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Comment Archives: Locations: Food and Drink: Italian

Re: “Bria Bistro Italiano

We just moved here and were looking for an Italian resturant. I saw this on Groupon and read all the reviews so decided to try it out. The food was amazing! We had the Chicken Manicotti, a Casa salad and Bruschetta, all of this tasted so wonderful, so much flavor and their homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette was to die for! We will be going back for sure!

Posted by Nancy Visconti Lopez on 06/01/2015 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Coco's Italian Market & Kitchen

Cafe Coco's freschetta makes me happy inside...

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Posted by Fred Hibbert on 11/19/2014 at 9:01 PM

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: “Coco's Italian Market & Kitchen

Cafe Coco"s Italian Market And Kitchen is an awesome place to go for authentic Italian food and desserts,the service is great , my fave dish is Tortellini Elliston and the baked ziti is pretty good too, as well as the pizza..Tuesday are pie and pint night for 10.00 and wens is half off bottle wines..We have been there many times . love this place !!!!!!!

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Posted by Betty on 05/05/2013 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Bella Napoli

Good food and service

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

Re: “Amerigo

Long time favorite.

Posted by Dfr on 01/24/2013 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Mama Mia's

On a lark my son and I went Mid-December 2012, had a good meal and a nice time. We decided to have Christmas Eve dinner there with our group of 8. We had good service and food, again. It was laid back, pleasant and a surprisingly good meal. We enjoyed the out of the way-ness of it and family feel.

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Posted by OMFUG on 01/05/2013 at 12:46 AM

Re: “Castrillo's Pizza Inglewood

I called Castrillo's one evening at 4:30 to order; got voicemail stating "we are closed from 2-4 p.m." Called again at 5:00 to get same recording. At 5:30, I ordered elsewhere. Later that evening, I emailed Castrillo's to let their owner/manager know of the oversight on voicemail.
The response was shocking! I was told that there was an event that kept them from opening until 6 p.m. What about the voicemail? Their owner told me he didn't care if I went elsewhere since he had 5.000 happy customers. In fact, he told me "good luck."
Perhaps, if they took care of customers, they would have 10.000 customers by now. Will I ever eat at Castrillo's again? Hell, NO!

J.C Reagan

Posted by Jay Reagan on 12/23/2012 at 1:28 AM

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: “Amerigo

Typical chain food. Nashville has much better to offer.

Posted by foodnerd1976 on 11/06/2012 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Caesar's Ristorante Italiano [Closed]

CLOSED and GONE. Try the Turkish restaurant down the strip - it's great.

Posted by John McG on 10/06/2012 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Sole Mio

I hate having to write negative reviews, but if I could save someone from a bad experience, then I feel somewhat obligated. Went to Sole Mio's with a small group celebrating multiple birthdays. Never been before, but we were in the mood for Italian and were going to a show a few blocks away after dinner, so it fit nicely with our plans. We were in a great mood, so it took a lot to bring us down. Every course we ordered was bland and boring, which is inexcusable considering that it is more expensive than other local Italian restaurants that offer the same items. There were no real values on the wine list. Markup was substantial for a restaurant as sub par as it was. Do you know how depressing it is to say "This dish actually tasted better at Olive Garden"? I absolutely hate Olive Garden. It was that bad. I know I might sound somewhat cheap complaining about prices. To clarify, I don't mind at all to pay more for better quality food. But if you can't even beat Olive Garden, then you probably should just shut it down. To wrap the meal up, we got a few desserts for the table. The waiter said they were "taken care of", since we were celebrating multiple birthdays. They weren't. He still charged us anyway. In short, if you like Italian food, don't go here. It's just sad.

Posted by TheNashVillain on 09/28/2012 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Pomodoro East

I went with my wife on Saturday night for dinner 2nd time and I will never go back!

