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Mauricio's Italian Restaurant

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232 N Peachtree Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-2549
+1 931-528-2456
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16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Miami
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The atmosphere is very nice but the service needs to improve. The waitresses are very unprofessional and don't care about the patrons. The food is very well below par.

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Thank Fenicio
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry for your experience and I would love to discuss why exactly you feel that the waitresses are unprofessional and what food you received that was below par. Please contact me through my web site, mauricioscookeville.com and go to the contact page. there, we can discuss the details so I can correct any problems. This is not a... More 

Union, Kentucky
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our daughter goes to school at TTU so we have been in Cookeville off and on for the past 3 and 1/2 years. We decided to try something different and Mauricio's was on the list from the hotel as dinning options. Well I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was wonderful, old house, but wonderfully decorated and... More 

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Thank Wendi G
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and rating. We really appreciate you dining with us and enjoying what we have to offer. We look forward to you visiting us more since now you have found us...Jeff and Tonya/Owners More 

Cookeville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have eaten at Mauricio's several times, and find it to be one of the very best places to dine. The place is an large home that was converted to a restaurant. The owners are great people, the atmosphere is very comfortable, the food is excellent, I personally have never been disappointed.

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Thank Fragiam
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and rating. We try to be consistent and provide a dining experience for all our guests. We are looking to update our menu in the next month or so and introduce some additional entrees and apps. We hope you will continue to enjoy yourself and if you ever have a problem, please let us know... More 

WV
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I ate at this restaurant about a year ago, we ordered the boneless beef short ribs with risotto and vegetables, it was AMAZING!!! The beef melted in your mouth, I have been wanting to go back and yesterday we finally got to. Our server was very nice and did a great job. Salad and bread with the... More 

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Thank tinybear
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I appreciate you letting me know about the short rib. I assure you that we have not changed our product and we hand cut all the slices. It sounds like to me that they cut it too thick and maybe over cooked it. I wished that you would have let your server know immediately so that we could have taken... More 

Tampa, FL
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I brought my Husband here for his birthday dinner. We absolutely loved the historical hose turned restaurant. The house alone is worth a visit. Service was prompt and friendly. The menu selections are wonderful too, a little bit of everything. I couldn't imagine that anything on the menu would be bad. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Thank gizzy007
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments and ratings. We really appreciate you dining with us on our husbands birthday. We hope you come back soon. Jeff and Tonya /Owners More 

Fairfield Glade, Tennessee
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We met family that was on business in Nashville here and had 5 wonderful dinners. The atmosphere is wonderful, an old 1901 home that has been redone very well. Our server, Whitney, was attentive when needed, left us to talk for over 3 hours when not. All of the dishes were very tasteful and done perfectly. Very nice wine selection... More 

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Thank Hank H
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and all your comments. We really appreciate them. I am glad you had a wonderful dinner and we look forward in your return. Jeff and Tonya /Owners More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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1,210 reviews
762 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The food at Mauricio's Italian Restuarant was good but the service is not very attentive and not very friendly. The room where we dined was obnoxiously noisy with very disruptive loud-mouthed belly laughing women who disturbed everyone. Very difficult to carry on a conversation with my partner and our guests. Probably will not go back.

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Thank Houston N
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I apologize for the obnoxious guest. I would hope you would have informed your server that she was disrupting your dinner with your guests. If you did, then the server should have either talked to the lady or given you an opportunity to change rooms. Whether you did inform her or not, I am sorry for that. I would hope... More 

Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

A pleasant Monday night extended family dinner in Cookeville at Mauricios! Trip Advisor high rating brought us in. The refillable salad is fresh, cold and is dressed with really good Italian dressing. The focacia bread is unique and delicious. Our entrees were superb, including my Chicken Picatta with one of the best white wine lemon sauces I've ever tasted. Ribeye... More 

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Thank Kevin U
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for all your comments and I'm happy you enjoyed yourself except for the couple of set backs. I will personally check on the tomatoes and try and figure out what happened there and with the chicken Milanese. Just to let you know, we slice our tomatoes daily so they are fresh. We also use Roma tomatoes to give... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by our hotel. We tried to go to a different place but they had equipment difficulties and were closed. We are so glad they were! This was delicious! Homemade red sauce with lots of garlic! Delicious homemade focaccia bread, and endless salad. I had the four cheese ravioli and tried both the white and red sauces.... More 

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Thank Myla S
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your comments. I am really glad that you enjoyed yourself while you were here. I assume you were traveling since you were in a motel but I hope you get a chance to dine with us again in the future. Jeff and Tonya / Owners More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The food here is good. BUT, two different times we have been told they could not seat us when there was no one waiting. Once was in the evening, they said they had a large group coming and they would not have the staff to serve us. Empty seats everywhere??? Second time we called over to see if we needed... More 

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Thank Mark E
Jeffery C, Owner at Mauricio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I really appreciate all your comments. I am sorry that you had these issues. I would really like to know what days these were. Just to let you know about seating, we do mostly 90 percent by reservations. Even if we have open tables doesn't mean that the table is open. We may have a reservation for those tables within... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 N Peachtree Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-2549
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-528-2456
Description
The restaurant, formerly a residence, was built in 1910. It features hardwood floors, 14' ft ceilings, and 5 fine dining rooms, three with fireplaces. If you like good Italian food, old music from the 40's and 50's, and great atmosphere, come see us. Dress is casual and reservations are recommended on the weekends.

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