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Love Language, Nashville, TN

Love Language

4.5
4.5
326 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Food is our Love Language.

The menu (which will continue to expand and change on a seasonal basis) offers starters, shareables, and large plates with heavy Spanish, French, and Italian influences. We also have a cozy pizza bar with Neapolitan pies fresh out of the wood fire oven.


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Italian, Spanish
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (615) 840-8996
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Marcus Rhodes
  • Catering
    Love Language offers private dining options for corporate and social receptions, brunches, dinners, and lunches.<br /><br />Event Inquires: https://www.lovelanguagenash.com/event-inquiry
  • Private party facilities
    Our second floor private bar is a casual and airy space with high top tables, stools, and its own dedicated bar.. The space is complete with garage doors that open to the outside and string lights on the ceiling. Capacity, 50 guests. Our second floor dining room offers traditional seating for 52 guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Music Row
  • Parking details
    Street parking and valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 326 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

326 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and wonderful service from David! Will definitely be back soon!

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  2. AndresW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our party of five had booked a reservation at Love Language restaurant through OpenTable a month in advance. However, yesterday, OpenTable sent us an email to confirm our reservation. Excited for our Wednesday night dinner, we arrived via Uber at the restaurant at 6:50 PM, ten minutes ahead of our 7:00 PM reservation. Unfortunately, upon our arrival, we were met with a dark, empty, and unmistakably closed restaurant. This unexpected turn of events left us bewildered and inconvenienced. We had to arrange for another Uber to transport us to an alternate dining spot. It's puzzling why Love Language allowed us to make reservations through OpenTable if they were closed for the evening. In the event of an unforeseen closure, it would have been considerate for them to reach out to patrons to inform them of the situation. This entire experience proved to be quite frustrating and disappointing.

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  3. JessicaS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Language was fantastic. Our server David was very attentive but not overly so. He appeared when we needed refills and was very personable. The food was fabulous. We ordered the brussel sprouts, artichokes, arancini balls and tartare as small plates. All were delicious. I think the artichokes were the table favorite. For mains we ordered the chicken, duck, beef cheeks and the pasta. All were very good. The smoked chicken was a little dry but everything else was top notch! Overall we were very impressed with our overall experience and would definitely recommend this restaurant! Thank you David for a wonderful experience!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good but the atmosphere was the best, don't know why we hadn't gone here before but we will most definitely be back.

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  5. ulysseso

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Valet parking was a little chaotic but otherwise the total experience was as advertised. David was an excellent waiter. Food was delicious and fresh. Cocktails were just okay, but we can't all be perfect. I would definitely revisit.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is the best in Nashville. Our only complaint Was that the waiter kept skipping our table. Plan for extra time for slow service. But we will be back for the food!!

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  7. MikeY

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    service was great and great tasting food, but they position the restaurant as a tapas restaurant and their tapas are not traditional Spanish tapas and that was a bit disappointing.

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  8. Sara

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the atmosphere here. Came on a Wednesday night for date night and the service was amazing! All the staff was very lovely and generous. Will definitely be back! The Wednesday night specials were such a great value!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of nine for Sunday brunch and the experience was wonderful.  Shane was our server and tended to every detail.  Great food, fantastic cocktails and perfect location.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is very good, the price rating on the app was $$$ but I think should be $$$$, but I was ok with that because the quality was there. The service was also great, I would have gave it a five star all round but there were a few people in there that were way too drunk and obnoxious. They diminished the atmosphere for everyone else there.

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  11. Lebo

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved having David as our server. His recommendations were really appreciated! The food was balanced, beautiful, and tasted wonderful. We will be back when we're back in Nashville.

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  12. BobbyS

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If I could give a 10 star rating I would. From the moment you walk in you feel like part of a family. In a world of poor service post Covid, that is not the case here. The kindness, the friendly smiles, the warmth just makes you feel loved. Special thank you to David best service in Nashville. Chef Marcus thank you for an amazing meal and the special off menu items. The osyster dish was absolutely amazing! I could go on and on and on but all I can say is good food and friendly service are my "Love Langauge" and you guys left my belly and heart full. We can't wait to come back and bring all our friends so they can enjoy as well. You are definately a Nashville gem!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, great service from our waiter David

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  14. YolandaM

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice space and good food! The chef always does something special when we dine here.

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  15. MichaelG

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The small plates (Argentine beef skewers and scallops) were absolutely amazing!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect place for happy hour and small bites! David provided outstanding service.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter David was attentive and knowledgeable and the food was delicious! We will certainly be back!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing and so funny! We were enthralled in a story at the table and so distracted from ordering but she kept checking in on us. Food wise, always phenomenal…the breakfast/brunch pizza was delicious!

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  19. Michele

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere and food! It was my first time and will definately be back!

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  20. Chelsea

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Adorable brunch spot with great drinks and yummy food. Plenty of large tables to accommodate larger groups. Definitely recommend!

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  21. MariaH

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved it here! Such a nice space and amazing food! Served knew his stuff and was so nice! Would definitely recommend!

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  22. JDA527

    Nashville

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Mojo pizza was super bland and the margarita pizza sauce was very…watery.  Appetizers mediocre at most. Good experience, but not great. For the price we paid, we definitely felt hoodwinked. One and done for us.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our brunch and our server had great balance, not over bearing but checked in

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience all around. Will definitely be back.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an adorable spot for brunch. The food was absolutely phenomenal for the price point (and not small portions). Staff was extremely nice. Restaurant is around other businesses and shopping.

