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About Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville

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 Abruzzi region of Italy under the direction of Il Mulino New York’s Executive Chef Michele Mazza with Chef Thomas Cook 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 190 wines from around the world. Featuring two bar and lounge areas, 190 different types of wine, fresh handcrafted cocktails, and local craft beer.

144 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Dinner Daily 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 p.m.

Brunch Sat-Sun 11.am.-2 p.m.

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(615) 620-3700

Website:
http://www.trattoriailmulinonashville.com/

Entertainment:
Friday & Saturday Patio Entertainment 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
*Subject to Change

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking is provided for guests of Trattoria Il Mulino Nashville.

Executive Chef:
Thomas Cook

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 8:45PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 8:45PM - 11:00PM

Private Dining

An intimate private dining room features a custom walnut wood table, architectural light fixtures and full audio/visual features. An interior dining area can also be transformed into a semi- private dining room by closing sliding doors that are part of the open window panel wall. Addition

Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (74)
Special Occasion (70)
Romantic (58)
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Good for Anniversaries (50)
Pre/post Theatre (48)
Notable Wine List (43)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Business Meals (37)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Authentic (25)
Cozy (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Casual (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fun (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 2 days ago

Standard hotel restaurant with standard fare .Nothing exciting

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·Dined 2 days ago

Second time we have dined there. Looking for a place close to the Ryman for pre-show dinner. Had excellent service that was unobtrusive. We highly recommend the charred octopus appetizer and the mushroom ravioli.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good service and great food!

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 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service were not at all on par with prior experiences. Poorly prepared appetizers and entrees, and wait staff with too many tables to be attentive or effective. Hopefully this is a one off situation and not a sign of a restaurant in decline.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Nice and convenient. Excellent service, the food us acceptable but not fantastic. Bland and like something I would make at home. Joeys chicken parm is better for 25% the cost. Atmosphere, etc was great for conversation and socializing.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The Mahi Mahi with lobster ravioli was delicious as was the white bean soup with bacon and rabbit! Capped off with a glass of Jordan Cabernet!

The excellent food was complimented by excellent service! We’ll be back.....

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Lovely surprise in the midst of Nashville's convention district. Located adjacent to the Hilton, we were initially concerned that we were getting a "hotel restaurant." But that wasn't the case whatsoever. Lovely, elegant without being haute - delightful meal, gracious and enthusiastic (but not overboard) service. Just all in all a(nother) Nashville delight. Looking forward to an excuse to go back the next time I'm in Nashville.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great find!! We were in Nashville -a last minute decision and were lucky to get an open table spot here that fit into our schedule. Cold night and what a warm inviting restaurant. Loved the whole experience. Will definitely return. Ask for booth. They sit away from doors and bar. Great experience from start to finish!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

First time to Trattoria and a bit "underwhelmed". Service and environment were fantastic and I cannot say enough about the attentiveness of the staff but the food quality was wanting. Although visually attractive, quite bland in terms of taste, temperature and seasoning. Quantities are small for the price level of the entrees. Bisque, breads and salads are excellent as are the staff but at this price point there needs to be some work done here to bring the restaurant to par with competitive offerings.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

The staff ensured that we had an amazing anniversary dinner. We will be coming back.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Every time I come to Nashville I stop by for my Pear Martini Fix and the best pasta around!
My boyfriend had his first experience there and loved it!
A must go to for lunch and dinner!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Liked this restaurant a lot. Loved salmon entree. Not crazy about bruschetta but the bread basket was amazing assortment. Was extremely cold out so was hard to keep cold air out when people entered from the street. Would definitely come back

