Food

College students have to eat. Gainesville is home to many restaurants that are college student friendly. The following three restaurants offer diverse food selections and represent three great options depending on the occasion.

Italian Gator Pizza

Italian Gator Pizza

Italian Gator Pizza is located at 1728 W. University Ave. in the heart of midtown. Students often refer to Italian Gator as “Pizza by the Slice.” Italian Gator Pizza is walk-up only. They store front is a walk-up window located between multiple bars along West University Avenue. The pizza is delicious and the right price, inexpensive. Italian Gator is open late as well. It is the perfect pizza place at any hour of the day or night. The phone number is (352) 367-4600. A large cheese pizza is just under $14

Bento Cafe

Bento Cafe Pan-Asian & Sushi

Bento Café Pan-Asian and Sushi, simply known as Bento, is a authentic high quality and low cost Pan-Asian and sushi restaurant in Gainesville. Bento has two locations in Gainesville. Bento Blue at 3832 W. Newberry Road and Bento Red at 3841 SW Archer Road. Bento offers a diverse menu at a low cost, perfect for college students.

Leonardo's 706

Leonardo's 706

Leonardo’s 706, commonly referred to as simply 706, is a delicious Italian restaurant located at 706 W. University Ave. 706 is a locally owned restaurant which offers delicious food and an great atmosphere perfect for a date or dinner with close friends and family. 706 has a great menu with something for everyone.