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Altruda's Italian Restaurant

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125 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-4908
865-690-6144
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Altruda's is great Italian restaurant. Good atmosphere and good food. Price is little high for the portion that you get. Desserts was excellent.

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Thank Charlie J
General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and I will certainly pas on your comments to our staff. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you again on a future visit. Warm regards, Paul Meyer More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for Italian food. Great salad and bread. We had the Veal Marsalla and the Veal Parmigiana.....excellent!

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Thank LuAnne322
General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and patronage. Best regards, Paul Meyer More 

Knoxville, TN
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been visiting this wonderful establishment for over 23 years - always on our anniversary. Today, we had an unexpected night at home without the children, so we picked up take-out. Couldn't have made a better choice - Altruda's is always delicious!

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Thank MM8793
General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage of Altruda's. We sincerely appreciate your praises and I will certainly share your comments with the staff. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you on a future visit. Best regards, Paul Meyer More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visiting on recommendation of someone...I should have driven an hour to Crossville and went to Forte's for better food at a much better price. Service was good but we had to constantly wait for our table to be cleared, to ask for our bill...etc.. Once was enough. The bread plate of food I received for a whooping 21.00... More 

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Mount Vernon
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time here, but wow! I am in town with a large group, including a good number of my Italian relatives and my Nonna. I thought the fettucine alfredo was better than my Great-Grandfather's, and the only disappointment we had all night was that we thought the menu had tortoni and it was tortufi instead. Oh well.... More 

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General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Altruda's for your group dinner. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us and I will be passing on your comments to all our great staff. We appreciate your patronage and please come back and see us again when you are in town. Best regards, Paul Meyer More 

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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decor and restaurant itself- I like the ambiance they have created. Reminds me of Mama Melrose's restaurant at Disney World. However, seating as far as booth was kind of tight quarters. Staff- friendly and attentive. Food- the rolls and salad were delicious and could make a meal on their own. The main entrees - this was my first veal Parmesan... More 

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General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Altruda's. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and I will certainly pass on your kind words to our great staff. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future. Warm regards, Paul Meyer More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe this place would ever get a bad review! We lived in Knoxville for years and came here weekly! The rolls are homemade and delicious! Be sure to get lots of butter to dip them in while eating! The salad is amazing and the dressing is to die for! Luckily, they bottle it now so I always get a... More 

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General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and continued patronage of Altruda's. Words of praise from our loyal customers are what makes our job so special and I will certainly pass them on to our hard working staff. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you again on a future visit. Best regards, Paul Meyer More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I am from NJ, esten in hundreds of Italian restaurants in both NY & NJ. Only twice in my life have I been served a flawless veal piccata. Today was one of those two times. Veal was able to be cut with a fork, lemon butter wine sauce was executed with perfection and was not seperated. Other great dished we... More 

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General M, Manager at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and continued patronage of Altruda's. Reviews like yours are why we are so passionate about what we do and I will certainly be sharing them with the staff. We look forward tot he opportunity of serving you again in the future. Best regards, Paul Meyer More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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404 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Altruda's is a romantic, sort of quirky (in a good way), comfortable establishment in which to have dinner. The service is always good; I have been many times and find it consistent in quality, cleanliness, and deliciousness of food. There is not a bad dish in the place. Prepare to wait if you go on a weekend, but be assured... More 

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General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage of Altruda's. I am very happy to hear you recognize our hard working staff and I will certainly pass on your kind words to them. Thank you again for sharing. Sincerely, Paul Meyer More 

Kansas City
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We have found a bit of Italian heaven in Knoxville, Tennessee. Who knew? (Thanks Vic). Really cannot describe the garlic encrusted rolls dripping in garlic pieces and sauce, the subtle garlic salad with very tasty adds where ingredient upon ingredient surprises, or the Veal Marsala the way my peeps from the East Coast made, let alone Mario in Dubuque, Iowa.... More 

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Thank KCMaureen
General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for you excellent review of our establishment. I am so happy to hear we were able to make your night special and I will certainly pas on your comments to James. We look forward to the opportunity of having you as our guest on a future visit. Best regards, Paul Meyer More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-4908
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-690-6144

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?