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Mauricio's Italian Restaurant

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232 N Peachtree Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-2549
+1 931-528-2456
16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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

Thank Brian K
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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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank JimbuckTootle
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
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!

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 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

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 

Union, Kentucky
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our daughter goes to school at TTU so we have been in Cookeville off and on for the past 3 and 1/2 years. We decided to try something different and Mauricio's was on the list from the hotel as dinning options. Well I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was wonderful, old house, but wonderfully decorated and... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and rating. We really appreciate you dining with us and enjoying what we have to offer. We look forward to you visiting us more since now you have found us...Jeff and Tonya/Owners More 

Cookeville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have eaten at Mauricio's several times, and find it to be one of the very best places to dine. The place is an large home that was converted to a restaurant. The owners are great people, the atmosphere is very comfortable, the food is excellent, I personally have never been disappointed.

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

Thank you for your review and rating. We try to be consistent and provide a dining experience for all our guests. We are looking to update our menu in the next month or so and introduce some additional entrees and apps. We hope you will continue to enjoy yourself and if you ever have a problem, please let us know... More 

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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I ate at this restaurant about a year ago, we ordered the boneless beef short ribs with risotto and vegetables, it was AMAZING!!! The beef melted in your mouth, I have been wanting to go back and yesterday we finally got to. Our server was very nice and did a great job. Salad and bread with the... More 

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

I appreciate you letting me know about the short rib. I assure you that we have not changed our product and we hand cut all the slices. It sounds like to me that they cut it too thick and maybe over cooked it. I wished that you would have let your server know immediately so that we could have taken... More 

Tampa, FL
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I brought my Husband here for his birthday dinner. We absolutely loved the historical hose turned restaurant. The house alone is worth a visit. Service was prompt and friendly. The menu selections are wonderful too, a little bit of everything. I couldn't imagine that anything on the menu would be bad. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

Thank gizzy007
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments and ratings. We really appreciate you dining with us on our husbands birthday. We hope you come back soon. Jeff and Tonya /Owners More 

Fairfield Glade, Tennessee
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We met family that was on business in Nashville here and had 5 wonderful dinners. The atmosphere is wonderful, an old 1901 home that has been redone very well. Our server, Whitney, was attentive when needed, left us to talk for over 3 hours when not. All of the dishes were very tasteful and done perfectly. Very nice wine selection... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and all your comments. We really appreciate them. I am glad you had a wonderful dinner and we look forward in your return. Jeff and Tonya /Owners More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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1,283 reviews
815 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The food at Mauricio's Italian Restuarant was good but the service is not very attentive and not very friendly. The room where we dined was obnoxiously noisy with very disruptive loud-mouthed belly laughing women who disturbed everyone. Very difficult to carry on a conversation with my partner and our guests. Probably will not go back.

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

I apologize for the obnoxious guest. I would hope you would have informed your server that she was disrupting your dinner with your guests. If you did, then the server should have either talked to the lady or given you an opportunity to change rooms. Whether you did inform her or not, I am sorry for that. I would hope... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USDΒ 6 - USDΒ 29
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
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
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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