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Hard Knox Pizza

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4437 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5226
+1 865-602-2114
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The pizza is good here. Atmosphere is realky neat. It seems a little more boutique type pizza with cute names & speciality ingredients. The sweet sausage was very spicy. It was good pizza, not my favorite pizza place though.

Thank mosers66
Knoxville, Tennessee
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my out of town family for lunch on our way to the airport. We all tried different individual pizzas. They were all so good. Love their crust ❤️ The arugula salad was very nice and the meatballs are a "must try" We had a couple craft beer experts with us and even they were very happy 😊 Great... More 

Thank Stephanie H
East TN
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is super awesome. It is quite possibly the best pizza in town. In fact, it is worth coming to Knoxville just to get Hard Knox pizza. I'm not so much a fan of the new restaurant's atmosphere, but who cares when the food is so awesome. This is the pizza you are looking for!

Thank CORT71
Knoxville, Tennessee
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a true "foodie" my tastes run the entire gamut of restaurants. My daughter and I however have made this our go to place for our bi-weekly "Daddy Daughter" date night. Once every two weeks we descend upon the friendly people here to sample the posted favorites as well as the totally customizable pies. Everything is wonderful!!!

Thank THam515
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing pizza! We make this trip once a year and the restaurant has doubled in size since last year. It's busy all the time and the service is slow, but it's worth the wait.

Thank Joyce M
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5 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Hands down the best pizza you can get outside of Naples, Italy itself! 500% recommend anyone to plan a visit the Hard Knox Pizza!!!

Thank Frances C
Knoxville, TN
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298 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 752 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Came here with a school group around 20 people. Ordering was fine, food was good - but we never could get a "fork". We just needed utensils - that's all we lacked. When we placed our 1 big order of pizzas and salads and drinks, there were no forks to be had. I asked the guy as we paid ($180+)... More 

Thank tmynatt
hardknoxpizza, Owner at Hard Knox Pizza, responded to this review

Good morning, and sorry for the delayed reply. I wanted to write you, as the owner (along with my wife) and apologize. We do continue to work in the store frequently but, as I'm sure you can imagine, cannot be there all the time so we work hard to train our staff, etc. Not knowing all the details of that... More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

So my SO and I are driving through the crapshow that are Gatlinburg and Sevierville and I tell her to start looking for somewhere to eat in Knoxville since there's no way we are staying in the monstrosity tourist trap where we were. She asked what should she look for and I suggested pizza since we had eaten mostly BBQ... More 

2 Thank Matthew R
Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Choices for toppings fantastic. Wood fired pizza at its finest. Nice selection of beer. Good service in casual atmosphere.

Thank monaknox
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I love pizza and I have tried all sorts of pizza places locally and while traveling. Hard Knox is by far one of my favorite pizzas to enjoy. They offer unique toppings and flavor combinations that aren't usually found at your typical pizza chain. The pizzas are also cooked in a wood fired oven. I find myself ordering Le Boxeur... More 

Thank Nomad_Foodie12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4437 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5226
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-602-2114

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