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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

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Love the half carafes

Salads and rolls are delicious...spaghetti is average. My friend thinks we could have made the entrees at home...

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Jessica R
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My wife and I travel extensively. We have eaten in restaurants all over the US and by far, Altruda's offers the best food quality anywhere. It is worth the trip to Knoxville, even if you are visiting Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Don't miss it!

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your kind words. I am truly humbled and will certainly be passing on your comments to the staff. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future. Best regards, Paul More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Best Italian food in Knoxville! We celebrated my pre-graduation dinner at Altruda's and as always, we were thoroughly impressed! Paul and his staff never fail to impress us. Brian our waiter was fantastic and dinner was phenomenal. The food was delicious and the garlic rolls were a huge hit! We had a number of family members visiting from out of... More 

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

Thank you Lauren for your kind words about Altruda's. We truly appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Paul More 

Maryville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This my family's favorite restaurant! Every time one of us has a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion, this is the restaurant every one of us always chooses to go to. We have been dining here for over 15 years. My favorite is the scampi pellino. The salad and the bread are never-ending and the best around. The best staff! I... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind words and continued patronage. I am so very happy to hear how much you and your family enjoy coming to our restaurant and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our staff. I look forward to seeing you again real soon. Sincerely, Paul More 

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125 reviews 125 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We have been to Altruda's many times and the food is consistently good. We love the atmosphere and sitting in the intimate booths. Makes us feel like we are back in Italy. Nice for a romantic, special night out. After ordering a carafe of wine, our server brought us a bowl of unlimited salad and warm rolls swimming in garlic... More 

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

Thank you for your continued support of Altruda's over the years. We truly appreciate your kind words and I will be sure to pass them on to the staff. Our customers are our family and we look forward to seeing you again on a future visit. Sincerely, Paul More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We moved to Knoxville 3 years ago, and Altruda's quickly became our family's favorite Italian eatery. The Old World interior is welcoming and comfortable, and the staff is friendly and attentive, but the food is what we go for. Love the salad and garlic rolls! If you want dark leaf lettuce, buy a bag of the stuff at the grocery... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind words about our restaurant. I am very happy to hear you have made Altruda's your go-to place for family dining in Knoxville. Looking forward to serving you again in the future. Sincerely, Paul More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Salads and rolls are delicious...spaghetti is average. My friend thinks we could have made the entrees at home...

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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 customer feedback and I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your wine, salad and rolls. I do apologize you did not enjoy your entrees as much and please speak to me personally during your next trip and I will make sure you leave satisfied.... More 

Morristown, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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