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Puleo's Grille

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260 North Peters Road, I-40 @ Exit 378 at Cedar Bluff, Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 691-1960
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unique Southern Eating in Knoxville

My wife and I left an activity after church. We were looking for a good place for dinner. I wanted Italian specifically. After several options, we decided on Puleo’s Grille because of its diverse meal selection. Puleo’s Grille showcases several awards of excellence: “Best Overall Restaurant and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
DrGreen2009
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went to eat here after a long drive heading to Florida. Huge menu selection...staff was excellent! They made sure our food was prepared the way we liked it. Food was great! Would definitely go back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I had dinner here last night. My favorite meal is their prime rib with the mashed sweet potatoes. They are always very good. I sat at the bar watching the NCAA basketball tournament game. The service from the bartender (Kelly) was excellent.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My wife and I left an activity after church. We were looking for a good place for dinner. I wanted Italian specifically. After several options, we decided on Puleo’s Grille because of its diverse meal selection. Puleo’s Grille showcases several awards of excellence: “Best Overall Restaurant and Best New Restaurant honors in East & Middle Tennessee.” Yet, I know that... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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116 reviews 116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

huge menu selection for whatever mood you may be in. Large portions and the food is always good but never just over the top great. Always a good place to go when you want good comfort food. I love the turkey dinner. I like how the staff does not rush you through to flip a table like most places do... More 

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Massachusetts
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170 reviews 170 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What a treat. The food here is great and the service was very nice. Jennifer is pleasant, knowledgeable, and attentive. The chicken parmesan was crisp, and the Nona's sauce was tasty on the rigatoni. The happy hour price reduction on the wine was an added benefit,

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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208 reviews 208 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Puleo's has been a consistently good place to eat since they first opened in Knoxville several years ago. You can count on a good meal and good service. Their shrimp and grits is the best I have eaten in any restaurant, including the ones in South Carolina low country.

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Valparaiso, Fl
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73 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We ate at this restaurant at the recomendation of the nice attendant at one of the nearby Marriott properties. I hadn't had steak fora a while and this restaurant seemed to specialize in meet. i wasn't desapointed.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went here for a Birthday celebration. I called to make reservations and spent al least 5 minutes on the phone, but when we arrived they had no record of the reservations. Didn't matter because they were not busy and we could be seated right away. The food was OK and the service was a bit slow.

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Valparaiso, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had never been to any of the locations in this Southern chain. Our hotel recommended it, and since it was fairly close and we were tired, we gave it a shot. We were really glad we did. This was described as a little above Applebys (I haven't been in one of these for years, and then it wasn't by... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Food was terrible......I don't get it....this is not Italian. Food was mediocre at best and the bar drinks were awful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 260 North Peters Road, I-40 @ Exit 378 at Cedar Bluff, Knoxville, TN 37923
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: (865) 691-1960

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?