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About Pomodoro East

Neighborhood Italian in the heart of East Nashville. Daily happy hour food and drink specials.

701 Porter Road
Nashville, TN 37206
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm & Sunday 11am-8pm

Cross Street:
Eastland Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 873-4978

Website:
http://www.pomodoroeast.com/

Parking Details:
Secure parking lot and street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Willy Thomas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We would love to be a part of your special event. Please contact us to discuss specific details.

Pomodoro East Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

76% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
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Good for a Date (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I love having Pomodoro East in my neighborhood. The service is always marvelous, the food is always outstanding and I love the ambiance. My biggest issue is that I have a hard time choosing between my tried-and-true favorites -- the Fig & Pig pizza and the bolognese pasta -- and trying new seasonal items. Also, they have a fantastic happy hour, which is a great time to try lots of small plates (and drinks) with friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Ordered chicken parm and it came out burnt on the bottom. Tasted horrible! Horseradish green beans were yummy though!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Took a friend who was visiting from New York. Glad to show off our neighborhood gem.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our server Racel was less than attentive. Never offered refills on water or anything. The restaurant was no where nearly full . My bread was burned on my entree of Italian eggs. All I could really enjoy, was the eggs. Overpriced for a poor experience

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was pricey and mediocre. Not many options to choose from.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Lovely evening! Food was delicious and we enjoyed the outdoor patio!

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Have eaten there several times and enjoyed it tremendously, but I was very disappointed this visit. Waited 40 minutes for drinks. The cheese plate tasted great, but was very messy. I'm not a fan of sauces or glazes on the rim of the plate, but at least turn it the other way so that your girl doesn't get covered in sauce. Pizza took an hour after the appetizers were cleared. I'm glad this wasn't our first visit because I probably wouldn't return. I hope it's back up to standards next time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We made the reservation for a friends birthday and made sure to let them know. However nothing was done about the special occasion we came for. We waited at the door to be seat for about 10min with several workers walking by without even being greeted. There was a pretty great selection of food choices, however once we ordered and received our appetitzer, the food runner nor our waitress was able to tell us what was on our meat and cheese plate. One of the entrees was spaghetti with meatballs. The meatballs were so over cooked and inedible. When we told the waitress of this she just said sorry and we were charged for them any ways. Empty glass were on our table without being offered to be refilled, we had to wave someone down. Our waitress also spilled the beer we ordered on the floor and never apologized. When we asked for recommendations for food and drink the waitress had no idea just stated well pretty much everything is good. Over all a not good experience and would not recommend to someone which was very disappointing considering the friend who's birthday it was had been waiting to go there for a long time.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food and service great. Outside patio is spacious and relaxing. Reasonable prices but the wine measure is ridiculously small. Either buy the bottle or drink something else. Pity in an otherwise good experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Enjoyed casual dining at Pomodoro East. The tomato salad was fabulous with various types of perfectly ripened tomatoes. The entrees offer something for everyone, although the emphasis is on Italian food with pizzas made in house and various pastas. The wine selections include a special of the day, which we selected from and it was great. Service was first rate. A good value and always fun. Strongly recommended b

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We were from out of town staying at a B&B in the neighbourhood. We stumbled upon this place looking on Trip Advisor. It was absolutely fantastic especially for Happy Hour. Great cocktails, tasty food dishes, highly recommended!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 26, 2017

