Restaurant Spotlight: Desano Pizzeria

Desano Pizzeria has been rated a 28 out of 30 by Zagat and called "extraordinary to perfection."

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Restaurant Spotlight: Desano Pizzeria

Posted by Gary Ashton RE/MAX Advantage on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 10:46am.

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Desano Pizzeria has been rated a 28 out of 30 by Zagat and called "extraordinary to perfection." This pizzeria is something quite different and keeps true to the Pizza Napoletana with authentic pizzas. They use Mozzarella di Bufalo made fresh.

The Menu

The menu features many specialty pizzas and much more. Some of the popular items include:

  • Margherita D.O.P.
  • Capricciosa
  • Diavola
  • Desano
  • Lasagna
  • Formaggio Calzone
  • Gigiotto Calzone
  • And more!

They even have many desserts, such as the biscotti, gelato and cannoli. Whether you come in with the family for a pizza or with a date, you'll enjoy what you find at Desano Pizzeria.

The Process

Making the pizza isn't as easy as just making a regular pizza. Napoletana style pizza requires specific products and a strict process. The crust must be hand-kneaded in small batches and only the finest sea-salt and fresh water can be used. The sauce is made with hand crushed tomatoes of the highest quality. Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the highest quality is also used and the pizza is cooked at 900 degrees with heat from hardwoods.

The actual ovens at Desano were made in Naples, Italy and came over by sea. They are Acunto ovens and the most famous found in the best pizzerias across the world.

The pizza comes out well done, and slightly charred. This is the style and it provides the delicious crust and the perfectly cooked toppings with melted mozzarella.

Desano Pizzeria believes they make pizza the way it's supposed to be made. It only takes about a minute to cook the pizza because of the high temperature, so you won't have wait long.

Location and Hours

The pizzeria is found at 115 16th Avenue South in Nashville. It's right across from Off Broadway Shoes. They are open from 11:30am until the dough runs out, Monday through Sunday.


Gary Ashton

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