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Savelli's Italian Restaurant

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3055 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919
+1 865-521-9085
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Knoxville you have to try Savelli's. This has got to be some of the best food we have eaten. Make sure you try either the Pizza or Brooklyn Style Calzone (Deep Fried). It's a fairly small restaurant but the food is simply amazing and inexpensive. This was our go to place before we moved. Going to... More 

Thank Stephen835
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far, the best eatery in Knoxville for "special" occasions. Quality food, phenomenal service, reasonable pricing, & fantastic atmosphere.

Thank James H
Alcoa, Tennessee
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This food is so good. Either go early or late, because seating is limited. Bring your own wine and enjoy.

Thank mpaulley451
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very small, cozy and romantic 10-15 table Italian resturant. Pros: -food was great and the prices were reasonable. Cons: -slow service, our server was the only server there. We had a party of 5 (2kids) and it seemed like things took forever. Now she was great and very friendly and helped us make our dinner choices but could have maybe... More 

Thank Judy E
Irving, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Don't trust or believe all the negative comments. This is a one-of-a-kind experience with great food in an intimate dining room. Food was excellent. Service attentive. Highly recommend!!!!!

1 Thank R M
Loudon, Tennessee
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Tucked away in the same small space since 1993. If crowded it can be noisy, but the food is great and plentiful. Their daily specials looked wonderful, but since it was our first visit we chose from the regular menu. I had a wonderful meat lasagna and my husband the chicken Florentine. We started our experience by sharing a flavorful... More 

Thank matmul45
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I have to say.....I've been going to this place for close to 20 years and it still rocks!!! Last Friday night was no exception. We had two house guests visiting us for the week while attending Pioneer school and decided to take them out to dinner on their last night with us. In asking our Latin guests what kind of... More 

Thank Maynard A
United States
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I don't get to Sutherland Avenue area very often but I'm going to start now! Had lunch here today with a friend and we were blown away with the quality of food! The pan seared grouper sandwich topped with a pesto and balsamic blend was amazing. Homemade potato chips topped it off the VERY reasonably priced lunch. Plan to go... More 

Thank elimtn
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Simple as that. I've enjoyed Savelli's for years. Food has always been excellent. If you want great cuisine authentically prepared, enjoy. This is NOT a chain people. It is family owned and operated business. So if the server assumes erroneously everyone at the table is subject to the corkage fee, give Savelli's a break! Savelli's is more focused on quality... More 

Thank jpg37027
Knoxville, Tennessee
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This off the beaten path gem is a must when you have to have great Italian food. Very small boutique restaurant serves home made goodness. It's family owned and operated. The sauces are superb. Portions are generous and it's BYOB. I can personally speak to their lasagna, Pizza. Chicken Picatta, and ravioli-each are excellent. This is where I bring my... More 

Thank Jeff E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3055 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-521-9085

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