About Sole Mio

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.

311 3rd. Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Organic

Hours of Operation:
sole mio will be open till spring 2018


Dinner:
Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Korean Veterans Blvd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 256-4013

Website:
http://www.solemionashville.com/

Catering:
In-house and off-site Catering. Handmade Pastas, Homemade Sauces, Chicken, Veal, Fresh Fish dishes and Desserts from Northern Italy. Minimum delivery charge $50. If server needed - minimum $75 for three hours. Call for information. 615-256-4013

Parking Details:
Parking behind the restaurant in private lot.
We apologize for the inconvenience but Sole Mio no longer offers valet parking service.


Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sole Mio is the perfect choice for your rehearsal dinner, business event or dinner, company party, bachelorette/bachelor dinner or just a great night for a large group of friends.

Private Dining

Two Rooms: Dani Room (30 to 60 seated guests) & Main Dining (50 to 90 seated guests). No room charge but must meet minimum for food and drink. Minimum depends on time of year and day of the week. One third deposit is required to hold the room and final number needed 48 hours before event.

Sole Mio Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

75% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Authentic (18)
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Casual (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Romantic (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Cozy (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Business Meals (11)
Comfort Food (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Fun (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

There is nothing stunning or even special about the food here as you would expect by the prices. The antipasto platter was kin to something you could pick up from a grocery store deli platter (I'm pretty sure some of the cheese squares were sargento....). The food I don't think was even equal to Italian chain resturaunts like Olive Garden or Carrabas. Don't waste your time. Nashville has much better options than this.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel concierge and she was right on point. The service was impeccable and the fresh pasta was delicious and prepared perfectly. I would definitely recommend if you are looking for a great meal in the downtown Nashville area. It was only a 5 minute walk to our show at the Ryman Theater.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We canceled the res and somehow got charged $104, for what i don’t know. I am very upset!! The restaurant is not responding.

Tags: Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The server was excellent. The appetizers, wine and dessert were excellent. The veal entree was actually not good. Do yourself a favor and order the traditional Italian options.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We made a reservation for 6:15 but arrived at 6:08. The restaurant had many open seats. We placed our order quickly as we had tickets to the symphony at 7:30.
We got a salad and a tiny thing of bread and talked. And talked. And talked. And noticed that the restaurant had pretty much cleared out at this point. It was 6:50. No food. Our server came by and said it should be out any minute. We have her another 10 minutes. At this point we were anxious to get to the symphony. My husband found our server and asked how much longer and if this was normal service. The server said “your food is in the oven now...” Uhhhhh, no. We had been there 50 min and our food was just finally in the oven? There were only 2 other tables left. I’m guess she forgot to put our order in.
Needless to say, we left hungry and frustrated.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This was the worst dining experience I’ve had. Went to the restaurant with my husband and 8 yr old daughter prior to going to the symphony. Our dinner reservations were at 5:45 pm and we notified the waiter that we had tickets to the symphony at 7:30 so we needed to leave by 7:15 pm. We placed our order shortly after we arrived and also requested the bill which was paid right away. The restaurant wasn’t even full and we sat there for over an hour; our food never arrived. Needless to say, we asked for a refund and left without dinner. I️ will never go back and do not recommend this restaurant.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Would not recommend. Overpriced cocktails and poor selection of appetizers. The antipasto was meager. Not the antipasto one would expect to get for 40$.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was delicious (maybe some of the best I've had) once we got served. It looked like there maybe was 1 waiter working the dining room. He was great just seemed to be overworked. This is the only negative. Food was awesome and the service was fine once he was able to get to us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was delicious. Authentic Italian food is a must have in every city and their food definitely has the authenticity since the owner is from northern Italy. Its a hidden gym downtown. I recommend the lasagna and create your own pasta. You have to try the bruschetta, it was marvelous! But hurry folks, all good experiences come to an end. They're closing May/2018

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Comfort Food, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food and service. I would recommend Sole Mionfor anyone looking for an authentic Italian meal in Nashville.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

They are closed. Don't go

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Sole Mio had some nice reviews online. We decided to go with a group of six when in town for a conference.

