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Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant, Tallahassee, FL

Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant

4.4
4.4
714 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

8:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 714 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Best Ambiance

  • Tallahassee

    Most Booked

714 Reviews
  1. FlaFoodie

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Would’ve been 5 stars with a little music and not sitting right by a door to the porch with traffic.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Let me make this nice and short on my review one I am from New York I grew up on Italian food 24/7 and if you can eat at this place you can eat anywhere because it's not real Italian food let's start with their homemade sauce it is the worst sauce I have ever ate it would be a disgrace to the people in New York to the people in Italy then let's start with the veal parmesan first thing they do is cook it then put cheese on it and then that crazy no good sauce on it and here's where it gets bad one they don't fry it with bread crumbs or flour they covered up with cheese and bake it with that crazy sauce I don't know in the right mind how they got a 4.1, rating it should be more like 2.5 a place like that will never make it in business I don't know how they did it since 1963 it definitely wasn't the source of the food now if you look me up you see l do alot of reviews for Google I am very well known with my rating and saving customers time like hitting disaster restaurants like this. So now at the end of my review l say please take your money and save it and don't go here unless you just want to waste it and have a bad evening like we diid on our 50th anniversary and I thank you for the time for reading this

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and service … we had a great time and everything was delicious

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  4. AnnaB

    Jackson Hole

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Despite making a reservation for main dining, the hostess initially attempted to seat us outside on the covered patio. (I had intentionally selected main dining because it was cold and raining!) When I reminded her we’d made the reservation for main dining, she then moved us to a crowded, corner table in a sectioned off area of the restaurant. The food was good but I was honestly too upset with our seating to really enjoy it. The only saving grace for the evening was our server, Caroline, who had the most pleasant smile and was very helpful in making dinner selections. Her personality saved the night.

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  5. Maklac

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on a date night. The food was great and so was the service!

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  6. SherryM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The red sauce was too sweet for me. But, it was a nice meal over all. Thank you. The house red wine was excellent!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was great except on our arrival they tried to place us outside on valentines was that busy we had reservations it seems they try to filter the blacks outside and more white insides our waitress Ashleigh was good but the person who took us outside try to give us menu and leave when we ask if there was room inside so my wife had to go inside and ask for inside seating. Took about 5 mins other than that it was ok it just seems like they try to keep it as white as possible when the whites in there we dressed like they came off a ranch or a frat party do better racist

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  8. Tyler

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This Valentine's Day dinner was overall very nice. We got their special Valentine's Dinner for two. All of the courses were great except for the Beef Wellington Entree I got. The breading was way too much and the beef was alright at best. Every other course was wonderful. The valet service outside was splendid and so were the workers in-house. Would recommend the place for an anniversary although it is a little pricy.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was great. Wendy our server was great. Was a bit surprised by the gratuity included when it was only 2 people in our party. We did eat on day prior to valentines but wish we wouldn’t have been charged up front 20% for party if 2,

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  10. luv2dinewithwine

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant didn't seem busy when we arrived... We waited a few minutes for our table but we were slightly late. Our server greeted us within a reasonable time frame but then vanished for more than 10 minutes between giving us water and returning to take our order. The only explanation was too busy which shouldn't ever be the reason to a guest. The food was very good... My husband and I shared a salad and the stuffed eggplant Parm

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  11. MaryC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little jewel for our area! Excellent food. Service outstanding. Will definitely be a regular.

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  12. ShannonS

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time at Mom & Dad’s it was our baby daughter’s first time in a restaurant, and she was just entranced by our waiter (I believe his name was Garrison). He was prompt but not intrusive. Our food came out hot and delicious, and the Peppermint White Russian was a perfect desert beverage. Highly recommend.

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  13. ScrevenW

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonder dinner for three at Mom & Dads. Service was truly like 10stars and good and drinks were outstanding. Quiet night so had plenty of privacy. The lemon chicken soup might have been the best soup I have had in decades!

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  14. GerardM

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, great service, great restaurant! Will be back Feb 24th with family.

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  15. JeannieB

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent. Nothing like the old Mom and Dad’s. It was elegant inside and felt cozy and intimate.

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  16. KristinK

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, this was a pleasant dining experience. I'm mainly vegetarian (consuming no more than 1/4 pound of beef per month), so I was going to order the penne with vodka sauce. However, the New Year's Eve dinner menu excluded that dish and offered only fettuccini alfredo as a vegetarian entree. My daughter wanted the meal for two, and ultimately we decided to order that (I don't eat seafood, but I would give her that part and keep the filet mignon). When the server arrived, she informed me that the filet would be cooked medium, and that wasn't acceptable. I only consume beef cooked medium well. I thought maybe she could talk the kitchen staff into cooking a medium-well filet, so we ordered the dinner for two. But I was uneasy with my choice and ultimately, l changed my mind, fearing that the pink, undercooked filet would be inedible. We called the server back, and I changed my order to fettuccini alfredo. When the salads arrived, we immediately thought they were inadequate. Honestly, either of us could construct a more imaginative salad than iceberg (no romaine, no spring mix) lettuce, one shred of carrot, two or three halves of small tomato, a handful of black olives, and one big pepper (I don't eat hot peppers, so I gave mine to my daughter). The dressing was great, but we decided not to order salad there again. I was happy with my fettuccini alfredo, but my daughter was dissatisfied with the chicken in her dish. It was fried, not grilled or broiled. We liked the bread, and we ordered spumoni for dessert. That was divine, as was the champagne. The server was attentive and very accommodating. We will not go there on New Year's Eve again unless they change the menu to include more vegetarian entrees, and we won't order salad again. Thanks.

