Pomodoro East

4.8
710 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Neighborhood Italian in the heart of East Nashville. Daily happy hour food and drink specials.
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vipChicago
Nashville
31 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Solid, basic Italian-American fare with always attentive service. Well-curated cocktail and wine lists. I always forget about this place because it's a little tucked away, and I'm always pleased to have remembered it.

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RachelD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food! The warm marinated olives are always so good!

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VinceH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were super excited to try out Pomodoro. My Mom love Italian food and was in town... Perfect!

Appetizers
Calamari: Amazing. The flavor of the sauces with the perfectly cooked calamari was heaven. The best dish we had all night.

Mussels: These were also great. My son ate the entire app in about 5 minutes. He approves!

Entrees:

Fettuccine: Not your typical fettuccine as it has a cream sauce with lemon zest. It also has a slight spice to it. We added grilled chicken to ours. I couldn't wrap my head around it and thought it was ok. My fiancé loved it. Portion was big.

Chicken Parmigiana: Tasted pretty good. Nothing amazing about it. Tasted like chain restaurants Chicken Parmigiana. Portion was big.

Italian Burger: This was interesting. I loved the onion jam. It all worked and was huge! I was only able to eat half of it. The Rosemary Parmesan fries are excellent. Ask for the aioli instead of ketchup!!

Service: The restaurant was nowhere near capacity and our service was pretty slow. The waitress forgot my drink several times, we had to ask about boxes several times, plates would just stack on our table and she would just disappear. Biggest reason for the 3 starts.

Maybe we went on an off night. We are definitely going to give it another shot in the future.

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Tonya
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted immediately with a welcoming smile and cheerful attitude. They were very accommodating and the food was very good. We were served bread with a balsamic olive oil dip and asked for seconds!
I had the Spezzatino Di Maiale, the pork was so tender that no knife was needed....I couldn’t finish it all. My fiancé had the Cheese Stuffed Tortellini...I did not taste his but he was very happy with his selection.
We did not sit outside due to weather but would definitely go back just to sit outside and order from here again.

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BronW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made dinner reservations following my engagement and staff especially the manager Jessica were stupendous!! 11/10 would do again!

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vipChristopherP
Nashville
35 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our favorite place. Brought friends there. Tables seemed close but will be back.

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LoriM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We typically eat out once a week in the Nashville area. We were very pleased to find this gem! The prices were reasonable for the Nashville area and the food was worth every penny. We could hold a conversation and not be drowned out b by the noise. We are telling our friends and we will be back!

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vipKmmarrero
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super amazing Italian in a low key atmosphere. The service was amazing and they made really great recommendations. Highly recommend.

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Aflatt
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite chicken parmesan in Nashville!

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vipBrianP
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another stellar experience with an awesome neighborhood restaurant! Incredible service and interesting flavorful dishes!

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JeffL
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything about dining at Pomodoro East was very good. Our server was a bit slow when it came time to deliver our check, but otherwise he was very good as our server.

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Becky
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Never disappoints. Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour. The pizza & mussels were great, & Stephen was a great server & a lot of fun. We’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Overall this was a underwhelming experience. But with that being said, we agreed we would go back for happy hour for great wine prices and try the flatbread pizzas next time.

We had made a reservation for 5:45pm, because Covid, and when we arrived the host and who I assume was a manager of sorts were looking at the tables and then told is that the table in the dining room we were to be seated at had a reservation for 7pm and if we could be done by then they'd seat us in the dining room. So bizarre, but we agreed.

We then got the Mozzarella en Carozza for an appetizer. It was not good and we let our waitress know that politely we didnt like it. Then we asked for some bread in the hopes it could take the funky taste from our appetizer out of our mouth. The focaccia bread also had a strange flavor, almost sweet. Just strange.

Now our entrees were quite delicious!! We had the chicken parmigiana and the lasagna. The flavor was amazing but seemed over priced personally.

Overall it was an underwhelming/overpriced experience.

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AmyM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We probably spent an hour looking through restaurants on OpenTable for dinner. What was most important to us was the $-$$$$ rating and the menu. We finally decided on Pomodoro and away we went. We already had our meals picked out from their menu before we got there. Once sat, we found out they had changed their menu the week before and different versions of what we wanted were available, but the not the actual meals. Our server was the bar tender that night and she was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and even helped us switch out a sauce on a meal for my boyfriend, and explained other entrees to me. I went with an Italian margarita as my drink, and was pleasantly surprised with how good it was, as I like the standard lime flavor usually. We did the warm olives as a starter (yum) and I got a truffle pizza(minus the arugula). It was new to the menu and another stretch for me. It was the best pizza I've ever had. Hands down. This place is wonderful. Highly recommend.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went in for an impromptu dinner because I just HAD to get out of the house. They did a great job with COVID protocols and my boyfriend and I felt safe the whole time we were dining. Randi was our server and she was so friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. We had the cavatappi pasta as an appetizer and it was so good we ordered more for dinner! Warm chocolate cake is a MUST!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and fast service!

