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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
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good pizza and service. Kind of hard to find tucked in the shopping center corner. Large portions and solid prices.

1 Thank Johnny K
Asheville, NC
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191 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The pizza in this restaurant is fantastic and all the ingredients taste very fresh. Unfortunately the waitress service was very bad... we spent most of our time listening to the employee teeny boppers gossip and consequently barely received any service. We also had an error in our bill because of the lazy effort. If we ever return it will be... More 

Thank S M
Jamie A, Owner at Empire Pizza, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are aggressively addressing our service issue and I can assure you the "teeny boppers" are being replaced with conscientious servers. Thank you for giving us feedback and I hope you'll visit again soon. More 

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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Same great food (unique pizzas and great lasagna) and staff, just now called Empire Pizza (formerly I Love NY Pizza)

Thank GoWestTraveller
Knoxville, Tennessee
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Well, I have to say this place has the 2nd best tasting Pizza I've had in the 13+ years I've been here in TN. Pasta was also good. The price for the "sliver" of a slice of dessert was outrageous! They need to take a hint from Gondalier's regarding a "slice" of cake

Thank ccrider13
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

The service was very good, but the food was just OK. Nothing special about the pizza. It was a true thin crest New York style pizza. However, there wasn't much flavor. Almost seemed a bit bland. We will probably go back and try something other than pizza next time. Cost wise, this was a good deal. We had a 10"... More 

Thank bgmckinley
Kingston, Tennessee
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Pizza is always fresh and delicious! If you like New York style pizza, this is the best in the Knoxville area. Go there on a regular basis and have never had a bad pizza. Staff very friendly.

Thank Poncho-baby
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

I've had a lot of NY pizza, street vendors, restaurants and Grand Central station too. This comes close but isn't it. The crust was burnt, cheese not the same, but did have a good bit of toppings. Garlic knots are good and tasty. This is better than typical American fare pizza and I'd take it over most, but just not... More 

Thank Jodie S
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

We were on our way to Costco and saw this from the road. My husband is from New York and we wanted to give it a try. Love it! Love the Garlic Knots! It was so good. Pizza was great!

Thank MinPinLady
Knoxville, Tennessee
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142 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Local pizza restaurant. They also offer a few Italian dishes. The service and the atmosphere were good. The garlic knots were excellent. The pizza was hot and fresh.

Thank TNtraveler1998
Knoxville, Tennessee
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Not your typical chain pizza place. Thay have NY style Pizza. The food was good. The place is not real big. The night I went they seemed to be understaffed and were busy.

Thank jwmerrell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?