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“Good Rustic Food” 5 of 5 stars
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DePalma's
2300 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-1879
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Ranked #1 of 230 restaurants in Tuscaloosa
Price range: $5 - $15
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Late Night
Northport, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Good Rustic Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Be prepared to wait if you go on the weekend unless you go early. The inside is comfortable and warming and has an overall good feel. The food is rustic italian but everything Ive ever had was outstanding but they do run out of some of their more popular items because theyre fresh made and DELICIOUS!!! Definitely the best italian around the Tuscaloosa area.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

DePalma's Cafe is a great restaurant in downtown Tuscaloosa. They serve Italian cuisine and it is very good. Sometimes the wait to get in can be long so I would recommend calling ahead. They have a great lunch menu as well. The atmosphere is really good also.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brandon, MS
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very good food, not top service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

I loved the environment, it was cozy, but for a nice spot, the service wasn't pro level. Always serve ladies first, that didn't happen when delivering or adding pepper on salads. Next, my husband's lasagna was brought to table at least 6-8 minutes before mine. He waited for mine while his got cold. The food was tasty, I just wish the servers were better trained to make a complete dining experience.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Daytona Beach Florida
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47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“2013 Italian, in 1920s setting...in ALABAMA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The location is 'downtown' Tuscaloosa.On the corner of the street, you can almost feel the 'old days'...Walk into the 'lobby' which also serves as the bar...couches and chairs to sit and wait..So,make a RESERVATION!
The FOOD.The pasta is homemade. Very delicious.The sauce depends on what they make that night.Light? Cheese?Veggies? Its' ALL FRESH and delicious.The bread is crusty .The garlic knots are exccellent.The wine selection is good.
Coffee very good. Dessert varies.This is a wonderful location for family , dates, friends.

Visited September 2013
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“One of the best in town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

First off, expect a one to two hour wait. DePalma's is always busy (for good reason).

Both quality and value are excellent, and I have never had a negative service experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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