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“Old Memphis Italian”

Pete & Sam's Restaurant
Ranked #341 of 1,437 Restaurants in Memphis
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hernando, Mississippi
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Old Memphis Italian”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

A Memphis institution. Pasta dishes and great old style atmosphere. Limited parking, but well worth it. I have never waited more than a few minutes to be seated. Waitstaff is very courteous and informed. I love the fettuccine alfredo. Get the grecian bread, its cheese toast. BYOB of wine, they have a corking fee, but reasonable.

Visited February 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very Good”
Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Very good. I ordered the fried ravioli with meat sauce along with clams with linguini in white sauce. Very good.

What I didn't care for was having cold bread brought to our table and not offering wine to go with dinner. Overall, I would recommend.

  • Visited April 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
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144 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Still Great after all these years!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I love to go to Pete and Sams for their paper thin crust pizzas!

Most people are not aware that they also specialize in their steaks and a great burger with grilled onions!

Visited February 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Super Restaurant”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

I have been eating at Pete & Sam's for over 50 years. I simply love their food and the family atmosphere. It's a landmark!!

Visited January 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“for those who appreciate authentic Italian food”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Still owned by the same family, now in the second generation for over 50 years. Don't go there looking for Flemings or Folks Folly but do go if you are looking for true quality Italian basics. You won't find better pasta dishes, creamed spinach and the house salad which is iceberg lettuce with a homemade oil and vinegar dressing is unsurpassed. Steak lovers wow at the quality and size of the Rib Eye.Truly the best BBQ pizza in Memphis. Their popularity is best witnessed by the large weekend crowds. Their prices and quantity are the most reasonable anywhere and the best perk is you can bring your own wine.

  • Visited February 2013
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