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Savelli's Italian Restaurant

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3055 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 521-9085
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Birthday party for me

Three of us arrived at 5pm. We were the only ones in this very small establishment. The service is extremely poor. It took some time for them to acknowledge us and then We were greeted by the server and a four year old child. At least 45 min later, our food arrived. The food was really tasty and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Sheila B
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Knoxville, Tennessee
via mobile
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91 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to this small, family owned restaurant for years without complaint. Well, apparently 3 weeks ago they stopped taking credit cards or debit cards but have not made an effort to inform customers. We made a reservation for 6 and showed up. NOBODY ever informed us of the new policy. The waitress, the person who took the... More 

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1 Thank sandytntn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We went last night for a New Year's Eve dinner and as usual everything was wonderful. We had four different dishes, the Chilean Sea Bass ,Grouper Piccata, Mahi Mahi and the Wild Mushroom Raviolis were all excellent choices. Oh the and the desserts yum yum yum . So make sure to get your reservations and enjoy !!!

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Thank Ben W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This place has never disappointed us. We love the Italian dishes plus the seafood never disappoints. The filet steak is as great as any you will find in town The food is always great and so is the service. It's our go to Italian place.

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Thank Steve S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Quant little hole in the wall off the main strip. Intimate setting and little personal touches throughout (tealights, commemorative labels on wine bottles, single roses on every table, etc.) A sheer curtain seperates tables and patio light gives just enough glow. Food was great and made to order with a great selection. Will go again!

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Thank StaceyDunn
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

My grandmother invited me to tag along to this place for lunch with her and several of her friends, about ten in total. Neither of us had been before and didn't really know what to expect. The building is a tiny, cramped up, run down place which was not the least bit of a problem to me until we sat... More 

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1 Thank Ariel C
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

This place has great food. The meat lasagna is meaty with ground beef and sausage it is delicious and filling. Last night I got the steak special and I can say it is one of the best steaks I have ever had. The herb crust was so flavorful. The potatoes and gravy were a real compliment to the dish.

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1 Thank Bryan H
Knoxville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

If you are old enough, you know that "campy" means funky, fun, off the wall...and Savelli's is this. Not in the swishiest area, not the newest decor (but nice and interesting things to look at), almost no parking, and hard to get a reservation...because----the food is really good! Service can be slow, but this is a family-owned place, family recipes,... More 

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1 Thank L8plane
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Arrived at 8:20 for our 8:30 reservation. Was immediately greeted and told some tables would be opening up shortly. 35 minutes later we were still sitting on the small bench and after a look around at the tables myself, not one of them had the check on the table. It was obvious we weren't getting sat for at least another... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca L
E. TN
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Savelli's has its following and this review will do nothing to change that. But newcomers should be cautioned. The food is very tasty but the restaurant is small, cramped, run down, and in a sketchy part of town. But the biggest problem is that the price is not consistent with the experience or the food prep. One of the specialties... More 

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2 Thank GrampyW
Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Three of us arrived at 5pm. We were the only ones in this very small establishment. The service is extremely poor. It took some time for them to acknowledge us and then We were greeted by the server and a four year old child. At least 45 min later, our food arrived. The food was really tasty and hot and... More 

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Thank Sheila B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3055 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: (865) 521-9085

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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