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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” (44 reviews)
“pasta” (32 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (5 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Italian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5157
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1 - 10 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Some friends and I stopped in for brunch today and the entire experience was great! The buffet was filled with endless options although most of us ordered from the menu. The staff are genuinely kind and attentive. The owner in true brunch fashion wearing pajamas,...More

Thank MatthewandKourtney
Reviewed 20 June 2017

As an overall experience, 706 has done a good job. We arrived at 11:00 on a Sunday, without reservations, and were seated near the brunch buffet almost immediately. The restaurant was consistently busy, and no other tables remained vacant for any appreciable time. The flow...More

Thank lsd f
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My wife and I dined at Leonardo's 706 for my daughter's rehearsal dinner. The pizza and humus appetizers were delicious. If I had eaten just that, I would have been very content. For the dinner portion, I had a filet and my wife had salmon....More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We (10 of us) were there for graduation weekend. I realize this is a crazy weekend, but this place should have planned for that. Our reservation was for 7:00, we were seated, after many trips searching for staff to speak to, at 8:35. While waiting...More

Thank L W
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

After spending 5 years at the University of Florida working on my engineering degree I had to eat fast food for my graduation dinner. We made a reservation months in advance and when we showed up at 8:15 for our 8:30 reservation they were about...More

Thank Marina Kay W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Very nice buffet with many unusual dishes and some traditional and a large array of both breakfast and lunch items on buffet! Very delicious. The only problem was the temperature of the food was not hot enough:(

Thank CLH6401
Reviewed 23 April 2017

My parents were in town visiting and I was ashamed because I had yet to find a decent Italian restaurant to bring them to. My mom is an amazing cook and makes homemade pasta, so yes, that raises the bar. I had two recommendations for...More

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