We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Italian Cafe & Deli

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4195 W US Highway 64, Murphy, NC 28906-8108
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 27: English reviews
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this restaurant more than a dozen times and it has always been top notch! I grew up eating my grandmother's homemade Italian food in Cleveland, OH where there are tons of Italian immigrants. This is the closest thing I could find to my grandmother's amazing cooking - ALL hand made pastas and pizza dough, all made from... More 

Thank Alan S
Murphy, North Carolina
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always enjoyed the food and the people here - the ambiance is a zero but look past that for some great, authentic Italian food

Thank vineyardcreek
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Italy ten times and have done my fair share of eating there. Know this: Piero (owner/chef) is the most talented chef in this town, and the only true, born and raised Italian chef for hundreds of miles. This presents a dilemma, because he and his wife Pietra have to consider the local clientele, which knows as much... More 

1 Thank Caesar C
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Terrible, I ordered a pie and salad to go..I got home to find the salad was only lettuce and I paid 5 bucks! I felt I got ripped off, so I called spoke with owner or Mgr and was simply told "we have to make money, it's not free" Way better pizza in downtown Murphy, save yourself time and writing... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Murphy, North Carolina
Level Contributor
130 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Use to be the best Pizza in Murphy but still right up there at the top. When they use to serve lunch this was one of my favorite places to eat lunch. True Italian food with the owners accent to go with it!

Thank Jim M
Murphy, North Carolina
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

A true Mom and Pop restaurant. The owners are so funny that you really get a meal and a show! Wed and Thurs are buy one, get one free pizza nights! Casual and homey!

Thank MargeyC
Hayesville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
119 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This place has the best pizza I have found in the four county area. They only sell one size pizza 18 inch. It is hand tossed upon order and it was delicious. The salad was just a basic lettuce and tomato with Italian dressing. The desserts are home made and my cannoli was wonderful. It is a little hard to... More 

1 Thank Howie28904
Level Contributor
24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Interesting place. The veal parm was tasty, but have had better. Some in our party had pizza and said it was good, but they used canned mushrooms.....what Italian place does that??? They give you one piece of bruschetta as an appetizer if you order a meal, and one roll with dinner.....but you can't have butter???? They tell you "use the... More 

1 Thank Weezer49
South Florida, Florida
Level Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Sausage done the correct way, sliced from link sausage, not ground. Thin crispy crust. Not the best italian food, sauce could be a tad bit sweeter for my tastes, but will eat here again.

Thank Pete S
Morganton, Georgia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The food is EXCELLENT! I have been eating here for at least 10 years. Wonderful people, Piero & Pietra. I have been here with several other people & have never heard a complaint.

Thank Pam P

Travelers who viewed Italian Cafe & Deli also viewed

Murphy, North Carolina Mountains
Murphy, North Carolina Mountains
Murphy, North Carolina Mountains
Murphy, North Carolina Mountains
Murphy, North Carolina Mountains
Murphy, North Carolina Mountains

Been to Italian Cafe & Deli? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4195 W US Highway 64, Murphy, NC 28906-8108
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Murphy
  • Phone Number: 828-837-1301

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Italian Cafe & Deli staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?