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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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Naperville, Illinois
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

4th visit to Tuscaloosa, and 3rd visit to DePalma's. Best restaurant in town. Beautiful atmosphere, great location and wonderful food. There is always a wait. But it's worth it. Hope to go back again and again.

Thank Naperville854
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried this spot because of all the positive trip advisor reviews. They don't take reservations and the wait lines are long on Alabama home football weekends...60-90 minutes all evening. However, well worth the wait. The food tasted fresh. Even though it was tight and many customers waiting outside, we never felt rushed. When we're in town, we will definitely... More 

Thank Maryrcaptiivacay
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Third time here. Food was excellent. Service was too. Prices very fair. We had to wait which was expected and it was worth it. Only wish wad that I had room for dessert!

Thank Rrelns312
Sarasota, Florida
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145 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The whole ambiance, food and service at DePalma's is the reason why it's so busy. There's little point reading this unless you get there before 5:30pm or you are prepared to wait a long time. It always seems to be busy! My best recommendation is to eat at the bar, especially as the dining room can get a bit smoky... More 

Thank Mike D
Demopolis, Alabama
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday 6PM met the kids for dinner. The wait was 45 minutes. Normal for a table at one of the finest restaurants in Tuscaloosa. Sat at the bar and caught up over a glass of wine. Dinner was fabulous with a bottle of Michele Charlo Barbera D'Asti. Split the 2 orders of stuffed mushrooms. Yellow fin tuna was the special... More 

Thank Capt A
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

DePalma's is located downtown and is a quaint Italian restaurant. Lunch is more causal. Dinner has a more special vibe and doesn't disappoint. Variety of food from salad/pizza/pasta/sandwiches.

Thank cathybell2016
Northport, Alabama
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lived in Tuscaloosa for six years, still our favorite date place. Never a bad meal or service. It's a small place so be prepared to wait, it's part of the charm.

Thank tannerfunk
New Orleans
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere. Loved the wine list. Had a hard time deciding what to order because everything looked delicious. Ended up with the ravioli stuffed portabella mushrooms in a brown butter sauce. So good that I am craving that dish now. Server highly recommended the bread pudding for dessert. Being from New Orleans, I was skeptical. Ordered anyway. It was good,... More 

Thank tiger1991
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first came here back in college. That was a while back, but revisited last year. Quality has not wavered, and even when full, servers are keen. Go for the House Salad and the Gorgonzola Filet if you're big on beef like me! They don't take reservations so do come a little early. Not a wine drinker but friends comment... More 

Thank Robert D
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always has great food and atmosphere! Expect to wait on the weekends, they don't take reservations! Everything is made in the open!

Thank Michelle B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?