In addition to powering fleets of Ducatis, the sound of Italy’s constant, collective trilled ‘r’s lulls hungry American tourists into much-needed post-dinner naps. Dine on dreamy edibles with today’s deal. For $15, you get $30 worth of hearty Italian cuisine and drinks at Savelli’s Italian Restaurant, located on Sutherland Avenue. The family-operated Savelli’s treats patrons to a dining experience that's chockfull of inspired cuisine and tranquil atmosphere, free of at-home kitchen stresses and jackhammer fights. All sauces are made from scratch, and flavorful, gourmet cheeses enliven dishes like black pepper enlivens slugs. Warm up to a new flame over a pizza, sandwich, or savory baked entrée straight from Europe’s boot.
GrubCritic featured Savelli’s Italian Restaurant, and TripAdvisors give it an average of 3.5 owl eyes. Citysearchers give Savelli’s an average of 4.5 stars, and seven Yelpers give it an average of 2.5 stars.
Savelli's Italian Restaurant
Although the menu features perennial Italian favorites, the homestyle touches are what earned Savelli's Italian Restaurant recognition on Metro Pulse's Best of Knoxville list in 2011. In addition to creating their signature marinara sauce from scratch, chefs also prepare their own garlic bread and hand-bread each order of chicken parmesan. Before baking their pizzas, they load them with toppings from a list of more than 25 possibilities, which include caramelized onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and italian sausage. Though Savelli’s pours up frosty beers, they encourage guests to bring a favorite bottle of wine or decanter full of grapes from home.
After exiting the kitchen, orders make their way to a vibrant dining room, where cinched red curtains flank the windows, and tables perch on red linoleum flooring. Framed paintings adorn the neutral-tone walls, including one track-lit picture of an Italian village.