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Diners' Choice: Italian restaurants in Nashville

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Italian cuisine in Nashville? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. 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 (1906)
$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
JimHvip
Dined 4 days ago
Great restaurant! Service was excellent and food and ambiance were fantastic
A photo of Bella Napoli restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1074)
$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!
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StephanieL
Dined 3 days ago
One of our favorite restaurants. Food is always top notch. The service is the absolute best.
A photo of City House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1525)
$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.
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cristinanja
Dined 5 days ago
Dined with my mother who has Celiac disease and had no issues at all. Our server, Eric, was the most knowledgeable person and knew all the specific pieces of each dish that she needed to avoid and marked up a menu so that she could easily see her options. Food was paced really well and the staff was so friendly. Sal, the GM, made us feel so welcome.
A photo of Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1578)
$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.
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BruceEvip
Dined 3 days ago
We celebrated our anniversary dinner at Giovanni’s. Always top notch food and service in a great atmosphere. Best Italian in Nashville. I highly recommend.
A photo of Yolan restaurant
4.7
4.7 (442)
$50 and over
Italian
Downtown
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 our talented pastry team.

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 wine expert Cathy Mantuano.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Food and service are superb. Love the Focaccia with whipped Ricotta. Our reservation was at 5:30pm and we had tickets to a show at 8pm. We barely made the show. Otherwise, a delightful experience.
A photo of Sinatra Bar & Lounge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1395)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown
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; No sleeveless shirts or open-toe footwear for the men, no offensive or political message on t-shirts, no sports apparel

* for credit card transactions there is a 3.5% processing fee, you are welcome to pay in cash the evening of your reservation to avoid the fee.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
If you like the traditional dinner club vibe with an authentic feel, this can’t be beat. The Rat Pack could walk in anytime.
A photo of North Italia - Franklin restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1356)
$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.
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Tngal3vip
Dined 6 days ago
The chicken pasta is consistently delicious. The grilled garlic bread with olive oil is so good. I always save a piece to eat with my pasta. Good wine selection too! Jacob was an excellent server! Need to keep him around!!
A photo of Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3438)
$50 and over
Italian
Downtown
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
CynthiaH
Dined 6 days ago
Awesome food! Best Italian restaurant that I’ve been to in years! Highly recommend !
A photo of Mimo at Four Seasons Hotel Nashville restaurant
4.6
4.6 (287)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Located in downtown Nashville, Mimo Restaurant and Bar is led by Executive Chef Francesco Greco and his passion for regional Italian culinary traditions. Mimo is an Italian fine-dining restaurant showcasing a menu infused with the essence of Tuscan cuisine, all served with warm and genuine service within a lively atmosphere.
Situated on the first floor of Four Seasons Hotel Nashville, Mimo transforms during the day into a captivating social hub for connections with breakfast, brunch, and lunch offerings and, come evening, evolves into a dynamic setting fueled by an animated bar and restaurant ambience with a delightful new dinner menu and expansive cocktail list. Join us for daily happy hour specials available in both the restaurant and bar accompanied by live music every Wednesday through Sunday.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Wonderful dinner, ambiance and everything overall but not quite $30-50 is a little more expensive but definitely worth it!! Will return at anytime!
A photo of Amerigo - Cool Springs restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2543)
$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
glutenfreefamily
Dined 3 days ago
Always a good choice. The pork chop never disappoints!
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