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4195 W Us Highway 64, Murphy, NC 28906-8108
828-837-1301
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Canned mushrooms????

Interesting place. The veal parm was tasty, but have had better. Some in our party had pizza and said it was good, but they used canned mushrooms.....what Italian place does that??? They give you one piece of bruschetta as an appetizer if you order a meal, and one roll with dinner.....but you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Interesting place. The veal parm was tasty, but have had better. Some in our party had pizza and said it was good, but they used canned mushrooms.....what Italian place does that??? They give you one piece of bruschetta as an appetizer if you order a meal, and one roll with dinner.....but you can't have butter???? They tell you "use the... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Sausage done the correct way, sliced from link sausage, not ground. Thin crispy crust. Not the best italian food, sauce could be a tad bit sweeter for my tastes, but will eat here again.

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Morganton, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The food is EXCELLENT! I have been eating here for at least 10 years. Wonderful people, Piero & Pietra. I have been here with several other people & have never heard a complaint.

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Murphy, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If you are local and want your business all over town just go here. These people love to talk negatively about everyone. The owners are very mean people and love to cause trouble for anybody. Their food is over rated especially their pizzas which are very greasy, and slapped with too much cheese. I have personally gotten sick from eating... More 

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Murphy, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

1st I will say the service is always 1st class the meatballs r the best ive ever had .the lasagna is very good also. price verses guality is triple aaa .I will say I miss the buffet lunch but do understand how costly it must be . hope the stay for a long while . joey czarkowski

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

To be fair to everyone, let me start out by saying that the pasta is in no way shape or form homemade, and it certainly isn't done daily. Ask the Chef, Peter, and he will tell you to "go get Chinese" if you want homemade pasta. Actually, he will tell you to go get Chinese food if you don't like... More 

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Nantahala Township, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stopped in here last weekend because we heard the place was great. Very clean, but outdated looking place. Pizza was extremely greasy, but my partner enjoyed that. the rest was just so so.

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Topton, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

visited here after looking for new cars across the street this weekend. went there on the advice of the salesman. not impressed. the food did not seem to have any flavor what so ever. the salad station was unimpressive. hoped it would be great, maybe we'll try again

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Murphy, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This buffet style Italian was pretty good last time we were here. Not so much this time around. The salad bar part is more of an afterthought. The pizza is OK. We didn't mind all the grease. The sausage and peppers were good. The rest wasn't what we remembered before. I think its the owners that are yelling in the... More 

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Murphy, North Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Take my advice, stay as far away from this place as possible. Everything they make is bought in bulk from Save A Lot and Walmart. They use boxed Great value noodles and canned Del Monte tomato sauce for every single dish they cook. Then lie to your face that they make everything from scratch. Horrid atmosphere as well. Owner/cook scream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4195 W Us Highway 64, Murphy, NC 28906-8108
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Murphy
  • Phone Number: 828-837-1301

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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