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Coletta's Italian Restaurant

Memphis
Italian Restaurant
$$$$

Colette’s has been serving Memphis since the 1920s, and—like the delicious recipes— the place hasn’t changed much. Walk in and you’ll feel like you’ve gone back a few decades thanks to the picnic-table set up and decor (red and white checkered tablecloths, light-washed wood, and yellow tea lights. But don’t underestimate this South Memphis spot: Coletta’s invented the real, original BBQ pizza. It fires up a traditional cheese pizza in its burning-hot pizza oven, and then adds a generous layer of house-smoked pulled pork shoulder.