Giovanni Ristorante is Nashville's best Italian restaurant, serving homemade pastas, risotto, truffles, and more. Since moving to Nashville in 2008 after 27 years in Mid-Town Manhattan, it has become a favorite among locals. Chef Giovanni Pinato oversees the menu, which includes imported cheeses, veal, prime beef, fresh seafood, and homemade Italian bread and desserts. The restaurant is located in a house resembling a Tuscan villa and offers private dining rooms for special events. Chef Giovanni Pinato has worked at top restaurants in the United States and abroad.