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Machiavelli's

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8 5th St, Bristol, TN 37620-5902
423-573-9955
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyed food and atmosphere

Everything was good, not great but definitely didn't regret eating here. The atmosphere is laid back in daytime and great entertainment at night. However if you are claustrophobic don't go when they are having a band

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
Valeria T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Everything was good, not great but definitely didn't regret eating here. The atmosphere is laid back in daytime and great entertainment at night. However if you are claustrophobic don't go when they are having a band

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Thank Valeria T
Bristol, Tennessee
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Pizza is nothing special, service is very slow, if they even care, and drinks are sub par. Nice in trying to revitalize downtown, but up your game to make it worth it.

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Thank DeniseBeth
Bristol
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145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Machiavelli's has been one of those great little restaurants since it opened. The ar is a relaxed area with friends joining friends. Food is very good. Everytime I go with friends they enjoy whatever they are havinng. My favorites are the pizzas.

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Thank Randall W
Burton, Ohio
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Searched on my Garmin for an Italian Restaurant and got Machiavelli's in Bristol Tn. The Awning out front was the only indication of a restaurant. Went it with some trepidation. Ordered Chianti and Pizza. We ordered one pizza with two entirely different halves. Wife wanted vegetarian and I went for Meat Amore'. We were both happy. Can't beat that.

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Thank Robert C
Durham, North Carolina
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Machiavelli's is good enough in every way - the service is good enough, the drinks are good enough, the food is good enough; nothing is great and nothing is bad. I don't think there is a lot of competition for Italian in Bristol, so we took what we could get.

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Thank hilboville
Coeburn
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Food was average, servers seemed rushed and uninterested, however, in all fairness, we were there during Bristol Rhythm & Roots Music Festival and it was very busy. However, the other restaurants we visited had more professional servers and they were just as busy.

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Thank Gfreegirl
Conover, North Carolina, Usa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

The food was wonderfully prepared and presented. The staff took great attention to every detail. Try them!

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1 Thank Mark A
Bristol, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I love the pizza and the meatballs at Machiavelli's. This is not your average pizza place. This restaurant is great for date night, for a night out with friends, or to listen to your favorite local band. The food is always delicious too!

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Thank Melanie H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Machiavelli's has a great atmosphere, friendly staff, and excellent food. The Greek Salad is different, no lettuce, but really good. I always have one. The pizza is phenomenal. Try the jerk chicken pizza or the white pizza. Definitely my favorite Pizza in Bristol.

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Thank Chad B
Lake Worth, Florida
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband and I visited Machiavelli's because of the name. I'm a fan of The Prince and wanted to check out a restaurant that also appreciated fine literature. It isn't anything like what I expected! It's not snooty or pretentious, but casual and inviting. I had the Greek salad and was surprised to see that it had no lettuce. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 5th St, Bristol, TN 37620-5902
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 423-573-9955

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?