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De Palma's Italian Cafe

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401 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601-2820
+1 706-354-6966
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Athens, Georgia
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at De Palmas since they first opened in Athens, some 25 or so years ago. It's hard to decide what to get, everything is so delicious. My personal faves: any pizza, tilapia over angel hair, the salad with glazed salmon, Pasta de Palma. The pasta here is homemade therefore, has a slightly different consistency than boxed semolina. I... More 

Thank georgiagir
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant! Great food and pizza. Don't miss the homemade spinach pasta. Fresh ingredients, great bread sticks. Huge facility, lots of room for family and friends. Great old Italian ambiance that makes you feel right at home. Everyone has a local restaurant like this!!

Thank Linda K
Athens, Georgia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place for lunch and dinner with a wide selection of entrees. I often go there for lunch and have their "lunch special" of a slice and salad. Spinach manicotti is one of my favorite dinner entrees.

Thank Wayne R
Canton, Georgia
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356 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here for conference and decided on this restaurant. I ordered the scallops and aioli with a Caesar salad and it was fantastic..... Great seared scallops over angel hair pasta with very tasty seasonings. Great restaurant with a great server..Phillip.

Thank Michael F
Demorest, Georgia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. And fantastic food! The service needs a little improvement, but the food is worth it. I had the goat cheese ravioli. Wow! Greek salad dressing was amazing.

Thank GaMtnLuvr
Athens, Georgia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard great things about the Italian food at De Palma's. Being from a big Italian family, I have had a lot of really good Italian food and have a pretty high standard for what constitutes good Italian food. Our experience at De Palma's does not even meet a standard for decent Italian food. We ordered the focaccia (it... More 

Thank wildflower6890
Jefferson, Georgia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I eat here often always very friendly always very good Italian. Also a great wine selection!!! Great atmosphere for couples or family!!!

Thank tomhukfin
Athens, Georgia
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Generally speaking DePalmas serves up very bland fare. More American than Italian, there is not much authenticity in terms of menu and recipes. My pet peeve is the lack of salt in the cooking water for pasta. If you did not grow up with "real" Italian food you may not mind. If you have had the real thing, you probably... More 

Thank pamfj
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123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner with a group from work. I had the fettuccine with bolognese sauce and a grilled chicken filet and it was outstanding. The selection of Italian wine was excellent. The staff was dedicated to take care of our group and cater to our needs. This is a place to come when visiting Athens.

Thank bugteacher0105
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This place is my student daughter's favorite. We always take her here. Great Italian fare, reasonable prices on food and drink. Don't miss this one.

Thank travelerRoswell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601-2820
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-354-6966

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