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Diners' Choice: Italian restaurants in Nashville

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Italian cuisine in Nashville? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Valentino's Ristorante restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1894)
$31 to $50
Italian
Midtown
About the restaurant
NEW LOCATION at 1808 HAYES STREET !!! Beautiful covered patio!
Pasta, Steaks and Chops. Nashville's premier Italian restaurant. You won't leave here hungry. For over 27 years, a Nashville original, Valentino's Ristorante serves the finest Italian cuisine using fresh local ingredients from some of Tennessee's finest. Musicians, movie stars and movers and shakers all have touted Valentino's as the place for great Italian food, live entertainment and private events. Just ask Bill Gates, Robert Redford, Rascal Flatts and the Vice President of the United States. Buon appetito.

Top review
Winedudevip
Dined 4 days ago
Valentino’s is a terrific, traditional Italian restaurant. We love sitting outside while we enjoy their excellent calamari, Caesar salad, and the tasty main courses. The veal dishes are great, as are all the seafood dishes.
A photo of Bella Napoli restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1064)
$30 and under
Italian
Edgehill
About the restaurant
Bella Napoli is Nashville's only restaurant to offer handcrafted authentic Neapolitan style pizza and Italian cuisine. Come experience the flavors of Italy with your friends and family and enjoy a truly Italian experience in Nashville!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
This is simply the best pizza place in Nashville, and it's not even close. The Diavola is top tier.
A photo of Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1561)
$31 to $50
Italian
Music Row
About the restaurant
At Giovanni's you will experience creative Italian cuisine in a multi level, chic and relaxed atmosphere.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We have been to Giovanni's several times now and it never fails to meet and exceed our expectations. All of our dishes were excellent--we shared with each other--and we also enjoyed three desserts which were all delicious.
A photo of City House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1512)
$31 to $50
Italian
Germantown
About the restaurant
At City House in Nashville, TN, James Beard Award winning Chef Tandy Wilson makes an amazing array of dishes to pair up with the enormous array of artisan cocktails, wine and bourbon or whiskey choices available. A popular Sunday Supper gives a unique dining experience, but many come for the regular dinner menu.

The dinner choices at City House include starters like frico, sock sausage, and olives. There are handmade pizzas with traditional toppings and more Southern inspired choices like belly ham or kale. The entrees are just as creative and include everything from the fennel sausage to the clams, catfish, and garlic chili broth, to bread gnocchi. A visit to City House allows you to enjoy a wonderful experience in a historic setting.

Top review
EmmaMvip
Dined 2 days ago
City House remains (for me) the most consistently delicious experience in Nashville. It’s a treasure to be protected at all costs!
A photo of Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3420)
$50 and over
Italian
Downtown / Sobro
About the restaurant
Trattoria Il Mulino, the acclaimed casual chic restaurant concept from iconic Il Mulino New York, debuts its fourth trattoria location in downtown Nashville. Guests will enjoy traditional Italian cuisine from the Abruzzo region of Italy under the direction of Il Mulino New York’s Executive Chef Michele Mazza with Chef Konstantin Rubis, adding Nashville influences to the menu.

Menu categories will include soups, salads and antipasti; salumi and cheeses; premium vegetables; wood-fired pizzas; pasta, seafood and steak entrees; and dessert.

