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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
Most recent review
Historic

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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McKinney, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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85 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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63 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Memphis, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Still one of the best pizzas in town. I always get take out although it is a drive to get here. It is worth it.

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Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Coletta's Italian Restaurant was recommended to us by a stranger we met while visiting the Stax Museum of American Soul. This neighborhood restaurant has friendly servers and good food. Because this restaurant is off the beaten path, it is suspected that it is frequented primarily by locals. If I were in the neighborhood I would not be opposed to returning... More 

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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: Italian

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