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Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant, Tallahassee, FL
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Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant

4.3
4.3
645 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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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (850) 877-4518

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Our chef will be happy to customize any menu for you upon request. Please see our catering menu at, https://www.momanddadstally.com/copy-of-catering and email catering@momanddadstally.com with any inquiries or orders.

  • Private party facilities

    Serving the Tallahassee community for the past 57 years, Mom & Dad's has grown from a traditional Italian restaurant, into a beautiful venue perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Catering Manager : (850) 877-4518

  • Neighborhood

    Tallahassee

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mom & Dad's Wine Dinner

    Feb 23 - Mar 23, 2023
    Mom $ Dad's Italian Restaurant Wine Dinner Join us March 23rd for our Wine Dinner Featuring four courses of Italian favorites from our Kitchen paired with Italian Wines. Book your reservation today or call Mom & Dad's at (850) 877-4518 for menu and pricing information and your reservation. Our Regular Menu will not be available during this Wine Dinner.

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What 645 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Good for business meals

  • Northwest Florida

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northwest Florida

    Romantic

  • Northwest Florida

    Good for special occasions

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  1. H

    Haynes

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    First visit since they moved to the North end of town. The restaurant is lovely and large. The Staff was wonderful (Stephanie Tanner look alike sorry I dont remember her name.) On a random Wednesday night it took a while for the food to come to the table luckily we were not in a hurry. Ordered the fettuccini with shrimp and the chicken parmesan very good. Unfortunately I did not enjoy the lobster ravioli, either the pasta or the coating was much too thick for the slight lobster filling. Overall it was a nice experience.
  2. D

    Dave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Tallahassee tradition updated and even better than it was decades ago.
  3. NJ

    NoleJim

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Birthday, the veal and chicken piccata were both pasty, too muck flour used
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    Alfredo, don't even think it's made with heavy cream, proably half and half and flour , or if any heavy cream, so latent with corn starch. Linguine clams- fresh water clams not middle necks, not fresh , frozen , and if they even used fresh clam juice it must of been days old, they probably used , a seafood base u buy . It's a facade- nice looking place, terrible excuse for Italian, then have been around so many years, I am sure they how to do it right, they are just trying to pay off the new fancy interior, and plaza lease. Just to bad.
  5. KK

    KristinK

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and customer service!
  6. B

    Bryan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, the food at Mom & Dad's was very good. My date had shrimp over fettuccini alfredo and I had veal marsala. We had water and italian margaritas to drink and they were very good. This is a very good option for italian food in Tallahassee.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    I will send feedback to the restaurant directly.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We normally love Mom & Dads. It is one of are go to places. BUT tonight was a big disappointment. The lobster ravioli was dry and chewy. I the the spaghetti a la buzzi and it was dry and disappointing. We spent $88 dollars and left unsatisfied. I hope next time is an improvement. Very Sad! ☹️
  9. c

    coastaldory

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Super slow food delivery. It was good once it got there. Seated close to live music & big loud party, so very loud.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was in town for a football game — first in a long time — and decided to try to make the most out of a dreaded noon kickoff by ending the day with a good meal. So I dialed up open table and decided to see if Mim & Dad’s was still even around! I was very happy to see it was, and had availability … so I clicked on the reservation button and then clicked navigation … that’s when it got interesting. My Tallahassee experience was outdated, but I quickly realized I wasn’t headed to where I remembered Mom & Dad’s to be (in fact, I was pretty sure I was headed in exactly the wrong direction … but I pressed on.) Now, my father was in Tally when M&D opened in the early 60s and went with his parents … he took my mom there on occasion when they were students in the late 60s … my family likely didn’t eat there in the 70s … my first trip to my parents’ alma mater in the 80s included a stop … went to M&Ds when my parents or my gf’s parents were visiting when I was a student in the 90s … my last visit was likely early 2000s as an alum … Okay, back to the current trip … we arrived just before the restaurant opened, and I quickly assessed that the new M&D was more upscale … I sulked in and asked the staff if my family of 4 in our garnet and garish game gear would be completely inappropriate, and they assured me we were not likely to be alone in our dress. In short (eh, I guess I’m well past short!) we had a fantastic meal .. I had veal parm and the wife had a lasagne … I forget what the kids got, but they were quiet while the wife and I had a proper meal and a couple drinks, so it was a huge win! The red sauce was as great as I remembered: hearty, tasteful and just a touch of a freshness (herbs?) that I can’t put my finger on, but can’t get enough of. They say smells and tastes trigger the most vivid memories … and despite the little place on Parkway being a distant memory, this meal made my delayed return visit to Tally complete. Thanks Mom & Dads …
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, large portions, and excellent service. If you want to have a delicious Italian meal definitely pay them a visit.
  12. GH

    GregoryH

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant, and it is the perfect place to go on date night!
  13. T

