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Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant

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4175 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32311-4130
+1 850-877-4518
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

On Saturday night, our son took his Homecoming date (first official date) to Mom and Dads. He'd eaten there a few times before, we'd shown him the table where we had our first date (in 1987), and he'd had the delicious pastas. He said the restaurant has gone through a transformation. It is modern, it is airy, and it is... More 

Thank KellyV33
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Felt like Italian food and this was very enjoyable.Nice thick bowl of very tasty soup.The bread was warm and just right.Our waiter was very pleasant and in all a very good experience.Portions are just right and very well prepared.

Thank Jacky S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

As a young girl growing up in Pittsburgh, one of our treats was to go to an Italian restaurant about 30 miles away. It was always packed on a Saturday night and we always ordered a pizza to go with the spaghetti and meatballs. Mom and Dad's reminds me of home. It is intimate and cozy. The service is always... More 

Thank Mary Jo S
Tallahassee, Florida
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Food, wine, dessert and service were all excellent. Really nice and even better with new owners than years ago. Highly recommend.

Thank justmetlh
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Finally got to enjoy some great Italian food. I was a little worried because they are under new ownership for the first time in like fifty years but there was no need to worry. The inside has had a little facelift. The walls have been painted and the flooring new but everything else is the same. Wonderful food and excellent... More 

Thank jandulas
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Excellent service with our server, Zak. Pleasant welcome and after meal check from Manager Clayton Beaty. We had lasagna & veal parm. Both were good and the appetizer of tomatoes in olive oil & garlic was outstanding. We usually have the spaghetti a la bruzzi, but opted for something new this time. Wish we had been able to have dessert... More 

Thank Jan P
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This was our second time visiting Mom & Dad's & it was better than our first visit! OMG! From the moment we entered to when we left the service & food were incredible! Brian was our waiter & he didn't steer us wrong on one thing. We were at Mom & Dad's celebrating my husband's birthday with our daughter &... More 

Thank Kay Z
Biloxi, Mississippi
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248 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Went with family to celebrate/mourn loss of loved one. Words can't describe the pleasant feeling we all had here, from the wine selection to the menu choices. Everything was delicious up to the desserts. Such a quaint lovely place with good service. Not spectacular but just right. Perfect for families looking to celebrate life.

Thank thejettsetters
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130 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The unwillingness of the founding family to meet the challenges of modernity brought this place to the brink of extinction. The new owners have done a lot to reinvent the place, but maybe not quite enough. For example, still no cocktails. No way to start dinner with a martini and end with a Tuaca or Amaretto. There is only so... More 

Thank praxis1
Tallahassee, Florida
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141 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This is true Italian not Americanized Italian. The original Mom and Dad's was in Thomasville, Georgia and this is a son running this one we have been told. The pasta is cooked perfectly and the sauce puts others to shame. This is fine dining for Tallahassee and they have been serving the best Italian for over fifty years. I think... More 

Thank Will132

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4175 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32311-4130
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-877-4518

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?