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Empire Pizza

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10420 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922-3191
+1 865-577-9191
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 order. We waited quite a long time and then she came back and said the... More 

Thank Sammie259
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 to produce a first rate pie.

Thank Randy H
Knoxville, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 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
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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. More 

1 review
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. More 

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 the time everyone was done eating, I decided to forget the salad. I told them... 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 11th? We had 2 servers call in (no excuse) but were extremely short handed, and... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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. We were looking for small, cozy and comfort. Scanning through Tripadvisor Reviews, I'll be honest... More 

Thank runboorun
Knoxville, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
Pizza, Italian
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?