Top 10 Italian Restaurants in Nashville

10. SILO
Germantown
1121 5th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
615-750-2912

Opening their doors in 2012, SILO became a pioneer in Nashville’s growing food scene as well as one of the first seasonally-focused kitchens in Germantown.  Because of this SILO draws in both natives and visitors from around the world.  Known for a their take on modern recipes, SILO offers a memorable dining experience inside, on the patio, or alongside friends at our community bar.  SILO also provides for an authentic gathering place and escape for enjoying handcrafted cocktails, tasting age-old bourbons and indulging in carefully-curated wines.  Their small plates and house charcuterie are made for sharing.  Enjoy SILO for dinner, Sunday brunch or their specialty happy hour menu.

Fantastic food in the Germantown Section of the city. Great service and better food. Fantastic cocktails, large bourbon selection. There is a surprise on the desert menu that will cost you $20 and is the most unique thing I have ever seen….check it out. – Brian Peters, Google

Eggplant & Summer Squash Curry // garbanzo, pickled cauliflower, jasmine rice, toasted coconut

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9. Gondola House Pizzeria
4613 Lebanon Pike
Hermitage, TN 37076
615-679-9033

Head on in to the Gondola House Pizzeria for Lunch or Dinner, carry it home with you, or they will even cater your next event if you want. From their pizza crust made with imported flour, to the freshly made soups and desserts,Gondola House Pizzeria is committed to bringing you nothing but the best!

I love this place – their pizza tastes great with fresh toppings, their spinach lasagna is outstanding, and the service is always great. – Kimberly S., Yelp

8. Margot Cafe & Bar
1017 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
615-227-4668

Margot Café & Bar is a casual, fine dining restaurant located at “Five Points” in Historic East Nashville offering rustic French and Italian cuisine with an emphasis on the regions of Provence and Tuscany. The menu changes daily but the foundation remains constant with six appetizer choices, seven entrees, and five desserts. With a changing menu and affordable entrees, there are many guests that frequent the restaurant every week. The freshness, simplicity and seasonality of the food has won over diners across Nashville and the Southeast.

Wow! Dinner was excellent. My wife and I had a birthday celebration dinner and were delighted. Chips and aioli super yum! Salad was wonderful. Some kind of terrific savory cannelloni. Chicken and greens fabulous. All of it expertly seasoned and served. Totally worth the price. I love eating food made by amazing artists and this was it. Thank you Margot and crew! – Ed Haggard, Facebook

7. Angelo’s Picnic Pizza & Italian Restaurant
2713 Murfreesboro Rd
Antioch, TN 37013
615-399-0010

Angelo’s Picnic Pizza has a long tradition of hand crafting pizzas in the old world Italian style.  Angelo, and family, opened the first store in the Hickory Hollow Mall in 1976.  Angelo’s Picnic Pizza has some AMAZING food: pizza, pasta, subs, calzone’s, stromboli’s, salads, and desserts.  All hand tossed or Sicilian.  Not to mention their pizzas are gigantic!  Better some hungry because you for sure will leave full!

Everything is homemade from scratch daily.  Angelo’s Picnic Pizza has something to satisfy everyone.  You won’t be disappointed, promise!

Oh!!! My Taste buds are soooo happy!!! Belly is soooo fulll!! Really, not kidding!!! If you want the closest thing to real Italian pizza in Nashville then Angelo’s will become a favorite eatery for you. – Ruthann R., Yelp

6. Answer
Sylvan Park
132 46th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209
615-942-0866

Absolutely amazing! From the tasty wine and beer offerings to the perfect tapas to the flawless service… We cannot recommend this spot enough. Great atmosphere, the owners are super cool (if you’re lucky, you’ll meet the smallest one, Blanche ;-)), and the food is some of the best in town! – Liz Cat Fitzgerald, Facebook

5. DeSano Pizza Bakery
Music Row, Midtown
115 16th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
615-953-1168

This is my favorite pizza place in town, pizza is absolutely delicious! Fresh dough every day. The guys do everything from start to finish in full view making your pizza and dropping it in the wood fire stoves cooking you pizza right in front of you. They also give dough to kids if you ask occupying the young ones while you wait. Definitely love this place! – Robert D. Johnson III, Google

#merrychristmas #nashville we are open until 6pm today🍕🎄🇮🇹

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4. Joey’s House Of Pizza
South Nashville
897 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37210
615-254-5639

Authentic New York pizzeria founded in 1999, Joey’s House of Pizza is a family owned and operated New York pizzeria.  Their Brooklyn roots and Italian heritage merge to make northerners feel right at home with hand-tossed pizza by the slice and Sicilian or double stuffed slices.  Joey and his Family make all their ingredients fresh from scratch everyday.  Some of Joey’s specialty ingredients include Joey’s pizza dough, Joey’s famous marinara and pizza sauce, homemade meatballs, freshly grated and shredded cheeses.

As Joey says “At Joey’s you get quality and quantity!”  From the pizza pies to the pastas.. and don’t forget the cannoli!

Me and my coworkers used to come eat here for lunch once a week. The pizza is amazing and the cannolis are outstanding. The seating is limited but it has that amazing pizza place atmosphere. – Scott Woodard, Facebook

3. The Stillery
Downtown
113 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201
615-942-8080

The Stillery is the kind of place you can relax, eat outstanding, fresh food, and enjoy a signature mason jar cocktail.  They serve up amazing brick fired pies, juicy stacked burgers, fresh salads and tantalizing starters. The menu is comprised of what could be best explained as ‘a chef’s comfort food.’  Their signature cocktails are made with the south’s best shines and whiskeys. Looking for an amazing local beer? We have plenty to choose from.

We ended up sharing the spicy deviled eggs and pepperoni pizza. Both were amazingly delicious! This is a must when visiting Nashville! – Jay Z., Yelp

2. Five Points Pizza
East End
1012 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
615-915-4174

This is very small establishment and in need of a renovation. We had a 30 minute wait, but it was worth it. The food here is great. They have a pretty sizable list of pizza flavors. I was very pleased to see that they offer a variety of local beers on tap. – Craig Cutler, Google

1. Lazzaroli Pasta
Germantown
1314 5th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
615-291-9922

This one was a first for us.  Lazzaroli is technically not a restaurant, but more of an Italian Market.  When looking up “Italian Restaurants” in Nashville, Lazzaroli pops up everywhere, so we just had to add it to the list.  If you’re looking to MAKE a great Italian dinner, this is the place to get your ingredients.

Even though Lazzaroli isn’t an actual sit down restaurant, we made it #1 because not only is the food there incredible, but the staff is amazing.  Make sure to let them know it’s your first time in their store and they’ll personally walk you around explaining all their ingredients and what they recommend you cook based on what you’re craving.  Pretty much everything they have is homemade and they have 5 star review after 5 star review after 5 star review…

Lazzaroli may not actually be a restaurant, but they’re #1 in our book when it comes to Italian in Nashville!

I recently spent a couple weeks in Italy and was craving Italian food again after being home for a couple weeks. I’ve been meaning to try this place for years and finally stopped by, knowing this would be my best bet in Nashville. I tried the spinach ravioli and vodka sauce, and this meal was up there with some of the best meals I had in Italy. I can’t wait to try more. – Megan T., Yelp

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