Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant

4.6
435 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant has been an iconic restaurant in Tallahassee for over 50 years. The authentic italian atmosphere is full of friends and family enjoying the delicious recipes passed down through generations.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 435 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely scenery. Very elegant. Food was marvelous and it felt great to dine there.

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JimM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Italian! Top shelf bar! Highly recommended.

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JenniferB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service. Little pricey but good quality.

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KimG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Further out from the hustle and bustle of FSU, but well worth the drive for graduation dinner. Great food, good service, and lovely atmosphere!

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vipAmparoG
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was a nice restaurant with good Italian food and at an affordable price. I would have like the bread accompanying the food warm and not cold, but in general good quality-price related.

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vipNancyg
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to dine on the outdoor patio which was wonderful!
Wendy, our server was great! Very attentive!
The food was delicious. One couple selected the Soecial and enjoyed it!
Portion size large and enjoyed the leftovers!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliably delicious

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DonL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar for appetizers and drinks before being seated in the dining area was excellent. Service, pricing and food was extremely well worth the price!

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JerryG
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about our entire experience from the time we walked till we walked out was excellent

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PhilT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Phil was friendly and professional. We had excellent service and it was an enjoyable birthday dinner.

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didenis
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Walked in to deathly quiet.
My pasta with white wine sauce was so salty I couldn’t eat it.
Would never return

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vipJohnS
Tallahassee
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and dessert
Great service, Rose or Rosie, she was lovely
Gorgeous place
Highly recommend
The escargots were beyond belief, yum!
John and Beth Salak

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Kathryn
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been a fan of the restaurant for years. Great food and atmosphere for any occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were excellent

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KristiS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender was wonderful and ended up being our server too.
Everything was 5-Star Plus!!!! The escargot appetizer was fabulous.
The salads, the main courses were all delicious, tasty and large
portions. We HIGHLY recommend Mom and Dad's.

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Jordan
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place for date nights in Tallahassee

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vipLocalDiners
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Want to give Mom & Dad’s high marks, but in good conscience can’t. Service, with one unsavory exception, and ambience are excellent. The issue is the food. Generally the seafood dishes and sides are very good, or better. BUT, across several meals, our experience is the pasta and chicken dishes leave much to be desired. On this most recent occasion the eggplant was burned, the manicotti overcooked, and the red sauce tasted like it came from a cafeteria can. Previous experiences included unappetizing/bland chicken piccata that was breaded/tasted like country fried steak. As mentioned, the seafood dishes have been very good, as have been the sides. We cannot comment on the red meat dishes as we’ve been reticent to try them based on our other experiences here. It’s a shame that a higher end Italian themed restaurant consistently falls short in its themed offerings. Regrettably we cannot recommend this establishment, and will likely not again frequent it ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place even gave flowers out for Valentine’s Day!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine's Day- Really great experience and truly appreciate some of the detailed touches like the complimentary champagne, rose, and chocolate strawberries!

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NickN
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love the ambiance, the food was delicious. Reservations helped we had no wait. Only thing we had to ASK for complementary bread while waiting on food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentines Date

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vipjohnny
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Has been a favorite for us for over fifty years even before relocating to present location.

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LaurenG
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there many times and it never disappoints...the Tuscan Delmonico was amazing!

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BarbaraH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the food. It had large portions and was delicious.
My only complaint was we sat on the outside porch and the gnats were terrible. Next time I will go inside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and waitress. Vey helpful. We arrived early snd were seated right away!!!

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vipCelebration
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is beautiful. The service was very good. The food is good.

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vipBrianO
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food was outstanding - so was the service. Beautiful restaurant.

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DedraM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about my visit! The food was mouth-watering and the service was superb! I will definitely be back!

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vipJudy
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The service was wonderful. Very attentive. The buildout is beautiful. The food was not good at all. I ordered the special, Grouper Piccata. It was overdone and dry. The sauce was more like a gravy and not flavorful. My husband ordered the clams with extra garlic. It came with no garlic and no flavor. We will not be going back.

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KendreaV
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria our server was awesome. Her suggestions were on point. The atmosphere was very cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom and Dad‘s Service was impeccable. The food was off the charts. Trevor Howard, the general manager was a gracious host. The host staff, the white staff and the bartenders were all exceptional. Highly recommend this experience to anyone looking forward to a wonderful night out. Diana ‘s steak (The menu name for what I ordered) was a ribeye that was cooked perfectly. The entire experience left a very positive impression. We will be back!

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EricT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outstanding place. Service and food was fantastic. The only thing I would change is the music. I remember the original Mom and Dads on the parkway and the music consisted of Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, etc. The old greats. Modern music, in my opinion, just made it feel less special than what it once was and took away from the ambiance. Just my opinion.....

Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We always appreciate suggestions from our customers, we will pass it on to our staff!

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Jerrell
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and I plan on visiting again soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food, great staff both friendly and professional. Love music was a welcomed surprise. Planning our next date night soon.

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RobertK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant has a nice ambiance. However the food is average. Not what we anticipated. Service and server were good.

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Mctally
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Excellent service. Welcoming and safe environment.

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viptallygirl
Salt Lake City
29 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful venue, great food, very good service! We love mom and dads!

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BenS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Pasta was over cooked and sauce was burnt, but the cheese curds where amazing. Waitress was great and had good humor.

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Dorinda
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I did not like the food at all the atmosphere was good costumer service great I really enjoyed that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place, food was good.

Only issue: ordered food and 30 min later, they tell us they’re out of Penne.. No big deal but quite unfortunate.

FAQs

Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 877-4518.

Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 435 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.