You may be shocked to hear it, but Nashville's pizza scene has really turned a corner these last few years. This is partially due to the rapid increase in population with so many new city goers relocating to Nashville's booming economy. Many claim that over 100 people a day are moving to Nashville. This may be overwhelming to some, but for others it's a time of excitement and new opportunity, especially for the restaurant scene here in Nashville. As of late, some of Nashville's best pizza places have blossomed into thriving businesses as others continue to pop up in hopes to take a slice of the pie.
It is important to understand your best pizza options when moving to a new city, like Nashville. This is why we at 'The House' thought it would be worth while to give you city goers the full run down on where to find the Best Pizza in Nashville!
1) DeSano's Pizza
115 16th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
If you're looking for one of Nashville's best pizza spots, DeSano's will not disappoint. You cannot go wrong with their traditional, fire roasted Italian Pie. There is a reason they have made a claim to fame as one of the best pizza joints in Nashville.
Not only is their pizza a must, but the general ambiance and city views from the bar make DeSano's a happening spot. As busy as they get, they still manage to turn a pizza around in 20-30 minutes (well worth the wait!). The DeSanto and the Lasagna pizza are featured as some top choices, as they are covered with Italian sausage, meatballs, and fresh cheeses. And when you have eaten everything down to the crust you can even help yourself to the "dipping bar" which offers a combination of olive oils and seasonings to finish it off.
If you live in Nashville or plan on visiting and have not yet tried DeSano's, it comes highly recommended by The House as a signature pizza and one of Nashville's best.
2) Nicky's Coal Fired Pizza
5026 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209
Nothing short of tradition when visiting Nicky's Coal Fired in The Nations, Nashville. Perhaps one of the most unique and best pizza places in the entire city as they have the only coal burning oven. "Enrico" is the oven and named after the chef's great grandfather who immigrated from Italy. The coals used in this particular oven come all the way from Reading, Pennsylvania and burn clean and smokeless allowing the pies to cook at a consistent temperature ideal for their coal fired meats, seafood, and fresh vegetables.
Nicky's prepares most of their ingredients in house to ensure their quality is perfection, using locally sourced meats, dairy, veggies, and grain. Not only are they known for having one of the best pizza's in Nashville, but their house made pasta and carefully crafted charcuterie boards work to compliment their Pizzeria in a full-rounded fashion.
Offering a daily pie special, in addition to rotating red & white sauce classics, Nicky's should be very high on your list of best pizza places to try in Nashville. You will not be dissatisfied, nor walk away hungry!
3) Five Points Pizza
1012 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206 & 4100 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209
This should come as no surprise, Five Points Pizza is simply one of the best Nashville Pizzerias in town. Now available in both East and West Nashville for convenience purposes, you have no excuse not to stop by! Each restaurant is divided into two sides; full-service dine-in experience and quick counter, carry out order service. You will find that both sides are regularly packed with eager customers craving some of Nashville's finest pizza.
What else makes Five Points one of the best, besides their pizza? Each location has 16 rotating taps and a variety of other canned beer. This makes for a fun atmosphere and great hang out spot no matter the time of day. Stop by for a beer and slice during the week for lunch or late night after a night of drinking on the town. Five Points Pizza will hit the spot on any occasion and that is why they will remain one of the top pizza places in Nashville for years to come.
4) Manny's House of Pizza
15 Arcade Alley, Nashville, TN 37219
If you're a fan of New York-style slices, look no further. Manny's House of Pizza located in The Arcade district downtown Nashville offers up some of the best Brooklyn style pizza around. They will be very hard to miss, especially during lunch hours with a line set out the door and into the alleyway. These guys don't mess around and take a lot of pride in their ability to bring the people Nashville some true New York inspired pies, so come prepared to order and make sure to keep the door closed, unless you want to hear it from Manny himself.
Manny's is nothing short of perfection and located in a shop that gives off an appearance as if it's been there for years. The Macca Brothers (Manny and Joey) relocated from Brooklyn and turned to Nashville to live out their dreams. For them, they feel it's better to "keep it simple," with most of their attention being focused on the sauce and cheeses, and their customers would agree.
Only open during lunch hours Monday thru Friday, as weekends are reserved for catering, Manny's House of Pizza is an absolute must try regardless of the wait. If you haven't already, plan to stop by and be wowed by what this place has to offer. Truly exceptional and a well deserved reputation as some of the best pizza in Nashville.
5) 312 Pizza Company
371 Monroe St, Nashville, TN 37208
Located in the heart of Germantown, do not be fooled by their ability to bring some of the most authentic Chicago-styled pizza to the heart of Nashville. 312 Pizza Company has built a name for itself as this Chicago born family relocated to Nashville and immediately fell in love with the "small-town, big city feel." There was only one thing missing in their eyes, and that was a big slice of their life that was left behind...Chicago pizza. Come to find out, they were not alone.
Those of you who are craving a Chicago deep-dish style pizza in Nashville, no need to look elsewhere. They have them, and they're done right. Come find out for yourself! Everything they serve is either made from scratch or locally sourced, with the exception of some imported rolls from Chicago. This is an establishment that truly cares for their patrons and wants to guarantee satisfaction with every bite.
Aside from offering one of the best deep dish pizza's in Nashville, 312 Pizza Company was carefully designed to be a large pub and local hangout for local Nashvillians and tourists alike. From draft beers to endless amounts of whiskey, 312 Pizza Company is a place to go for any occasion. Stop by and be part of the family, if you haven't already!
6) Slim & Husky's Pizza Beeria
911 Buchanan St, Nashville, TN 37208 &
Our next pick needs no introduction. Slim & Husky's Pizza Beeria has taken the pizza market in Nashville by storm with their passionate story and incredible offerings. This is not your average pizza joint, but has rightfully earned one of the top spots as Nashville's best pizzerias.
With the desire to have a footprint in Nashville's community, three friends made it their mission to empower people using pizza as their vehicle to engage. They aim to offer quality food and employment opportunity to up-and-coming neighborhoods. Their quality ingredients and ability to build-your-own pizzas in a fast casual environment has made them a huge success here in Nashville.
The owners continually host community events and take an active role with local schools, nonprofits, and other small businesses, while always finding new ways to perfect their product. Show them your support, stop by for a pizza and beer and be blown away by what Slim & Husky's has accomplished in such a short period of time.
These pizza places were carefully considered, but are just a drop in the bucket for what Nashville has to offer in terms of "best pizza" establishments. If you would like to see your restaurant featured, be sure to send us a quick request and we will do out best to accommodate.
Here at The House we want to make it our goal to inform the people of each city we currently reside where to go for food, drinks, music, and more!
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