Permanently Closed - Sole Mio

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$30 and under
Italian
This restaurant is permanently closed. With over 18 years of award winning dining, Sole Mio continues it's tradition of authentic Italian in downtown Nashville including being crowned Taste of Nashville's Best Italian 2010!

Sole Mio started on the beaches of the Adriatic Sea over 25 years ago. Owner GianCarlo Agnoletti first opened in his hometown near Rimini, Italy. He began a passion for wonderfully fresh Northern Italian food and is pleased to share it with you here in Nashville, specializing in handmade pastas and homemade sauces and desserts.

Chef Adam Terhune!

Extensive wine list selected by level 2 sommelier James Garza and full bar is also available.
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TNFam5
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall1food1service5ambience1

SOLE MIO IS CLOSED!!!!! And has been for months. Open table needs to remove this restaurant immediately.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We closed the restaurant after 23 years. :(

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Should be three $ marks instead of two. The food was phenomenal. I asked about a food sensitivity before ordering and was assured they were sulfite free; my intestines disagree with their assessment.

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vipKelliJ
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Needed carbs before a race. Good food but pricey for the portion size.

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RyanW
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, just far enough away from the craziness of Broadway. Tasty food, all great dishes with the owners even checking on you through the meals. Perfect place to eat prior to running the marathon. The calamari is a must!

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vipLuvlife
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food always good - sorry to hear that they’re closing soon.

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wgayle
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My friend and I ate here before a symphony performance. It's well located for the Schermerhorn. The food was very good and price reasonable. The waitress actually got my order wrong but I did not have time to change and just ate that dish (chicken parmigiana) which was good. They took the entree off my bill which I thought was quite nice and professional. I appreciate the service, food and wine.

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carolcet10
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this small restaurant. Food is great. Service is great. Make a reservation!!! It’s a very small venue

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nicoleb
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent, authentic sauce and homemade pasta! We would definitely return!

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KimE
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dinner before a show. Caprese salad, fresh made pasta dishes and the tiramisu was divine!

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Ryan
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience2

They really need to 'up' their game. We were there on a Thursday night and we were the one of two tables in the whole place, the entire time we were there (makes me wonder). I'm a stickler for fresh warm bread and good coffee but...when they brought it, the bread was cold and not fresh at all, ditto on the coffee. Food was good, but I thought way overpriced. Unfortunately, the only place to park is $20, which is not really their fault but another detail that will keep me from going back. We've been to Sole Mio years ago and enjoyed it, but now it feels like "this is the way we've always done it, take it or leave it." With all the new restaurants in the area now and all the choices in Nashville, they may find that people will leave it unless they reinvent some, and offer some improvement on the little things.

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Huze1
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Sole Mio has been around for a number of years. It is in the heart of downtown and serves high-end traditional Italian fare. Both entrees were good although the spinach manicotti was a little dry and maybe too heavy on the spinach. My pesto veggie pasta was excellent. The citrus salad is worth trying too. Wine by the glass is somewhat limited but we both enjoyed the Riesling. Good pre-show dining spot but you'll pay the downtown price for parking. Still, a good choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Nice place off the beaten path. Reasonable prices especially on the wine. Had the white truffle gnocchi and I will be back for the truffle dish for sure! Need to boost the whiskey selection though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice people
Great food
Nice ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Bad service. Okay food. Very slow and not good service

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K123
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Our food was very good (chicken parmesan and lasagna), but the service was extremely slow - over an hour to get our entrees. We were told by another nice server (who noticed that we'd waited a long time) that our server had been pulled away for a private party, and she put in our drink refill orders (instead of our server, who was MIA). After he took our orders and brought bread, we didn't see him again until he brought our entrees after the extensive wait. Others who came in after us had their food before us. Our server didn't bother to apologize for (or even notify us about) the food taking longer than usual or that he was going to be pulled away. I doubt we'll go back, at least not if we don't have a full 2 hours to spare. It's important to note that the other server we encountered seemed excellent, so as usual, the results depend on the full circumstances associated with the visit. If we'd had her as our server, this review likely would have been positive.

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TerryC
E. Tennessee
25 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. This is a hidden gem. We will be back!

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vipEzybakr
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding! Great drinks and reasonably priced wine. Some of the best fettuccini we had all ever tasted. My husbands Veal Saltimbocca was fabulous. My filet had a wonderful taste but the meat was stringy for that cut of meat. Our friend loved the salmon that he had. The complimentary house bread and oil for the table is truly the only thing that definitely needs work. Yes, we will definitely go back. I have been thinking about that pasta since!

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NickT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Both of us had different chicken entrees. Chicken was almost not edible. Tough, overcooked, tasteless and dry. Save your money.

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vipMarkP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

If you can get past the dated décor and ambiance, we would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nicer Italian dinner. Home made pasta and sauces...good wine list...attentive service. This place exceeded our expectation.

