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1063 S Parkway E, Memphis, TN 38106-4745
901-948-7652
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Jackson, Tennessee
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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

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Jackson, Tennessee
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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.

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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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.

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carrollton TX, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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Memphis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

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Panama City, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 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 

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Mansfield, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you love bbq and pizza, Coletta's has the best of both worlds. Their bbq pizza is loaded with bbq and is very tasty. We lived in Memphis over 30 years ago and this was one of our favorite places to go eat. And I say this a Chicago boy who really loves Chicago pan pizza! I went back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

In town for USA Fencing's March NAC tournament. Found excellent Italian food at Coletta's. The lasagna was one of the best that I have tasted, light and flavorful. Chicken parmigiana was very good as well. The younger members of our group enjoyed pizza. Portions are good-sized and served promptly. Lots of Elvis memorabilia. Our party sat at Elvis' favorite table.... More 

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Clinton, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Elvis Presley ate here. There is even a room where he ate dedicated to him. They are the inventors of the bbque pizza [not my thing] but--they are also one of the two best places [the other being Dino's] in all of Memphis to get your fill of great spaghetti and meatballs. I am not kidding! You would think that... More 

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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