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106 Tennessee Ave S, Cowan, TN 37318
(931) 962-3380
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Our "many" experiences at the Sernicola's restaurant...................

Sernicola's is a true Italian food restaurant, owned by Italians, operated by Italians and to take it one step further, they are all family. The food which is mostly prepared by one daughter is simply excellent, be sure to try any of their soups, her sister prepares the deserts which are also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Larry W
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Monteagle, Tennessee
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Monteagle, Tennessee
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Sernicola's is a true Italian food restaurant, owned by Italians, operated by Italians and to take it one step further, they are all family. The food which is mostly prepared by one daughter is simply excellent, be sure to try any of their soups, her sister prepares the deserts which are also excellent. The pizzas are out of sight, the... More 

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Manchester, Tennessee, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

No way to run a business, out of food at 6:30 when they close at 8:30!!!! Drive 40 miles only to not be seated! Won't make that mistake again! They lost a regular!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I cannot begin to tell you just how wonderful the food is that this little restaurant serves. The portions are huge ( you better split a dish) the quality of the food is fantastic, the service is good and I cannot wait to go back next year when I will bein the area again. I highly recommend!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A very nice Italian restaurant. Great food (very tasty, healthy portions, well prepared & presented) and timely service. Semicola is located in the quaint little town of Cowan (there is a stop light, but still, don't blink. You'll miss the town). It's a short drive from Chattanooga and makes for a nice afternoon if you take the back roads to... More 

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Cowan, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

well decorated, but food is mediocre at best, pizza was burned but we did eat it. salad bar was good but buffet was too much carbs for anyone watching their calories. would not recommend.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Excellent and surprising to find a restaurant this good in a very small town. Service was adequate but not impressive. Bbut the food was excellent, abundant and a great value.

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Fayetteville, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I would call this a "best kept secret" except Sernicola's is no secret within 150 miles of the restaurant. This was our first experience here...having meant to visit many times before but not anxious to drive the 40 miles each way to get there. Well...the drive is beautiful and you could double the miles, and we would still go back.... More 

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Oh so delicious. Italian is there specialty, pasta, pizza and a terrific tomato soup. Even our 13 yr loves this. The pizza is the best in the area. It does take awhile but well worth the wait. The desserts are beautiful and taste as good as they look. They are also BIG Portions, so only get one and share.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This place is small but packs a punch. Food is homemade Italian recipes and the salad bar is awesome even though it's small in size as we'll, they use fresh local veggies. Worth any wait to get in. It is decorated as if your sitting in an outside ally in Italy.

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Sewanee, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We are frequent guests of this restaurant. Why? The pizza is superb. The other menu items are fresh and tasty. The buffet at lunch is an excellent value, and the staff is warm and friendly. When you consider this restaurant is tucked in tiny Cowan, TN it is even harder to believe. We love Sernicola's and so do many of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 Tennessee Ave S, Cowan, TN 37318
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cowan
  • Phone Number: (931) 962-3380

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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