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“The best little secret in Chattanooga” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alleia

Alleia
Ranked #26 of 822 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Thoughts of opening an additional concept in the southside of chattanooga stirred in 2004. chef lindley wanted to explore true rustic italian, but incorporate regional flavor. exceptional ingredients imported from italy and quality produce delivered from local farms make this vision a reality. situated in chattanooga's rejuvenated southside neighborhood, alleia resides in the old harrington building. the fulfillment of chef daniel lindley's dream of offering simple, italian inspired cuisine opened its doors in april 2009. chef lindley's latest venture is a unique interpretation of rustic italian cuisine, using local ingredients to create an evolving menu. alleia boasts seven types of house made pasta and a custom brick oven that reaches 750 degrees for pizza making. remarkably designed by rodney simmons of revival studio, alleia captures the warmth and comfort of a traditional trattoria, while breaking new ground in present-day restaurant design. trimmed in 300 year old wood taken from the harrington building, the space can seat 150, including a striking communal table that seats 32. the porch at alleia marries the best of al fresco and indoor dining. featuring a generous wraparound banquette, climbing jasmine and views of lookout mountain, the porch provides reprieve from the bustle of the southside. please enjoy.
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“The best little secret in Chattanooga”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2011

The atmosphere is refreshing. Clever use of exposed brick and structural steel. The ambient lighting is subdued but ample.

The staff was friendly and knowledgable and were happy to point out things to do in and around Chattanooga.

The food was amazing! Their pork shoulder in particular is delicious.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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“Great place for Special Occasion(s)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2011

Alleia is probably the most unique restaurant in town. The atmosphere is splendid with nothing comparable in Chattanooga. The food is a contemporary spin off Italian with seasonal menu items such as grilled Romaine salad, peach salads, bone-in ribeye, salmon that was caught in the wild the day before, etc. We went for a special celebration, so don't go expecting to spend some money. We've taken several different groups of guests there, and some just don't like it... but in my opinion, it's a wonderful place to go for a special occasion.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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“Perfection, as always!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2011

We've dined at Alleia numerous times and never a misstep. Server tonight made brilliant suggestions, from wine to appetizer to main event, all spot on. Her knowledge of wine was impeccable (she's working to become a sommelier). Already have reservation for third week of June.

  • Visited May 2011
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“Overpriced for underpar food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2011

Last night was the second time that I have eaten at Alleia's. I wasn't happy the 1st time, but decided to give it a 2nd chance. Well, they struck out again. I had the Spaghettini with pancetta and Anjou pears which was so dry and stuck together..awful! The bruchetta with ricotta and honey was also a burned and served cold disappointment. Lousy food for big prices; I won't be back.

  • Visited February 2011
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“The Best Kept Secret in Chattanooga”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2011

That's undoubtedly what Chef Daniel intended when he opened his latest and arguably best creation in the heart of Chattanooga around the corner from the Choo Choo. We got seated after a few minutes wait due to our having to move reservations to later on a Friday night. The place was packed as it always is i hear. Nevertheless David was at his best as our server and balanced our table and several others like a ballet dancer. He was never far and always ready with the next dish when the current one was done. Everything was excellent but I confess I enjoyed the Gnocchi with oxtail and the pork shoulder with risotto the best. We literally had no room after stuffing ourselves with a few courses each for the gelato. Next time!

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