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  17. Chris

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and service was exceptional. We would definitely recommend to others.

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  18. RMG31

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Mom and Dad’s in Thomasville, Ga but had never tried this one in Tallahassee - did last night. Gave a four vs a five due to sort of minor but to me important reasons. Love the garlic sauce and bread at the one in Tville vs just bread and (hard) butter here. (Love that at most Italian restaurants! The “dipping sauce!) Second thing was a combination - my veal was a little tough and the piccata sauce didn’t seem to have much if any lemon taste. I’m not an Italian food expert but love Veal Piccata and it has that quite noticeable taste at most other places. The lemon taste. The app of a Caprese Salad was outstanding as was the Angel hair with the veal. Service was also very good and it’s a very nice (decor wise) restaurant in the “up and coming” area of Tallahasse and right across the street from one of our favorites - the Blue Halo. Was also very nice they gave my wife a nice and very good dessert since we were celebrating her birthday. She had a very good Caesar salad and a huge course of lobster ravioli! Took a bunch home. So overall a very nice and enjoyable dinner. Pre-dinner libations were good as well. So - a HIGH four! But I really like that bread and garlic sauce pre meal! Maybe they will consider adding that. And maybe was just a fluke on the slightly tough veal. Would recommend giving THIS Mom & Dad’s a try!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Joey, was excellent. He was very attentive and friendly.

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  20. JBurgess

    Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a great spot for a first date. We had the best time. The food and service were impeccable.

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  21. laurens

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the frankentini drink was made perfectly and we loved the bruschetta appetizer. penne a la vodka & chicken parm both were large portions, hot and delicious.

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  22. ChrisV

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come to Mom & Dads a lot, and tonight was exceptional, celebrating my wife’s birthday at her favorite restaurant and it was just perfect. Garrison was an amazing server, and the turtle cheesecake he recommended was the best I’ve ever had. The seafood lasagna and arancini balls were to die for. Tonight was a reminder why we love this place and will keep coming back.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, staff and service. Pleasant atmosphere.

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  24. Patti

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful restaurant, with good food, friendly staff.

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  25. KevinS

    Austin

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place to dine. Great food, service and atmosphere for a remarkable price.

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  26. BillP

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food, great service, and great atmosphere!! We’ll be back again soon!!

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  27. KLCV

    Tallahassee

    80 reviews

    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely dinner on the covered porch. Food was delicious-service from Mitch perfect. We'll go again!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m sad to say, worst pizza I have EVER eaten. Generic, frozen pizza has more flavor than the pepperoni pizza we had last night. It was simply tasteless! Family of 6 and everyone agreed- something was definitely wrong with that pizza!

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  29. RhaliaL

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Cute/sexy ambiance! Perfect for family dinner or date night!

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  30. Lmdh40

    Fort Lauderdale

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was very good to us. Had a few children and she was so helpful. Food came out in timely matter . All good

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Appetizers to entrees all stellar

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  32. Jeff

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My date had tortellini soup and the soup was not very hot and the tortellini were sour. The tomato sauce had way too much sugar in it but the meatballs were good.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is definitely not the same Mom and Dads it used to be years ago. Severely disappointing. They used to have the absolute best lasagna. Multiple Layers of pasta and so delicious! Last nights meal was like a sub par microwaveable pasta dish that had been over baked in the oven until Dry and crispy. Our server was great, but we will not return. Hate to be so negative, but very disappointed.

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  34. KimW

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We made a reservation and noticed we were going to be a bit late, however, we called and they accommodated us for the time requested. Very great customer service, welcoming atmosphere!

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  35. LindaE

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mom and Dads is our go to Italian restaurant. Beautiful restaurant but very casual dress is fine. The happy-hour is a good value. The shrimp pasta is great and the baked spaghetti is spot-on. As the weather cools the outdoor seating is very nice. This restaurant has actually gotten better since it opened.

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  36. joank

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was beyond slow. 1.5 hours to get our dinner. It was served cold. Food was below average. Do not go!

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  37. KristinK

    Tallahassee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, libations, and exemplary customer service!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at this location and we will be back! Amanda was a fantastic server and the food was amazing!

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  39. LindaE

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great visit. Mitch did a great job! The bar experience pre-meal was also spot on. Excellent happy hour.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff(AJ and Sandy) were extremely attentive and friendly and the food was simply amazingly. Definitely 5 stars all around!

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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 4.4 stars by 714 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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