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We are the oldest Italian restaurant in Columbus and proud to have been serving our community for over 80 years. With homemade spaghetti, sauces, and pizza, we know there's something here you'll absolutely love. Don't have to time to eat in? Don't worry, we also offer take out and delivery for our customers on the go. Our Italian food features seafood, steaks, sandwiches, and more. On top of our vast Italian selection, we also feature American favorites like BBQ chicken. Our restaurant also features a wonderful banquet room that's great for retirement parties, dinner rehearsals, wedding rehearsals, and wedding showers. Grab the whole family and bring them to try the oldest Italian recipes in the city, where there's something for everybody.
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Linwood, East Columbus

TAT Ristorante Di Famiglia

TAT Ristorante di Famiglia

Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Wedding Supplies & Services, Wedding Reception Locations & Services, Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Pizza, Take Out Restaurants, Fast Food Restaurants, Caterers, Mediterranean Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Take Out, Fast Food, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average


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Andrew G.



Hands down the best Lasagna that I have ever had. I've eaten at many Italian Restaurants. I'm a freak. My buddy cut off a piece of his Veal and it too was amazing. I can't wait to come back to try their Meatballs.



We booked a party room at TAT ...

We booked a party room at TAT Restaurant located at 1210 S. James Rd, Columbus, OH 43227 for 22 guests in October 2012 for my mother’s 80th Birthday party well in advance.

Party was set for 12/26/12 @ 5PM. All the guests were between 80 and 92 years old, elderly ladies, her friends, all residing in a Wexner Heritage Tower nearby. All of them non - drivers. The location and the "family restaurant” name were the reason to book the TAT as it was 10 min drive for us to bring our guests there. My daughters were going to fly for grandma’s B-day from California where they both live.

At the time of booking restaurant manager allowed us to bring a few bottles of Champagne and use a TV positioned in a room for a 10 minutes slide photo show. I was going to pay $100 deposit to reserve the room, but manager told me it is not necessary and all I need to do is to come 10 days prior to the party and make final entrees selection. Well, ten days prior to the party when my daughter came to place final order manager was not there, owner suddenly requested corkage fee per bottle, $100 security deposit and $50.00 to use a TV ( he said, it is because they just bought a new TV!). She paid security deposit, and then called me (I was on vacation, out of the states), I had to call manager and she apologized and confirmed to no corkage and no TV fee.

It did not feel right already. How I wish now that we cancelled and walk away at that moment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, on a party day 12/26/12 in the morning the weather was not great, it was snowing and could turn into freezing rain. I called to TAT at 9AM and discussed our options. Mary Ann picked up the phone and told me that restaurant is open and she can give me 3 options for the party, but she needs to know within 2 hours, by 11 AM what are we decided to do. Below are the options she gave me:

1. They let us cancel the party

2. They cook and we pick up food and serve it somewhere else (if we afraid the weather turns really bad)

3. We can continue as planned and party will start at 5PM.

Luckily by 11 AM snow stopped and prognosis turned to better, city cleaned both Livingston and James Roads and we decided to proceed. I called Mary Ann at 11AM and told her that we are not changing any plans and will be there at TAT at 5PM. She replied that she is looking forward to it.

What happened next: My cell phone rung at 1:10 PM, it was TAT letting me know that they decided to close restaurant as many of employees called off. Sorry for inconvenience. If you would like she said we can sell you a tray of frozen lasagna for $90.

There were no snow emergency declaration of any kind, any snowing or raining at all, roads were in drivable condition. Restaurant just did not have any customers on that day, I assume. They collected $100 from us to hold in case we cancel, they coldheartedly cancelled on us 4 hours prior to the party, ruined my mother’s 80th Birthday party and did not suffer any circumstances.

They even had a nerve to try to sell me their frozen lasagna for $90 in order to keep my $100 security deposit. What a horrible place and horrible ownership, what a shame to have such place in our community!

Cindy P.


Step Into The Past

Being from Indianapolis and knowing the best places to go for Italian food, I have been on the look out for a great authentic Italian restaurant. I found it. TATs is like stepping into the middle of a Godfather movie! The brother/host up front is total class and a gentleman. The food is too die for! The meatballs are wonderful and the wedding soup is the best I have ever had! Try their early bird special from 5 - 6PM is to die for! I highly recommend it!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Ashamed of the service

I have been going to TAT all my life and have dealt with bad food and bad service for newbie wait staff But love the Meat Raviloli best in town most of the time - lately they are getting thinner - Last night was the final straw my mom (72) ordered Clam Strips - they were like rubber and couldn't be eaten - They refused to reduce the price or make it right with a replacement of something else. Wait person little could have done a better job to see if food was acceptable before disappearing with other tables. Had other things to comment not enough room



Provided by Citysearch - 

I have been dining at the T.A.T. for years. The food is always delicious and service very friendly. As for the Never Eat Here Review that person obviously has a personal vendita against them. They should learn how
to spell before trying to write a review which is totally
This restaurant has been around for years and I can see why. I hope to see it around for many years to come!

Steve M.


Great Pizza

TaT brings back that great Italian flavor that makes pizza great. Nice crust good toppings makes this pizza worth traveling for.



Great food

What a great place to eat!!! The quality is always consistant. The value for the quality is unsurpassed. The wait staff has many years of experience. It is so nice to see the same familiar faces to take care of your every need.



Provided by Citysearch - 
never eat here

all the cooks are felons an drugys, same with most of the other umployes, the food is cheap an you should see how the cooks have there way with it, ive seen food taking out the trash an re cooked b.c some1 thouht it was still good, the dish washers just put dirty stuff away like it was clean, an some of the cooks have been caugh smoking crack/cocain in the bathroom an they wernt fired. i wouldnt eat here again if they paid me. people say if you work at a food place u wont eat there food. i now no why



Provided by Citysearch - 
Greatness lost

The quality of the food and service has gone way downhill since we started going in the 1960's. It used to be a special place and now is only another mid-priced italian alternative. I moved away in the 1980's and went back twice a year with the whole family when I visited. We stopped going. Wait staff was inattentive, though sometimes nice. Food was shriveled, barely warm (except the Wedding Soup which was cold). Not fresh and not good quality food for the price either.

I have fond memories of many good times, but after 3 bad meals in a row, it became a trend. I think other people have noticed too, as the weekend crowd was significantly thinner than in the past.

Too bad - if you like it now, you should have eaten there when..