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“Cosy and pleasant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mom and Dad's

Mom and Dad's
4143 North Valdosta Road, Valdosta, GA
229-333-0848
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Ranked #4 of 188 Restaurants in Valdosta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Description: Our restaurant offers an extensive menu for dine-in or take-out. We do have facilities for private parties. There are plenty of good Italian restaurants, but very few combine great food, friendly service, and affordability all in a comfortable family atmosphere. At Mom and Dad’s Restaurant, we put them all together, so you can relax and feel right at home.
Valdosta, Georgia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Cosy and pleasant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We had driven past this place a few times, and when we finally tried it out, it was immediately obvious that Mom and Dad's is one of the busier 'real' restaurants in Valdosta. It's a bit out of the way as far as the town centre is concerned, but it's worth the effort. There is a good resemblance to Italian cuisine (too often, anything with parmesan is labelled 'Italian'), although personally, I had some difficulty finding a truly tempting entrée on the menu. Even so, the selection of seafood and pasta dishes is reasonable, and the wine list includes a good range of wines by the glass, dominated by local Georgia varieties. It's cosy without being tremendously smart (the cutlery is a little flimsy), but best of all for a touch of romance, even though there is plentiful seating, our table still felt 'private'.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cindy P, Family and Manager at Mom and Dad's, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Thanks for letting people know that our restaurant is one of the real ones. I feel the same way about dining. Sometimes dining in a restaurant that may claim to be from a certain region is more like visting the disney world version of a country. Most people think that Parmigiana is the cheese not the region! I apologize for my lengthy wait responding to your review. Fact is I just figured all of this out. What dishes do you look for on a menu like ours? If you can respond back let me know. I would love some help coming up with the next big hit at Mom ad Dads! Thanks Again for your patronage.

Giuseppe
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  • English first
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English first
Atlanta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant in Valdosta, GA”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We were passing through Valdosta and decided to try this restaurant. It was not a good choice. The bread was like "loaf bread" -- nothing like any other Italian bread we have ever had. The Caesar salad had anchovy paste in it, so if this is something you don't like, then don't order. The lasagna was unusual -- not the typical layers. It was not baked, but rather had lasagna noodles stacked side by side with a tomato/meat sauce ladled over them. There was a little ricotta between a couple of layers. I would not recommend this restaurant. We have been to some good Italian restaurants that are not chain restaurants, and we did not think that this restaurant compared well to others.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cindy P, Family and Manager at Mom and Dad's, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Im sorry about your experience whole heartedly. This restaurant is my families restaurant and I assure you that we take every customers experience personally. Thank you for taking the time to review us.
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Valdosta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Company Christmas Dinner.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Normally they don't accept reservations but took one for our party of 12 for our Company Christmas Dinner. Food was Great, Service was Great. The only negative was the drink glasses were too small.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Georgia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Consistently good with desserts to die for.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

While it isn't everyone's five star place, the food is consistently very good, the service is first rate, the atmosphere is both casual and refined. This is not a place to go if you have a lot of little children with you, but a couple of well-behaved ones will enjoy it. If you visit the first time and don't get dessert, you will be cheating yourself of one of life's great pleasures. Made in house, and super high quality. The desserts are five-star quality. My wife and I always enjoy our experience there. It is real Italian in that you will not find pizza on the menu.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Waynesville,NC & Naples, FL
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A Year Apart, and Still Very, Very Good...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We dined at Mom & Dad's 2 years ago, a year ago, and again last week on our migration to FL for the winter. It is a very good restaurant, good specials, reasonably priced, very good service, etc. Isn't NYC or Chicago Italian, but very good and a bit eclectic in their specials and standard fare. I don't 'know' Valdosta, as we simply motor in, eat, sleep and depart for FL the next morning, but it is a pleasant surprise and has not failed to please, even with only a once a year dinner there.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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