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Altruda's Italian Restaurant

125 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-4908
865-690-6144
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Ranked #118 of 945 Restaurants in Knoxville
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Courtice
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have been eating at Altruda's for over 20 years and it is hands down, bar none, my favorite place to eat in Knoxville. And that is saying alot as Knoxville has a million fantastic places to eat. But I have always gone crazy over the fried artichoke hearts, the amazing salad and my favorite entree, Pollo Melanzane. I have... More

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GM P, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Kathie, On behalf of myself and the entire staff at Altruda's we would like to thank you for your kind words. Our staff works extremely hard to ensure that our guests always receive superior food quality and service on each of their visits. Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards,... More

Knoxville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We have been eating at Altruda's for several years and have never had a bad meal. Paul, the owner, is almost always present and goes out of his way to make you feel welcomed. He also is great at offering suggestions if you just can't decide which dish you want. Even if I'm not overly hungry, I love to go... More

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GM P, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

On behalf of myself and the entire staff at Altruda's we would like to thank you for your extremely kind words about our restaurant. Our great customer's have always been the centerpiece of what makes Altruda's special for so many people and I will be sure to share this review with the staff. We look forward to seeing you again... More

Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Our expectations for Italian were set up in 3 other cities we have lived in. But that does not mean this 4 star review found Altruda's wanting for any single reason. Paul, the owner, is very friendly and some of his help is also very friendly. Other servers, not so much. Our most recent visit was just in the last... More

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GM P, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your time in sharing your experience and thoughts about our restaurant. Feedback from our customers is very important to us and helps us continually strive for perfection. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Altruda's! Sincerely, Paul More

Morristown, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Wish the food had been half as good as the service. The only thing we enjoyed was the dinner rolls. We all left with food on our plates...and not because of the portion size or that we were full. The marinara sauce was bland and chunky. My husband had a puddle of water underneath his spaghetti "ball". It was all... More

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GM P, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so disappointed to hear that you were so dissatisfied with our restaurant and that our rating for your experience is so low. It is truly our goal to impress each guest with our service, food, and overall Altruda's experience as we have been doing for over 25 years. Thank you for taking the time to share this review... More

Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Really love this place. Not many restaurants can touch this place and its because the food is special but what is really special is the way Paul the owner treats his guests. He always makes you feel special I let Paul create a speciality for me every time. Love the food. Oh the canolis are amazing and a special treat.... More

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Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Nice, homey atmosphere for our dinner with a friend (who recommended it)--we wanted to go to a local place in west Knoxville. I had a delicious Pollo Florentine, and the other two had very good entrees, Pollo Amanda (can't think of the other one)--they loved theirs also. I didn't see any salads on the menu (but many appetizers). So we... More

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Goliad, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Two words. Garlic rolls. They are like nothing else. The rolls alone have drawn us in time and time again. I can't say enough about this place. If you're looking for a classy Italian place, warm ambiance, awesome food, this is it.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My husband and I searched out a restaurant to celebrate my birthday at, and decided on Altrudas Italian in Knoxville. We didn't want an Olive Garden experience, and did a little research to find a place with excellent food and great ambience. WE FOUND IT!! The first thing that was a stand-out was the really great service! Our server was... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This place is absolutely delicious. The atmosphere is very cozy and the food is all made to order and delicious. They will accomodate any menu requests that they can. The bread and salad are ridiculously delicious and fresh...Eggplant nicole with marinara is my favorite...YUM!

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knoxville
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Husband and I came here for an early Valentine's dinner date and we were pleased. We were seated immediately and greeted by numerous wait staff as we walked to our table. Our waitress was extremely friendly. We loved the salad as we waited for our meals, there was a little too much Italian dressing--don't dig to the bottom. We had... More

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