909 20th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212
After 27 years in Midtown Manhattan, restaurateur Giovanni Francescotti’s opulent and clubby Giovanni Ristorante immediately joined the ranks of the area’s best Italian restaurants with its 2008 opening in Midtown Nashville. Now with a sister spot Giovanni West in Belle Meade, veteran Chef Giovanni Pinato’s kitchen turns out splendid house-made pastas and risotto as well as well-prepared seafood and meat entrees. Complimentary bus service to and from any hotel and to any show or event downtown.
Full bar. Serving lunch 11 am-10 pm Sun-Wed, 11 am-11 pm Thu-Sat.
MUST EATS: Pappardelle alla Norcia, veal scaloppine, whole Mediterranean sea bass, house-made limoncello