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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Italian: 5 Stars

Re: “Giovanni Ristorante

Absolutely love this restaurant- it is pricey- but it's delicious and worth it. Also, it's cool to go to see who you will run into there- a lot of celebrities that live in Nashville eat there frequently. If you are tight on cash- I wouldn't go there - but if you want to have a nice meal- definitely check it out

Posted by Abi Provow on 09/18/2014 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Mirko Pasta

My favorite local italian spot...it is always empty! Always great, quick service. The food is always very tasty & there is something for everyone.

Posted by megred on 08/25/2013 at 5:20 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: “Porta Via Italian Kitchen

Are you kidding! I did not think we could ever get an Italian restaurant like this in Nashville. Especially on the West Side. I felt like I was walking into a modern restaurant in Milan. The food, service, and ambiance are excellent. I have gone through the menu fairly extensively and there are really no weak spots from the authentic Neapolitan Pizza to the great veal and pasta dishes and out of this world creamy gelato. I could go on and on. I can only put it to you one way GO THERE!!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Louise on 08/20/2011 at 6:11 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

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by boycrazy on 09/25/2010 at 12:00 AM

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: “Giovanni Ristorante

I have enjoyed Giovanni's at least a dozen times since its opening and I have never had a bad meal or a less than excellent experience. The owner is always present and strives to make each customer feel as if he is a guest in his home (not far from true, since Giovanni lives on the top floor of the building housing his restaurant.)

From the smile and greeting from the receptionist (a beautiful brunette named Amy,) to the efficient and personable servers, to Chef Marco who comes to the table to explain the off-menu specials.. it is a wonderful, welcoming and gracious crew who surrounds Giovannni. The northern Italian fare is excellent, well prepared and beautifully presented. The seafood special is always a wonderful selection for me.

Pricey? Yes, a bit, but for the service and food quality and the ambiance of the place, it is a price gladly paid. As a life- long Nashvillian and frequent patron of local eateries, Giovanni's has now replaced the venerable Valentino's as my favorite place for Italian.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by volboy on 08/09/2010 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Nucci

Nucci's is easily one of the best things about Cool Springs. Owned by Connie and Steve Hovis, the entire family is friendly, capable and eager to please. When it comes to their sandwiches, Italian Ice or gelato, they don't have to try very hard. Everything is always fresh, tasty and consistently what you expect when you order it. The decor is open, inviting and bright. The staff at Nucci's goes out of its way to make everyone feel welcome. If you want something different than run-of-the-mill fast food, try NUcci's. You'll be delighted you did.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by LenMS on 04/28/2010 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Giovanni Ristorante

Yes, this restaurant is very pricey, but you get what you pay for. The service was excellent, the food fantastic, and the atmosphere is beautiful. My date impressed me by treating me tonight. It was a wonderful experience. There are several areas that would be great for a small private group or even a large private party. I hope this place stays in the Nashville restaurant scene for many years to come.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 4
Overall: 5

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ellen Branden on 07/25/2009 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Caesar's Ristorante Italiano [Closed]

Music is awesome what a mix Tom Jones Dean Martin Julio wow what a mix.Was there Saturday night beutiful Fish Special Ivory Salmon I was amazed.Dessert was good the waiter informed me that the tiramisu is homade now and my wife had creme brulee. What a direction this place hs took we have been going there for years awesom awesome. I asked who the chef was The waiter to told me Executive chef Vito The waiter also informed me he was certified by the culinary federation waht a diffrence a chef makes.Wahta restaurant.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Steven on 06/14/2009 at 9:12 PM

Re: “Caffe di Pranzo [Closed]

We had Caffe di Pranzo deliver food to our house for a dinner party and we were thrilled with the food. My favorites were chicken parm and the alfredo, and the children were wild about the spag. with meatballs. We also had Shrimp scampi and chicken marsala, both were great. Dessert was some sort of crazy cherry pie topped with chocolate crumbles(black forest) and it was just delicious! This was my first time dining with Caffe di Pranzo and it could not have been better.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Pam on 01/19/2009 at 7:52 AM

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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