Although it may not look like much other than an Italian flag from the outside, Manny's House of Pizza boasts what many Nashville residents would not hesitate to call the best pizza in the city. The thin crust, New York-style pizzas or the thick Sicilian pies come complete with all the classic toppings, nothing crazy here. In addition to the beloved pies, they also serve many of the most comforting Italian delights like eggplant parmesan, calzones, spaghetti and lasagna, among others. Wash your meal down with a pint (or pitcher!) of draft beer.
Istanbul Restaurant offers delicious and healthy Mediterranean cuisine in a casual family atmosphere. Located along the businesses of Nolensville Road, it is important to watch for it. Parking is behind the restaurant, but this small restaurant is definitely worth the trouble. The restaurant is clean and nicely arranged, the service is fabulous and the food delicious. All of the entrees are wonderfully seasoned, and care is taken in using the freshest ingredients. The lentil soup is creamy and flavorful and sure to warm you up from the inside out. The gyros are well seasoned, and the cucumber tzatziki sauce is some of the best in Nashville. - Lynn-nore Chittom
Virago Robata Grill and Sushi Bar is a top notch upscale spin on the normal sushi joint. Unlike many other Nashville sushi bars which are more function than fashion, Virago is all about the ambiance and the experience. The sleek, trendy atmosphere offers Nashville locals a little taste of the New York scene. The Gulch location and superb service go hand in hand with what is, without a question, some of the best sushi in town. A bit on the pricey side, it is perfect for special occasions and a girls' night out. Be sure to try some of the more unique rolls and do not miss out on Virago's outstanding cocktails. -Lynn-nore Chittom
You won't find an impressive decor in Rae's Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe, in fact if you don't look carefully, you may not find the shop at all. Located on the basement level of an office building on Union Street, this gourmet eatery has been delighting diners for years. Cajun-style favorites like Grilled beef tenderloin, po-boys and red beans and rice offer a spicy change of pace, and the Angus Beef & Cheddar sandwich is a hearty meal for people on the run. Wash it all down with iced tea, soft drinks or a cold beer. Special note—If you love the creative varieties of Zapp's potato chips, you have found the only place in town to buy them.
Probably one of the few places in the world to emphasize on the lyrics of songs, The Listening Room is where you will truly be encouraged to listen carefully. The place has great sound quality and is best appreciated when the lights are dimmed and you get lost in the beautiful renditions. Art can't be appreciated on an empty stomach, and the guys at The Listening Room Cafe understand that quite well too. They have a full menu with burgers, salads, a few Mexican options, and of course, desserts and wines. Cover charges are to be paid by cash only. Check website for event updates.
Jimmy John's is a renowned name that is popular for its gourmet sandwiches. Here, you can choose from the variety of snacks that are on offer. Each of these tasty subs are filling yet not too heavy on pockets. You can choose from the likes of Smoked Ham Club, Totally Tuna and so forth. Apart from that, it also offers takeout, delivery and catering services. Check website for more details.
Bajo Sexto Taco situated inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a casual Mexican restaurant serving a wide range of homemade tacos, quesadillas, burritos, nachos and salads to people of all ages. The combination of the traditional recipe and locally sourced ingredients make the food here delicious. Apart from delectable food, diverse drinks are also available here at reasonable prices for those who wish to unwind. Treat yourself to authentic Mexican food and down some drinks with your friends at Bajo Sexto without having to shell out too much.
If chocolate makes your heart beat faster then beware before entering Savannah's Candy Kitchen because you might just get a stroke. The place is filled with candies, chocolates, gummies and lots of other desserts; every where you look there is nothing but chocolate. You can indulge in different kinds of treats here and go back to being a small child, if you are entering the place with a kid get ready for a long bill. But everything is just worth it, at Savannah's Candy Kitchen. Their Pralines are to die for and they come in various flavors like chocolate, white chocolate, caramel and more. Stock up on your candy stash when you leave because their collection is absolutely unique.