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8 5th St, Bristol, TN 37620-5902
+1 423-573-9955
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Downtown Bristol is very cute and they are a music town, mostly bluegrass. Machiavelli's had very friendly, attentive service and excellent food. Atmosphere is casual, and decor is a little unexpected for am Italian place. Good local vibe.

Thank efinkles713
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Want a nice dinner? Want to have good beer? Want to eat great food? Want to hear good music? How about some great company and service? Machiavelli's is where it's at! Italian Nachos are the things dreams are made of!

Thank BristolPistol423
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! We usually eat here once a week. The food & service are awesome. They also have a great bar & bartenders. A very fun place to hang out for the evening!

Thank Familyforfood
Kingsport, Tennessee
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Met a friend for a few beers. First visit, loved it. Sat at the bar, owner introduced himself and was very nitro speak with. Bartenders were nice and friendly and made some nice car bombs for us. Saw an awesome looking pizza that will be looking forward to checking out on next visit.

Thank Don B
Princeton, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Excellent service, friendly and a good variety of Italian food. Pizza is a specialty. We enjoyed the pasta dishes and will return for pizza some day soon.

Thank jfer99
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Their stuffed shells are amazing. Friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere. The location is great too being right in state street

Thank Noah F
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We got a pizza to go from this place once and thought it was good so we returned to have lunch there one day. Big mistake. The place didn't look like it had been cleaned properly in a very long time. Service was slow even though the place was nearly empty. We had to shoo the flies and fruit flies... More 

Thank PercyHawkins
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

As a local and a celiac, it's so nice to be able to meet friends at an Italian restaurant and know that I can get a gluten-free pizza for dinner. Their gf pizzas are thin crust, very crispy, and tasty, and you can get any toppings you want. My husband has had other dishes there, and is never disappointed.

Thank Blackhollow1158
Meadows of Dan, Virginia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant with friends, not our choice. Atmosphere is great. Food was mediocre. I had the Mediterranean Pasta. I don't eat shrimp and asked if I could substitute chicken. That was no problem but when we went to pay the bill, they uncharged for the chicken! Shrimp is more expensive than chicken! I could have seen paying... More 

Thank RBH_12
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

You can't go wrong by stumbling into Machiavelli's for pizza and beer. The atmosphere is just right without being over-crowded by flatscreen everywhere. The beer selection is extensive and full of local craft beer options. Perfect for a guy's night out.

Thank James W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 5th St, Bristol, TN 37620-5902
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 423-573-9955

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?