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2300 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1544
(205) 759-1879
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Houston, Texas
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176 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped by here on a road trip for a late weekday lunch. I ordered the Carnivore Lasagna on the recommendation of the waitress. She did not steer me wrong. It was a huge portion, with plenty of sausage, pepperoni, chicken, and meatballs. You would think that would be enough but then it was buried with mozzarella cheese. So good! A... More 

Thank travelingfifties
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time here and it was awesome the spaghetti with meatballs was my choice for dinner as well as the bread pudding for desert

Thank Jonathan A
Demopolis, Alabama
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The wife was craving the filet from DePalma's. Time prohibited us from dining in so we called to see if we could pick up on the way home. I did not know this was an option.... The filet, parmesan mashed potatoes and asparagus traveled well. Although the meal was fabulous I did miss the restaurant atmosphere. WOW it was good... More 

Thank Capt A
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I usually get shells Florenetine It's also great ! Service and atmosphere is great . They serve wine and beer . There pizzas are great and you can call ahead for a pick up . This is a long standing Tuscaloosa Restaraunt.

Thank Nicole L
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257 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

DePalma's is a staple in the Tuscaloosa food scene. They don't take reservations, but the wait is generally worth it. The restaurant is small, but eclectic in design; therefore, making the ambiance comfortable and fun. The pastas are served in gigantic portions, so I recommend sharing a plate. The signature pasta, DePalma, is very good. The lasagna is excellent. I... More 

Thank Farrah H
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 1 week ago

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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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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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
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
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?