Zolo's Italian Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Zolos Italian Restaurant located in historic downtown Franklin serves wonderful contemporary Italian Cuisine enjoyed among a quaint cozy atmosphere that people love and adore. Step into a taste of Italy with world class favorites.
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vipBeliever
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS PLACE! It’s so quaint and friendly and the food is ALWAYS delicious!!!

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vipStumpy
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This food, ambiance and location make this a regular stop for my wife and I. You can't go wrong, Brian is a great Chef!

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kennethk
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good local Italian. Love the feel of the place.

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LanceG1
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and perfectly cooked. Our server was very nice. Overall excellent experience
If you have not tried Zolo’s Go!

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vipJayne
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!! It was nice to get back to one or our favorite restaurant

Zolo's Italian Restaurant
Responded on May 19, 2020

Thank you, Jayne!!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location, and great service!!!

Zolo's Italian Restaurant
Responded on May 15, 2020

Thank you!!

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vipSandiH
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service & atmosphere! Best Italian food in town! Chef Brian is simply the best!

Zolo's Italian Restaurant
Responded on May 13, 2020

Thank you, Sandi!

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JerryM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still a great place. One of my favorites. Glad to see they have reopened after the
sillyness of "pandemic" shutdown.

Zolo's Italian Restaurant
Responded on May 13, 2020

Thank you, Jerry!!

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kochead
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always and service was fast. Very quiet

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Responded on May 13, 2020

Thank you, Kochead!!

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Tiffanyshea
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The place was very pretty but that is about it. For the price we paid I expected much better food. We had a reservation at 7:30 and stood at the check in table for over 10 mins with no one up front to great us and when the lady finally came up she was not friendly and acted as though we were getting in the way of what she had to do. The food I could have cooked better myself at home. Not tasty at all and very overpriced. I do not recommend this place.

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ChocCake
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Have loved and dined at this restaurant frequently. They're pasta dishes in particular are superb. The venue was a little chilly during our last visit. The server, while friendly, would take 2-3 visits spread over several minutes to bring requested items (drinks, side items, etc.) -- kind of in a one-at-a-time manner, so that could be improved. We'll be back as we enjoy the menu and location.

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TimS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, large portions, great atmosphere. A great place for special occasions!

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CDS1
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was terrific. The food was creative and delicious. Cant wait to go back.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent! but we felt it was a bit overpriced. Almost $8 for a serving of soup is a bit pricey. The bread was good and our entrees delicious! We would recommend Zolo's to friends.

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vipMichaelE
Nashville
54 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening with great service and good meal. Very convenient, unhurried. Salmon entree was outstanding.

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Ohiobuckeye91
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentines Day daye

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our time at Zolo’s. It was Valentine’s and we made the reservations weeks ago but at the last minute a few friends wanted to join us and Zolo’s refused to work them in. We got there at opening and for over an hour half the restaurant was empty. We also watched them turn multiple families away due to them being “booked”. We enjoyed our food. It’s pricey for what you get. Food was fresh and good just not sure a pasta dish with 3 shrimp and 2 scallops was worth $30. We met our friends elsewhere and gave another restaurant that business the next day.

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Excelerator
Birmingham
28 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Greeting at the door was not welcoming, had a reservation and said special occasion but no one asked. The appetizer dish was cold on one end so obviously pre-made and warmed in a microwave. Server seemed inexperienced. Had to ask various times for silverware, condiments, bread, etc.; however, he was very pleasant. Main course was above average.

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taport
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and service was attentive and friendly.

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TomH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and outstanding meal. We come to Zolo for all our special occasions.

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DaveR
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I had the shrimp and scallops angle hair pasta. It was delicious . Wife had trapenese white fish. Fish was mild and good sitting on abed of angle gaur. Very good.

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Radar
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food was okay. Filet mignon was very small portion. The sauce on it was way to heavy. Appetizers were good.

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Logan
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great - Fresh and presented well, but even better was the flavor - The entrees were good sized portions - Caesar was very good and very fresh - French onion soup was VERY good - Good blend of all ingredients - Onions were firm and not overcooked as many restaurants do with this soup

Service was friendly and welcoming without hovering - It was crowded which always adds to the atmosphere but was not noisy.

Whether a special couples occasion or a group of friends, I highly recommend Zolo's.

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Traveler
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful dining experience! My husband had the Chicken Marsala and I had the Angel Hair Del Pescatore. Both were outstanding. We both commented about how we want to come back very soon and try other dishes. Our waiter, Trevor, was attentive and helpful. We definitely recommend the restaurant, but wish for a little better wine list. Cheers!

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LeilaniC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. We had the calamari as an appetizer and it melts in your mouth. The salmon and ravioli was outstanding! Best salmon I have ever had. My husband tweaked his puttanesca by asking them to remove the olives and add a little pesto and the chef complimented him on the choice. We would definitely return again and again.

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MickeyH
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chicken Marsala is the best I have ever eaten!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy neighborhood Italian eatery with tasty food, a good wine selection and great service. I could make a meal of the homemade bread.

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vipSandiH
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience! Fantastic service, scrumptious food and delightful ambience. Our favorite Italian restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!! Best gin martini I’ve had!!

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vipDaveK
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zolo's is the BEST GO TO Italian Restaurant in the Franklin area with a Great Owner/CHEF

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Badservice
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food and ambiance was good our waiter was awful though. He didn’t realize we were there for 15 mins before greeting us. Also very slow on getting wine order another to to 15 mins and just seemed like he was in space and had no idea how to be a waiter.

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vipMelissaF
Nashville
38 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love, Love, Love Zolo's in Franklin. We can always count on great service, great food and a great experience without being rushed.

Zolo's Italian Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you, Melissa!! =-)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service; easy parking; The menu is a bit limited for a vegetarian but they were able to accommodate.

Zolo's Italian Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thanks for your review!!

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vipMichael
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have lived in Franklin for over 5 years and never tried Zolo's till about 8 or 9 months ago. Have been there 5 or 6 times since. Great marinara!! Chicken Parm and Eggplant Parm are outstanding and the wife just had the lasagna on New Year's Eve.....awesome!! Good value too. Nice ambiance with the checkered tablecloths on the tables for 2.

Zolo's Italian Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you, Michael!!

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JonB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Years Eve

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vipSandiH
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food anywhere!

Zolo's Italian Restaurant
Responded on December 25, 2019

Thank you, Sandi! Merry Christmas!

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Brad
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I went for date night. We've always seen Zolo's downtown but never tried it. We had a great time and is definitely a gem in downtown Franklin that doesn't get the credit it's due. It's quaint and small inside. About half tables were taken and still quiet and romantic. Server was fantanstic. The food was really good, there where several things that sounded good that we wanted to try. We'll be back for sure!

Zolo's Italian Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you, Brad!!

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LisaF
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed with my meal when I dine at Zolo's. It's my favorite place to go before a show at the Franklin Theatre.

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vipMelissaF
Nashville
38 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite for our family and friends!!

Zolo's Italian Restaurant
Responded on December 25, 2019

Thank you, Melissa!

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vipRadlink
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Relatively expensive for ambience and location. Food is definitely above average for local Italian choices in our area, but at significant cost for the overall dining experience. Worth consideration but too expensive for routine dining.

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Zolo's Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 599-2901.

Zolo's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.

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