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Trattoria Il Mulino was recommended to us by our son and daughter-in-law who were so impressed after their recent discovery of this restaurant. I made a reservation at this restaurant to commemorate my wife's and my 35th wedding anniversary. We invited my daughter-in-law & son to join us (New Year's Eve) and we experienced a totally wonderful and unbelievable evening at Trattoria Il Mulino. The setting, food variety, preparation and quality, service, and professionalism we found to be second-to-none and the best we have experienced in our 32 years living and dining in the Nashville area. Pricing was very modest in comparison to the value of all we received. Trattoria Il Mulino is now at the top of our "Favorites" list. I also sincerely appreciated the follow-up reminders of our reservation from both OpenTable & Trattoria Il Mulino. I will continue to use the services and reviews provided by OpenTable in the future. Thank you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years celebration with 6pm reservations. Impeccable service from Shane and Ron. Shane was incredibly knowledgeable and made delicious recommendations for food and vino. Lovely experience and an incredible value. Thanks so much.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went the before the Preds game, great meal!!!!!!!!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

When it is this cold outside a tasty pasta meal hits the spot! Just hope you already have reservations because this is a hot spot for New Years. Good food, excellent service from friendly folks, what's not to like?

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food. We had the octopus both in appetizer and with black linguine. Both were excellent. I had the snapper and it was in a delicious sauce. Excellent service and prompt delivery of food. Would definitely recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
·Dined on December 28, 2017

Terribly over cooked pasta. I even sent it back and requested less cooked and the same over cooked pasta came back. Octopus okay. Meatballs ok. Italian restaurant should be able to cook pasta correctly. Server had no knowledge of anything, I.e gluten free, cocktails, wine, etc.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, People Watching
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was fantastic. Had the Black Sea Bass, wonderfully flavored. Service was perfect. There when you needed it but not intrusive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Nice meal and wonderful service. We will be back.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was a wonderful place to have Christmas dinner. We sat at the bar to wait for our table but got in fast. Everyone was so nice and accommodating. The food was amazing. The meatballs were beyond fantastic and the gnocchi was the best I’ve ever had.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Made a reservation for Christmas Day dinner because we were visiting and I was sure nothing would be open in town. I was impressed, our four dinners were great and the Tirimasu (sp?) was an afterthought because I personally don't like Limoncello. But my mom ordered it and it was the best Tiramasu that we've eaten in ages. One of the helpers/bus boys was very flamboyant and we really enjoyed his antics, I'm sure he'll make a great waiter when he gets the chance to move up.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The pappardelle with lobster is superb. A spicy take on linguine with clams also a favorite. The grilled octopus antipasto exceptionally tender.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We sat at the bar on Christmas night and everything was perfect. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the food was delicious! They have many basic Italian favorites plus some more elevated dishes. One of the more brilliant things...half portions of the pastas!

Sure, it was a little more expensive than a chain restaurant because it's worth it! If you want endless bowls of pasta and a white Zin, this place is not for you.

If you'll savor impeccably shaped morsels of ravioli stuffed with amazingly delicious porcini mushrooms bathed in a rich, luxurious sauce that had to contain butter and cream....covered with a mound of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, of course.....make a reservation!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food with a wonderful staff. It’s on the pricier side but well worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went with our adult children for Christmas dinner. Meal was fantastic, staff was friendly and ambiance was lovely. In the past when eating in a restaurant on a holiday it felt rushed and dinner options were reduced. There was none of that. We had s very special leisurely and memorable meal!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My 2nd visit here. First was amazing but 2nd was less than. Poor service. I was told they would have full menu onXmas day but only offered lunch. Overall, I wished I went somewhere else.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wait staff had too many tables to keep up. Wine list was extensive & when we weren’t ready to order wine, it took a long time to come back. It just felt like sit down, place your order & do it in a hurry. It wasn’t a relaxing dinning experience.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great Italian spot in downtown Nashville! Service was great and friendly, food came out on time and was delicious. I would certainly recommend!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

👌. Five states service and food.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

They are an all scratch kitchen and the food is amazing! The service was excellent and the atmosphere was wonderful! I would highly recommend going here!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had a great lunch! We had the three course lunch and everything was fantastic. Our waiter was very kind and gave us very good recommendations as this was the first time dinning. Will definitely eat here again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful experience, great wine list. The ambience was special ..dined both nites, including Xmas eve. Sat at table first night and bar second. Nice experience both seatings. Staff was very professional and helpful. Daniel was our waiter night 1-thoroughly enjoyed him!

