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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Lapeer, Michigan
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Thank playparkfun
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank shuttlebuggy
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Thank randeeroma
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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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Thank JeffersonHS
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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201 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

When rating restaurants I always take into consideration the atmosphere, service and food quality and Altruda's had great service, and atmosphere, the food was just good. Now back to the atmosphere, Altruda's from the outside looks plain until you walk in the door...this place was designed to have little nooks and crannys to draw a persons attention, reminding one of... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us. WE sincerely appreciate your kind words and I will certainly pass them on to our staff. For over 25 years we have been serving the great people of Knoxville and look forward to having you as our guest again. Sincerely, Paul Meyer More 

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252 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

When we visited the area this spring we visited Altruda's . Enjoyed a really fine meal, so this trip to Knoxville we stopped there again. Their garlic rolls come with the salad and are very good, the salad was very good, we ordered extra lettuce to add to the extra's in the salad bowl. I ordered Fettuccini Alfredo, pretty good,... More 

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

Thank you for your patronage of Altruda's. We certainly appreciate your kind words and I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner. We look froward to the opportunity of having you and your family as guests again. Best regards, Paul Meyer More 

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wonderful atmosphere in an intimate setting. Their bread (you know the stuff some restaurants throw down on your table to keep you occupied while waiting for your meal?) was a flavorful garlic bread with just the right kind of texture. The entrees we had were excellent. But the real charm of this place was the service. Our waiter was exactly... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Altruda's. We sincerely appreciate your kind words and patronage and look forward to the opportunity of having you as our guest again in the future. Best regards, Paul Meyer More 

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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a first for my husband and I. So glad we choose Altruda's!!!! The salad and garlic bread were both amazing. The shrimp fettuccine was fabulous and a huge bowl. Plenty to take home for 2nds. My husband got the lasagna and it was perfect . We will definitely be back.

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

Thank you for choosing Altruda's for your night out and welcome to the family. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and look forward to the opportunity of serving you again in the future. Sincerely, Paul Meyer More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?