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Little Italy Restaurant & Lounge

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111 S Magnolia Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32301-2973
+1 850-878-7781
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Thomasville, Georgia
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575 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 417 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wanted to love Little Italy but love's just too strong a word for what I felt. Perhaps somewhere between "didn't hate" and "like" would be more appropriate. I wanted to love it because there's a wonderfully romantic little courtyard with a fountain that's so inviting; the kind of place that you could imagine holding hands with your significant other... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This locally-owned restaurant serves delicious Northern and Southern Italian food. It is deceptively located in a strip shopping mall that is currently undergoing some construction. There is a spacious outdoor seating area in the wrought-iron courtyard. We particularly enjoyed the spaghetti with meatballs and the lasagna bolognese. Our server, Valerie, was friendly and accommodating and did not disturb us every... More 

Thank BlondeTraveler16
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Have heard for years how good the food is, but no one ever suggests it when we go out. I decided to try it for lunch while craving spaghetti and meatballs. The pasta was fine, but there could have been more. The meatballs were good. I also got sausage, which was a nice compliment. The marinara sauce was a little... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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164 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I had my favorite dish and so did everyone else at the table. I didn't hear 3 words for the first 5 minutes, always a good sign. This is not too fancy just really great food One last tip - save room for a cannoli they are amazing.

Thank BrianB32931
Crawfordville, Florida
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I get the baby Margherita pizza, super. They bring bread and butter while you wait for your order. Try the dipping oil for $3.50 to enjoy with the Italian bread.

Thank Helen C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Best restaurant in town to have a relaxing or romantic meal outside by a large stone fountain. You may feel like you are dining in a authentic Italian piazza. Enver and Violetta are the hard working husband and wife owners and a talented chef and hostess to boot. So many delicious items on the menu your only regret is that... More 

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

This establishment has classic Italian food and an excellent courtyard where one can eat outside. Family run since 1987 the place was a real find. It is in an older shopping center but there is plenty of parking and a yoga studio on the second floor above it. Prices are very reasonable. Excellent food and a cozy atmosphere. Perfect for... More 

Thank Henry R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The food was simply delicious and the service was excellent. The fact that they close a little bit late than other restaurants in town makes it a great option for late dining. Prices reasonable and the ambience make you feel relaxed and at mama's house.

Thank Maria D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Located inside a very quaint and charming courtyard at a small shopping mall. Not a chain which matters to us when we travel. Shared a spaghetti and meatball dinner because we couldn't carry left-overs with us. Meatballs were excellent and in plenty of sauce.

Thank 55Maple2014
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

I'm in complete and utter shock at how some people said this was like a trip to Italy or that it was even good Italian food. I mean, honestly, fazoli's has better Italian food. First off.. bread should be served uncooked. Secondly, $2.50 for an Orange Juice for a toddler because it's the only type of juice/lemonade you serve, barbaric.... More 

Thank Stephanie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 S Magnolia Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32301-2973
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-878-7781

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?