The Angry Italian: A Chicago-inspired pizzeria (where the chef is more animated than angry)

Oct 14, 2021 243

In 2015, Chef Keith Yonker's dream of living in Northeast Tennessee came true when Eastman Chemical Co. hired the Chicago-area native to be the company's artisan chef and oversee its seven cafes. Yonker later opened The Angry Italian in downtown Bristol.

Billed as a Chicago-inspired pizzeria, the restaurant started out in a small storefront on a side street and quickly gained a faithful following. Pizza is a big draw, including Chicago deep dish choices, which contain over 1.5 pounds of Wisconsin mozzarella, hand-crushed Roma tomatoes and a variety of topping choices. They also require 45 minutes preparation time.

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