Coletta's Restaurant since 1923

This used to be the official website of Coletta's Restaurant. The restaurant is still serving their delicious homemade sauces, lasagna, ravioli, manicotti, spumoni & cannoli, along with their famous pizzas. Spanning five generations, the current website of Coletta's Restaurant is at: The content below is from the site's 2009 archived pages. Devoted local diners  such as myself contributed time and resources to keep the memory of good food and those good old times alive by restoring this site and contributing to the costs of upkeep and hosting.

Consider this an homage and nostalgic look back to circa 2009.

My take:  While in Memphis, I decided to try Coletta's Restaurant, lured in by the tantalizing aroma of their pizzas. The place had a warm, welcoming atmosphere, and as I waited for my order, I overheard a neighboring diner raving about a cast iron skillet they'd just chanced upon. As a home cook, my interest was immediately piqued. To my astonishment, they pulled out a catalog from, showing off the very skillet design I'd been eyeing for months but hadn't found in stores. It felt serendipitous. Our conversation flowed effortlessly, from Coletta's delectable homemade sauces to our shared appreciation for quality cookware. By the end of the evening, not only had I savored one of the best pizzas of my life, but I'd also discovered where to get my dream skillet. Now, every time I cook with my treasured cast iron piece, I'm transported back to that memorable evening at Coletta's. Sometimes, the most ordinary days lead to the most delightful surprises.


                          Coletta's Restaurant
                                                               Since 1923

Welcome to Coletta's Restaurant! A family restaurant with a great food!




  • Memphis' oldest restaurant!
  • Originators of the BBQ Pizza!
  • Voted Best Pizza in Memphis by the Commercial Appeal!
  • Introduced Pizza to Memphis in the 1950's!
  • Elvis' Favorite Pizza!
  • Now spanning 5 generations!
  • Everything is Homemade; Sauces, Lasagna, Ravioli, Manicotti, Spumoni, & Cannoli!


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Two Locations To Serve You

Our Original Location ~ Since 1923 Our Newest East Location
South Parkway Menu Appling Road Menu
Coletta's Restaurant #1

1063 S. Parkway East
Memphis, TN 38106
Phone: (901) 948-7652
    Fax: (901) 948-7653

[email protected]
Coletta's Restaurant #2

2850 Appling Road
Memphis, TN 38133
Phone: (901) 383-1122
    Fax: (901) 383-9573


Banquet Facility


Formal Package

  • White Linen Tablecloths

  • Formal Place Settings

  • Glass Centerpieces

  • Floating Candles

  • Greenery Decorations

  • Custom Menus


Sample Menu

JANUARY 5, 2006



Crisp mixed greens, roma tomatoes, ripe olives, mild Italian peppers, and Romano cheese


Crisp mixed greens, roma tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, ripe olives, carrots & cabbage



Pasta noodles layered with mozzarella, Romano cheese, Italian sausage, and meat sauce


Breaded chicken breast, fried, and topped with provolone and meat sauce. Served with spaghetti.


A classic combination both topped with meat sauce


Lightly breaded slices of eggplant, fried, and topped with meat sauce and Romano cheese


Shrimp in a mild butter and spice sauce over fresh fettuccine


Crisp mixed greens, roma tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, ripe olives, carrots & cabbage



New York style topped with strawberries


Homemade Italian ice cream layered with amaretto, pistachio, vanilla, and strawberries

Includes unlimited refills of Soft Drinks, Tea, Coffee

Banquet Pricing

The banquet pricing includes a Formal Package setup fee and your choice of menus with and without dessert. A special menu is provided for your guests as illustrated above, along with White Linen Table Cloths, Formal Place Settings, Glass Center Pieces, Floating Candles, and Decorative Greenery.


Formal Package Setup Fee: $60.00
With Dessert per person $19.95
Without Dessertper person $17.95
PerChild $7.50
Plus Gratuity 18%


BUFFET STYLE: Our buffet price is $17.95 per person and includes salad, 2 entrees, dessert and unlimited tea, coffee and soft drinks.  Without dessert, the price is $15.95 per person.

SIT DOWN DINNERS: Our sit down dinner is $19.95 per person and includes salad, entree, dessert and unlimited tea, coffee and soft drinks.  Without dessert, the price is $17.95 per person.

***We recommend the sit down dinner for rehearsal dinners***

If you would like to add our Filet, Ribeye, Seafood Scampi, Salmon Florentine or Orange Roughy, the price is $23.95 per person (salad, dessert and unlimited tea, coffee and soft drinks are included in this price.)

CHILDREN'S MENU: (AGES 10 AND UNDER) On the sit down dinner, we can add a children's menu for $7.50 per child. On the buffet, children are also charged only $7.50 per child.

SIDE DISH: If you would like to add a side dish, such as our Italian spinach, baked potato, meatballs or Italian sausage to any package, just add $1.50 more per person.

FORMAL PACKAGE: This includes white linen on all the tables, formal place settings, and beautiful decorations. For one room the cost is $60.00 and for both rooms the cost is $120.00 (please note this is a one time charge).

CHAMPAGNE TOAST PACKAGE: This includes a glass of champagne for all the guests to toast the bride and groom or to whoever is being honored. The cost of this package is $2.00 per person.

WINE CARAFES: We offer full carafes of wine (our house red, white, and blush) for only $22.00 per carafe. With a carafe, you get approximately 7-8 glasses of wine.

Since we offer a full service bar, we do not allow any outside alcohol to be brought in.

***Please add tax + a minimum of 18% gratuity in addition to above prices***


Our Banquet Facility is available with a reservation by calling our restaurant at (901) 383-1122