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Mauricio's Italian Restaurant

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232 N Peachtree Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-2549
19315282456
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A pleasant Monday night extended family dinner in Cookeville at Mauricios! Trip Advisor high rating brought us in. The refillable salad is fresh, cold and is dressed with really good Italian dressing. The focacia bread is unique and delicious. Our entrees were superb, including my Chicken Picatta with one of the best white wine lemon sauces I've ever tasted. Ribeye... More 

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Thank Kevin U
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for all your comments and I'm happy you enjoyed yourself except for the couple of set backs. I will personally check on the tomatoes and try and figure out what happened there and with the chicken Milanese. Just to let you know, we slice our tomatoes daily so they are fresh. We also use Roma tomatoes to give... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended by our hotel. We tried to go to a different place but they had equipment difficulties and were closed. We are so glad they were! This was delicious! Homemade red sauce with lots of garlic! Delicious homemade focaccia bread, and endless salad. I had the four cheese ravioli and tried both the white and red sauces.... More 

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Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your comments. I am really glad that you enjoyed yourself while you were here. I assume you were traveling since you were in a motel but I hope you get a chance to dine with us again in the future. Jeff and Tonya / Owners More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is good. BUT, two different times we have been told they could not seat us when there was no one waiting. Once was in the evening, they said they had a large group coming and they would not have the staff to serve us. Empty seats everywhere??? Second time we called over to see if we needed... More 

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Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I really appreciate all your comments. I am sorry that you had these issues. I would really like to know what days these were. Just to let you know about seating, we do mostly 90 percent by reservations. Even if we have open tables doesn't mean that the table is open. We may have a reservation for those tables within... More 

Crossville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While driving over to Cookeville we checked TripAdvisor for a place we had not previously tried. Mauricio's was our pick and we were not disappointed. Located in an old Victorian Home it was a very nice setting with Sinatra type music playing softly in the background. Charles our waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious. I had the... More 

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Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your comments and rating. We are so happy that you enjoyed your dinner as well as your service. I will be sure to let Charles know of your comments. We look forward to you visiting us again soon. Jeff and Tonya/Owners More 

Smithville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

This place is an excellent romantic setting with excellent food and service! The food food is specialized and fresh! The servers and staff want you happy so they are attentive and happy! Enjoy with a friend and you will be sure to go back!

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Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your comments and rating. We love to know that you enjoyed yourself and loved our restaurant. We look forward in seeing you soon. Jeff and Tonya /Owners More 

Fairfield Glade, United States
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We go there several times a year for birthday and anniversary dinners. We have to travel 40 miles one way but it is always worth it. I always get the sausage, peppers and angel hair pasta combination. The service is always great.

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Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate all your comments and glad that you visit us for your special occasions. We look forward to when you visit us again. Jeff and Tonya / Owners More 

Austin, Texas
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

It was a quiet Monday evening when we dined at Mauricio's on our way north. We were seated by ourselves in a small room, which had maybe half a dozen tables. The background music was '50s pop, not too loud. The calamari appetizer was hot and crisp. The house salad was very nice, with lots of olives and other Italian... More 

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Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We really appreciate all your comments and happy that you enjoyed yourself while dinning with us. I am sorry we don't offer a smaller portion of lasagna but its better to have a little more than not enough. You are always welcome to take it home and enjoy later. We look forward to your return. Jeff and Tonya / Owners More 

Conway, Arkansas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Our friends we were staying with took us to their favorite Italian Restaurant. Such a pretty place. Kinda our server was very attentive helping with our choices the restaurant was busy with a couple of large groups but it did not hinder our experience. I had the Italian sausage and peppers with fresh tomatoes over angel hair pasta(amazing). Hubby had... More 

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Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We really appreciate all your comments and we are happy that your friends brought you to Mauricio's. I am glad that you enjoyed yourself while dining with us and we look forward to the next time you are in town so you can visit us again...Jeff and Tonya /Owners More 

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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

The food, the atmosphere, the service...this restaurant is located inside of an old restored home. Surrounded by dim lighting and antique treasures, the atmosphere is fabulous for any type of occassion. Reservations recommended. Parking is a little difficult as it is on street parking but never had a problem. Off the beaten path of restaurant row...lovely experience every time we've... More 

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Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your rating and reviews. We are really happy that you enjoyed the atmosphere while dining with us. Guests like you are exactly why we are here and we look forward to your next visit with us. Jeff and Tonya / Owners More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Mauricios is one of our favorite places to go out for a date night. Excellence on every level and always leave happy. The filet they serve is very tender and cooked to order. The veggies they serve are typically perfectly cooked but tonight they were too crunchy for me but the tiramisu made up for that lol. Heavenly dessert!!!

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Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your comments. I am happy that you think of us as your favorite place to go for date night. I will look into the veggies to ensure they are always serving them correctly. Thank you for visiting us and we look forward in seeing you again. Jeff/Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $29
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 N Peachtree Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-2549
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: 19315282456
Description
The restaurant, formerly a residence, was built in 1910. It features hardwood floors, 14' ft ceilings, and 5 fine dining rooms, three with fireplaces. If you like good Italian food, old music from the 40's and 50's, and great atmosphere, come see us. Dress is casual and reservations are recommended on the weekends.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?