Whether the day is in full swing or winding down, sometimes, the only meal that can hit the spot is a delicious, fresh-out-of-the-oven pizza from a top notch pizzeria. When nothing else but a good pizza pie will do, where can Nashville residents go to get the best pizza in the city?
Joey’s House of Pizza
Joey’s House of Pizza is a family-owned and operated New York style Pizzeria in Nashville. Their motto is “a pizzeria with a passion for pizza” and they have been working to serve the best pizza in town since 1999.
Along with NY style pizza, you can enjoy Italian pastas, salads, subs and more. With their Brooklyn roots and Italian heritage, they know that northerners will feel right at home at Joey’s. All ingredients are made fresh every day and they are sure to offer sizeable quantities with great quality. Here is a look at what you can experience at Joey’s.
About Joey’s House of Pizza
Joey’s is a wonderful pizza option in Nashville featuring products made with excellence. The pizza pies and pastas are a favorite and have made them a #1 choice in the city. The owner is Joey who has been in the pizza industry for more than 35 years moving from Brooklyn to Nashville in the 80s.
His brother, Manny, worked with Joey for 10 years at the House of Pizza in the Arcade but Joey branched out to start his own House of Pizza. Joey and his wife and kids love to help operate the business today.
What to Expect at Joey’s House of Pizza
The restaurant features whole pizza pies, pizza by the slice, pizza rolls, pasta, calzones, soups, salads and subs. Pizzas can be made with toppings such as meatballs, Italian sausage, chicken, spinach, artichokes, eggplant and fresh tomatoes. Choose your number of toppings as well as the size between the largest 16” to the Sicilian which is the thinnest and largest NY pizza.
They are open Monday through Friday from 11am-3pm and weekends are reserved for private parties. You can have catering delivered for your next event of any size at any time.
Check them out for catering or dining in located at 879 Elm Hill Pike in Nashville.
Five Points Pizza
According to Nashville Lifestyles, Five Points Pizza is one of the best places to get a pizza pie in the Nashville area. You can either order a whole pie or order it by the slice. Either way you are sure to get a perfectly greasy slice of pizza that gets better with every bite.
If you need a little extra fuel while you are out and about, just walk up to the slice window and place your order. Just know there will be no substitutions.
The Menu at Five Points
With so many great items on the menu, you probably won't want to make substitutions anyways. The New York style pizza is 20 inches of pure deliciousness. You have three options when it comes to the NY style pizza by the slice: Cheese, pepperoni, or prosciutto & basil.
When it comes to whole pies you can either get a 14-inch pie or an 18-inch pie. Some of the options you have include the South Brooklyn, Bianca, Greek Pie, Hot Hawaiian, and the Vodka sauce pie.
Five Points Pizza uses NY style pizza dough for all of their pizzas. Each day the dough is made from scratch right in the restaurant. It is aged, hand-tossed, and then topped with plum tomato sauce that has been hand crushed, and shredded mozzarella. Every pizza is baked to order in an old school deck oven.
They also serve beer and wine for those who prefer to have a drink with their pizza.
Five Points Pizza Hours of Operation
Five Points Pizza is now open 7 days a week. The hours of operation are as follows:
- Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
- Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.
As you can see, you can get pizza at any time of day or night. It doesn't matter if you are looking for a great place to have lunch, or you are hungry after and long night on the town, Five Points Pizza will be open and ready to serve you some of the best pizza in town.
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. Commonly known as the "Best Pizza in Nashville!" and strongly recommended by Gary Ashton as his favorite pizza!
The Menu at Desano Pizzeria
The menu features many specialty pizzas and much more. Some of the popular items include:
- Margherita D.O.P.
- 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 Pizza Process at Desano Pizzeria
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 freshwater 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 to wait long.
Desano Pizzeria 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 11:30 am until the dough runs out, Monday through Sunday.
There are a number of amazing pizza parlors nestled away in Nashville, TN, just waiting to be discovered. Check out one of these top pizza joints and decide for yourself which one is the best of the best.
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