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Altruda's Italian Restaurant

125 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-4908
865-690-6144
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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I told my husband in no uncertain terms that we were eating at Altruda's last night. I had been thinking about their salad and garlic rolls all day. We go to Altruda's regularly - I'm addicted to their salad (is that fresh Mozzarella in there, along with a few chickpeas and cucumbers?), and he loves the rolls. I almost always... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Just can never say enough about this favorite place. Service is excellent. The food is so good. Paul or his crew always make me a special dish. Oh my its always so good. Gail gets her chicken dish that she loves. BUT NO MEAL IS COMPLETE UNLESS YOU HAVE THE ULTIMATE CANOLI'S. MAN THEY ARE SO AWESOME. Great place all... More 

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

Thank you very much for your great review about Altruda's. We love hearing from our loyal customers and thank you for your patronage over the years. At Altruda's our customers are our family and you are definitely part of that. I thank you for your kind words and I will be sure to pas them on to our great staff.... More 

Fredericksburg
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been eating at Altrudas for over 20 years. Unfortunately not much has changed. I ordered spaghetti and sausage. Although the order was plentiful, the sausage was very bland. The pasta was cooked very well but all in all the meal left me longing for the old days. I had the marinara sauce and thought it was pretty good.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Altruda's restaurant. Customer feedback is very important to us to continually maintain our high standards and I thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts. I do apologize for your experience and be rest assured I will be looking into this personally. Best regards, Paul More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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86 reviews 86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

the food was above average, the atmosphere was great for an intimate date night but the chairs were butt killers. so extremely uncomfortable. Next time I'll bring a pillow to sit on. They could really get some return customers if they spent some money on better chairs. Everyone I know that has been there says the same thing, great place... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review in regards to your recent visit to Altruda's. Customer feedback is very important to us and I will look into the chair issue immediately. I am glad you enjoyed your overall dining experience with us and please come see us again. Best regards, Paul More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were in town for a swim meet and visited Altruda's. Very friendly in booking large party. Service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive. Great place for kids. Food was very tasty and generous portions. Not family style but very few finished the entire entree. Salad and garlic knots come with dinner and are very good. We had fun... More 

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

Thank you very much for the great review of Altruda's. We love hearing from our customer's and I will be sure to pass on your comments to our staff. Please come see us again when you come back to Knoxville. All the best, Paul More 

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
9 helpful votes 9 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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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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Additional Information about Altruda's Italian Restaurant

Address: 125 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-4908
Phone Number: 865-690-6144
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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