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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 - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    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
Good traditional Italian

I had heard good comments on this restaurant from friends, and then had the chance to try it. The food and service were both very good, and there is a good wine list as well. Excellent garlic rolls accompany your meal - some of the best!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
featherwings
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Tennessee
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Our friends had told us this was one of their favorite places to eat so we thought we would try it. It wasn't bad, it wasn't great. The atmosphere was a little forced but that was ok. The salad was very good but completely overdressed. Garlic rolls were good but tons of garlic on them. I've never seen that much... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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317 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We ate here with several couples recently. We have eaten her before and enjoyed it but this time something was different. The salad was soaked in dressing and dripping off the lettuce. My chicken was tart and very dry. The spaghetti sauce was bland. One person had spaghetti and meat balls but the meat balls had an odd flavor like... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at Altruda's. I am deeply sorry for any inconsistencies you experienced with your dinner and I can assure you I will be looking into them personally. We pride ourselves on the quality of the food that we serve and I hope you will come back and visit us again so that we may prove... More 

Pineville, Kentucky
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This restaurant is the place to visit in Knoxville if you are looking for authentic Italian. Not the run of the mill Olive Garden chain brand. We love to eat here whenever we are in town . Excellent food and service.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Altruda's. We truly appreciate you visiting us when in town and look forward to serving you again on your next visit. Than you for sharing. Sincerely, Paul More 

Knoxville, TN
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My husband and I have been going to Altruda's for years. We bring our daughter here too when it's not "Mommy/Daddy" night. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is cozy and inviting. The people are wonderful as well. Paul and Dan are always so friendly and always checking-in with their customers to be sure all is well. There is a... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your visit to Altruda's. We truly appreciate your continued patronage and kind words and I will be sure to pass them on to the staff. Looking for ward to see in you again on your next visit. Best regards, Paul More 

Corryton, Tennessee, United States
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I like to visit Altruda's on date night. It's just lovely- both food and atmosphere. We absolutely love love love the salad!

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

Thank you for your kind words and patronage of Altruda's. Looking forward to seeing you again on a future visit. Sincerely, Paul More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Altruda's is a wonderful local owned restaurant that my wife and I have been going to for 14 years the food is always fresh and the employees are always nice and most of the time the owner is there and always quick to say hi... recommend this restaurant highly for a true taste of Italy

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

Thank you for your continued patronage of Altruda's over the last 14 years. We consider our customer's part of our family and your kind words will certainly be passed on to the staff. Looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Altruda's. Best regards, Paul More 

Tennessee
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I had heard good comments on this restaurant from friends, and then had the chance to try it. The food and service were both very good, and there is a good wine list as well. Excellent garlic rolls accompany your meal - some of the best!

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

Thank you for taking your friends recommendation and welcome to the Altruda's family, we are very happy to have you. We are very elated to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and your kind words will certainly be shared with the staff. Please come back and see us again real soon. Sincerely, Paul More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is by far the best Italian restaurant in the Knoxville area. The service is always great. It is always nice to be greeted by Paul, the owner. My wife loves the cannoli for dessert. If you love garlic, the rolls are fabulous! This is a good place for families and an even better place for couples

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

Thank you very much for your kind words regarding Altruda's. It is always so nice to hear from our customers and I will be sure to pass on your comments to the staff. Have a great day and I look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Paul More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a great little Italian restaurant. My wife loved her Veal Marsala and I had a Red Snapper with lemon dish. They were excellent The salad was fresh and to order. The garlic rolls were sinful! My vodka gimlet was perfect! It was a very pleasant evening. Dan, our server, made sure we enjoyed everything.

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

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent visit to Altruda's. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your meal and I will be sure to pass on your very thoughtful words to Dan. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you again. Best regards, Paul Meyer More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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209 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The atmosphere, great service, delicious pasta dishes, and nicely seasoned sauces make dining at Altruda's a wonderful experience. But, in my humble opinion, it's the never ending salad bowl that takes the cake! This salad has some predictable ingredients as well as an excellent Italian dressing, but the addition of beets and garbanzo beans kicks it up several notches in... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the opportunity to share your kind words about Altruda's. We sincerely appreciate your patronage of the years and I am very happy to hear you love our never ending salad. Thank you for sharing and we look forward to serving you again on your next visit to Altruda's. Sincerely, Paul Meyer 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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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