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Coletta's Italian Restaurant

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1063 S Parkway E, Memphis, TN 38106-4745
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
For the memory

Have not eaten at Coletta's in 45 years. Yes that's right; 45 years. I remembered it was the first place to have BBQ pizza and it was delicious! Well, on a road trip we decided to go for a visit to see if it was still good. I was really disappointed. The place was a little dumpy looking. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Spring, Tx
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English first
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family has been coming to Colettas for 65 years. It's a comfortable atmosphere with the best pizza you could ever have. There homemade Italian dressing is also a must!

Thank PCrossP
Washington DC
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Memphis isn't known for their pizza and this place doesn't help. This place boasts that it has served Elvis Presley and it is home of the original Memphis BBQ pizza. Home of the Original BBQ pizza I had to try it. Awful. it was a deep dish pizza where the crust tasted like cardboard (old, dry and stale) and pizza... More 

Thank Jojo C
Spring, Tx
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118 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Have not eaten at Coletta's in 45 years. Yes that's right; 45 years. I remembered it was the first place to have BBQ pizza and it was delicious! Well, on a road trip we decided to go for a visit to see if it was still good. I was really disappointed. The place was a little dumpy looking. The pizza... More 

Thank travelmom077
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Although we no longer live in Memphis our favorite date place for dinner was to have the large barbeque pizza with the house salad and home made 1000 island dressing. Although they have moved from their summer avenue location now on Appling Road their food is still the same.Bon Appitite

Thank Bob G
Jackson, Tennessee
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I had the Chicken Parmesan at Coletta's. It was good food and just about enough to satisfy my hunger. It's an old establishment, but was clean. I would rate as 3.5 stars. It was kind of neat to eat where Elvis ate. A good one time experience for an out of towner.

Thank wbrigance
McKinney, Texas
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116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This place has been around since 1922 or so the nice lady at the register told me. One of our party said she was a Coletta herself. Priscella Presley was even in a couple of weeks back. Good food with an old dark environment. It is in a part of town that begs to be avoided after dark.

Thank JRH-McTX
carrollton TX, United States
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Been eating at this restaurant for decades, and I've finally had my fill with surly service, filth, and on my LAST visit, bad food. The last two occasions I've visited we had the misfortune of having the same inept waitress. And she basically insulted our choice of items, and when I informed management of this, they seemed shocked but mystified... More 

Thank Michael D
Santa Rosa, California
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218 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My first experience eating at Coletta's was way back when my husband and I started dating. We ate there often, always in the Blue Room. I loved their lasagna, fried ravioli and BBQ pizza. Most recently, I went for lunch with business associates. The BBQ pizza is still the best I've ever eaten! This time we ate in the Elvis... More 

Thank Pat B
Panama City, Florida
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175 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My parents loved Coletta's so much that they had their wedding rehearsal dinner there, in the blue room in the back. So, when I was on a recent trip with my own family to Memphis, I decided we would have to stop there for dinner. I was not disappointed. It was good, solid, tasty Italian food. We were not adventurous:... More 

2 Thank tfuder
Mansfield, Texas
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47 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Coletta's is a Memphis landmark, a monument to the old Italian families who helped make Memphis a special place many years ago. The food is well crafted old school red gravy Italian with a touch of Memphis soul in it. Don't expect high faultin' fancy Italian fare, this is spaghetti and meat sauce and sausage. While some may dismiss the... More 

2 Thank Texzilla H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1063 S Parkway E, Memphis, TN 38106-4745
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: 901-948-7652

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian


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