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AprilE
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere, gorgeous patio and very dog friendly!

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Dining2
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration- excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was the best I’ve had in forever. Randi is the heat. Main courses excellent. Cannoli was eh.

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Notenoughlola
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Consistently a go to for safe patio ding, great good and drinks!

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Matt
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

One pizza (Fig and Pig) and one cocktail were outstanding. The other pizza and cocktail were quite lackluster. Service was very slow, but servers were very kind. Inside restaurant was super dim at night.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s one of our favorite places! We’ll keep going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was absolutely incredible! She stopped and chatted with all of her tables multiple times and made it a great experience!

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NinoM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great !!!!

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LaTonyaD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. The service was even better. J J. (Bar Manager)
was fantastic and so knowledgeable. She was really friendly.. Our food was so good. The Lasagna was so fresh and delicious. The ravioli was really good. It was just as good a couple of days later. I enjoyed my entire visit to Pomodoro East. Definitely will return.

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Rebecca
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Sizable portions. A nice date night option.

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vipChristopherP
Nashville
35 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pomodoro East is one of our favorites. Have not been back since the beginning of the year due to COVID. Great experience on the patio. Food was great. Server Kaitlin was full of positive energy. A great time. Looking forward to the next visit.

Thank you,

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LyndaT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had happy hour on the deck which was a great experience. The apps are very good. The fig and pig pizza is our favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great location, service, and ambiance! The pizza was slightly cold when it came out and not as crispy as my husband and I prefer for wood fired pizza. Also, a little too heavy on the cheese. However, great wines to choose from and a very cozy atmosphere!

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Rosie2
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration evening. We ordered 3 small plates during happy hour- all delicious. We had 5 different entrees- each one was perfect! Service was great, food was delicious, etc. overall a fun time ! Atmosphere was great, too!

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Jill
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chicken Parmesan and “Fig and Pig” Pizza are our favorites!

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AaronF
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was courteous and prompt. Food and drinks are priced accordingly. The deck/patio is a good mention.

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Cfloyd7
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my family here and they absolutely loved it! My aunt got the mussels and absolutely adored them.

My family was shocked by how much food we got and the quality. We were very happy and will happily recommend Pomodoro East.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I booked this place because we always eat at an Italian restaurant on every trip and compare. I wasn’t initially impressed with the ambiance and small menu. I was sure it wasn’t going to be good. I was so wrong. The fried mozzarella was a very interesting take on the traditional plate. It was more like a savory pastry. And when paired with the tapenade and lemon butter, it was and out of this world experience for my tastebuds. For my entree, I had the cheese stuffed ravioli with Italian sausage and mushroom cream sauce. Incredible would be an understatement. The flavors were all so complimentary of one another, with none of them taking the lead role. It was an extremely well balanced dish that was truly mind blowing. I was beyond impressed. Our waiter, Steven was fantastic. He was very kind and has clearly perfected his craft. I heaped as much praise on him as I could. All in all, I would say that Pomodoro East is a place you HAVE to try. Give it a chance, and I promise you, you will not be disappointed.

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CoreyA
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time with amazing food and service! You can’t go wrong!

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vipbtff
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful gem! We had a great time - the outdoor patio/deck area is beautiful and the service is tops. The food was a delight as well. Looking forward to returning!

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KenC
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had been wanting to try Pomodoro East for a couple of years now. The experience was great. We sat on the outdoor patio and it was very comfortable. The warm marinated olives were fantastic. We also shared steamed mussels as a starter and they were very good. The wood fired pizza was good but not near the best in Nashville. The absolute best dish however was the Lemon Artichoke Fettuccine. This was one of the best Italian pasta entree's I have had anywhere in the country. The atmosphere was great, as were the cocktails. We hate that we waited so long to try this place but will be returning sooner than later.

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rebeccah
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

THE ARTICHOKE PASTA WAS FANTASTIC. WE TRIED THE NEW COCKTAILS AND THEY WERE NOT ANYTHING FANCY FOR THE PRICED WE PAID.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service!

FAQs

Pomodoro East offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 873-4978.

Pomodoro East is rated 4.8 stars by 710 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.