A Taste of Italy: The Black Olive wins Tri-Cities Best Italian Food

Sep 29, 2023 693

BY: Terry Craig

The Black Olive has been serving the Tri-Cities for nearly the last two decades. Co-owners Kinsey Holliday and Moe Farrouki started the business as Primo’s in Elizabethton 17 years ago. Just a few years after starting, they expanded to Jonesborough and changed to what is known today as The Black Olive. Bringing authentic Italian food and flavors to the Tri-Cities is the goal of The Black Olive.

Everything from the food to the drinks is served with care, passion and hard work. Holliday said that the Spicy Bowtie Chicken is a fan favorite, but there’s plenty on the menu for everyone. “We’ve got awesome lasagna, baked cheese tortellini and we’ve got great Philly’s,” Holliday said. “People that are actually from up north tell us, ‘you have the best Philly cheesesteak.'” There’s a piece of Italy in several towns in Northeast Tennessee. 

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SOURCE: https://www.wjhl.com

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