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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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Today
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Most recent review
Well worth the visit

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,

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Gus B
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Massachusetts
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
Top Contributor
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Janesville, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Stayed at La Quinta and Puelo's was across the street. We received a coupon from the registration clerk so we tried it. The service was OK and the food was good. Tried the fried green tomatoes recommended by another reviewer. I liked the tomatoes but really liked the grits and gravy that came with them. I also tried the shrimp... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Puleo's operates several restaurants in East Tennessee. I usually go to the one off I-40 at Strawberry Plains Pike. The food is excellent - lasagna is delicious - the service is very good and the value is hard to beat. You can have a very good sit-down meal for $20 and feel you've done well for yourself.

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Middlesboro
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went out to dinner after shopping all day, server was new and very slow. Food was ok, nothing special. I can see why restraurant was almost empty.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Two things that you must try here are the shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes. Really all of the food choices are good. I had them cater a wedding and everyone that came loved the food. Good solid unique restaurant.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?