Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville

4.5
1162 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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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.
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Phone number
(615) 620-3700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Cook
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking is provided for guests of Trattoria Il Mulino Nashville.
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Entertainment
Friday & Saturday Patio Entertainment 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
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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

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

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Sun - Thu 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:45PM - 11:00PM

What 1162 People Are Saying
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CF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food with incredible service and a great wine list! Everything we tried had flavors bursting and was a real treat.
A beautiful environment. Wine list not to be missed.

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DM
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just incredible service. The food was very very good. But the service was exceptional.

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SB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service very good as was food. Waiter very helpful with suggestions.

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SR
Nashville
50 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had dinner at Trattoria before a concert in downtown Nashville. The overall ambience and service was well above average and the food was very good. The staff was very professional and attentive. Though a bit above average in pricing, the overall experience was worth it. Will definitely go back.

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B
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is a very expensive restaurant. If the food was outstanding , it might be good for a special occasion, but our meal was just "good" not "great". The service was very good. The ambiance was so-so (noisy serving area next to a quiet room; bar with TV on; food prep area near booths). The hostess stand is hard to find - we entered through the lobby of the Hilton Hotel and had to weave our way through the restaurant to find the stand in the back corner of the bar. Most food items were a la carte. Generous pasta serving. A martini was $17, which turned my husband off from ever coming again! Wished I could say better things about it.

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VD
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Nashville for the weekend! Happened by the restaurant and made reservation for following day and all my friends were also impressed with the food, service & desserts!! Wonderful experience!

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DK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good. Second time and fantastic both times I have been.

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D
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Byron and Ben took GREAT care of us. We were trying to make an early Symphony concert. They brought out the food in a timely manner. It was all delicious & an exceptional respite on a crazy, busy day!

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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Really this should be 3 1/2 stars. However, the service was outstanding! From the seating by the hostess a corner table for two, a square with 2 place settings and 2 chairs at right angles to each other (without needing to request it), to intelligent and efficient wait staff (Anna) who could describe and answer questions about ALL the menu items and even the cocktails and wine, to and the water and bread service staff. All shone with some of that forgotten flair you used to see in formal Italian restaurants, yet this place had a more casual vibe wood table tops not white linens. Cocktails were spectacular, some offering locally produced bourbon (Kentucky might not like that TN!) which is smooth as silk. Homemade soprpressata tender and zesty. An especially nice feature was the ability to construct wine flights out of the by the glass selections to pair with courses. Multiple bread choices are offered, butter is soft. Here’s what detracts - not all dishes are prepared equally well. Some were outstanding like the soup special, a corn chowder with mushroom, creamy and unctuous and sweet like fresh, ripe corn. A hearty dish that fortunately is served in an appetizer portion. Very satisfying. The panzanella salad was fresh crisp and lightly dressed. The black ink fettuccini had tender pulpetto pieces and a flavorful light sauce. Disappointing was the signature dish of porcini ravioli - the ravioli were tough on the edges, as if undercooked or the fresh pasta was allowed to dry out. The distinctive porcini flavor was lacking. The veal piccata was tender but bland, though helped by a great sauce. Deserts were out of this world especially with the espresso drinks. Maybe it was an off night, or these were not the best entree choices. If the entrees we selected had been as good as everything else this meal would have been 5 Star good!

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LI
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there to celebrate our 7 year wedding anniversary. The staff wrote us a handwritten note congratulating us and they were very attentive. I'd definitely go back.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

For the price and the occasion (30th birthday dinner), the food was not all that special. They did write my fiancé a birthday card though, which was cute.

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SL
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food including the Pesto Cavatelli...service A+...this is the best place in Nashville for Italian Food, especially before a Preds game or a Ryman concert

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great overall. Our waiter told us he made a error and charged another tables bill to ours. So...I have to wait for it to disappear from my CC statement. Not too thrilled about that.

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TM
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Ambiance a little dark, but everyone so very friendly from the hostess stand to the manager who stopped by the table. Food was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely be back! Service was exceptional. We live in Brentwood and had an old friend visiting Nashville for business. We wanted something upscale with great food and wine, yet casual enough to bring our kids on a school night. Trattoria il Mulino did not disappoint. We all loved it!

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H
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I must say, fantastic Italian in Nashville. Quite excited and happy to find such a place. We tried three pasta dishes, and all delivered. Also tried some fish and that was equally tasty. The sauces, tomato basil, cream, etc were all made to what I'd describe as my high Italian standard. For appetizers the meatballs were tender and flavorful, watermelon burrata was unique and complimentary, and the octopus was firm. Limoncello tiramisu is such a unique take on a fine dessert and it delivers. The unique drinks they have on their menu were quite flavorful as well.

