We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Altruda's Italian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
125 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-4908
865-690-6144
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 124 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 16
    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
    4.5 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
,
Tennessee
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
Add Photo

124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tennessee
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenville, South Carolina
Level Contributor
61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We've been going here for years. The owner usually greets you at the door. The food and service are fantastic. Love the salad (free refills)! The Snapper al Limone is to die for. The Scallops Florentine and Vitello Canzanese are close seconds. My go to Knoxville Italian place!

Was this review helpful? Yes
GM P, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words regarding Altruda's. We truly appreciate your patronage over the years and sincerely thank you for making us your go-to spot for Italian in West Knoxville. We look forward to the opportunity of serving your again in the future. Sincerely, Paul Meyer More 

Maryville
Level Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had the opportunity to have dinner at Altruda's recently with some out of town guests and although the service was great we were very disappointed in the quality of the food. Mushy pasta at an Italian restaurant is a huge no no, it really spoils the meal. It would be one thing if just one dish had a problem... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
GM P, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Altruda's. I sincerely apologize for any inconsistency with your dinner and I will certainly be looking into this. We truly appreciate your patronage and please come see me personally on your next visit. Best regards, Paul More 

Bellport, New York, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Simply the ABSOLUTE BEST Italian Food in all of Tennessee! The most authentic and delicious dishes coupled with the friendliest staff, from Paul the owner to the bus staff. A great experience at a fair price. Having lived in New York most of our lives, we thought we would miss the best of the best in Italian food restaurant...then we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
GM P, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Bob for your continued patronage of Altruda's. We sincerely appreciate your kind words and I will be sure to pass them on to the staff. Looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Sincerely, Paul More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Level Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Travelers who viewed Altruda's Italian Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Altruda's Italian Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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, Entertaining clients, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Altruda's Italian Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?