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Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant

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304 S US Highway 27/441, Lady Lake, FL 32159
+1 352-753-2722
Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Full gluten-free menu Open 4p-9p Tue- Sat

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  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not a Chain Restaurant

Good everyday Italian food. Not extensive selection, but, the locals who miss their "Italian Grandmother's" cooking will love this place. It is a tiny establishment, everything is homemade, they have limited hours, but, have recently expanded to be open for lunch. Take out is just as nice as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
IrishAngel63
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Lady Lake, Florida
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The Villages, FL
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I have been to this restaurant three times with various friends. Each time was a disappointment. My first disappointment was the filthy restroom, which always makes me wonder how clean the kitchen might be. The entire restaurant needs an facelift and a good scrubbing, including the sticky menus. The food is just average at best. Sauce tasted like Ragu out... More 

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NSB. Fl
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We have been wanting to go to this restaurant all season as we like small, locally owned restaurants and this place is always packed. The meal started with absolutely delicious, freshly baked bread. It was very good and after this excellent start I had high hopes for dinner. Our salads arrived and were very disappointing. Iceberg lettuce, two pieces of... More 

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momanddads, Owner at Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry you misunderstood my response. I was attempting to communicate that I respect the fact that people have individual tastes and apologize that my food was not satisfactory. We take the quality of our food very seriously and when ever a plate is returned it is checked and frequently tasted for quality. Meals are replaced and/or compensated and every... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The lasagne was tasteless - even with the home made pasta. The sauce was also bland with no hint of freshness. The pre-made meatballs were barely warm. The salad was made with plane iceberg lettuce. I will not return.

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momanddads, Owner at Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so sorry you did not fully enjoy your dining experience with us. For three generations we have worked very hard to deliver the best food and service possible and I truly apologize if it did not meet your expectations. The cuisine from another region of Italy may be more to your liking continue to explore the many other... More 

Lady Lake, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Good everyday Italian food. Not extensive selection, but, the locals who miss their "Italian Grandmother's" cooking will love this place. It is a tiny establishment, everything is homemade, they have limited hours, but, have recently expanded to be open for lunch. Take out is just as nice as eating in, for Non-Chain Italian, is like being at a local neighborhood... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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181 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Don't expect a lot of ambiance but this little gem has great service and great food. Homemade bread before the ravioli was chewy and crusty at the same time. You can eat in or take out. Small dessert list which we skipped because we had to get moving but we saw a carrot cake on the way out that looked... More 

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Greenville, OH
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Really, the staff was great. A busy Friday night and their spirits were high. We got waited on quickly and bread and drink were served with the same quickness. Salad and dinner took no time at all. Actually, we were in and out in less than an hour. The restaurant itself is small and every inch of space is used... More 

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momanddads, Owner at Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

So sorry you did not fully enjoy your visit with us. Was the food just not to your taste? Do you prefer the cuisine of another region of Italy?, Or was there something wrong that we could have corrected had we known there was a problem. We have worked very hard for three generations to deliver the best possible food... More 

Voorhees, New Jersey
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Our reservation was for 6 pm. We arrived at 5:45 and were seated immediately. Started out with the large antipasto - looked pretty, but nothing special - Italian meats which could have been bought at Publix Deli, packaged American and mozzarella cheese chunks, etc. then came tasty cream of spinach soup. Hubby ordered the lasagna, which was very good, I... More 

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momanddads, Owner at Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so very sorry you were not absolutely satisfied while dining with us. We work very hard to deliver the best food and service possible. If you choose to dine with us again please give us the opportunity to right any wrongs because there should be none. We have been in business for three generations and plan to continue.... More 

Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Spending a few days in Not-So-Sunny Florida seeking out some gluten free options for my wonderful wife. Boy did I find it! Mom and Dad's not only have a good selection of GF items to choose from, they are hand made as well. One of the owners has a gluten intollerance so you can be sure the food is top... More 

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momanddads, Owner at Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very pleased your dining experience with us was very good. We work very hard to ensure our customers received the best possible food and service at a reasonable price. We also take great pride in our ability cater to those with special dietary needs. We have been in business for three generations and plan to continue thanks to... More 

The Villages, Florida
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The food is excellent! Portions very generous and the gluten free ravioli are homemade and melt in your mouth! Homemade bread with a bruschetta that you put on your bread is excellent! Better go early its a small place and fills up quick!

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momanddads, Owner at Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. We work very hard to ensure our customers receive to best we have to offer in food and service and take pride in our ability to care for our customers with special dietary needs. We have enjoyed three generations of loyal customers like yourself and thank you for your review and... More 

The Villages, Florida
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232 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We are very fortunate to have some great restaurants to choose from in The Villages area. Mom and Dad's has been on our list to try for some time. We tried their food last weekend with friends. If I compare M&D to my personal favorite (Giovanni's), then I would say they offer some very basic Italian food. Their salad was... More 

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momanddads, Owner at Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Yes you are correct we do have a limited and very basic menu, However our entire menu is prepared from scratch by a staff of two. Fresh bread made from scratch daily, ravioli, lasagna including the pasta, desserts, salad dressings etc. Everything is also prepared in a gluten-free option. To maintain the quality of our food we are forced to... More 

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Additional Information about Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant

Address: 304 S US Highway 27/441, Lady Lake, FL 32159
Phone Number: +1 352-753-2722
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Lady Lake
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 S US Highway 27/441, Lady Lake, FL 32159
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Lady Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 352-753-2722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Full gluten-free menu Open 4p-9p Tue- Sat
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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