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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
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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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Gainesville, Florida
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70 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 148 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
Gainesville, Florida
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

706 has been around Gainesville longer that us. There may be better in town but not on a consistent basis. For so many years the food here has never disappointed. It is our favorite for sure and when we try to decide to eat out 706 is always on thee list. If I had a beef with 706 it would... More 

Thank Ken D
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

This place had a nice vibe and the staff was super friendly. Mom and pops type of feel with a modern atmosphere. We went on a Sunday about 11am had brunch special. The food was delicious I has eggs and steak delicious and filling! The outdoor seating was so relaxing and we had great conversation, it was not loud at... More 

Thank Sammie W
Lady Lake
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

A university town Italian restaurant with the students on the outside porch eating ala carte. We ate in the inside and it was quiet enough to have an easy conversation. The itailan menu was extensive in all regards and the gorgonzola pasta my wife had was outstanding to the point of worth another 70 mile drive just to repeat the... More 

Thank Melvin T
Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Best Fish in Gainesville We eat here about twice a month and have done so for 30 years, and are always pleased. Fish is fresh and well prepared. Some of the best salmon and grouper around plus frequent specialty items. Excellent salads and lighter fare as well. Exceptional deserts. Solid wine list offered at reasonable prices. Outstanding service.

Thank JoanJoel32606
Gainesville, Florida
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328 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Leonardo's 706 is a local favorite, and we go there during breaks at the University of Florida or on Sunday mornings for brunch when the students are not yet awake. Nice outdoor seating for good artisanal pizzas or other dishes, and pleasant on a Summer evening. Sunday morning brunch, however, is the deal at 706. The buffet is overwhelming, with... More 

Thank George E
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

I just moved back to Gainesville after 13 years away. Have gone to Leonardo's at least 3 times since my return in August and each time the food is superb. The Chilean Sea Bass is fabulous and the pasta dishes are out of this world. Homey, friendly … consistently great for years on end. It is my go-to place when... More 

Thank Pule T
Gainesville, Florida, United States
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Good variety of dishes with quality ingredients. They are the site of our monthly Kiwanis meeting and are always ready to help in any way.

Thank Richard H
Gainesville, FL USA
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

We have been going here about once a week for years. The food and service are always top notch. The wine list changes from time to time and they occasionally run out of menu items. However, there is nothing bad on the menu, so there is always something good to choose.

Thank GatorMarj

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?