Reviews of Stevarinos Italian restaurant

Food Reviews

"The pizzas are delicious. The desserts are also very good. Our favorite is the calzones-they are delicous and huge! Order one to split. There's no way one person could eat one by themselves! "

"Our favorite is the calzones-they are delicous and huge !"

"Very good.
Prime Rib sub is very good as is their lunch specials.
Full bar and good food. I'm there at least once a week if not more."
-Rick A.

"We came to Foster Falls and wanted a good place to eat and watch a game. We picked the right place!
We came in 15 min before close and they were very friendly and kept the kitchen open for us! The waitress recommended the Buffalo Eggrolls which were amazing! I got the Cajun pasta which was okay but could be spicier. Everyone was very happy with their food and I was impressed with their menu and presentation for a 1/2 Italian 1/2 Irish pub in downtown S Pittsburgh TN!"
-George V.

"Traveling from Nashville to Atlanta this was an easy stop for dinner, convenient to I-75. Friendly service and good food! I had the veggie garden pizza and my husband had shrimp pesto pasta. We enjoyed the good local atmosphere. I had a glass of the house Cabernet, which was pretty good and they gave a nice, healthy serving!"
-Claire A.

"What a great little place!  If you are going through Chattanooga and looking for an awesome local place, drive over to South Pittsburg!  Excellent food, friendly staff, great service and prices!!! "
-Lana M.

 

"South Pittburg’s Stevarino’s doesn’t disappoint"
By: Patrick Smith/ Chattanooga Now | October 31, 2013

IF YOU GO

* Where: Stevarino’s Italian Eatery and Pub, 238 S. Cedar Avenue, South Pittsburg, Tenn.
* Phone: 423-837-5420.
* Website: www.stevarinos.com
* Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday.
* Price range: $5 (kids spaghetti)-$19 (large chicken alfredo pizza).

Sometimes a small drive can make a big difference. The quiet charm of South Pittsburg, Tenn., about 30 minutes west of Chattanooga, shines in the quaint downtown off Interstate 24. Nestled among the stores and offices along the main drag is Stevarino’s Italian Eatery and Pub. It might not impress the die-hard foodie, but Stevarino’s wins over patrons with a huge menu, large food portions and just plain good food.

THE MENU
After cracking open the menu, diners can all agree on one thing very quickly. There’s a lot to choose from at Stevarino’s. Whether you’re in the mood for salads, hoagies, pizza, pasta or seafood, there are enough options to please everyone in your party. Highlights include the Chicken Parmesan Hoagie ($7), Parmesan Encrusted Tilapia ($11), Eggplant Rollatini ($13), Baked Lasagna ($10) and Taco Pizza (small $9), as well as daily lunch and dinner specials.

THE ORDER
Even with lots of options, I was drawn to a dish that’s always a favorite for me. I had to try Stevarino’s Cajun Pasta ($14) to see how it stacked up against other restaurants’ dishes I’ve tried in the past. Served with andouille sausage, blackened chicken, blackened shrimp and ziti pasta, all tossed in a creamy sauce, the Cajun Pasta doesn’t disappoint. The dish is incredibly creamy with just the right kick of spices to heat up the dish.

My wife chose the Prime Rib Hoagie ($8), which consisted of slow-roasted prime rib and caramelized peppers and onions baked together with provolone cheese. The high point of the dish, she said, was undoubtedly Stevarino’s homemade hoagie bread.

Adding a salad for a small fee as an appetizer, the dinner portions left us full. But, if you’re like us, the waitress’s recommendation of Mascarpone Cheesecake ($4) couldn’t be ignored. We had to order it to go. The sweet, spongy cake topped with powered sugar was delightful. The taste was less cheesecake and more lemon square, but nonetheless the light consistency definitely makes it a dish worth recommending.

THE SERVICE
Upon our arrival on a Monday evening, we were greeted by our server and shown to our table immediately. Our server was prompt with our drinks and refills. When my wife inquired about the Chicken Pot Pie special ($10), it was refreshing that our server was more than happy to offer to bring a sample of the dish. The restaurant was moderately busy for a weekday, with guests mixed between the bar and dining room.

THE SPACE
The decor at Stevarino’s is a blend of a sports bar and a sit-down restaurant. There’s a large piano and music area up front, along with guitars on the walls and sports memorabilia throughout. White butcher paper and crayons adorn the tables for children to draw. A cross between the elegant and the contemporary makes for a welcoming atmosphere.