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25 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408
+1 423-305-6990
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork shoulder” (39 reviews)
“bruschetta” (27 reviews)
“gulf shrimp” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
25 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here one night on my honeymoon. The staff was both professional and proficient. I didn't recognize most of the Italian dishes on the menu, so the waiter explained them in great detail. You could tell that he was proud of the quality food they...More

Thank mirandabourgeois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere was very good, outside was great. Staff were professional and pleasant, waiter was great. Very knowledgeable of the menu, extremely helpful. Food was great, pizza was on point. Would highly recommend it.

Thank Brock54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently with a large group. Loved the place the minute I walked in....great atmosphere. Started with a Caesar salad which I give a c-. I ordered the pork shoulder for my entree and I would give it an A!! My husbands penne bologna was...More

Thank tennis4me2014
beckyeilf, General Manager at Alleia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

On behalf of Chef Daniel and the entire Alleia team, thank you for allowing us to host you and such a large group. I’m thrilled you enjoyed the pork shoulder, service, and atmosphere! The pork shoulder is by far our best seller. That said, I'm...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a reservation for 7:30 on a Saturday night, knowing the restaurant would be busy but wishing to celebrate our anniversary at one of our hometown's finest restaurants. We were disappointed to be seated at a postage-stamp sized table which would have been okay...More

1  Thank anniehalltn
beckyeilf, General Manager at Alleia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

On behalf of Chef Daniel and the entire Alleia team, thank you for allowing us to host you for your anniversary. That said, I'm embarrassed by your overall experience. With so many great options in Chattanooga now, I don't take anyone's choice to spend their...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read other reviews so I had to try the pork shoulder and it did not fail to impress. But then everything was awesome including the atmosphere and service.

Thank Colfax80
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

WOW! In town for one night and this place is two blocks from our hotel. The food was terrific! I would strongly recommend the Gnocchi with Pork Belly! Our server, Kathleen, was very helpful and explained the menu and made good recommendations. The highlight of...More

Thank Capt-Ajax
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Chattanooga visit to our daughters and her fiancé . This is authentic Italian Food , the waiter and staff were excellent as was the food. The waiter did a great job of explaining all of the dishes. This is not Italian American but real Italian.

Thank crabber_12
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Great place for our anniversary get away dinner. Great food, professional wait staff, ambiance is perfect. Pork shoulder is awesome, tender, juicy, and fabulous flavor.

Thank TN3SA
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Everyone at the table had the pork shoulder and there was not a single complaint about our meal! Delicious! Definitely will be back! A must try!

Thank L-diggitty
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious meal here. The ambience is urban chic and there was a nice bar and sitting area besides the tables for dining. Our waitress, Chandler, was very professional and friendly. My husband got the quail breasts which were delicious and I got...More

Thank Joanna E
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6 December 2016|
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Response from beckyeilf | Property representative |
Great question! We get this one frequently. We like to say dress for your occasion or come as you are. We welcome guests dressed in evening gowns to jeans and a baseball cap and everything in between. Please feel free to... More
Abigail M
12 February 2016|
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Response from Margaret N | Reviewed this property |
I seem to remember a gluten free pasta option but am not certain.
31 January 2016|
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Response from Sheila688 | Reviewed this property |
I imagine that you need to make a reservation asap, because this location will be busy on Valentine's day. It's very much a romantic type dinner venue.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Dinner, Drinks
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, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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