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Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant, Tallahassee, FL

Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant

4.3
4.3
639 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

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
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Private dining

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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–8:00 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

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What 639 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northwest Florida

    Good for special occasions

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  1. B

    Bryan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    I will send feedback to the restaurant directly.
  3. 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! ☹️
  4. 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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
  8. 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!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time
  10. NE

    NoorE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. We had veal pasta and it was delicious.
  11. 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 !
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. PB

    PeterB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, attentive service, and some pretty damned yummy desserts!
  15. 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.
  16. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was great. Server was outstanding.
  17. 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.
  18. PB

    PeterB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Splendid meal, great service, very accommodating staff.
  19. 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 .
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. PB

    PeterB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing t
  25. 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!
  26. 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!
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parents weekend at FSU
  31. WD

    WilliamD

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere. Highly recommended.
  32. 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Very good with my kids.
  34. 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!
  35. T

    Teacy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Our server/bartender David was great, but the food was definitely NOT! Eggplant should be thick enough to know you are eating it and not all breading layered on top of each other! The marinara sauce taste like tomato paste! It’s very strong and bitter. Stick to pizza and salad folks!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family just moved to Tallahassee, and this restaurant that was recommend by an associate was spot on. Portions were enough to take home and the price was reasonable! We will be going back!
  37. KS

    KristenS

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Highly disappointed with our meal and service after being loyal customers for many years. We had 5 in our party, celebrating my in-laws anniversary. My salad was not the same quality as in the past- all iceburg lettuce with lots of rotting pieces. One meal was very burned lasagna that the party member was too embarrassed to return. The salmon was overdone. The two veal meals were incredibly small and overcooked. So the quality and quantity of the food has gone down drastically while the price goes up. As for service, our server only had three tables but did not even take the time to refill our waters.
  38. k

    karat

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We moved our kids into FSU and then came for a last hurrah dinner. Food was delicious and our waiter Mitch was delightful. The only challenge was it was a bit buggy on the patio. Fans would be helpful.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    For Florida, this was a nice Italian restaurant. The AC wasn’t working properly so it was a bit uncomfortable on this Friday night.
  40. KR

    KeithR

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can always count on Mom & Dad's. We got there at 5:00pm because we wanted conversation. As the evening proceeded, it got more and more energetic but it was fun. Great place, great value.

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 639 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
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–8:00 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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