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Altruda's Italian Restaurant

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125 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-4908
+1 865-690-6144
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17:00 - 23:00
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had not been to Altruda's in years when I ate there last week. I had avoided it because the food was mediocre and greasy. Well nothing has changed. I do not understand the popularity and long life of this restaurant. I had the house salad, which was ok and Chicken Parmesan with a nondescript and too acidic sauce. The... More 

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Thank Harvey K
Sneedville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ordered manicotti. It came in a soup bowl with enough mozzarella cheese on top to gag you. It was so salty, I could taste it for an hour after I left. Over rated and over priced.

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Altruda's all of the time. It is our family "go to" for all events. We also love to take customers when they are in town. Paul and his staff see to everything we need with such attention to details that both our family events and business meetings come off as nothing short of outstanding! The food is... More 

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Thank Ted W
General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage of our establishment. We sincerley appreciate your kind words and I will definitely pass them on to our staff. We look forward to having you as our guest again real soon. Sincerely, Paul More 

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118 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we travel to Knoxville this is the place we choose for a great meal. When we really want Great Italian we make the trip from Sevierville to enjoy the food. Really is our special place in Knoxville. The people are special. The food is excellent. Love the rolls. Love the salad. Love the entrees made special to request. The... More 

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Thank tazmtnbiker
General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage. We truly appreciate your kind words and I will definitely pass them on to the staff. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Knoxville. Best regards, Paul More 

Lapeer, Michigan
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We visited here because of all the great reviews and it did not meet expectations. The salad was fair and the rolls swimming in garlic butter. The biggest disappointment was the pasta. It was tough. I was so looking forward to good Italian and this was not it. The staff was nice. The restaurant is in a strip mall a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to offering a nice variety of food and wine. They have a fantastic salad and I would recommend the spaghetti a la grande to anyone who goes there.

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Thank Michael W
General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We certainly appreciate your patronage and look forward tot the opportunity of serving you again on a future visit to Altrudas. Sincerely, Paul Meyer More 

Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Altruda after walking out of a nearby restaurant due to it being unclean and indifferent to us as patrons. The moment we walked in we were immediately given a very clean table with timely service. The food was hot and delicious. Presentation was average. But it was getting later in the eve and we were hungry and tired.... More 

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General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We are certainly glad you found us and welcome to the Altruda's family. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and I will definitely share your comments with the staff. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you again in the future. Best regards, Paul Meyer More 

Tampa, Florida
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a Saturday evening around 7 but knew based on activity that the after 8 crowd was on its way..Service was quick..we were in and out within 45 minutes! Our salad was good but drowning in dressing. I got an eggplant/chicken dish good but not what I was expecting.Came with a side of pasta that looked like... More 

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General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Altruda's for your evening out. We appreciate your kind words and patronage. For over 25 years we have prided ourselves on serving great food at a great value and look forward to the opportunity of having you as our guest again. Sincerely, Paul More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Altruda's is a great place for good Italian food in Knoxville. It's located off I40 on the Cedar Bluff exit. There garlic rolls are excellent and the "all you care to eat" salad that is brought to you before your main meal is fantastic. Their menu covers a wide range of items to choose from. Even is you are picky... More 

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General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Altruda's for your night out. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us and I will certainly pass on your comments to our staff. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the future. Best regards, Paul Meyer More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a great family owned restaurant and the owner takes great pride in making sure everything is excellent! The salad and rolls are amazing. We love the Chicken Dill, Eggplant Nicole and Ziti, but you can't go wrong with any of the items. The tiramisu is wonderful as well. We eat here about once a week and just love... More 

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General M, Owner at Altruda's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your visit to our restaurant. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and I will pass on your comments to our great staff. We look forward to the opportunity of having you as our guest again in the future. Best regards, Paul Meyer More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-4908
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-690-6144

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?