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  26. Traveler

    Alabama

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter was new and working a 12 top along with our party of 4. As he was new, he was not able to answer all our questions without running to the back for the answer. We ordered drinks, and he brought us the "seasonal special" drink without verifying first (Espresso martinis, but seasonal pumkpin spice) One went back w/o issue for the regular one. Not many options for Gluten allergy. Service was good, but room for improvement. The hostess was very helpful and working hard trying to help the wait staff. Overall, I'd return for a second chance for improvement.

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  27. oliveats

    Nashville

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love Language is a welcome addition to the Nashville Midtown district near Vanderbilt University. Having visited it with friends and colleagues for happy hours over the past few months, I decided to give it a try for dinner with my wife. -Service was excellent from start to finish, including a visit from the chef to explain a new dish -The food was very good for what is a casual+ Italian restaurant--it's not a formal place. Their wood fired pizzas are thin crust and tasty. My pasta dish was very good. There's a lot more on the menu I'd like to explore as well. -The one issue I have is that the space is rather chopped up with some seating being undesirable. The best areas are in the front by the wood oven and in the bar area. Other seating--such as along a hallway on the first floor and the upstairs--is scattered and unappealing. They could work on the decor in those areas. Overall, I'd definitely go back for a casual+ dinner, but would be choosy about where I am seated. And I'll be back for happy hours!

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  28. KyraK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was s great experience for a first date! My partner and i both enjoyed our food! We asked to speak to the chef and he ediciones us with tears to try that we’re not on the menu!! They are a great place!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience start to finish. Group of 12 handled perfectly. Everyone raved and many said they will make it a point to return! You will not be disappointed going here.

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  30. Molly

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing date night at Love Language. The food was amazing and our server David was wonderful. Absolutely loved the brussel sprouts, halibut with rosotto, the filet was amazing and really just had a delightful meal! Highly recommend and we will be back when we visit Nashville again.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for date night. We’d been there for brunch but first time for dinner. Our server was great at making recommendations. drinks were amazing. The chef actually came out and brought us a free appetizer to sample. Would highly recommend the espresso martinis and the crème brûlée.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will be back!! Our pizza was so good. No one had a bad dish.

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  33. NashvilleNative

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely LOVE Love Language Restaurant. It's my "go to" place to bring life long friends whenever they come to Nashville. It's consistent amazing. Every single item we ordered last night was delicious. We shared: Brussel Sprouts- they are served crispy with Bacon-onion jam and Ricotta Salata cheese. We ate every last bite. Not overly crispy and the jam is nice and tart. A wonderful compliment to the earthy veggie. Pappardelle Pasta- it had pork, fennel rags, lemon and porchetta breadcrumbs. I was unaware that they make their own pasta and it's fantastic. This was heavy on the acid (lemon) but we ate every last bite. Gigante Beans- they are served cold with caper aioli (which I thought I didn't like but what do you know- I loved it) it also has a good bit of pecorino cheese that goes well with the tart aioli. We also shared a pizza. I always tell my friend that Love Language Pizza could stand on its own as a pizza place. Again, they did not disappoint. We had the Bianca pizza and it was delish. It's loaded with Buffalo mozzarella and ricotta cheese. I don't think ours had basil (it should have) but it wasn't missed. The arugula had a nice peppery finish that went well with the balsamic drizzle. I will say the service was excellent last night. I do think Love Language knocks the food out of the part BUT... they have room for improvement on the cocktail side. I've never been blown away with their mixed beverages. They are always just so so. Last night I ordered something with good vodka, lemon and blueberry juice. It was meh. All and all it was an excellent evening. I will be back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and service was great! We had issues with QR code, beware your entire ck could go to kitchen staff as a tip. All is well. We’d recommend this restaurant!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly one of the best- if not the best brunch's I've had in Nashville. Presentation and taste were both on point! Definitely my new favorite cast iron cinnamon roll- super soft on the inside and lots of icing just how I like it

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food. Really slow service and the restaurant was empty for brunch. Had to correct an error on the bill.

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  37. ElizabethA

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered several things on the menu and every single thing was delicious! Loads of flavor - bold and prepared to perfection!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our greeting was awesome. They immediately recognized we were celebrating and gathered us and took a group photo. The waiter was always there when we needed him. The food was unbelievable and reasonably priced. By far the best dining experience we had in Nashville. Highly recommend!!

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  39. StephenD

    Greater Boston

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service! Brussels sprouts and halibut special were highlights.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    24 reviews

    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Mehhh. For MEDIOCRE. Go somewhere else if you want good food.

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Love Language is rated 4.5 stars by 326 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Google Map for Love Language

911 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2111

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Music Row
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Italian, Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking and valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Marcus Rhodes
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (615) 840-8996
  • Catering
    Love Language offers private dining options for corporate and social receptions, brunches, dinners, and lunches.<br /><br />Event Inquires: https://www.lovelanguagenash.com/event-inquiry
  • Private party facilities
    Our second floor private bar is a casual and airy space with high top tables, stools, and its own dedicated bar.. The space is complete with garage doors that open to the outside and string lights on the ceiling. Capacity, 50 guests. Our second floor dining room offers traditional seating for 52 guests.
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