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Altruda's Italian Restaurant

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125 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-4908
865-690-6144
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner in Knoxville

Older in a good way, great atmosphere, cozy, staff was very friendly and experienced. Old school salad with beets! You either love 'em or hate 'em. I loved it. Four Cheese Baked Ziti was excellent. The Stuffed Mushroom appetizer was just okay. Overall, very good. I'll be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
John S
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Fishers, United States
via mobile
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Fishers, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Older in a good way, great atmosphere, cozy, staff was very friendly and experienced. Old school salad with beets! You either love 'em or hate 'em. I loved it. Four Cheese Baked Ziti was excellent. The Stuffed Mushroom appetizer was just okay. Overall, very good. I'll be back.

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Thank John S
General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Altruda's. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and I will certainly be passing on your comments to our staff. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you again on your next visit to Altruda's. Sincerely, Paul More 

Level Contributor
58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice friendly elegant service. Quiet. Romantic setting. All food we've had there has been top of the line. Love the bread and dipping in the seasoned olive oil. Like the way there are several small rooms for intimate dining. Clean. Nicely decorated

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General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words regarding your visit to Altruda's. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything we have to offer and I will certainly be passing on your comments to our staff. It was our great pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you on a future visit. Sincerely, Paul More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

The menu looked great, inside was interesting. Nicely decorated except for the Coke machines in the hall? We are new to the area, so we tried an appetizer, dinner and dessert. The salad came almost immediately after ordering. As I was serving the family style salad, the appetizer arrived. We started digging into the appetizer and no more than 2... More 

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General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Altruda's. I do apologize for the timing of your meal and I appreciate you bringing this to my attention. We pride ourselves on the overall dining experience we give our guests and I can assure you this was an isolated incident. I hope you will choose to visit us again in the future... More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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492 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I get the same thing every time I come here....Pollo al Limone, Sliced chicken breast, dipped in egg batter and sauteed in butter, lemon, and white wine. There salad is excellent and IF you like lots of butter and garlic you'll love their rolls because the are "swimming" in it!!! Service is always good but sometimes on the weekends you... More 

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1 Thank CRLoveToTravel
General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us on your trip to Knoxville. I sincerely appreciate your kind words and I will definitely pass them on to our hard working kitchen staff. I am so happy to hear we were able to once again meet and exceed your expectations and we look forward to serving you again on a future visit. Sincerely, Paul... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We went to Altruda's to celebrate a birthday and we were not disappointed with the service or the food. We also introduced another couple to this dinning venue. They said that they have found a new best place to eat. We have been going there for over 30 years and always have had a great time. The waiter was very... More 

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General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your special day with us. We are so lucky to be part of so many people's special occasions over the years. I will certainly be passing on your great comments to our staff and we look forward to serving you again on your next visit. Best regards, Paul More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

I go to altrudas whenever I'm in the area. I live in Michigan but travel to the smoky mountains yearly. The best thing about this restaurant is the salad and rolls. Loaded with garlic in a way that works extremely well. It is so delicious and there is nothing like it anywhere I have traveled. So of you love garlic... More 

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1 Thank Mark V
General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for continued patronage to Altruda's over the years. We are so happy to hear you enjoy our unique garlic rolls and salad so much and I will certainly be passing on your kind words to the staff. We look forward to serving you again next year. Sincerely, Paul More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

As a kid my best friends parents would take us to Altrudas nearly every Sunday after church. I've been a few times off and on since, but probably haven't been in the restaurant in 7+ years. My fiancé and I just booked our honeymoon in Italy so I figured what better way to spice up a Monday than to go... More 

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General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to come back to Altruda's after all this time. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we were able to bring back some memories of your childhood. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future. Sincerely, Paul More 

Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Again, we love holes in walls and this one has been stuck in an evolved shopping center for decades. No need to change. They have it figured out, with the same owner for the entire time in business. This is his life every evening and he is a gem too. Tough taskmaster, but very welcoming and grateful for his guests.... More 

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General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage of Altruda's over the years. I am so happy to hear we have been a part of your life for so long and I will certainly be passing on your kind words to our staff. We look forward to serving you again on your next visit. Best regards, Paul More 

West Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Altruda's Italian Restaurant is a "special occasions" dinner my family has enjoyed for many years celebrating Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, and Mom and Dad's night out. Book your table early for any holiday as seating is very limited and wait times can be a game changer.

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General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for your great review. I am so happy to hear we have played a part in your special occasions over the years. We truly appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the near future. Sincerely, Paul More 

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Excellent Italian food! I love the lasagna! Salad with house dressing and homemade garlic rolls! Yummo! Service is superb as well! Try the cannoli, big enough to share!

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General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your birthday at Altruda's and for your kind words. We sincerely appreciate you choosing us for your special day and I hope it was wonderful. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you again on a future visit. Sincerely, Altruda's More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-4908
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-690-6144

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?