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De Palma's Italian Cafe

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401 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601-2820
(706) 354-6966
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 82
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 8
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous Spinach Pasta, Wonderful Italian Bread in Downtown Athens

I had a hankering for some Italian, so I walked from my hotel to DePalma's, which is right in downtown Athens - there are a couple of other locations in town, too. Although there is sidewalk seating and it was a nice evening, I had the hostess seat me inside and she put me at what she calls her... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Paul K
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Lincoln, NE
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Atlanta Area
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169 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Awesome Italian food. I especially love their salads. Pizza is good for lunch. Pasta's are good too. Good wine menu.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family and I went to this restaurant because my granddaughter loves Italian food. I had De Palmer Pasta....worst pasta ever. No seasoning on the angel hair pasta, my daughter has the cheese ravioli. The ravioli were cold when they finally arrived. When she told the waitress she took it back and nuked it. This made this dish even worse.... More 

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georgia
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Lovely ambiance and the food is delicious. The larger space is a welcome change since it was always so packed.

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greenville, sc
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88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Good food, excellent service, quiet atmosphere. A step above a pizza parlor (although the pizza is excellent) and removed from the craziness of a college town (although it is located right across from the University of Georgia campus). Everything was well prepared, served quickly, and reasonably priced. will become a mainstay of our trips to Athens.

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Georgia.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Loved the complimentary bread and the bread sticks with sausage, onions, cheese and spinach. Could make a meal on that. Each one of the 4 of us ordered a different entree and we all loved it.

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roswell
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the best in Athens. Consistently good we have been here at least 10 times. Great for special occasions but pricing also allows it to be frequent place to visit

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It had been 30 years since I'd been in Athens and the bustling downtown scene has changed dramatically. From the huge selection of restaurants, a friend selected De Palma's for a reunion dinner - it was an inspired choice. Very nice atmosphere and excellent service. I had a very nice Canelloni Special that I would return for in the future.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I have been eating here for years and it has never been a disappointment. Sometimes hard to get in without a reservation, especially when there are home games. Over the years De Palma's has expanded its down town facility and has now opened two other locations (East side and West side), so you know they must be doing something right!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My husband and I are visiting Athens and eating at various eating establishments. De palmas is by far the best! Authentic Italian cuisine matched by a friendly and lovely ambiance. The pizza was delicious, the crust thin and tender. The bread to die for. I had their special of grilled chicken with peach salsa over pesto fettuccine and loved it.... More 

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Lincoln, NE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I had a hankering for some Italian, so I walked from my hotel to DePalma's, which is right in downtown Athens - there are a couple of other locations in town, too. Although there is sidewalk seating and it was a nice evening, I had the hostess seat me inside and she put me at what she calls her favorite... More 

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Additional Information about De Palma's Italian Cafe

Address: 401 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601-2820
Phone Number: (706) 354-6966
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601-2820
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: (706) 354-6966

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?