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Pop's For Italian

4.7
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188 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Pop's for Italian is a family-owned Italian restaurant in Ferndale, MI. We offer a wide range of family-style Italian dishes. From our dough to our meatballs, all of our items are handmade with the freshest ingredients.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 188 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Kaye
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was great! We will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food, great ambiance, and GREAT drinks. Went here for girls night and everyone was pleased. *Perfect for date night too

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had reservations at 9 pm for 8 people. The waitress told us the kitchen closed at 10 so we ordered right away. 30 minutes later the food started to arrive, but only a few dishes. We thought the rest wasn’t ready so we continued to wait. After another 20 minutes we told the waitress we were missing 4 entrees. She laughed at us and thought we were kidding. We told her we were serious and she went back and looked and said the kitchen missed the order and they had already closed. They didn’t offer to do anything about the mistake. Worst experience

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Been here a dozen times or more... service and food quality inconsistent the last few visits during COVID. Hopefully they get it figured out or we'll have to find a new go-to for Italian

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such fresh ingredients. Tender amazing crust on pizza. Gnocchi was awesome

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Diana
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always good was amazing! And our waiter was terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great birthday dinner with close friends!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

3 of the 8 of us ordered gnocchi. The waiter came back to tell us they were out of it. It was my daughters birthday and she picked this place just for the gnocchi. Food was good but that was so disappointing.

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EricaC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and drink selection. One of our go-to restaurants whether it’s casual or a celebration.

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DerekP
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I enjoy going to pops for a solid meal, drinks and great service from the bartenders and waitstaff. I had issue this last time with the hosts. Both seem to not know the reservation app that well and they were a little evasive with the temperature check.

I also thought the open table app was not indicative of seat availability. We walked in at 6:30 and were told we needed to make a reservation on the app. The next reservation wasn’t until 9pm. I made a reservation anyway and my wife and I planned to get a drink at another neighborhood establishment while we waited. 5 minutes after we left the restaurant, I received a text from this app stating our table is ready. We already ordered drinks from the other establishment.

Overall, the initial interface with Pops was poor, but after we were seated, everything went great.

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vipInvictusX
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Solid Saturday brunch, more food than expected and everything was tasty.

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LiveToEat
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun vibe with really good food. Service was also fantastic!

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AnneH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken was Oustanding!! I had chicken piccata, and the chicken melted in my mouth!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The place was CLOSED once we got there after my reservation was accepted and confirmed days before! We drove from Brighton for a bachelorette party dinner and the doors were locked they apparently closed early that day but I was Not informed of this. Not sure who’s fault that is either open table or the restaurant for not informing this app either way it was totally ridiculous.

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andyb
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good , service excellent . You have to try their pizza and don't forget to get dessert Nutella banana pizza was out of this world.

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StephenJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pop’s never disappoints, some of the best Italian in the area and the ambiance is wonderful

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CrystalH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with delicious food. I always have the best time when I come here .

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ReneH4
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was seated promptly and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down favorite place in Ferndale! The art and decor alone keeps me coming back to show new friends. And food is 10/10 of course.

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vipWallaceH
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Good time!!

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DejectedCustomer
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Do not trust that being able to book a table at Pop's for Italian via OpenTable actually means they are open. Don't bother calling Pop's to leave a voicemail message, because their mailbox is full. Don't waste time contacting Pop's via their website, because they won't respond. Now that I think about all the above; it looks like Pop's for Italian is probably out of business, and closed for good.

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ClaraR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We were told to make a reservation to be seated, even though the restaurant was pretty empty. We did it anyways because every place has there own rules and regulations. When we were sat, we waited outside for a server for awhile and no one came out to great us. A table walked in 6 minutes after us, inside and were attended right away. Worst service. We went across to O’ rosies gradys and got sat and greater all within 3 minutes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had dinner hear with friends that are very careful about where they go. The restaurant is very covid compliant. Made us feel safe. As to the food, they were out of Calamari which was a bummer, but our server explained that they only serve it fresh, so OK. We had the stuffed dates which are incredible@ Also had a very nice wedge salad. Lots of toppings. The gnocchi were perfect, much larger than.my husband's Mom made. Almost like little dumplings. They had a little heat which was a bit of a surprise. I think you could ask for the red pepper flakes to be left off. Also had two pizzas. The mushroom one was very good, the one with three squash was a little runny. Overall a great experience and evening. We came all the way from Clarkston and will do it again.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Don’t like getting pushed to the back of the restaurant. Seemed to jam everyone back in the back and i have zero clue why.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! They did temperature checks and had hand sanitizer everywhere. Our waitress was so nice, and service was quick. Food was delicious as always!

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MorganS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and got drinks the waiter we had was very attentive and helped make a wine recommendation. Would definitely go back! :)

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AngeloP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food. Good Covid-19 protocol. Would recommend.

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vipKelseyG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great job enforcing COVID-19 protocols from start to finish!

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ClaudiaV
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I have been to Pop's several times and always love the food. Great place with a fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here on a double date. Been here many times before and it’s outstanding every time. I strongly suggest the pops chop salad

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KatFaulk
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Service and food were great. We love Pop's.

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vipMaryf
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service, decent food.

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EmilyD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! Love the atmosphere.

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MindyG
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing. The food is top notch. I highly recommend it.

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StephanieR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pop's. And it was great to be able to sit on the patio and feel a little like we were in the pre-COVID days.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had to wait 30 min on our table even though we had a reservation. Other than that, everything was great.

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DaniB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came in with a large group and we were treated so wonderfully by all of the staff. The service was a bit slow but it was really busy. Great food as usual and they enforced the use of masks and took temperatures.

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BarbM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great They are taking great precautions for virus and service was excellent

FAQs

Pop's For Italian does offer delivery in partnership with Toast and Uber Eats.

Pop's For Italian is rated 4.7 stars by 188 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.