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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Tomato Head

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
12 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
+1 865-637-4067
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

877 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 874: English reviews
Ladera Ranch, California
Level Contributor
284 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

asked a wandering trailer in the market square and she said this place was recommended by the hotel. glad we stopped her. now it is recommended by us. the salads were incredible. all the food looked great by the way and the dessert also. the waitress said they were know for their fresh salads. two sizes, we got the smaller... More 

Thank Kathleen S
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was just okay and we were seated by the kitchen where of course there is a flow of employees coming out. The big turn off was when the waiter came to our table and said, "HOW CAN I HELP YOU?" That is a very unusual way for a server to greet customers. There was no hello, I'm ____,... More 

Thank honestworkerbee
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love fresh ingredients combined in unique ways, go to Tomato Head!! I'm a very picky pizza lover. Which is my way of saying if it's dropping in grease and drowning in cheese I do NOT want it. I like a tender, thin crust, crispy on the outside but not a cracker; homemade sauce that's not tomatoes paste; fresh... More 

Thank Kay R
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so pleased with the calzone! I had a calzone with Benton's Bacon, lamb sausage and the spinach and tomato pesto. Usually I try something new each time a go to a restaurant, but I always get the cazone (made just like this) eveytime I visit Tomato Head. I pair it with their house red blend. It's superb.

Thank Erin Brooke M
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times. I have never had anything I didn't like but each time I feel we have paid too much for what we have ordered. When in Market Square, we rarely stop here for this reason. When in the mood for their hummus, I usually buy it at the grocery store.

Thank Pacercyn
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love both locations of Tomato Head in Knoxville. My son rates their pizza as the best he's every had. I love the southwestern salad with chicken. Their desserts always look inviting (even though I don't need gluten free food, I'd still buy one because they look THAT good).

Thank Michele J
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch between Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Red River Gorge. Great pizza and salad, delicious burrito. Great service.

Thank mfinch76
Level Contributor
49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I'm in Knoxville on business, I usually have a meal at Tomato Head. This was probably my 5th or 6th time visiting. Foods always good, service is always good and it's a nice clean place, but just a little on the expensive side for what you get. I usually have the same thing every time I visit, which is... More 

Thank Bigrha11
Manassas, Virginia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New experience for me as a newcomer to Knoxville. Lunch sandwiches on bread from their own bakery & homemade hummus. Delicious! Service great -- food awesome -- atmosphere light & bright. This a must do for lunch!

Thank Pam B
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is awesome. Hummus is offered as a choice for the kids meal, which I loved! I like the taco bowl made with tofu. Very clean, nice staff.

Thank ShelbyJeanG

Travelers who viewed Tomato Head also viewed


Been to Tomato Head? 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Italian, American, Pizza, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-637-4067
We believe less processed food tastes better. Not only does it taste better, it's much healthier too. You'll notice this difference in our house made dressings and handcrafted pizzas, as well as in our colorful salads and sandwiches. Fresh produce from East Tennessee farmers like Hines Valley Farm, Mountain Meadows Farm and Colvin Family Farm is featured in our daily specials.

Well known for our vegan and vegetarian dishes, our menu has plenty for the carnivore. All of our proteins are nitrate/nitrite free, all natural and antibiotic free. Our house made lamb sausage is cooked in small batches to ensure freshness.

Our sister bakery, Flour Head Bakery, prepares all of the Tomato Head's desserts and breads (including gluten free!) Each morning. By using unbleached and unbromated King Arthur Flour, we create healthier and better tasting pizza dough and sandwich breads.

We also can easily accommodate your dietary needs. Whether it's a nut allergy, a preference for vegan fare or a gluten sensitivity, our staff will craft a dish to suit your tastes.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tomato Head and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
2 months ago
Greenville, South Carolina
1 month ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Tomato Head 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?