Restaurant Impossible - Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant - OPEN

Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant Restaurant Impossible

In this Restaurant Impossible episode, Chef Robert Irvine visits Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant, a Italian restaurant in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.

At the restaurant he meets owner Carolyn Cuneo, who bought the restaurant with her husband George 24 years ago.

However she is reluctant to make changes to the restaurant she owned with George, who had sadly passed away 6 years ago.

She now runs the restaurant with her daughter Lisa.

Robert arrives and finds that the decor looks more like a funeral parlour, is dated and very shabby.

When Robert investigates he finds that the food is poor, the decor is dark and dated.

There were mounting debts to the amount of complimentary food being given away in the form of free salad, bread, meals to friends and family and also staff meals.

Robert works on improving the management and improves the menu.

The restaurant is given a huge makeover, adding bright colours, new flooring and hiding the server station.

What Happened Next at Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant?

Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant is open.

Yelp reviews are good and they have expanded their opening hours.

After the show was filmed, business was initially up 70%, this slowed but they were still able to begin repaying their debt and generally the changes were well received by customers.

Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant was Restaurant Impossible season 6 episode 4 and aired on May 12 2013.

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This post was last updated in November 2019.

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  1. We had a really nice restaurant here in DeFuniak Springs, Florida " Mom and Dad's. Restaurant Impossible came in and revamped everything, the restaurant serves Italian food, the decor this man chose looks like a cheap diner, gone were the Italian decor, the nice table cloths, good food (which now is frozen portion packed), it now looks like every diner in town. What a horrible job he did.

    1. I just finished this episode. And no way does it like a diner.. It's beautiful. What it looked like before was a outdated and just yuck. And if it's now portion that is on the owners. Just gross


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