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“Convenient and Comforting”
Review of Puleo's Grille

Puleo's Grille
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Ranked #70 of 1,221 Restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We stopped overnight while traveling on a Saturday in Knoxville and asked at our hotel for a recommendation. We were not looking for a big night out, just a peaceful meal before turning in for the night. Puleo's was the first recommendation and could have not hit the mark any better. It was convenient to a cluster of hotels along I-75, and while busy, we did not have to wait. I had the Schrod which was excellent, and my wife had a pasta dish that she raved about. Good service at a fair price.

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Thank BigReedy
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Bread - bad
Butter - not real
Sangria - couldn’t drink it
Entrees - barely edible
Would not recommend.
Italian sausage tasteless.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

We went to this Puleo's because it was near by our motel, and we wound up having a great meal, huge portions, very reasonably priced, and quite friendly. The restaurant was mostly empty after 8:30 on a Tuesday night, but the service was efficient and welcoming. We both had enormous kale salads. Very fresh and crisp and satisfying even though the dressing was a little sweet. We really didn't need anything else to eat, but my husband had fried green tomatoes, which he rated as very good, and also a generous serving. He also had tuna tacos, and found the tuna quite good (plus ginger slices and wasabi), but the taco shell was below par. I had the tuna dinner, properly rare, large piece of quality tuna, excellent asparagus and sensational & unique cole slaw, with red & white cabbage, sunflower seeds, and a few bits of fried linguine. Wow, what a satisfying combination and not swimming in mayo. The beer and wine were also good and, again, a very generous pour on the wine. We were delighted and would definitely return next time we come through Knoxville.

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Thank X-NYr
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Knoxville and checked TripAdvisor and the reviews for Puleo's Grille had great reviews for the prime rib. I wanted to order the prime rib, however, after looking at the menu, I decided on the spaghetti and Italian sausage which was awesome and had the most sausage I ever had. I would highly recommend it. The chicken penne was great also.

Thank 894waynew
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Overpriced, tasteless, small portions for the price - 27.99 for a king cut filet mignon - ordered medium - came out looking like a hockey puck! -- dried out - med well not medium - dry - tasteless and no way 9 oz filet! also ordered premium broiled seafood platter - subbing the schrod for salmon - - 24.99 -not anywhere what was expected - either scallops were frozen or not scallops - rubbery and tasteless - schrod was coated in ritz cracker crumbs and baked - dry - mushy, tastless mess . . figured they would broil the schrod too - nope - grilled? shrimp on skewer - lukewarm and AGAIN TASTELESS! the only thing really good was the app - fried green tomatoes - and they were obviously prepackaged, frozen fare too. the drinks were small and pricey. had read some very positive reviews about Puleos so was anticipating a delicious meal - NOT!!! Our server was great - the hostess was welcoming and pleasant . .. but that did not make up for the poor quality meal we received. will not be returning. will not suggest it - if someone asks us if we went there we will tell them not to bother.

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Thank laura k
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