East Nashville booster Matt Charette has done a swell job transforming what was a Laundromat and a barbershop into a pub with family-friendly dining that balances the deep-fried bounty of B&F with the fresh school of thought delivered by Wave sushi bar.
Located inside Edgehill Village — a.k.a. the former White Way laundry plant — Bella Napoli makes perfect use of the quaint courtyard between the once-industrial buildings. Swags of white lights festoon the secluded patio, which is lined with Cinzano umbrellas. The feeling is distinctly that of European alfresco dining. A wood-burning oven is the focus of Bella Napoli, figuratively and literally, as the majority of the menu items — pizzas, calzones and panini — are based on excellent handmade dough that rises for 15 hours and cooks in temperatures near 900 degrees
Breakfast 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. daily
Lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. daily
Dinner 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.; 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat.
Bar 10:30 a.m.-midnight Sun.-Thurs.; 10:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri. & Sat.
Will Shuff's Nashville rendition of a gastro-pub taps 20 types of keg beer—including local Yazoo and other regional microbrews—and serves even more by the bottle. With indoor and outdoor brick grills, the full-service restaurant serves lunch and dinner every day but Sunday. Entrées include fish, burgers, steak, quesadilla and salads. — Carrington Fox