First time and will definitely be back. We are actually in the Boro but friends took us here before a concert and it was amazing. Be sure to hit happy hour! Speciality drinks at a great bargain and mussels to boot!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a wonderful meal here with friends from New Orleans. We sat on the beautiful outdoor patio which is well-fenced and even cozy. Food was excellent as was the service. We just moved into East Nashville and this place is walking distance for us so it will become our "go to" for Italian.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful service in this East Nashville modern Italian, from our first greeting by the host/hostess throughout the entire meal - we had a table of 6 and tried lots of different apps and meals, and all were delicious - good sized portions, tasty renditions of classics like chicken parmigiana, and several fish and vegetarian selections as well. An added bonus is wine list with several high quality wine options from Italy, Spain, US etc in the $30 range - they have the higher priced ones as well, but impressed with the variety and quality of their "everyday" wines.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food was outstanding. Service was really bad. We waited 15 minutes before someone took our drink order. 45 minutes passed before our appetizer arrived. The ambiance is really nice, but if service is that bad next time, the next visit will be our last.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food is always great at Pomodoro East. I highly recommend the Salmon, the Italioan Burger and the Shrimp Pizza.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great food and the patio atmosphere is great.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We love coming here for our date nights. Thanks so much for the delicious pizza!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The Pig and Fig pizza is a dish you can only get there and worth making the trip to try it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 3, 2017

I'm not sure what is going on at this place. We've typically had great experiences. One pizza was very burned, the other which was gluten free was undercooked and the base had a consistency similar to polenta, inedible. My wife didn't like her first glass of wine (personal taste, nothing wrong with it), tried to order another one and the server told her that she couldn't legally bring her another until the first was finished which may or may or may not be nonsense. Restaurant definitely needs to make some adjustments.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

We went for a date night to Pomodoro East for the first time and loved our experience. We will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The service, food and ambiance were great! Loved the S'Mores Bread Pudding dessert. It was absolutely delicious!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Perfect for a night out with the girls or a great date hot-spot!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Always a treat to dine at Pomodoro East! Great food, great service and lovely setting!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Loved it! Tuna was excellent as was the lemon artichoke fettuccine. Delicious s'mores bread pudding for dessert

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Nothing special! Food was ok - salad best part of the meal. Too many great restaurants in Nashville to dine at this one.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The food was really very good! We were there on a Sunday night. The patio was filled but there were only a few groups dining inside, yet it took quite a long time to get our main courses. Our server was wonderful and even apologized about the food taking so long to come out of the kitchen. I took the one star off for service because his timing was a bit off on getting the entree order submitted.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Amazing food, wine list and atmosphere. Great service.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Always like this neighborhood spot for food and drink. Sometimes slow on service if you are sitting outside.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Lemon artichoke fettuccini was excellent paired with an Italian white from the specials list. Raspberry sorbet was a nice light sweet touch at the end of our meal. A very nice summer meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 17, 2017

OMG. This place is AMAZE balls. The waiter was newer, so service at time was slow, but the food was spectacular. In particular, you MUST get the calamari. Anything with the pomodoro sauce is understandably amazing. The "sides" are HUGE, so if you want a smaller meal, you could definitely get one of those for the main course. I also recommend that you try the Cabernet red wine from Aviary. It was unreal. Top off your course with tiramisu.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Went there Sunday night
Had looked at the menu online and decided we wanted to go there only to get there and they had nothing we had chosen off the menu. Not even the wine.
The bartender was our server, and we both got a vibe like we weren't wanted there. Extremely disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Easy atmosphere, casual but creative selections. My picky eater son loved the fig and pig pizza. Defiantly will return soon!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Healthy, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The food was delicious. The service was excellent, and I will be back!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 2, 2017

This was my first time here, and went on the advice of a friend based on Wine Selection. Our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the servic was good and the food quite good. I had the flat iron steak which was very good. I will definitely come back, as this would be a great place to bring visiting friends or out of town guests.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 28, 2017

So grateful for this neighborhood gem. Consistently reliable good food and service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 28, 2017

It was great as it always is. Keep up the fantastic work!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Delicious with exceptional service! Phil was our waiter and fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food and drinks were wonderful! Best polenta I've ever had! (if you have more than 2 people, order 2 plates of it, you won't regret it!). The lemon artichoke fettucine was divine - we split an entree and it was the perfect amount. I wasn't crazy about the roasted brussels sprouts, they were too 'roasted' for me, but everything else was just delicious. All the cocktails we ordered were perfectly made.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tapas
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Amazing! Ate my leftovers for breakfast! Good wine!

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