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Mauricio's Italian Restaurant

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232 N Peachtree Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-2549
+1 931-528-2456
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11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Hilham, TN, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mauricio's offers a quaint yet elegant atmosphere. The restaurant is an older house converted into a dining gem. For a southern Italian restaurant the food is delicious and there is plenty of it. The staff is friendly and they do take reservations.

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Thank Lorraine F
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for our rating and all your comments. We appreciate you dining with us and hope to see you again real soon. More 

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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This visit to Cookeville was very special- to celebrate my sister's birthday. My husband and I drove from Knoxville to take my sister out and we made reservations at Mauricio's. First, this location is just perfect- sweet Victorian cottage beautifully decorated. We were promptly seated at a corner table. Our server, Tsali arrived with a smile and shared the nightly... More 

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Thank elikeitak
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your rating and comments. We appreciate you taking time to share your experience while dining with us. We look forward to your next visit...Jeff and Tonya / Owners More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

A group of ladies were here for lunch today. Reservations were made before hand for 11:30 AM We waited until noon to order, making sure everyone was there. Alot of the ladies ordered Lobster Bisque, some ordered an appetizer, and the rest ordered their lunch. The Bisque came out and it was barely warm, The majority of the ladies sent... More 

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Thank Karen H
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I appreciate knowing what happens when I am not present. I will definitely talk to my staff about your luncheon and I would appreciate if you would contact me through my web page - www. mauricioscookeville.com - Go to the contact page and shoot me an email so I can ask you a few questions... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times. Absolutely fabulous Italian cuisine. I have had the Garlic parmesan sauce and marinara w meatballs or chicken parmesan. I have never had a bad meal here. Salad, bread, soup, desert, all are fantastic!!!! The chocolate cake is wonderful. Service is excellent 90% of the time. If you want to impress for business, friends/family, or... More 

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Thank Davis M
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your rating and comments. We are happy that you have visited us several times and have enjoyed yourself while dining with us. We look forward in seeing you soon. Jeff and Tonya / Owners More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is the go to romantic restaurant in Cookeville. The entire restaurant is located in an old home in the hospital/Tech District. Usually the dinner scene is candlelight with Italian or holiday music playing softly. The wait staff is incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful. While the basis of the restaurant is Italian, you can never go wrong with the steak... More 

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Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed yourself while dining with us. I would like to ensure you, that the quality has definitely improved because we now make all our soups, entrees from scratch. Also, once I became the new owner over 2 years ago, the prices has remained the same except for 8 entrees in... More 

Cookeville, Tennessee
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food was delicious. I look forward to eating there again. The atmosphere was very cozy. I think the bread sticks and dipping oil was my favorite.

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Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments and rating. We appreciate you dining with us and are happy you enjoyed yourself. More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

First thing.. I like the smaller feel. Our waitress was very courteous and helpful. I ate the ribeye which was amazing... I also love the fact they had my Gentleman Jack. We had a great experience and I would definitely do it again. I honestly went in with a negative feeling about it and came out loving it

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Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments and are excited that you ended up loving it. I am curious on why you had a negative feeling about it at first. We look forward to you visiting us again I the near future. Jeff and Tonya/Owners More 

Pall Mall, Tennessee
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Each Christmas Eve my wife and I plan a night out...."Date Night" if you will. We go to Cookeville and eat at Mauricio's and then catch a movie. The restaurant is superb in every way. The atmosphere sets the tone. We started with the stuffed mushrooms and lobster bisque....both were a perfect "10!" Sheryl had the seafood pasta special and... More 

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Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself and especially glad that you have a tradition dining with us. Don't forget, you can still come throughout the year also...LOL Tonya and I look forward to your next visit. We wish you a Happy New Year. Jeff and Tonya/Owners More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The most quaint romantic restaurant I have ever eaten. Service was excellent and food was as well. Would definitely do again!

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Thank Tara G
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We really appreciate all your comments and your rating. We attempt to provide a great dining experience and love that you enjoyed yourself here. We look forward in seeing in the near future...Jeff and Tonya / Owners More 

Miami
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The atmosphere is very nice but the service needs to improve. The waitresses are very unprofessional and don't care about the patrons. The food is very well below par.

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Thank Fenicio
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry for your experience and I would love to discuss why exactly you feel that the waitresses are unprofessional and what food you received that was below par. Please contact me through my web site, mauricioscookeville.com and go to the contact page. there, we can discuss the details so I can correct any problems. This is not a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 29
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 N Peachtree Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-2549
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-528-2456
Description
The restaurant, formerly a residence, was built in 1910. It features hardwood floors, 14' ft ceilings, and 5 fine dining rooms, three with fireplaces. If you like good Italian food, old music from the 40's and 50's, and great atmosphere, come see us. Dress is casual and reservations are recommended on the weekends.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?