Category Tennessee

UPDATE: Matteo’s Pizza Space in Franklin/Brentwood Becomes Basil Garden

Original Review: 02/09/13 PIZZA SNOB RATING **1/2 Not a Total Waste       Matteo’s Pizza, who has been in Franklin for around 20 years has left he business. Starting out in The Factory in Franklin, they later moved to a location on Carothers that they pinned as Brentwood. Their space is now occupied by Basil Garden […]

Basil Garden Pizza—A (Somewhat) New Pizza Spot in Brentwood, TN

Brentwood is a somewhat wealthier than average American city located in between Nashville proper and the Snob’s home of Franklin. It’s a town that came to be from a lot of Country Music money, most notably from the late singer Eddie Arnold who once practically owned the whole town. The one thing about Brentwood though […]

Nashville’s GaGa’s Grandma Pies – Pizza Greatness in the Making

If you are ready to hear the most exciting Nashville pizza news I have had in quite some time, sit back and relax while I first begin with a rather long tale of a recent Pizza Snob adventure. I will then tell you how the subject of my story has adapted to these COVID-19 times […]

‘za Wood Fired Pizza—A New Nashville Pizza Experience

Before we begin my latest look at yet another pizza joint, let me repeat what I’ve said before about use of the word “’za” to refer to pizza. It’s inappropriate and its use should be forever banned. No one I know ever says “za” nor would I want them to. That out of the way, […]

Nashville’s Villalba Italian Restaurant—A Pizza Lunch with My Pals

It’s been some time since the Pizza Snob snobbed over a new pizza joint in his home spot of Nashville. With urban growth continuing like there is no end in sight, I reckoned that I had some catching up to do. Investigation revealed that three new places have sprung up in the Nippers Cornea area […]

MAFIAoZA’S Franklin, TN–I Still Don’t Dig Their Pizza

One of my favorite places on the planet is the Factory in Franklin. Just a short hike from the brick house I call home, this converted building complex is a popular place full of great local places to eat and shop. In fact, I’m writing this there in a coffee shop before I go visit […]

R.I.P.—Franklin TN’s Pizza & Cream

Some half-dozen years ago or so, a pizza joint named Pizza & Cream opened in a strip center off Highway 96/Murfreesboro Road in my hometown of Franklin. Clueless about what I could expect from the place, I tried on two different occasions to give it a try. On both attempts, I encountered notes on the […]

Folk—A New Classy Neapolitan Pie Comes to East Nashville

One of our favorite Nashville restaurants is the chicly-delicious Rolf and Daughters in the Germantown district near downtown. It was therefore with great anticipation that Mrs. Pie and I could not wait to hit Folk, a new upscale Neapolitan pizza place from the R&D chef. So, we made our way there one evening for an […]

Mr. T’s Pizza and Ice Cream – Maybe I Should Have Had the Ice Cream?

The Pizza Snob sees every road trip as an opportunity to try some new pizza. It’s a thrill that I enjoy like it was my birthday. This road trip was to see Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit in concert at the lovely Tivoli Theater just a few hours down the interstate from Nashville in […]

Emmy Squared – Brooklyn’s Detroit-Styled Square Slice Comes to Nashville’s Gulch

Earlier this year, the Snob reported on the entry of Night Train Pizza to the close proximity of Nashville’s trendy, but mostly touristy, area known as The Gulch. Well, more recently, a famous Brooklyn pizza joint called Emmy Squared, opened shop in Gulch central, taking over the site of the 404 Kitchen right next to […]