They say that the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach. Italians know this. That’s why no one can seem to get enough of their heart-warming, soul-fulfilling plates of pasta goodness — keto diet and all. In fact, it’s safe to say that Italians have the market covered when it comes to the universally beloved comfort food.
Luckily, Nashville has several savory Italian standbys ready to fill that lasagna or carbonara craving. Here are 13 local options that showcase some of the best that Nashville’s Italian restaurants have to offer, from Neapolitan pies to decadent plates of seafood-studded linguini.
New to the list in this update: Tony Mantuano’s new-to-Nashville Italian standout Yolan and more casual, counter-service PennePazze.
Pomodoro East leaves the list, as it remains temporarily closed due to a fire.