    Tierhog

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time dining experience. We’ve been to Delmonicos, Massies, and other nationally recognized Italian restaurants. Lived in Pordenone in the 90s. I came looking for their baked ziti. I learned of it due to their participation in a Halloween fundraiser. It’s quite good. Authentic. I haven’t tried their veal yet, but ambiance, staff, noise level and music was great. Ceaser salad was excellent. Croutons and bread were ok. If any improvements could be made, I’d say breads and cheeses. You should be making your own blue cheese dressing and breads could be improved. Fresh grated pecorino romano is a must. We enjoyed the restaurant and will return
  14. CD

    CraigD

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and we especially enjoyed sitting outside and being entertained by Hannah and her keyboardist. What a delight way to spend my birthday evening!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time
  16. NE

    NoorE

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. We had veal pasta and it was delicious.
  17. CB

    CristiB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and we WILL be back ! Everything about our experience was great Loved our server Hr was knowledgeable attentive and friendly The restaurant is very comfortable and clean The food was fantastic !
  18. DM

    DaveM

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go there frequently. The whole experience is good.
  19. JM

    JimM

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    The lasagna was unlike anything I’ve ever seen. There was no cheese on top - just the ground beef and 1/2 inch of grease. The noodles rimmed the metal baking dish it was served in and what little cheese the dish had was on the bottom. Uneatable. My wife’s linguine and clams was tasteless. We won’t be back
  20. PB

    PeterB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, attentive service, and some pretty damned yummy desserts!
  21. S

    Shelly

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    So disappointed. 2 of us ordered, and sent back, the veal parmesan. It was the toughest meat we've encountered. Couldn't cut it with a knife. It was also cold and the cheese baked on top was hard. Inedible.
  22. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was great. Server was outstanding.
  23. SA

    SarahA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was good. Calamari was very tough and inedible. Chicken piccata was good but very oily.
  24. PB

    PeterB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Splendid meal, great service, very accommodating staff.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We had 7:30 reservations, arrived on time. We were told we had to order by 8 as the kitchen closes, we were shown our seats and ignored for 30 minutes. When we finally got our order in and food came the food was mediocre at best. Service could not have been worse .
  26. PP

    PaulP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We have been going to mom and dad‘s Italian restaurant for decades now. First one that we went to was on Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee. Over the years I’m sure the chefs have changed. I’m not sure about the recipes there have been times when the food was not up to par, and then times when it was outstanding. I guess that’s to be expected in that business. Our current visit was not quite up to par. But we will go back, it’s a tradition.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The service and food were great. The hostess was incredibly rude from the minute we arrived. Terrible first impression for guests that I brought to the restaurant for the first time.
  28. YY

    YumYum

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We have been to Mom and Dad’s many times before and it was wonderful, but this visit for my husband’s birthday was just average. The service was not at the level of their norm and the food was good but not like the raving, fantastic we’ve had before.
  29. PB

    PeterB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliably good food, terrific service, neighborhood-feel with a measure of elegance.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing t
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Turn up the air conditioning…..way too cold in there! Food was wonderful though, and what a great vibe!
  32. KR

    KeithR

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mom and Dad's never disappoints. We had the veal parmesan and the chicken parmesan. Ask them to cook your chicken parmesan old school and they will deep fry it. We paired it with Copala's Director's Cut Cabernet Sauvignon. Touchdown!
  33. WP

    WilliamP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places in north Leon Co. Good food, excellent service in a welcoming setting with outdoor patio seating.
  34. DD

    DrDi

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The music is perfect. Too often the music in a restaurant is not suitable for all audiences. The jazz is perfect for dining. We loved the food and look forward to our next meal in this beautiful restaurant.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were there during family weekend at FSU. I sought this place out to take my family to dinner. Unfortunately they were only offering a very limited menu and the food was just average. Pasta was overcooked.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parents weekend at FSU
  37. WD

    WilliamD

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere. Highly recommended.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holy cow! De-shelled clams all over my linguini, this is the best I ever had. Their cocktails are intoxicating, customer service is bar none.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Very good with my kids.
  40. CP

    CarolynP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Garrison was our waiter. He was attentive but not overly attentive where it gets annoying. He checked in on us, and made sure everything was to our liking! He was a pleasure to talk to, and we will be going back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.3 stars by 645 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant

3421 Bannerman Rd. Suite 104, Tallahassee, FL 32312

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Tallahassee

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (850) 877-4518

  • Catering

    Our chef will be happy to customize any menu for you upon request. Please see our catering menu at, https://www.momanddadstally.com/copy-of-catering and email catering@momanddadstally.com with any inquiries or orders.

  • Private party facilities

    Serving the Tallahassee community for the past 57 years, Mom & Dad's has grown from a traditional Italian restaurant, into a beautiful venue perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Catering Manager : (850) 877-4518

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