Did you know October is National Pasta Month?  We’ll gladly take the opportunity to share 5 Italian restaurants (ok, 4 restaurants and a food truck) in Knoxville to find everything from “angel hair” to “ziti”!


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1. Cappuccino’s
Chef Frank welcomes you to share creations inspired by his Sicilian heritage. Share the love for good Italian food, live well and eat with a passion.

2. Emilia
Chef Matt Gallaher’s second downtown Knoxville restaurant serves simple, seasonal Italian cuisine inspired by the Emilia-Romanga region of Italy. All their pastas are made in-house daily.


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3. Gavino’s
Family-owned pizzeria serving up New York style slices, hearty pastas, salads and more.  Stop by and say hello to Chef Mark Bibby and team.


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4. Altruda’s
Inspired by his mother Geraldine Ida Altruda, Chef Paul Meyer has been serving up Knoxville favorites for over 30 years.

Penne for Your Thoughts

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5. Penne for Your Thoughts
Penne For Your Thoughts is an Italian-American fusion food truck serving Knoxville and surrounding areas.