Friday, May 26, 2017

Italian Dining in Loudon Tennessee

There are about 4 choices for Italian food within an easy drive of our home.  One is in Madisonville Tennessee, another is in Vonore Tennessee and 2 others are in Loudon… On this occasion we choose one of the Loudon based restaurants.

We have dined at Vittorino’s Cucina previously.  There is much debate in our community as to which Loudon Italian restaurant is better…Vittorino’s or Classico.  Lately, although Classico offers a fine breakfast operating under the name of Mama’s Grits, we’re hearing more positives about Vittorino’s vs. Classico when it comes to Italian cuisine.

Vittorino’s is located at the end of a strip shopping center on TN Hwy. 72 not far from I-75.  This particular shopping center is anchored at the other end by a relatively new Food City grocery store.

We were early for dinner on this occasion which probably accounts for the empty tables.  The dining area is bright and cheerful.

At Vittorino’s they automatically start you out with these parmesan garlic bread sticks.  It looks like a sliced up pizza crust and it comes with a cup of marinara dipping sauce.  This ‘starter’ is better than average and it's a nice touch…

Laurie decided to order the Shrimp Alfredo. ($12.95) The food was plentiful and she thought that it was above average for our area.  Laurie enjoyed her dinner and said that she’d order it again.  We both had a side salad with our entrees, which was fresh and satisfying.

For my dinner, I ordered the Saltinboca Ala Roma…prosciutto, melted mozzarella cheese over spinach and spaghetti noodles with a tomato sauce. ($13.95) I thought that it was OK but it’s a matter of taste and I might have been better served with another entrée. 

We tend to agree that Vittorino’s Cucina is a little superior when being compared to Classico in the Loudon area.  We will return to try something else on the menu.  

Vittorino’s Cucina has 2 locations, one in Loudon and the other in Sweetwater Tennessee.  The Loudon location is at 2761 Hwy. 72.  Phone: 865-408-2422.   Vittorino’s is on Facebook at

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Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. This all looks delicious to me, but the tomato sauce in yours looks like it might be a little watery. :-) Italian food is my favorite and we're lucky to have many good Italian restaurants by us, especially Al's.
    Have a safe Happy Memorial weekend!

  2. I love the booths, Dave, and the Gingham tablecloths! And the shrimp Alfredo looks delicious! :)

  3. Glad it turned out to be pretty good.