We were there when they first opened and had enjoyed it very much. But recent visit is not good. The wait staff was dis-organized. I'd ordered a glass of Chianti (my wife doesn't drink) and Mussels Antipasti to share and for entree - Flat iron Steak and Chicken and mushroom pizza. The Mussels was cooked in the wood oven and it was average (We liked the one at mAmbu more). then we waited at least 20 minutes for our entrees to come to table.. many folks were seated later than us had already gotten their food. Our waitress kept "Yapping" to other tables and had forgotten our food. Finally the food came out. the steak and pizza were cold (clearly has been sitting at the service station for sometime after it prepared)...The waitress apologized and said it just came out the window (what window?) and do not know what happen. The manager came by and again apologized and promised to make us fresh if we want to wait. ok. Since we waited this long. Well. They just re-heated them. The steak now over-cooked than what we ordered "medium rare" and the pizza - well (taste like I just nuked the left-over pizza from microwave). It's ashamed. I really liked their pizza, however I did not go there and eat a greasing "left-over" pizza!

The apologetic waitress offered us free dessert - on the house but we declined. We paid and left.

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Posted by Nash168 on 08/26/2012 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Mama Mia's

My wife and I went in for dinner on a Wednesday night; I hadn't been in years and it was her first visit. I remembered the service being mediocre but the food being very good.

The service hasn't changed -- it was appallingly bad. The restaurant is not well-run from a service perspective; of the 3 servers on-shift one was far more concerned with loudly sorting and rolling clean silverware than running any food, which was left in the window for minutes at a time. The credit card machine was broken, and I overheard from another table that their soda machine was not functioning, either. For a restaurant that serves neither alcohol nor tea, it appeared the beverage choices left were tap water and sprite. Mercifully, we had purchased a bottle of wine from the nearby liquor store, which proved the saving grace of the evening.

The food? Perhaps my palate has improved, my memory was inaccurate, or the food has simply gone downhill. The salads were slathered in bottled, flavorless, pre-made dressing. The pasta was not fresh -- while properly cooked, it was clearly dried pasta. The sauces were average; the bolognese lacked any richness or depth. The garlic bread (which we asked for repeatedly and was delivered near the end of the meal) tasted like it had been popped out of a Pillsbury can -- artificial and oily. I felt the prices were not in line with the quality.

Overall, I couldn't recommend this to anyone -- in the 20 years since this place opened, Nashville now has many Italian options that do a better job than Mama Mia's in all areas -- decor, service, and most importantly, food.

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Posted by mediumduck on 08/17/2012 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Mama Mia's

I agree with Joe Savage & Nyshired about Moma Mia's- It just plane sucks. When you walk in the sign on the table says $5.00 corking fee & $2.50 per six pack of beer- Why ?
They had many tables available but wanted to seat us at the table by the door, it's December & cold-we had to ask for another table.
The servers & Manager just don't care if you are happy or not.
We ordered two entrees, one Lasagna & one Penne bolognese with sasage. We received the extravaganza & the Penne pesto.
Both dishes were cold. I think we got someone elses order ?
When we finally found our server she said she would talk to the manager ? Why ? (Just bring us the right orders) She returned and said the manager would adjust the price- now we are paying more for the meals we didn't order and it was also cold?
I gave up trying to comunnicate with insanity, paid the bill and left- never to return :~( Barry Harkin, Nashville, TN

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Posted by Barry Harkin on 12/04/2011 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Ristorante Volare

its gone.. it's now Ravello.

Posted by phelps2012 on 10/25/2011 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Bella Napoli

While the food was good, the service was TERRIBLE. Our waitress was very pleasant, but we had two issues. First, my ID was denied because it looked 'fake'. While I was visiting from out of state, I had two forms of identification and it still look half an hour to get my glass of wine. Second, The group I went with was using a Scoutmob. When we received our checks the alcohol was not discounted. We had to send the check back 3 times before we asked for the manager. The manager was the RUDEST manager I have encountered at a restaurant. When we asked about the discount on the alcohol, his response was 'We have never discounted alcohol before and if you have a problem with the Scoutmob you need to call them and complain'. The Scoutmob did not say the deal excluded alcohol, but the manager didn't seem to want to work with us at all. He was not listening, just talking in a very condescending manner. I will not be going back to Bella Napoli EVER. And if you plan on drinking a glass of wine, don't expect a discount if you're using a Scoutmob. This is a very unfortunate situation, food was good, but you can't have a successful restaurant with a terrible manager.

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Posted by Andrea on 10/17/2011 at 8:22 AM

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