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Patti
Nashville
36 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I feel badly for the restaurant because they are now sandwiched between a hotel and another new building going up.
We made a reservation, but there were no other customers when we arrived at 4:30. The atmosphere was rather drab. The restaurant is in need of renovations/updating. The food was very good. I had a special Putanesca salmon dish. Our waitress was very friendly and efficient. I heard a rumor that they are closing soon. I hope this isn't true :-(

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CHports
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Was seated 45 mins after reservation, hostess kept telling us just a few more minutes, essentially keeping us there. Server was unfriendly and not helpful. Pasty/stale bread was brought to the table after we were seated for 20 minutes. Food was not well presented and not well prepared. The worst food I have ever over paid for. Would not recommend this place.

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DaveT1
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very nice experience in a restaurant hidden between buildings. Both food and service very good.

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JanetteC
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was a quaint place to eat dinner before the symphony. The waiter was very helpful and kept our drinks refilled.

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diner1
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting to enjoy a meal before a night at the Symphony!

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vipKatie
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't overlook this super quaint, 30 year + old establishment like I almost did! Food is authentic, environment is cozy and service is top notch! I had a simple chicken parmesan plate that was piping hot and tasty. My boyfriend had the lobster ravioli that too was wonderful! You won't be disappointed.

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MichaelL
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food was ok but overpriced. Service was poor. Place was very noisy

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DawnB
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good. However it took along time to get greeted at the door and the place looked a little dated.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service and menu selection . Too bad that they plan to close in May.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good

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vipMerrie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place needs to close. Good was awful and service was worse.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Sole Mio used to be excellent. Went for Valentines Day. Waited over an hour for the bruschetta. Finally around the end of the second hour the steaks that we ordered medium rare came out beyond well done. The owner came out, took both of our plates and returned with ONE steak. When I told him we sent both steaks back because they were bad he basically called me a liar, that I only told him one steak. In my 40 Years, I have never had such a horrific experience at any restaurant.

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vipknottjt
Tallahassee
79 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I have been going to Sole Mio for many years. It is extremely convenient for dinner before the symphony and at one time they had a set pre-concert meal which allowed excellent food and timely exit to the event. At one time, the also had valet parking by which they would keep your car until after the event. Several years ago the family ownership changed and things began going down some, including losing their long time servers. The food, however, continued good and it was convenient as always.

I read in the internet that another ownership change was resulting in Sole Mio closing and I was surprised to find it still open. Upon inquiring of our server, I was told that the new owner, Gino's Pizza, has kept them open until Gino's could obtain the correct occupancy license, but that they would finally be closing at the end of May.

I am very sorry to see such a Nashville staple leave. Not sure of the Gino's menu, but it certainly will not be able to replace Sole Mio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience1

This was my last visit. Very disappointing. The veggies and potato were good, but the main courses were lackluster. It took 45 minutes to get them in the first place, and it took another 20 minutes to get the replacement for my Inedible entree. The waitstaff (all of them) seemed clueless, approaching several tables with the food they were carrying until someone would claim them as their own. The tables were crowded together to the point where we felt we were intruding on the adjacent table’s conversation simply by sitting at ours. That frustration was compounded by the fact that an entire section of the restaurant was closed off and not in use. I felt like I received fast food service and quality for a whopping $170 (for two people). I feel robbed. It is time for the owner to sell this valuable property so he can pay me back.

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GrantG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I accept that it was Valentine's Day dining, and the only option was a limited set menu of 4 courses. The entrée we both ordered was Rib Eye, and it was certainly not that. The meat was hard to cut, chewy and tasteless. My wife had to send hers back when it arrived cold, only to find the replacement whilst warmer, was the same poor cut of meat. For $65 per person plus 20% gratuity to be added, it turned out to be an expensive dining experience , sadly lacking in quality of food.

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vipLars4
Nashville
67 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine dinner at Sole Mio was perfect the special menu contained several menu options we settled for veal and salmon dishes. Appetizer was a crab cake very good and salad to follow fresh and tasty. Main courses were accompanied by a variety of vegetables bread and olive oil so good. Dessert cannoli and the best tiramisu ever. My white wine was so good. Service was excellent Sole Mio will be missed.

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IndySooner
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoy this unique authentic Italian food while it is still open! Unfortunately, they are changing hands after 20+ years. The food is hand made and the rotating menu with its daily specials are authentic and expertly prepared. The regular pasta dishes are awesome and can be customized to your liking! Enjoy this while you can!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great.

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vipTimS
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I would not recommend Sole Mio unless, like us, you wanted to go out to dinner in the downtown area of Nashville and your other options are limited or nonexistent. The food was WAY overpriced for what we got and we just ordered pasta. For the meat entrees, you're far better off going just about anywhere else where you will get food that is at least as good for a much better price.

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Bobaloo
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with a Markers Mark Manhattan. Wine with meal. Authentic Italian cuisine. Wild caught pan seared Pacific salmon with Italian topping. Pasta with pesto made in house. Steamed clams. Tiramisu made in house. Coffee fresh brewed. John was our waiter. Enough attention. But not too much. A pleasurable experience. Wanted a nice quiet evening with delicious Italian food. Perfect!

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