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Zolo's Italian Restaurant, Franklin, TN

Zolo's Italian Restaurant

4.4
4.4
495 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
**Special note** Due to the large request for booth and window seating we cannot guarantee table request but will do our best**

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Greek, European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 599-2901

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Franklin / Brentwood

  • Cross street

    5th Ave North and Fair Street

  • Parking details

    Public parking lot across from Zolos or Street parking.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 495 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Romantic

  • Nashville

    Romantic

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  1. RP

    RonP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food around! Reminds me of the Italian restaurants we frequented in NY. Food, atmosphere, and service is outstanding. We celebrate our anniversary there every year. We love it!
  2. CS

    ChrisS

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
  3. NG

    NancyG

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our time at Zolo’s was wonderful. Relaxed atmosphere, greeted at the door by the owner, excellent food, and a very sweet and attentive (not too attentive!!) server, Reagan. We enjoyed every bit of it. I want to go back again and again to try other items on the menu.
  4. CD

    CassandraD

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint little Italian restaurant! We loved the vibe of the place, and the open kitchen! The food was phenomenal and the music was great too! We were greeted with a very friendly server and even though it was busy, they brought delicious warm bread to the table right away and got our drinks going. We started with the Calamari which was crispy and very tasty. I ordered the Spicy Tortellini Diablo which was insane and my girlfriends both had the Spaghetti and Meatballs and they loved! We finished with tiramisu! Only complaint is they need to learn how to make an espresso martini! lol! But seriously, this place is wonderful and we will be back again!
  5. b

    bobkim

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great spot Nice menu music is cool Chef needs to take some cooking lessons from Italy ! Overall good !
  6. MM

    MidgeM

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love the look & personal history with Zolo's! Our dinner was outstanding as was the sparkling sangria. Few suggestions to ensure Zolos meets/exceeds other downtown Franklin 5Star restaurants Upgrade the Italian bread;ditch all ball caps & denim worn by servers & greters. We loved the live music too & will definitely be back. There was some level of anxiety among the owner/staff evidenced by facial expressions. Hey it was a busy Friday night & Zolos was slammed. That's a great problem to have. Thanks for bringing a favorite spit back to life in beautiful downtown Franklin. I wish you great SUCCESS!!
  7. RS

    RhondaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Music was too loud! Lasagne only seemed to have one layer of pasta but an over amount of cheese. I would go for the spaghetti & meatballs next time.
  8. GO

    GregO

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Franklin. Hands down. Did I stutter?
  9. MK

    MandyK

    Omaha

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic meals…proportions were great and taste was fabulous!
  10. M

    Mdine

    Central Coast

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Italian comfort food! Nice ambiance and friendly attentive service.
  11. E

    Elizabeth

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The reservation process was very simple through Open Table. We received a very nice warm greeting upon arriving and we’re quickly seated. The staff and service were amazing, the food was fabulous and it was a cozy atmosphere. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner and it’s nice to see someone so engaged in their restaurant. We will definitely return. One of downtown Franklin’s bests!
  12. F

    Foodie

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, romantic and classic Italian restaurant and atmosphere. Loved the live music!
  13. CP

    CourtneyP

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Not impressed. Food was decent but not the little Italian joint we thought it was.
  14. A

    Ashley

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family in town and finally checked out Zolo’s after living in Franklin for almost 6 years! I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on it. So friendly, amazing food, huge portions. Will definitely be back regularly!
  15. WI

    WILLIAM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    CEASAR SALAD ....BLAH. CHICKEN MARSALA WAS MARSALALESS
  16. JL

    JulietL

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great gathering spot! Food was spectacular and John and his team are the kindest! Can't wait to go back!
  17. D

    Doug

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The staff was very courteous. Unfortunately, it was apparent the staff was stretched thin, both waiting tables and kitchen. The wait between courses was longer than expected, with the waitress apologizing for this more than once. Would not recommend this for children, as menu items do not include children's options. The calamari was tougher than usually served by comparable Italian restaurants and was pricy at $16 (kind of expect this in a land locked state, though). The veal marsala was very tough and the breading fell off instantly after being cut with a knife. Was not possible to cut with a fork. The crab stuffed ravioli was nice. Dessert was not bad, but was disappointed to be told they were out of their signature tiramisu after waiting 15 minutes for desert to be served. The staff apologized and did not charge for the alternative dessert. I was excited about this restaurant on the front end but was somewhat disappointed on the back end.
  18. RJ

    RandyJ

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have often eaten at Zolo's, but this time was the best. The food was excellent. The service was outstanding. There was live music, which created a great atmosphere.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delightful night with great food, wine and friends. We loved the “chefs table” and our server was just perfect.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    Super friendly and sweet staff-very pricey food that was pretty greasy. Not much ambience
  21. GS

    GenoS

    Key West

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice experience
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food I’ve had in Tennessee!
  23. M

    Mimi

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was very attentive, food was excellent.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Caleb, was wonderful and the food was fantastic!
  25. B

    Bruce

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zolo is a warm and welcoming place with excellent Italian comfort food and attentive service. One of our favorites.
  26. AL

    ALANM

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated immediately. Waiter was prompt to our table with delicious Italian bread, and our drinks. He took our order, making sure he got everything correctly. Our order arrived in a timely manner, and, man, was it flavorful and tender. We will certainly be back.
  27. E

    Eileene

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Have been here before and have been very happy. Maybe it was an off night? Greeted poorly. Sat at the bar and was never offered a drink. Waiter was ok. Has this been my first time at Zolos not sure I would be back
  28. j

    jennya

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Eggplant parmigiana was superb Highly recommend!!
  29. GO

    GregO

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zolo’s is freaking amazing!!! My wife and I can’t get enough! She always gets the 5 cheese tortellini with white sauce and chicken. I am trying to go through the menu and haven’t found a bad dish. The staff is great. Daniel in the kitchen is amazing and knows what’s he’s doing. They got slammed last time we were there and the owners jumped in and helped keep everyone out of the weeds. Everybody needs to go asap
  30. HW

    HannahW

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time going and we were blown away by how good the food was! The bruschetta was fabulous and the cheese tortellini was delicious!
  31. BW

    BuddyW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Service was outstanding. Jacob was perfect and very attentive. Found the food average but very large portions.
  32. F

    Foodie2

    Nashville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Server brought slice of cake with a candle. Very thoughtful!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our go to place for Italian. Have never had a bad experience.
  34. BS

    BobS

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Home style, local owned, good size entrees reasonable priced alcohol from full service bar.
  35. GO

    GregO

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place. Food is great. Vibe is very nice for dates or for catching up with friends. Small wine list but wines are chosen well to pair. Service is great. I’m not the owner, just a patron. Me & my wife recommend this place to everyone.
  36. JO

    JOHNH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    the food, service, and atmosphere was really good...
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food is always great! Interior could use some updating and portion sizes were manageable, but could be a little larger for the price. All in all, it’s a staple in our rotation.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Worst service ever, starting with the hostess/owner down to the server. Food was good to bad will never return again.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and it was AWESOME! Came highly recommended from a co-worker. Planning another night very soon
  40. JF

    JoeF

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was not busy, but it was on a Thursday night. The food & service was great!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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 495 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Zolo's Italian Restaurant

119 5th Ave N Franklin, TN 37064

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Ave North and Fair Street

  • Neighborhood

    Franklin / Brentwood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Greek, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public parking lot across from Zolos or Street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 599-2901

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