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Empire Pizza

10420 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922-3191
+1 865-577-9191
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“ny pizza” (10 reviews)
“garlic knots” (11 reviews)
“salads” (7 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian
$$ - $$$
10420 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922-3191
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Friday night and noticed there were a few people in there so we were excited thinking we wouldn't have to wait long.. boy were we wrong. Our waitress came over and was cheerful. She took our drink order and got our appetizer...More

Thank Sammie259
EmpirePizzaOwner, Owner at Empire Pizza, responded to this review

Sammie, I'm sorry you had a bad experience. We are in the process of having the entire place revamped as you can see from the outside construction. Friday is our busiest night and we are training new staff. Thank you for your feedback. We are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got carryout pizza for the fam. Excellent crust and sauce, high quality and plentiful toppings, no skimping on the size, reasonable price. These folks also run a food truck operation, so don't let this modest strip center location fool you. They don't need opulent surroundings...More

Thank Randy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their food is really good. Two families and we ordered a variety. Everyone enjoyed their food. We ordered extra bread knots because they are that good.

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We tried Empire based on other good reviews, not bad at all. The pizza could have had a few more pepperoni, but was quite delicious. We will definitely be back.

Thank Tandalyn B
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

If you haven't tried Empire Pizza, you must! Hands down the best and most authentic NY style pizza in Knoxville!

Thank LeslieDQ
EmpirePizzaOwner, Owner at Empire Pizza, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are trying to improve daily to make every experience the best it can possibly be.

Reviewed 9 April 2017

Our favorite pizza....anywhere! Great crust, delicious sauce, nice strong garlic. Very cozy little spot, good friends, friendly staff....simple and easy

Thank clothied
EmpirePizzaOwner, Owner at Empire Pizza, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for your continued business. We are striving to improve daily to make your next experience even better.

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Out to dinner with friends. Found their service to be very slow! It took an hour for my friends to get their pizzas. I ordered a salad and ask about it a couple of times and was told they were waiting on the chicken! By...More

1  Thank Debstarcher
EmpirePizzaOwner, Owner at Empire Pizza, responded to this review

Debstarcher, first I would like to apologize for your poor experience with service. We strive to provide the best service and food possible, but sometimes fall short. I'm assuming from the time of your post that this was on Friday the 10th or Saturday the...More

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Comfortable is the best way to describe it. Great menu and our group probably tried everything on menu. Don't fill up on the knots. Good beer selection but no wine or hard liquor. You can bring wine and they provide glasses. Worth the visit.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Call us sentimental but the the Friday before Christmas we were looking for a bite to eat out with 1) good food 2) not a chain/ not trendy & 3) where we felt like we were not just a number. We were over massive crowds....More

Thank runboorun
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We love this place. It's warm and friendly, and they have some of the best eggplant parmesan I've ever eaten. They have beer on tap. Fun, New York-themed decor.

Thank L G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10420 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922-3191
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-577-9191
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