The restaurant was just so loud. It was nearly impossible to carry on a conversation. Our waiter was working hard but it seemed as if they were incredibly short staffed


The food was not good on this night. The pasta was hard and my chicken dish was luke warm.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Used to love this place. The dishes are very good. But, prices have skyrocketed. For example, $20 for a bowl of plain pasta noodles. Ouch. Unfortunately, no longer a place for locals. Too bad.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Looking for a quaint, authentic Italian restaurant with an intimate atmosphere? You can find it here! Sadly, the 23 year old business will be open a few more months. The owner has agreed to sell and close early in 2018. A long standing highlight on the Nashville restaurant will be missed. My wife and I reviewed menus from several options on our recent visit to Music City. The varied selections of Sole Mio attracted our attention. Two of our favorites were prominently featured. The manicotti my wife ordered was excellent. She finished it all. My choice was the cioppino and was full of fish and shellfish. Featuring wild caught salmon and a rich broth that begged to be enjoyed with crusty bread, it was a real treat to be savored. Our server, Tim Roberts, was warm and attentive. Ask for him when you go. He gave us a history of the restaurant, suggested items on the menu and specials for the evening, and found an excellent vermentino to high light our meal. We could not have made a better choice. The portions were ample and prices quite moderate. We would happily return!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Calm and quiet in the midst of the hustle and bustle of downtown

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We celebrated a birthday there. Food was amazing

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The pasta was from scratch, the sauces were homemade and the overall experience at this lovely restaurant is absolutely 5 STAR!! So sad that this restaurant is closing in January! If you have an opportunity to visit this special place, don't hesitate!!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was delicious and well priced.. server was good but everything was a bit slow. They may have been under staffed. The ambience was nice.. but seemed a little dark for early evening dinner time. But overall it was a good experience and we'd eat there again.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great fresh authentic homemade Italian food. Nice portions, nice selections and a nice wine list at reasonable prices. Great for locals as well as out of towners. You wont be disappointed!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 15, 2017

it is sad that sole mio is now closed, it will was a great place to go for so many occasions

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent food but expensive. Paid $11 for a glass of Reisling and it was like 2 oz. but tasty. Free but size parking in the back of restaurant. Heard it's closing in Jan. though. Went on a Thursday evening- reservations for 2, 8:30 pm. Quiet, excellent service. Leftovers the next evening!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We needed something close to the Hyatt Place, and in time for the Van Morrison concert. It was perfect, and delicious. EXCELLENT service!!!!! Authentic Italian, and I liked that the servings were not decadently huge but gracious plenty.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Sole Mio has been one of our favorites in the downtown area for several years and we are sorry to see it closing at the end of this year. The appreciative reception, good food and service and the nice atmosphere make dining there very enjoyable. We encourage other diners to take advantage of the opportunity to dine at Sole Mio before Nashville loses this historic, "old Nashvile" Italian gem.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 8, 2017

My husband and I came here for Friday date night! The food was amazing and service was great! Definitely recommend going here. And there is parking behind the restaurant which is rare in Nashville these days!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Sole Mio has and IS the best Italian food in Nashville.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our food was authenic Italian and wonderful. Noise and disruption from large Bachlorette group parading through to the patio was something we could have lived without. I will definately go back for the food...hurry, they're closing in January "

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Sad to hear Sole Mio will be closing. We dined on the patio. The weather was great. Tasty appetizers and drinks. The pasta and salads very good. Too full for desserts. Hope to come back before it closes. Will be missed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food was quite good, but way overpriced. I had looked at the menu online and noticed a salad with a salmon fillet on the side. I didn't see it on the dinner menu so asked our waiter about it. He said they could put a piece of salmon on the side of any salad I ordered. I ordered the "Mista" salad, listed at $9, with salmon. The salad was composed of very good greens but was way overdressed, so much so I couldn't finish it. The salmon was cooked to perfection but cost $20, just for a piece of fish! We chose this restaurant because we had a $25 off coupon, but should have done more research about the area before deciding on it. We had to pay $20 for parking across the street to start, then the sticker-shock of the meal itself left us with a very unhappy experience overall, one I surely won't repeat.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Very good food and the waitstaff was very knowledgeable in their dishes. It wasn't huge, so you could actually have a conversation and it wasn't super loud like a lot of restaurants are. Would definitely go again!

