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25 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408
+1 423-305-6990
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Chattanooga, United States
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The atmosphere & music were great! Service was fantastic! Valet parking was a plus! The meal...Average. I was hoping for a new favorite Italian Restaurant in Chattanooga, but this was not it. We got the bacon wrapped dates, the bruschetta, the grilled romaine salad, pepperoni pizza & the spaghetti but were disappointed in the taste of the entrees. Obviously many... More 

Thank Darlene S
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant just a few days after I moved into town! We enjoyed the ambience with the dark lighting and candles. The food was excellent; we got the calamari to start and the brown butter and sage raviolis and the braised short ribs for our entrees. Wonderful restaurant for a date night!

Thank Sarah_W_0207
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Alleia early on Saturday evening. Restaurant decor was lovely and we were seated immediately (definitely make reservations). Our drink order was taken quickly. Our main meal seemed to come out 5 minutes after ordering - almost too quickly. I would have enjoyed a second glass of wine, however, our server paid almost no attention to us after the meal... More 

Thank paigesmd61
beckyeilf, General Manager at Alleia, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your recent visit and review. Although I'm thrilled you loved the atmosphere, I hate that your experience left a feeling of neglect. While I won't make excuses for your experience, please know we have built our reputation on a commitment to superlative hospitality, food and atmosphere, as well as a willingness to apologize for and correct... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable! What a great place. Food was phenomenal. We had the braised veal and the short rib. We also had the sweet potatoe risotto and Pana cotta for desert. Service was great and view of kitchen was entertaining to watch. Great job guys, we are hooked!

Thank Brent F
Dalton, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is very nice. Our dinners were mostly nice, and the service was first class. I would recommend visitors not getting tables in the back near the restrooms. The hand dryers in the restrooms are very noisy and sound like you're are sitting on the tarmac close to a departing jet. Changing those out for paper towels would be... More 

Thank EarlyMorn
Atlanta, Georgia
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181 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Four of us had dinner here on Saturday and were blown away by the experience. The atmosphere, service and food were top notch. Reservations were tight, but Becky got us a table on the patio! The grilled romaine salad was a new experience and absolutely delicious. The balsamic pork shoulder was tender and full with of flavor. The butternut squash... More 

Thank ScottOnRiver
Section, Alabama, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

My wife had a doctors appointment in the area and I wanted to take her somewhere we had never been. Somewhere special for an early Valentines day surprise. While she was in her appointment I spent some time online. She loves italian and this place had some great reviews and from the photos it looked to be the perfect spot.... More 

Thank Darrin C
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Just wanted everyone to know how great this restaurant is and how appreciative we are with the special food allergies/dietary help they gave us last night. My beautiful Valentine really enjoyed the risotto that they cooked especially for her. The Panna Cotta dessert was also really delicious!

1 Thank Bob N
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Alleia is one of my local favorites. I recommend it to anyone visiting Chattanooga who hasn't tried it. It's got a menu that I can only describe as Italian with a Southern flare.

Thank debailllon
Ball Ground, Georgia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Celebrating 15 year anniversary. We have been to amazing restaurants all over. This one is right up there. Server Cal was very experienced and knew the menu and wine. Food was amazing - husband had quail and I had short ribs. Portions were perfect. We could not finish all but it was not wasteful portions. Just were full :) We... More 

Thank Kelly B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-305-6990
Thoughts of opening an additional concept in the southside of chattanooga stirred in 2004. chef lindley wanted to explore true rustic italian, but incorporate regional flavor. exceptional ingredients imported from italy and quality produce delivered from local farms make this vision a reality. situated in chattanooga's rejuvenated southside neighborhood, alleia resides in the old harrington building. the fulfillment of chef daniel lindley's dream of offering simple, italian inspired cuisine opened its doors in april 2009. chef lindley's latest venture is a unique interpretation of rustic italian cuisine, using local ingredients to create an evolving menu. alleia boasts seven types of house made pasta and a custom brick oven that reaches 750 degrees for pizza making. remarkably designed by rodney simmons of revival studio, alleia captures the warmth and comfort of a traditional trattoria, while breaking new ground in present-day restaurant design. trimmed in 300 year old wood taken from the harrington building, the space can seat 150, including a striking communal table that seats 32. the porch at alleia marries the best of al fresco and indoor dining. featuring a generous wraparound banquette, climbing jasmine and views of lookout mountain, the porch provides reprieve from the bustle of the southside. please enjoy.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?