This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Durham! I could eat here every week. The squid ink pasta is hands down one of the most flavorful dishes I have ever experienced. The service and atmosphere are both outstanding! It's best to have a reservation as they are usually pretty crowded. When I go I usually request Katie!! She's amazing and she ALWAYS suggests the BEST dishes to try!! I ❤ this place and I'm so glad it's here in the Bull City!!!!! :)
May 14, 2019
Mothers & Sons Trattoria has achieved something very special. I often think Italian food achieved perfection through simplicity. Don't mess with it. Somehow the chefs here have added a modern touch to their dishes, but still maintain the classic and simple elegance of what Italian food is. Seriously some of the best food I've ever had. The staff were professional, helpful, and the service was quick. Highly recommend.
May 26, 2019
Fantastic. Service is stellar. Food is delicious. Atmosphere is very nice as well. Very good mixed drinks. One of my favorite spots and I would recommend to anyone.
Mar 29, 2019
Both of our dining experiences here were beyond memorable. The menu allows you to choose something safe and comforting at the same time offering options are are new and daring. The service both times was amazing, the wait staff is extremely informative and always made spot on recommendations.
This is not your usual Italian food. Erase all your expectations about Italian food and go make a reservation.
If the food wasn't good enough, the atmosphere is intimate and warm. The dining room is one large room with subdued classic lighting. Looking around, you can appreciate all the fine details in the decor that took a lot of thought and care. Our last visit was with friends, and the atmosphere, the food, and the service made it quite a memorable evening.
Jul 8, 2019
This restaurant is the final word in modern Italian cuisine. Always delicious choices, always awesome specials, always fantastic cocktails, have never had a bad experience at this place. Recommended, 5 stars! (Pro tip, get a reservation well in advance - otherwise you are out of luck getting a table same day).
Jun 23, 2019
I left so happily stuffed and excited to come again!! Every course was delicious and the staff there were super helpful. I love the atmosphere of this place. Highly suggest!
Sep 1, 2019
Mother's and Son's was AMAZING!! Making reservations online was super easy. We ended up having to change them to a later time, that was a breeze too. The food was out of this world -- we had a special and the squid ink pasta. Both were incredible. The bread was perfection. Our server, Page, gets 10 stars!!!
Sep 21, 2019
We went through the specials of the day, some very enticing selections! Of course we ordered one of the starters immediately after hearing about it. We just called them pizza bites, they were pizza dough bites, smothered in a fresh cheeses. Our server also immediately brought us out fresh bread and oil, he knew we would need something to mop up the remainder of that wonderful cheese.
Oct 15, 2019
The service was excellent! We were immediately met by our server who was very upfront on what we could expect from the menu, transparent in terms of serving sizes and how to order most efficiently from the menu. I ordered a glass of wine, of course, it was a Barolo and I did the wine menu was exceptionally equipped to handle any pallet.
Aug 22, 2019
Brandon is a wonderful bartender who will take the time to explain each ingredient that goes into a cocktail. Had 2. Both were wonderful.
Cynthia is extremely professional and knowledgeable. Loved everything we tried. Will update later when I have more time.
Oct 13, 2019
Amazing food, delicious drinks, great service, and a terrific ambiance. Had dinner here with three other people, and everyone loved it! Will absolutely be back!
Oct 27, 2019
I have been on a journey for the best Caccio e Pepe everywhere I travel. This version used a unique pasta type and was absolutely yummy! I also loved the fresh bread so I could use it for the rest of the delicious sauce. Great service, cute place and delicious food!
Sep 25, 2019
Awesome food and wonderful service. Every bite was delicious and carefully prepared. Wine was nicely priced with a variety of options. A great place for a nice night out!
Dec 11, 2019
Definitely a nice date night place! The service was phenomenal and the food was delicious! I would highly recommend coming here when you want to take your wife, girlfriend, boyfriend or special individual...the atmosphere is quaint and romantic. The dress attire is flexible as some are dressed to impress and others will be in super casual and relaxed! Mothers was very accommodating for our party of 15 and we all enjoyed a family style dining experience!
Dec 21, 2019
Food and service was great. Based on the reviews and friends who visited there before who were with me - the experience I had was below standard. Notable food: the fish, eggplant parm, and the amaretto desert.
Jan 3, 2020
Nice atmosphere and very knowledgeable waiters. The food is not my usual go to but everything we ordered tasted amazing.