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent service, wonderful food and great atmosphere. Not stuffy or pretentious.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had reservations for a Saturday night holiday dinner, and had included a note that we wished to sit so that we could hear the jazz trio. (I wonder if restaurants actually read those notes.) When we arrived, we were told that it was too cold to open the patio so there would be no live music. So disappointing - I would have cancelled the reservation if I had known. Apparently many of the diners were there pre-concert; probably no one else was there for the music. (Bridgestone Arena is across the street.)

They had a nice selection of wines by the glass. We were offered a selection of breads in a basket.The bread was good but we would have liked to have some left at the table because the bread server was circulating through the whole restaurant and took a while to return. We shared 4 good-sized appetizers: fried calimari, mussels, grilled octopus, and a sausage & cheese board. All were tasty and so plentiful that we barely had room for the meal.. For entrees, we had Caesar salad (OK), papardelle pasta with lobster sauce (good, if not lobster-y), grilled snapper with capers (very good but could have used lemon), and chicken parmesan (at diner's request, served without mozzarella - but also served without pasta. It was a big flat circle of chicken with just enough sauce to give the top a red color.). Too full for dessert, we opted for coffee.

All in all, it was a good expensive meal in a hotel restaurant - but without music, it wasn't the memorable experience I had hoped for.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Incredible dining experience. Began when we arrived 30 minutes earlier than expected for our reservation. Within 10 minutes the maître d’ graciously seated us early which was critical as we had a tight time frame before attending a nearby event. They noted our schedule and worked hard to make our experience very pleasant yet have us out in time.
Our dining needs were met by two delightful servers who attended to each request professionally, courteously, and with enough presence we knew we were in good hands without having a waiter giving the sense they would sit down with you and overrun your conversation. Our water and beverage glasses were never empty but were refilled very unobtrusively.

The rigatoni my sweetheart had was delicious. The pasta was perfectly cooked for my taste, just slightly chewy but not at all tough and the sauce full and flavorful without being thick or under or over seasoned. My Soppressata pizza was the Margherita with salami. The meat was slightly strong for my taste but the pizza was so good. The crust was thin, delightfully chewy up to the crunchy but not hard edges. Fresh flavor! I ate half; they asked if I’d like a box. I mentioned that it would not keep while we attended the concert and with zero hesitation one of our servers offered to hold it refrigerated there for pickup after the concert. That is service I have seldom experienced.
The maître d’ checked on us several times politely, checking on the quality of food, timeliness of our service, and our dining experience without giving the sense of a restaurant manager doing his perfunctory table checks. He made a polite and enthusiastic dessert suggestion at my wife’s request. We ended up choosing the gingerbread dessert with glaze. It was warm, fragrant, and naturally delicious with a bread pudding texture.
Mind you, we have been to restaurants over many years from five star to mom and pops on back roads, and this dining experience was simply and delightfully excellent!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very convenient location for any event going on downtown. Nice atmosphere/ambience. The service was lacking and it is very overpriced for the amount and quality of food. We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation, but were told they wouldn't have a seat for us for 5 minutes; even though there were plenty of open tables available and there was no one else waiting to be seated. The man going around with bread did not speak English very well and was difficult to communicate with. One time he came over so we could have more bread, but he forgot the tongs to serve the bread and had to return. We didn't receive our cocktails until we reminded our waiter about them AFTER appetizers and entrees were received. He said he'd give a slightly larger pour on the glass of wine, but it still wasn't worth $11 for a glass of Moscato! The entrée portions were small and nothing to rave about as far as flavor; especially considering the prices charged. We're glad we tried this restaurant, but wouldn't go there again.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Service was fast, very friendly and personal. Our servers did a great job. Server inquired our schedule and made sure we received our dinner quickly. Food was very, very good. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

ordered lamb. raw. manager came over and never did anything about it. pathetic.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Melissa, our server was wonderful, as was the entire staff.
Thank you for making our evening so special.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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