kept telling us he would be with us shortly. No water, no nothing. The food was O.K. Pretty average. We all had pasta dishes. Two of us had pasta with seafood and the other had some kind of sausage. They charge... More 

1 Thank TwoGrays
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2014

The dinners are always excellent. And we particularly love to go and listen to live music when Marty Liquori's band is playing.

Thank Alice G
Gainesville, Florida
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

You'll not find a better steak In Gainesville nor a better atmosphere. The art on the walls make for a very interesting visit.

1 Thank CarolAllenYoung
Gainesville, Florida
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Leonardo's 706 has the best Chicago style pizza in town. It's thick crust and wonderful sauces and cheeses are absolutely delicious.

Thank Sungr8t
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

I have been eating here for a long long time. It is always great. The service is good and the food is always delicious. Brunch is big fun and outrageously bountiful. Steve or Mark are usually circling with trays of extra goodies which add to the fun of the meal.

1 Thank webpdq
Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

I had the asparagus and artichoke California pizza and it was excellent. The crust tastes fresh, crispy, and is just the right thickness. The pizza was light, but satisfying, and a unique taste experience. Combined with a local draft beer, coffee, and dessert, this was an inexpensive, fresh, and delicious meal!

1 Thank GatorDavid
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

I had the pasta with gorgonzola which was very good. My daughter had the seafood pasta which was terrific as well. The pesto pizza was good. And of course, the rolls are a-m-a-z-i-n-g!. Had the chocolate cake for dessert with ice cream and that topped a wonderful meal! Would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Jns0010
Gainesville, FL
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I enjoy Sunday brunch and have tried many places in town. Was a refreshing change from norm with owner and servers offering small muffins and juice, polite/enthusiastic service and great food. Also appreciate the farm to fork restaurant orientation.

1 Thank gat0rm0m
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Great place for atmosphere. They have live music on Mondays. Food and drinks are expensive, but I didn't find it worth the price. (I ordered pizza, and it was just OK.) The Island martini is really yummy though! Cheesecake here is also just OK....nice place to try, but probably not going back.

Thank Keira S
Crystal River, Florida
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 

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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?