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8 5th St, Bristol, TN 37620-5902
+1 423-573-9955
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
8 5th St, Bristol, TN 37620-5902
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress was adorable. Super friendly and knowledgeable. The food was great. Great Italian cuisine.

Thank Jd B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Machiavelli's on several occasions in the past few months. It is an popular restaurant in downtown Bristol. The food is amazing! I have had the pasta and shrimp, several interesting and yummy pizzas, and a few appetizers. They were all excellent....More

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got the meat lovers pizza -- yum!!! and a glass of wine.. I never eat 3 pieces of pizza - always stop at 2 until here! It was just delicious and covered with toppings and plenty of cheese. I found it on the internet and...More

Thank 02corvette
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We stopped in kinda late. Smiles greeted us and gave us a seat right away. Got drinks with some good conversation. Ordered pizza and boy was it delicious! Enjoyed the atmosphere and looking at the pictures that were hanging on the wall.

Thank Toudie W
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Wait was long, for anyone to know we were there, to seat us, and food and drink service, despite weeknight, with small crowd. Advertises the bar...but very few draft beer selections, yes a few very good ones, but very limited. Calzone was doughy, thin, mostly...More

Thank DeniseBeth
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Downtown Bristol is very cute and they are a music town, mostly bluegrass. Machiavelli's had very friendly, attentive service and excellent food. Atmosphere is casual, and decor is a little unexpected for am Italian place. Good local vibe.

Thank efinkles713
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Want a nice dinner? Want to have good beer? Want to eat great food? Want to hear good music? How about some great company and service? Machiavelli's is where it's at! Italian Nachos are the things dreams are made of!

Thank BristolPistol423
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I love this place! We usually eat here once a week. The food & service are awesome. They also have a great bar & bartenders. A very fun place to hang out for the evening!

Thank Familyforfood
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Met a friend for a few beers. First visit, loved it. Sat at the bar, owner introduced himself and was very nitro speak with. Bartenders were nice and friendly and made some nice car bombs for us. Saw an awesome looking pizza that will be...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Excellent service, friendly and a good variety of Italian food. Pizza is a specialty. We enjoyed the pasta dishes and will return for pizza some day soon.

Thank jfer99
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 5th St, Bristol, TN 37620-5902
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 423-573-9955
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