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.


Is this your business?
8 5th St, Bristol, TN 37620-5902
+1 423-573-9955
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
Closed Now
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
8 5th St, Bristol, TN 37620-5902
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (88)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

The lasagne, breadsticks, salad and house Chianti was amazing! Meditterranean pizza was a favorite also. We came because the other place was too busy - so happy it happened. The service was good and attentive! Dishes cleared and drinks kept full. Go for sure! It...More

Thank CandyNh
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Great service, however the Italian wedding soup was Italian wedding chili, a dish I had not experienced or known of previously. Beer selection was OK, however a lack of stouts and 'dark' beers. The dining atmosphere is dark but improved over the last visit.

Thank Rufus M
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Stopped before a show at the Paramount (around the corner), quaint atmosphere and service was very good. Only complaint was the dinner salad was served before the app. Server was attentive and addressed any needs. Apps were Buffalo wings and bruschetta. Wings were plentiful, meaty...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

We had the meat lovers and the server had a great beer recommendation! It was great. I rank it up there with the best.

Thank Ezell H
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Service here is like being part of the family. Pizza is unique and full of flavor. Beers on tap include craft, local, domestic, and imported. Italian nachos. Yes.

Thank RiverLifeTN
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Came for lunch and it was nice and quiet. The food was great! The prices were very reasonable. Will definitely be back again!

Thank Christy O
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I love this place. The staff and owners are friendly and considerate. The food is great and they work with a happy attitude. They have live music on a lot of weekends and the feel and atmosphere is terrific. Two thumbs up!

Thank Steven R
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited Machiavelli's twice while we were staying with my son and family in Bristol. The first time was just with my husband. It was suggested by my son and we didn't know what to expect. We were in for a great surprise! We are...More

Thank SusieJ1953
Reviewed December 13, 2017

This is an interesting place. The Italian Sausage stuffed mushrooms were very good as was the Mediterranean Pasta. Not too garlicy so not heavy. The Lasagna was ok but not great. More likely a hangout for college students. Not dressy in any way. The waiter...More

Thank garyz2353
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

We didn't have one single waiter/waitress, but everyone checked on us and kept us up with drinks (btw I highly recommend the left hand milk stout nitro). I had a pizza and it was above and beyond what I expected...best pizza I've had!! The wife...More

Thank Jeremy M
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Bristol
Days Inn by Wyndham Bristol Parkway
150 reviews
.55 miles away
Budget Host Inn Bristol
7 reviews
.73 miles away
Econo Lodge Bristol
63 reviews
1.04 miles away
Rodeway Inn
2 reviews
1.56 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Blackbird Bakery
437 reviews
.19 miles away
J Frank
160 reviews
.25 miles away
181 reviews
.10 miles away
Burger Bar
252 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Birthplace of Country Music Museum
180 reviews
.14 miles away
Downtown State Street
203 reviews
.78 miles away
Benjamin Walls Gallery
38 reviews
.19 miles away
Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
25 reviews
.17 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Machiavelli's staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 5th St, Bristol, TN 37620-5902
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 423-573-9955
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