In 2005, we were a newly married couple living in our 2,000-square-foot house in Nashville. Although we had steady gigs performing in a symphony orchestra in the US and liked our three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home, we dreamed of living in Italy. Fifteen years later, in 2019, we applied for Italian work visas as musicians. When they were grante...

A new Italian restaurant — DeLuca — opens Tuesday, April 30 in the former Porta Via restaurant space off White Bridge Road, the latest of several Italian fine-dining spots to open in Nashville in the past five years. Managers at DeLuca — so named for its Italian chef, Rosario DeLuca — said their restaurant will stand out for authenticity because it...

From Westchester to the world, baby! Beloved local chef and Food Network star Christian Petroni is making his Nashville debut this month on Lower Broadway at Ella’s on 2nd, which will introduce a new coastal Italian concept, menu, and name – Ella’s by Christian Petroni – under his leadership and in partnership with Red Pebbles Hospitality. Longtime...

Nothing beats a big, ole bowl of pasta. I love that full and satisfying feeling you get after indulging in a fine Italian meal, don’t you? Well, two brothers have created a cool and unique experience right here in Tennessee and it was all made for the love of pasta. Nicoletto’s Pasta Co. in Nashville, Tennessee, offers up some of the freshest and b...

Boasting over 35 years of experience, Anthony Scotto is a nationally acclaimed entrepreneur, chef, and personality in the hospitality industry. He is currently the owner and executive chef of two restaurants in Nashville, Lougo, the seasonally-driven, coastal-inspired Italian restaurant, and Pelato, the Brooklyn-Italian restaurant.  Scotto has buil...

On a crisp February morning, the doors of The Bottega at Frankies swung open on 921 Cherokee Avenue, East Nashville, marking a new chapter in the city's culinary scene. This specialty Italian market, an offspring of the famed Brooklyn-based Frankies Spuntino, brings a slice of Italy to the local neighborhood, offering an array of authentic Italian...

At Bestia Mare—that’s Sea Beast in Italian—he’s turned his focus to the coastal fare of Italy. With delicious dishes, including mussels steamed in fragrant tomato-shellfish brodo, baby clams in a tangle of fresh house-made pasta, and whole branzino grilled over a woodfire brushed in salmoriglio (a Sicilian lemon-oregano sauce), there’s plenty to sa...

Dining at Coletta’s Italian Restaurant on South Parkway is like reuniting with old friends. You’re happy to see them, and no matter how many years have passed, you quickly slide into comfortable familiarity. On a recent night at Coletta’s, folks enjoyed the famous lasagna, barbecue pizza, and other items. But so many aspects besides the food define...

"Sono molto orgoglioso delle mie origini italiane," David Manica said in Italian before switching to English for the rest of the presentation. It was 2019 and Manica, the most important and successful architect in the world when it comes to designing stadiums, was in Milan to present his proposal for Milan's new stadium. After that, Manica began wo...

East Nashville Italian Restaurants offer a variety of authentic and delicious Italian cuisine in the vibrant neighborhood. These restaurants showcase a selection of traditional and innovative dishes, using fresh ingredients and impeccable culinary techniques. The charming ambiance and friendly service provide a delightful dining experience for loca...