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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Pizza: 5 Stars

Re: “Little Chicago

Best lunch so far but still did not try the deep dish

Posted by Will on 01/14/2014 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Pizzereal

My girlfriend and I love Pizzereal! For the longest time, we were searching for good pizza in Nashville. Pizzereal hits the nail on the head with great tasting pizza with fresh ingredients! Their menu is simple, but awesome! They've got a myriad of toppings to choose from, a great house salad and yummy local beers. What else could you want from a pizzaria?

Aside from how great the food is, we love the relaxed family atmosphere inside, and the more Catina feel of the outside seating; perfect for summer time drinks with friends. Another plus is that you do not have to deal with the scenesters from other hipsterias in the neighborhood.

All this, and it's right at five points! We've found it a great place to meet up for food before a show at the 5 Spot.

Posted by Ratdog83 on 01/03/2014 at 4:23 PM

Re: “DeSano Pizza Bakery

Favorite pizza place in Nashville...seems like nobody knows it exists. I bring somebody new with me every time I go & they all fall in love with it!! Amazing pizza (the crust is perfect) & the biscotti is to die for. They play the music WAY too loud in the dining area but it doesn't bug me.

Posted by megred on 08/25/2013 at 5:16 PM

Re: “House of Pizza/Joey's House of Pizza

Best NY-style pizza in Nashville! Now Joey's has moved to Elm Hill Pike (just off Fesslers Lane) and is only open for lunch on weekdays. Brentwood location is no longer there...

Posted by Tommy Salami on 05/06/2013 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Bella Napoli

Good food and service

Posted by machtuck on 04/05/2013 at 8:05 PM

Re: “DeSano Pizza Bakery

The Pizza is excellent! You'll never want franchise pizza again. I've been there 4 times and tried a different pizza each time. The thin crust is amazing - you know that when you eat all your crust. It holds it's shape. You don't loose everything on your slice when you pick it up; a testament to proper thin crust. It's a very casual setting. The music is a little bit too loud, but I haven't been there when it was crowded.

Posted by Bridget on 12/09/2012 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Bricktop's

The steak frittes with herb butter is one of the best you can get in town!

Posted by Aphtaen Makaili on 07/19/2012 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Pie in the Sky

Very confused by the other review here. Why did they give a 5 star review if they were so dissatisfied. Not sure how a pizza can be overcooked and chewy.

In either case I love this place. Never had a bad time of a bad pizza. Make sure you try this place out for yourself.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Shyguy222 on 11/21/2011 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Pizza Perfect

Undoubtedly Nashville's best pizza. Local and fresh, the calzones!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by mountainpassiknow on 03/18/2011 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Pizzereal

My husband and I LOVE the Spinache. We've lived in East Nashville for 7 years and when we eat pizza, it is the Spinache every time!! The staff is warm and friendly..a true neighborhood pizza spot. The atmosphere is great in the winter by the fire or in the summer on the patio. If I lived in Franklin, I would drive all the way to 5 Points just for the food at PizzeReal! Do yourself a favor and give it a try yourself!!

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Posted by Beth B. on 11/10/2010 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Pizzereal

I actually have been to Pizzareal many times, and I found their Pizza Spinachi to be probably the best pizza I've ever eaten (with the possible exception of the spinach pie at Santarpio's in Boston.)
I love their skyline view from the patio, and the fireplace in the brisk weather.
The service is good, the people are friendly.
What's not to like??

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Posted by eduard on 11/09/2010 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Aharts Pizza Garden

Great Food, Family owned & operated. Best Pizza I've ever eaten!

Posted by bonie on 11/03/2010 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Sole Mio

Love this place! The food is delicious. I always manage to eat more than I should. Its not often that I get authentic Italian food like this. While the atmosphere is a little more reserved, I prefer a little more noise/activity... I have NEVER had a bad experience and I love introducing friends and family there

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Posted by boycrazy on 09/25/2010 at 12:00 AM

Re: “Bricktop's

love the bbq chicken flatbread mmmm

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Posted by john lang on 08/29/2010 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Mama Mia's

Disregard Joe Savage's review above as it reeks of ignorance. Mama Mia's was opened over 20 years ago by a Cuban family and was bought in 1994 by the Martinez family (also of Latin American heritage) and considering their staying power, they're obviously doing something right. Every time I've been to Mama's Mia's we've had exceptional Italian food (regardless if it's prepared by a Spanish-speaking/non-Sicilian staff) and friendly service. The Bring Your Own Wine bottle policy is a nice compliment to a romantic atmosphere. I recommend it to everyone I know in Nashville asking for a great Italian meal.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Nashstu on 08/22/2010 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Bricks Café

