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2300 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1544
(205) 759-1879
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Highlands, North Carolina
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Frankly, I would have given DePalma's a perfect score, but the restaurant was extremely hot and uncomfortable. That said, it is certainly the BEST restaurant in Tuscaloosa, IMHO... The Marsala was one of the best I have tried in many years(Except Mom's of course!). My guest had the Shrimp Scampi and was nice enough to share. Incredible dinner and fantastic... More 

Thank M3703QAchris
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't miss this place when in Tuscaloosa. Very fast and friendly service, even when very busy like on football game day. Good wine list and the best Italian food in town. The hand tossed pizza is for real!

Thank woodworkingwilly
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is delicious and freshly prepared. The serving portions are plentiful and I always enjoy my meals and the service.

Thank Vertur
Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here on the way to helping my 82 year old Mother in Law cross off her "Visit all 50 States" Bucket List. It was right in the heart of the University. The atmosphere was wonderful with tons of old kitsch and signed wine bottles. The food was fantastic, especially the chicken parmesan. The Limoncello cake was so good!... More 

Thank ScrappyGuy
Northport, Alabama
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great local Italian Restaurant with wonderful food prepared daily and fresh. Atmosphere is loud with college students. In the heart of Tuscaloosa and well worth the visit

Thank Stan1124
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling from Shreveport to South Carolina and overnight in Tuscaloosa. Specifically picked this halfway point to eat dinner at La Paloma's. Get to the door and it says closed. Altho people were inside eating. They said sorry, no explanation. 4 couples turned away while we sat looking for another restaurant. Poor poor customer service. Put it on the website if... More 

Thank Y7247RSchristinem
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at DePalmas -- fun atmosphere with attentive, helpful wait staff. Ordered pizza which was HUGE and delicious, side salad which was very basic (lettuce and grape tomatoes), and a spinach shell manicotti with marinara sauce which was okay (marinara sauce was watery). Look forward to returning for the great pizza.

Thank Texanwholuvs2travel
Decatur, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an early lunch here on Homecoming Game Day. Everything was prepared to perfection but to me the highlight was the stuffed mushrooms - to die for!

Thank Tculloo
Somers, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised the pasta and pizza was very good since I'm from NY. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Delicious salads and well and various choices in menu. I've eaten there on 3 visits now while visiting the University and enjoyed each meal!

Thank Deniseaalv
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite Places to eat. Food is great and usually can never go wrong getting the special of the evening. I love the lasagna Italiano and the pasta DePalma with chicken but no matter how full you may be you have to have the Bread pudding - it's the best in town (no lie)! Just a... More 

Thank kimcarver0547

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2300 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1544
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: (205) 759-1879

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?