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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Eggplant Parmesan

I particularly enjoyed the eggplant parmesan because it was thick cut and obviously fresh. As previous reviewers point out, the food is mildly seasoned, but I did not find it objectionably bland. The bread served was a very soft round loaf and I would personally prefer a crustier bread, but I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
nancy1755
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Florence, South Carolina
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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English first
Florence, South Carolina
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I particularly enjoyed the eggplant parmesan because it was thick cut and obviously fresh. As previous reviewers point out, the food is mildly seasoned, but I did not find it objectionably bland. The bread served was a very soft round loaf and I would personally prefer a crustier bread, but I would still go back again.

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Pace, Florida
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Ate here last week while visiting family in Knoxville. We placed a carry out order for an app of fried calamari and an entree of seafood ravioli to share. Staff we encountered when ordering and picking up were friendly and helpful. Calamari was fresh and crisp with a zesty tomato dipping sauce. The ravioli was filled with an assortment of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Best Western nearby and stopped here based on other reviews. I was traveling with my grandmother and she wanted seafood, and I was wanting some comfort food so we agreed on Puleo's. Server was quick and very friendly. We ordered the friend green tomatoes to start, which was probably mistake. We thought we were really hungry,... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The service was good but the food was not the best Italian I have had, it was more bland than most Italian places. would not go back

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was excited to try the place when I researched restaurants near my hotel, and the front desk staff were super excited to recommend this place. They gave me a coupon for free fried green tomatoes and 10% off my meal (check with your hotel to see if they offer coupons for local places). I sat in the bar area,... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've never had a bad experience at the Cedar Bluff location. I can't say much about the rest of the food but the shrimp and grits are the best I've ever had!!! I don't order anything else...its that good!!!

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Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Drew! We are so glad you LOVE our famous Shrimp & Grits! Hope to see you soon! More 

Conway
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Puleo's was somewhat a surprise. Didn't realize it was an Italian restaurant. The food was delicious, and the staff were kind enough to accommodate a large, walk-in group. Not only was the Italian fare great, so was the huge wedge salad--must've been the biggest head of lettuce ever seen, if what they served was only a wedge. Very reasonable prices,... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The food was fairly standard. The service was prompt. Reasonable value if you're looking for a quick meal for the family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Very good food, I got the fish tacos and they were excellent as were the onion straws. The service was great. It seemed very clean in there which I liked.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food is always great and the portions plentiful. Plus, the service is excellent and they do well in accommodating large parties.

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Additional Information about Puleo's Grille

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

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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, Doing business
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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