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Surprizing that there are only good reviews on this restaurant. We had a table of 7, the place was 1/4 full at 7pm Sunday before the eclipse. We were staying at the Omni, but didn't want to be too dressed up that night, and this place looked perfect. WRONG! we were not able to leave until 10:45 !!! We sat there for 15 minutes before anyone even acknowledged our presence... then said he would bring us waters and menus in a min. The one good thing was just plain old fettuccine alfredo that my 20 yr old ordered - the rest that arrived after an hour was absolute garbage - a bowl of pesto with some pasta literally is what this idiot in the kitchen was serving. We sent all four of those back and shared bread and my chicken picatta (it was ok) and my daughters order for another 45 mins until their replacement order came - it was so late by now, we just told them to make it to go so that we could have some fun on broadway. When we opend our to go stuff (all supposed to be fettuccine alfredo) at the hotel LOL - no sauce. Here's the best part - two apps, two bottles of wine, 7 pasta dishes and Oh yea - really poor ceasar salads to boot = $725 !!! GO TO JEFF RUBYS - Its better, faster and less expensive and REALLY GOOD! Oh and the chef nor manager ever came to our table after 5 dinners were returned. We didn't ask for or receive a credit on anything, but will never be back and hope to save others from this horrible experience.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Outstanding fresh authentic Italian food with rotating menu and specialties. Every dish is fantastic. The gnocchi tartufu and filet special were heavenly. You cant go wrong with any dish here. So sad that they are shutting down after all of these years...........

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a delicious meal and dessert.
You could easily carry on a conversation without having to raise your voice.
It had been awhile since we had dined here and, after our dining experience, we wondered why? We won't wait so long before making reservations again.

Perfect place to dine before an event at Schermerhorn, which is just a short walk away.

Thank you for a lovely evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

It about average for an Italian restaurant. The food quality was acceptable. Service was about average.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

They had us wait 20 minutes past our reservation and each course took almost an hour to come out.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We wanted to try this restaurant before the owner retired. The food was nice, the wine recommendation was perfect, and our server was wonderful.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food was very expensive and not very good. The ravioli seemed undercooked, and basically all you tasted was the large amount of salt. For a $20 dish, I expected it to be much better. I wouldn't pay $10 for what I had that night. Maybe it was just an off night, but we probably won't be back.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The service was good, but for a birthday dinner at that price point, I expected better quality food. I wouldn't go back, but others' mileage may vary.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This was a disappointment. We had been one other time and it was fine but decided to give it one more try. When we walked up to the restaurant, the hostess was smoking a cigarette on the side of the building and yelled down to us as we opened the door if we had a reservation. We were sat after a few minutes in the lobby and waited another 15 minutes before our server came to the table to greet us. We gave our full order because we had so much time to decide. We ordered the caprese as an appetizer and he asked if we were splitting it, we said yes because its an appetizer and thats typically what you do with them... well they literally split the order and brought it out on two plates. He didn't tell you for that unnecessary service, they are going to charge a $1 uncharge. Not that this is a big deal but think of all the additional $1 add ons this place makes. Our meal was fine... scallops were far from exceptional for he $29 price. They were over cooked and rubbery on the outer rim. The chicken parmesan was just ok - nothing to rave about. We then wanted to leave to get to Bridgestone Arena for a concert and our server was no where to be found. Throughout the dinner, he would disappear for about 10 minutes at a time and then rush to all the tables at once. We had a coupon from the Entertainment Book for a free entree up to $25. Before I say the outcome, I will say that we ALWAYS tip at least 20% even when the service isn't exceptional because things happen in the restaurant industry. He took the coupon and then proceeded to add a 20% gratuity to the bill. No where did I see this was mandatory but we didn't have time to discuss it. I firmly believe he felt his service was poor and this was his way of making sure an adequate tip was given. Needless to say, don't waste your money because you will more than likely be disappointed and Nashville has some amazing restaurants but this is not one of them.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We absolutely love this place! Sole' Mio is our date place of choice for the food, the ambiance, the service, just the all around experience. Amazing!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Delicious, authentic italian food! Definitely a little quieter because it's off Broadway, but it was a great find! Service was great, food was awesome, and portions are even reasonable!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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