Sunday – Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

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909 20th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212

Nashville’s Italian Ristorante

Excellence & style since 2008

Giovanni Ristorante moved to Nashville in 2008 after 27 years in Mid-Town Manhattan. The restaurant serves the Italian food you have always desired. Homemade pastas, exquisite risotto, seasonal black and white truffles, imported cheeses, salumi, veal, prime beef, fresh seafood and the best homemade bread, breadsticks, desserts and gelato. This is all overseen by chef Giovanni Pinato.

Immerse Yourself in Elegant, Venetian Style

Beautiful Murano Glass

The restaurant is in a house resembling a Tuscan villa. Inside the grand stairway wraps around a custom handmade orange Murano glass chandelier leading to the second level.

The warmth and colors of Tuscany prevail in the space through the use of custom finishes and materials.

The walls are covered in authentic plaster imported from Venice and Mantova, and the heavy timber wine cellar and Hermes upholstered bar are the highlights of the second floor where there is also a private room.

Private Rooms & Events

Spend an evening in a Tuscan-inspired setting by reserving a private room

Choose from a variety of party options and event spaces, including “The Private Room” and The Wine Cellar Room” to make your next party or event unforgettable.


Chef Giovanni Pinato has been affiliated with some of the finest restaurants in the United States and abroad. Born in Padova, Italy near Venice his first job was with the Taverna del Colleoni in Bergamo, Italy.

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Conveniently located in Nashville’s Midtown District.
Close to Downtown, Vanderbilt, & West End!
Directly across from the Adelicia Luxury High Rise.

909 20th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212