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“Food and Family”
Review of DePalma's

DePalma's
Ranked #1 of 288 Restaurants in Tuscaloosa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Tennessee
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Food and Family”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Went here last night with adult children and grandson. The wait was about 25 minutes but it was Saturday night. The wait staff were awesome and accommodating to us. Although our little one spilled and dropped food the staff were so patient with us. The food was fabulous and we are excited about coming again.

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English first
CA
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Just so-so”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We went for dinner & the food was just so-so. Had been recommended by a friend as "the best Italian food in Tuscaloosa". That may be, but when you have friends that own an Italian restaurant this was just average at best.

Visited October 2013
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Southlake, Texas
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“No fast food here”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

DePalma's came highly recommended so we tried it even with a 30-45 minute wait for an average weekday night. It is a charming place in an older building on the high end of University Blvd in the nicer downtown area,not the bar scene which prevails on the end nearer to the Univ of Alabama campus. The decor is eclectic antique and the interior is brick and has a cool vibe. The food is obviously all made in house and is pretty good but not as good as we were led to believe. The pizza was very good but the pasta dishes were oversauced for my taste and unrelentingly rich. It would have been nice to have a lighter element but even the salad was overdressed. The service was also just adequate which might account for the extremely long waits even with a call ahead. I do recommend DePalma's for the pizza and the ambiance but I think the rest is a bit overrated.

  • Visited February 2013
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Northport, Alabama
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
“Good Rustic Food”
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
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food!”
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
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