The Best Italian Restaurants in Nashville

Nashville is the home of country music. People come here to dance at honky-tonks, hear live music, and have fun, but there’s always a nice bonus for visitors: the food. The dining scene in town is outstanding, and there are countless restaurants to enjoy unforgettable meals. But where should you go when you’re craving Italian? Millions of diners book with us each month, and among them are the ones you trust the most. You know, those people you turn to for last-minute recos or special occasions. That’s because they’re tastemakers and know what’s up. We used the tastemakers of Nashville to power this list. Here are their recommendations for the best Italian restaurants in Music City.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town, Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville, Amerigo - West End
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Italian, Unspecified
Neighborhoods:West End, Nashville
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town

$$$$·Italian·
West End
1,200 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies

Giovanni's has long been considered a Nashville classic. This beloved Italian restaurant serves an outstanding menu of traditional Italian fare, including salads, pastas, risottos, meat, fish, and mor...

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Romantic in Nashville

Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville

$$$$·Unspecified·
Nashville
2,425 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic

Trattoria Il Mulino is an outpost of a popular Italian restaurant originally in New York City. In Nashville, the restaurant is trendy and scene-y, which makes it a great spot in town to dress up and g...

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Notable Wine List in Nashville
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Amerigo - West End

$$$$·Italian·
West End
2,281 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups

Amerigo is known for some of the best Italian in Nashville. It's part of a chain, and this outpost shines for serving consistently high-quality Italian fare with fresh ingredients in a warm and inviti...

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Italian in Nashville
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Bella Napoli

$$$$·Italian·
Nashville
789 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Cozy

Another great spot for pizza in Nashville is Bella Napoli, often considered Nashville's best pizzeria. In addition to a large menu of pizzas, Bella Napoli has many other Italian food options. Diners c...

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Buca di Beppo - Cool Springs

$$$$·Italian·
Franklin / Brentwood
1,030 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Cozy

Buca di Beppo is a good option for some of the best Italian in Nashville. The Nashville location of this nationwide chain is technically in Franklin, an upscale suburb just a few minutes from the cent...

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Healthy in Nashville

Valentino's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
West End
1,309 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

Valentino's serves some of the best Italian in Nashville just steps from some of Nashville's best attractions. Valentino's is upscale, so expect white tablecloths and attentive service. Diners can cho...

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Best Overall in Nashville
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Zolo's Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Franklin / Brentwood
421 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

Zolo's Italian Restaurant is in nearby Franklin, and has been open since 2007. Zolo's makes every single item on its in-house — from the pasta to the salad dressing. There is a small menu of Italian c...

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Neighborhood Gem in Nashville

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Opry Mills

$$$$·Italian·
Nashville
213 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays

Some of the best Italian in Nashville is at Romano's Macaroni Grill, located in the beloved local mall, Opry Mills. Romano's Macaroni Grill is a chain, well-known for their delicious rosemary bread an...

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Kid Friendly in Nashville
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