We entered Brick's Cafe with pretty low expectations. We hadn't heard anything about it, neither good nor bad, however we had noticed more than one (in Nolensville & Brentwood) and just chalked it up to yet another soulless, flavorless chain restaurant of which most Nashvillian's seem to be inexplicably fond. These factored in with the fact that the facade of the building looks like a sports bar.
Entering the restaurant was a bit confusing. The ambiance was upscale-casual, there was a nice brick oven behind the well manicured bar, the serving staff looked rather professional and the artwork was tasteful, though admittedly scant.
We took two seats at the bar next to the brick oven. We were approached by a server right away and given both food and drink menus. I noticed immediately that the wine list mark-up, both glass and bottle, was among the lowest I have ever seen and these weren't the standard Yellowtail/Barefoot (blech!) products that you would usually see at these price points. These were quality, respectable, tasty wines that could be paired with the menu and actually compliment them.
While ordering our food I was a bit skeptical of the menu. It was large and that normally means that the food isn't fresh or it's just plain bland. I've worked in upscale and fine dining with well-seasoned cooks and chefs for over a decade and I've seen how a kitchen can struggle when there are too many products to manage. Again, with low expectations, I ordered the jumbo lump crab cakes. I wasn't incredibly hungry, but I anticipated that at the least they would go well with my glass of chardonnay. Then they arrived. Wait!?! Is that actually jumbo lump backfin crab? It was, and there was more than I have ever seen in and/or on a crab cake. You just don't see that anymore. Eighty percent of the time I order crab cakes anywhere, I'm not convinced crab is even an ingredient. This had it in spades. The pepper and onion sauce they were rested on was a fantastic compliment. My girlfriend had an interesting bowtie pasta/romaine lettuce dish that incorporated grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto and parmesan. She allowed me to have a few bites and just like my dish, it was delicious and far exceeded expectations. Here's the kicker for me: from my understanding, the amicable gentleman making pizzas in the brick oven behind the bar was one of the partner-owners. A hand's on, involved member of upper management getting his hands dirty in front of a hot oven all while getting to know his clientele, rather than micro-managing his front of house staff is a rare and valuable asset in the food-service industry. No, we aren't longtime friends. I never met "Jimbo" before tonight.
It wasn't that this was the best restaurant I've ever had the pleasure of dining in. It wasn't that it had the most exquisite menu or rarest wine list. It was the fact that I just had the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed and unpretentious dining experience with phenomenal food, made from high quality and fresh ingredients with great drinks, all while being serviced by a genuinely friendly and knowledgeable staff and I won't have to pack a lunch for the rest of the week to make up for the cost of the tab. The value this place offers is absurd. Look, I know what this sounds like and NO, I don't work there. I just feel that this restaurant and the people that work there deserve to have Nashville know that this is a great establishment that I hope succeeds. God knows Nashville doesn't need anymore Olive Garden's, Applebee's, O'Charlies', Chili's, etc. Brick's, you've got at least one very loyal new customer in me. I will be back, VERY soon. Thanks.

Posted by TheNashVillain on 05/25/2010 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Pie in the Sky

What a difference location can make. The "Pie" near Vandy has very poor service. The servers claimed they were confused as to was assigned to our table. How many times has a black person heard that? The pizza was overcooked and the thin crust was chewey. Wings were nuked to death. I'll drive to Cool Springs before I go there again.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 3
Overall: 5

Posted by paycheckaway on 11/14/2009 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Pie in the Sky

What a difference location can make, the location near Vandy gave very poor service. Of course the waitresses said they were confused over who was assigned our table. How many times has a Black/African American heard that? Pizza was overcooked/dry. Crust was gooey. Wings were nuked to death with no flavor. I'll drive to Cool Springs before I eat there again.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by zynthia on 11/14/2009 at 11:09 PM

Re: “Bricktop's

The most fun restaurant in the city. Food is excellent. Service is excellent ... best service staff anywhere. Location is awesome. And, they do too have parking! :)
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by BillyD & JuJu on 10/27/2008 at 4:47 PM

Re: “House of Pizza/Joey's House of Pizza

Joey's Pizza is fantastic! The staff and food are wonderful. If you have not utilized their catering services or menu, I highly recommend using Joey's the next time you have an event or gathering. I picked up the meal in advance and was provided with written instructions. Additionally, the staff gave me some helpful tips to ensure a successful and delicious meal. The Chicken Parm is amazing and has incredible flavor.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by L Womble on 10/22/2008 at 2:15 PM

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