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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sunday evening dinner

This is my wife's favorite restaurant because of the unlimited salad and garlic rolls. We had the fried artichoke hearts for an appetizer and they were very good. The artichokes were battered and deep fried and accompanied by garlic butter.we had the egg plant Nicole, scallops florentine, scampi... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Kyojin42
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Morristown, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Morristown, Tennessee
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is my wife's favorite restaurant because of the unlimited salad and garlic rolls. We had the fried artichoke hearts for an appetizer and they were very good. The artichokes were battered and deep fried and accompanied by garlic butter.we had the egg plant Nicole, scallops florentine, scampi Alfredo and chicken Parmesan.

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

Thank you very much for your very kind words regarding your recent visit to Altruda's. Your patronage over the years is greatly appreciated and we are very happy to think of you and your wife as part of the Altruda's family. Looking forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Paul More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband and I have been eating here for 24 years!! It's one of our favorite restaurants in Knoxville!!

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

Thank you April for your great words regarding Altruda's. We truly appreciate your patronage and kind words and I will be sure to pas them on to the staff. Looking forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Paul More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We have been eating at Altruda's since moving to Knoxville in 2005. It is the best Italian restaurant in town. The staff is kind and caring and Paul is what makes it happen, day in and day out. He knows his regular customers by name and greets them. We usually do the take-out because of time issues but this last... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding you recent visit to Altruda's. Your kind words are much appreciated and I will be sure to pass them on to the great staff over here. WE truly appreciate your patronage over the years and I thank you for sharing your experience. Best regards, Paul More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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

Thank you Terri for taking the time to share your experience at Altruda's. Thank you so much for making us your choice for Italian dining in Knoxville and I truly appreciate your patronage over the years. I look forward to seeing you again real soon. Best regards, Paul More 

Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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
Top Contributor
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
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
Top Contributor
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
Contributor
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
Contributor
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 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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