I do agree with other reviews that the service is slow, especially at the beginning with getting drinks however it is well-worth the money spent.

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RZ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was amazing from the time we walked in the doors. The servers (we had 3) were attentive and very friendly, we even learned some things about the entrees and different types of the breads. The food was melting in our mouths and the chicken parm was huge. Definitely will come back next we are in town.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelieve food and service. Highly recommended

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J
Nashville
38 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

We have dined at Trattoria Il Mulino several times and until now always have had an excellent dinner. This time the results were mixed. The soup of the day, a fish stew, was delicious, as was the Trattoria salad. However the meatball pizza was a disappointment. The crust was tough and rubbery and the pizza was lukewarm, not hot. This was the first time we ordered pizza, and we are not inclined to order it again. However, all other menu items we have tried in the past have been delicious.

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BH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner,great food and service. Fantastic location. Very different(in a good way)from the other downtown hotspots.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out with friends

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L
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! Great birthday dinner for my son!
Chef Wil Hand added his special touch!
Thank you for a memorable night!
Linda S

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v
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere. Great service and very good menu and wine selections. We loved the food especially the bread and the pasta dishes.

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CS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were sat outside in 90 degree weather... it took about 15 minutes for our waiter to greet us. Food was okay I guess. Rather go to Maggianos

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RK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is amazing. The service was outstanding and the food was impeccable. I highly recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Music and noise from bar area was a bit to loud.

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JE
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my daughter’s birthday that evening. Our waiter, Chris, was attentive and helpful with the menu. We sampled the wine before purchasing a glass which I appreciated tremendously. I had the Porcini Ravioli which was superb. And my daughter had the Papperdelle with lobster. I would definitely recommend your establishment.

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D
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit was Monday dinner which was better than expected. In fact it was so good we’re here today for lunch. Monday our servers Byron and Shane were so attentive and cordial. The restaurant is immaculate and the choice of food is endless. You can substitute from the menu. They are here to please. They’re located adjoining the Hilton in midtown Nashville away from the honky tonk.
Give it a try you won’t be disappointed.

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DG
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Mediocre food and poor service... very disappointed

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J
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall experience was good! Service was very attentive BUT had to ask more than once for a few items requested such as ice, bread and extra item with the meal. Not a very busy night with plenty of staff!

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TB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always. The waiters are knowledgeable of optional changes to the menu. Never disappointed at this restaurant.

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Q
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Meatballs and Ravioli! Fabulous service! It was hard to decide on what to eat, everything sounded so good. We will go back and try some other menu items next time.

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NE
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch and our server was excellent. The homemade pasta was the star of lunch with this amazing light tomato sauce & correctly cooked fish, shrimp & clam atop. The steak and mushroom soup was delicious and the chocolate torte was worth getting just for the raspberry injection! Would definitely return.

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OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Meatballs are amazing!!! Grilled Octopus is so good.

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J
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We will definitely visit again soon!

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OT
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was very good and the price was expected. However, I was disappointing that twice the both servers reached across me to pick up something on the other side of my plate. This is a lack of training. Pick up from the right and drop off from the left. Never reach across the patron.

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NV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We left kind of disappointed for the 2nd time. The location is very convenient if you are attending an event downtown but there are better choices for what you will spend. We started with the watermelon burrata appetizer which was really good but it went downhill from there. I got a flatbread pizza that was so bland and flavorless and we ordered a size of Brussels sprouts which arrived bordering on cold and rather soggy. My husband’s veal was decent but overall we spent $100 and left just not feeling like the meal was worth that. Our waitress was great so no complaints about the service.

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OT
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was delightful! The service was great! The food was delicious!

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m
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dining experience! Our server was great - the food was amazing. There are sooo many nice little touches, from the lighting, to the menu, the homemade pasta. Well worth the $$ and will definitely return. We had the lamb and the porcini ravioli, but suggested by our server. AMAZING!

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l
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melissa was our server, and I can only say WOMDERFUL things about her knowledge and service. We each had different entries. Everyone was very happy with the food, atmosphere and service. Two of us are hearing aide wearers, and the noise level was okay—better than many other places we visited in Nashville I made sure to rave about our experience to locals. I’ll go back next trip to Nashville!

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