Leonardo's 706 BBQ chicken pizza.

Leonardo's 706 ★★★★

706 W. University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601 | 352-378-2001 | Website | Facebook

Cuisine: American | Price: $$

Hours: Monday through Thursday and Sunday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Friday through Saturday 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Must try: BBQ chicken pizza (12.95) and the caesar salad (small $5.95)

About: With the same owners as Leonardo's and Bistro 1245, Leonardo's 706 offers the classiest ambiance of them all. Family owned and operated since 1973, the restaurant features local's artwork on the walls and uses fresh, local grown ingredients in its California and Mediterranean cuisine.

On Monday's at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday's at 7:30 p.m., Leonardo's 706 offers a jazz night featuring Marty Liquori and friends.

This video, courtesy of Leonardo's 706, is a photo slideshow of food served at the restaurant.

Review: Leonardo's 706 is a great place for groups. They have a private room that can seat over 40 people. I have attended an etiquette dinner in that room, and even with 35 people ordering at the same time, the food was brought out quickly, the service was excellent and the food was delicious.

I have tried the eatery's pasta and pizza items, as well as soups and salads. Everything is good, but their pizzas are my favorite. Leonardo's 706 offers gourmet pizza options, my favorite being the BBQ chicken pizza. It is pricey for the portions, but the food is wonderful. One thing I will suggest is that you stay away from is the crab cakes.

Leonardo's 706 seafood pasta.
Leonardo's 706 seafood pasta.
Leonardos 706 Ahi tuna pizza.
Leonardo's 706 Ahi tuna pizza. Photo credit: Matt Hardgrove.

Leonardo's 706's Ratings

Food

★★★★

Service

★★★

Atmosphere

★★★★

Bang For Your Buck

★★★

*Ratings disclaimer

Leonardo's 706's Features

Best for: Brunch/Dinner

Brunch: Yes

Lunch: Yes

Dinner: Yes

Waiter service: Yes

Reservations: Yes

Accepts credit cards: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Attire: Casual

Alcohol: Full bar

Kid friendly: Yes

Vegetarian friendly: Yes

Good for big group: Yes

Romantic: Yes

Delivery: No

Take-out: Yes

TVs: Yes

Live music: Yes

Outdoor dining: Yes

Private/party space: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes

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