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“Huge disappointment”
Review of Alleia

Ranked #22 of 864 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed July 30, 2009

I pretty much echo what the poster foodfriendly said. Everything we had was cooked badly, overpriced, bad service. The pizza is featured on their website home page, but the pizza is terrible. And it was delivered to our table barely lukewarm. The interior is nice, but I go for the food, not the looks of the place.

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3  Thank BillVol
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

I went to Alleia for a 9:30pm dinner reservation last week. I have been to St. John's and Meeting Place and this has the same great quality food, but a really fun atmosphere. The decor is beautiful, something very unique to Chattanooga. We had four people at dinner and all had appetizers,entree and dessert. Our favorite was the special Pork Shank with Peaches and Corn Risotto, and the Free Form Duck Ravioli. DELICIOUS! I'm still craving that duck ravioli and I don't even like duck. We went to St. John's the next night, and said out of everything the Pork Shank was the most memorable out of both restaurants.
Fantastic service, great music. We are definitely going back!

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3  Thank Foodie1278
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Reviewed May 16, 2009

Took my folks there for Mother's Day. Four of us went, each ordered something different. My dad had spaghettini, so bad he left half on his plate, (something he NEVER has done). My mom had conchagel( a shell dish). It was so undercooked it was hard and chewy. Three bites, and the rest went home to feed the dogs. I had raviolis. They were so flat as to have nearly nothing in them, and were served barely warm. My husband had a pizza, which he said was acceptable, but nothing he would return for to have again. A coke is $4.00, and was served with 3 dime-sized pieces of ice (we finally asked for a glass of ice). There are no salt shakers on the table. If you ask, the server will come salt your food, and then quickly run away with the salt shaker. The room we were in was very noisy, even with only 3 tables full. (No accoustics?) I will say the waitress was very pleasant and attentive, but nothing would ever lure me back there again. I could not , in good conscience, ever recommend this restaurant .The food simply was NOT good.

7  Thank foodfriendly
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Reviewed December 21, 2012
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1  Thank Jo E
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