The restaurant centerpiece is the signature hand crafted glass paneled wine cabinet, featuring a curated selection of over 350 wine labels from around the world. The restaurant also has a spacious patio on 5th Ave for enjoying al fresco dining.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The burrata was amazing! Perfect location and great staff.
A photo of North Italia - Franklin restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1330)
$30 and under
Italian
Franklin
About the restaurant
At North, we set the standard for crave-worthy by serving delicious handmade food daily. Our chefs use only the freshest ingredients to create Italian dishes that consistently satisfy. Enjoy pastas made from scratch daily. Favorites like Bolognese and Chicken Parm. And unexpected bites that go above beyond, like savory Zucca Chips and White Truffle Garlic Bread. Plus an assortment of house-made cocktails, expertly curated wine, and local craft beers that will beckon you to relax, sip and savor every moment you are here.
Top review
Mkirby1229
Dined 5 days ago
The Branzino and Carpaccio are the best around. Staff is friendly and cater to your every need.
A photo of Sinatra Bar & Lounge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1360)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown / Sobro
About the restaurant
Sinatra Bar & Lounge celebrates Frank Sinatra’s enduring cultural legacy with a distinctive, Rat Pack-era feel in the heart of Nashville’s historic Printers Alley. Located in Icon Entertainment Group’s Southern Turf Building, Sinatra Bar & Lounge’s warm, intimate atmosphere features an extraordinary collection of Sinatra memorabilia, several of Sinatra’s own paintings, as well as live music every day. A carefully-cultivated menu includes some of Sinatra’s personal favorites, traditional Italian dishes, steaks, an array of classic cocktails and more. Offering one of Nashville’s most unique and elevated entertainment experiences, Sinatra Bar & Lounge is a must for any fan of “Ol’ Blue Eyes."

Sinatra attire is business casual; for ladies, dressy attire suggested. For gentlemen, collared shirts are preferred. No sports apparel, no shorts for dinner service. No sleeveless shirts or open-toe footwear for the men, and no offensive or political message on t-shirts, please.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 20, 2024
Our server was great! She was prompt with ensuring we had everything we needed. The food was wonderful and that caprese salad was amazing! Would suggest serving bread with the meal or at least asking if you want it.
A photo of Yolan restaurant
4.7
4.7 (419)
$50 and over
Italian
Downtown / Sobro
About the restaurant
Voted the No. 1 Restaurant in the U.S. by Food + Wine readers, Yolan is an authentic experience of Italian cuisine done right, located at The Joseph Nashville. James Beard Award winner and Michelin-starred chef, Tony Mantuano, and wine and hospitality expert, Cathy Mantuano, craft a true love letter to Italy, while paying homage to the Pizzuti family's heritage and Joseph's wife, Yolanda.

Perfect for dining family style, the a la carte menu features Chef Mantuano's signature dishes paired with seasonal highlights, complemented by breads and dolci by 2023 James Beard Award Semifinalist, Exec. Pastry Chef Noelle Marchetti

Nashville's only Forbes Travel Guide Star Award restaurant and recipient of Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence, Yolan features an extensive wine list of Italian varietals and producers, as well as world-renowned regions and makers, curated by Cathy Mantuano and Lead Sommelier Aaron Frank.

Top review
BlakeT
Dined 4 days ago
We got the gnocchi with the black truffle mushrooms and it was amazing. We also got the veal and it was great. The staff was very knowledgeable and explained everything well.
A photo of Amerigo - Cool Springs restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2530)
$30 and under
Italian
Franklin
About the restaurant
Amerigo has been a local staple for over three decades. We have shared countless meals and celebrations with multi-generations of families since 1991 and are proud recipients of multiple dining awards in the greater Nashville area.

Traditional Italian pastas, pizza, fresh seafood and wood-fired steaks span the menus for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Early bird specials are offered daily as well as gluten-free versions of your favorite Italian dishes.

Reservations, catering and private dining parties can all be accommodated at Amerigo. So whether you're having a quiet dinner for two or a business meeting, we have everything you need for an enjoyable dining experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Chicken piccata was very salty. Other dishes were seasoned well. Appetizers and desserts were great as always.
A photo of Amerigo - West End restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3158)
$30 and under
Italian
Midtown
About the restaurant
Amerigo has been a Nashville staple for over three decades. We have shared countless meals and celebrations with multi-generations of families since 1991, and are proud to be the longest standing restaurant on West End Avenue!

Traditional Italian pastas, pizza, fresh seafood and wood-fired steaks span the menus for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Early bird specials are offered daily as well as gluten-sensitive versions of your favorite Italian dishes.



Top review
NashvilleSteakLover
Dined on May 20, 2024
This is my go-to restaurant for meeting with important visitors. The food is always delicious and the service was impeccable!
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