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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
Closed now
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    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:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is an excellent pitstop on the way to Gatlinburg. The menu has something for everyone. I enjoyed the chicken piccata. Very tasty. There was so many choices I know that next time I may try the philly sandwich or the margherita pizza. I have a picky kid and she enjoyed her meal.

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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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128 reviews 128 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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222 reviews 222 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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: Entertaining clients, Families with children
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?