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8 5th St, Bristol, TN 37620-5902
+1 423-573-9955
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Rogersville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a pizza to go from this place once and thought it was good so we returned to have lunch there one day. Big mistake. The place didn't look like it had been cleaned properly in a very long time. Service was slow even though the place was nearly empty. We had to shoo the flies and fruit flies... More 

Thank PercyHawkins
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local and a celiac, it's so nice to be able to meet friends at an Italian restaurant and know that I can get a gluten-free pizza for dinner. Their gf pizzas are thin crust, very crispy, and tasty, and you can get any toppings you want. My husband has had other dishes there, and is never disappointed.

Thank Blackhollow1158
Meadows of Dan, Virginia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant with friends, not our choice. Atmosphere is great. Food was mediocre. I had the Mediterranean Pasta. I don't eat shrimp and asked if I could substitute chicken. That was no problem but when we went to pay the bill, they uncharged for the chicken! Shrimp is more expensive than chicken! I could have seen paying... More 

Thank RBH_12
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

You can't go wrong by stumbling into Machiavelli's for pizza and beer. The atmosphere is just right without being over-crowded by flatscreen everywhere. The beer selection is extensive and full of local craft beer options. Perfect for a guy's night out.

Thank James W
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

We have ordered many different pizzas and they have all been excellent. My mom loves their lasagna, she always eat every bite. Their spinach and artichoke is to die for.

Thank LINEA59
Asheville, North Carolina
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

I love all the choices of toppings for the pizzas. The salads are really good too. The trio of sauces you get with the breadsticks are all homemade and delicious! Best pizza in town. Cant wait to go back!

Thank Sheilaallen
Bristol, Virginia
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We've ate here numerous times and I can never remember to snap a few pictures so I waited to do my review until I had pictures cause we all love pictures. We start out with the bruschetta which is always great. And always get the prince pizza which is absolutely delicious and the closest to real Italian pizza in Bristol.... More 

Thank BristolTraveler15
Gray, Tennessee
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275 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

This past Thursday we met two other couples. We ordered the stuffed mushrooms the best I have had. I went with the Lasagna it was very good Carolyn ordered Chicken Alfredo also good for my salad with the recommendation of one of the others I tried the Mediterranean salad out standing. The only issue was the Sweet Tea it needs... More 

Thank J T
Bristol, Tennessee
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Good Italian food, and service the Pizza are done in a brick oven and there spaghetti and meatballs are out of this world

Thank ackysguy
Matawan, New Jersey
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We went during the Battle at Bristol so I wasn't concerned about service because I knew it was crazy. We got wings and they were without a doubt the worst wings I've ever had in my life. They had to be boiled or under cooked or something but my wife and I both ate one and stopped eating. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?