Pop's For Italian

4.7
512 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We offer reservations daily from 4:00pm to 6:30pm, Tuesday through Sunday as well as 10:00am - 12:30pm Saturday and Sunday. Outside of those hours we seat guests on a first come first serve basis. We look forward to seeing you.

Pop’s for Italian is a family-owned Italian restaurant located in the heart of Ferndale, MI. Pasta made fresh daily, Neapolitan certified pizza, as well as a wide range of handmade Italian inspired dishes using the freshest ingredients all created in our scratch kitchen. Vegetarian/Vegan options are available. Large party dining, and patio seating available.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 512 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLori
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome gnocchi, wine and service! We were there on a night with live music, so it was a great evening out!

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DogMom1990
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio and could still hear the fun music from inside. Our server was super nice and very attentive. Overall, we very much enjoyed our food & drinks!

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MellowM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was friendly, but slow. Food was good, but portions were not exactly "family style". Overall good, but not great.

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yummy
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place, however this time fell a little short. Me and my husband were sort of celebrating. So, July 31 was supposed to be out wedding day, but bc of covid we changed plans. We had planned to get married at The Rust Belt, in Ferndale, so obviously it felt necessary to spend this day in Ferndale. Pop’s is where my husband proposed to me so it only made sense to make our special night there. Ordered the Garlic Loaf and it was so beyond delicious. My husband got the wild mushroom pasta + chicken and I got the gnocchi. His food was delicious, no complaints. However mine was somewhat cold, still delicious but just not the right temp. Other than that the night was fantastic. I will definitely be back.

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CSG2009
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pop’s is always a wonderful place to go eat but they made my birthday with my family very special. The food was amazing and the service was great as always!

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JPtraveler
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner experience. Even though we had a reservation, they were very busy and unable to seat us at our assigned time. Management displayed incredible courtesy and empathy for the situation and went above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction. They turned a potential negative into a positive ... well done!

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vipKimB
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent!

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vipJimR
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and service for the money. We are going to Pop’s twice a week now. So glad we found it.

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MGG4
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Another good time was had! Veal dish was delish. Paying for bread $6 was unanticipated but flavorful. Calamari app was large but lacked taste.
Will return for additional tastings.

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Twinkle
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always spectacular. Miss their happy hours as it makes the experience more affordable.

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TracieR
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in awesome environment. Great service by Tanisha

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
39 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was quick and tasted good. The side salad we didn’t realize what was in it and my partner is allergic to the veggies out in it so we didn’t share that plate. Otherwise very good.

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vipCustomer
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good, the restaurant was full and my waitress was had tables in several sections so she was very busy.

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Sims
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Server was super busy took 1 hr for us to get to our entrees. We had a party of 10 and they struggled to separate our bills

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June
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. Service, food, everything!
Whenever we crave homemade Italian food, this is our definite go to!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing!!

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Stine
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place with excellent food. Very reasonable dinner prices.

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Benitoapplebum
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 every time!
The bartenders are fantastic, shoutout Alyssa & Felicia for always taking care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our appetizers: breaded mozzarella, spinach and artichoke dip and a garlic loaf

Entrees were delicious: Gemeli pasta, Carbonara, Chicken Piccata and Veal Marsala

Dessert was awesome: Sweet Pizza

Our waiter Zach paced our meal out perfectly and sold us on his recommendation for Alisa Malbec

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vipJimR
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Pop’s in four days, and the service, quality of food, and low prices were again highly commendable. We are going to make Pop’s our favorite destination for culinary delights. The loyalty program also looks superior to other locals.

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Megs
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Worst service ever. Took almost 20 mins just to order a drink. Never got the bread we ordered- twice. The restaurant was not very busy. This is the third time Ive been there and the service just gets worse each time.

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ChristyH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great. We frequent this establishment often. Typically, the service is outstanding, but our server may have been having an off night or just had too many tables.

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Kokomo
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch food, a giant mimosa dispenser, and really attentive, lovely service? We couldn't have asked for a better experience!

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Trevina7
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. The only issue is the restaurant has a funky smell in it. I’m not sure what it is but it’s strong.

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Aash1
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food
Great ambience
Staff was accommodating to our large party !

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was recommended to me by a coworker and I’m so glad he did had a great time and a great meal

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Been here twice for brunch. Rating today is for the two brunch meals. Their brunch menu/food is just okay.

Dinner menu is better. Been to Pop’s 6 - 7 times for dinner.

Brunch 1 they got the food correct. Brunch 2 had issues but the servers were responsive. I think the idea is food and liquor together creates the experience. I prefer a better job with the food.

I think I’m going to avoid Pop’s unless it is dinner time.

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vipKristen
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Didn't know they had brunch and we were so impressed! Huge, diverse menu - definitely something for everyone!

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LeslieW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Enjoyed everything about it! Food, service, ambiance, etc

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RogerA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and overall good dining experience. Managers constantly visible and checking in.

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DianaD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty cocktails, delicious food and our server Tiffany was attentive!

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CathyD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I might suggest the place be aired out. It smelled weird when we first went in.
Otheriws all good.

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Cassie
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing food! Typically with Italian, a salad comes with the dish. Would just appreciate a little better of value instead of everything being ala cart. My server was amazing. He was very sweet! Ambiance is beautiful. Will definitely be back.

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Everyone was really friendly but the food was not up to par. One Pasta dish was over cooked, two other pasta dishes were undercooked. It was difficult to flag anyone down and most of the food went uneaten.

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vipSito
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the chicken parm- delish and Derrick had the chicken piccata which is my fav

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NoNicknamePlease
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food wasn't really all that good -- lacking in flavor. Had to ask for parmesan and pepper. Parmesan was clearly the pre-ground stuff you get in a cannister and the pepper came in little packets. Not appropriate for a true Italian restaurant.

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KristaE
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with a variety of selections. Their specialities are a mimosa tower (minimum 3 people) and Monkey Bread.

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VictorD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, server was prompt and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We wanted to sit outside so they seated us at the bar for drinks and gave us the next open table outside, maybe 10 minutes later which was wonderful. Our server Erika was so great. She was very friendly, attentive and fast. The food was delicious of course, but we already knew that!Excellent overall experience.

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vipTru1beauti
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining here. My experience was good. I ordered nona’s bolognese with meatballs. The meatballs were the best I ever had. They were tender and cooked perfectly. The Pop’s chopped Italian salad was perfect too. Highly recommend.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pop's For Italian using the Order Online button. Pop's For Italian also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pop's For Italian also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 268-4806.

Pop's For Italian is rated 4.7 stars by 512 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.