City House

Bar and Italian Restaurant$$$$
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  • Christina
    "My favorites were the belly ham pizza and the apple dumpling!"(6 Tips)
    Fred W.
    "The pork belly pizza and the octopus appetizer were excellent."(6 Tips)
    Vivek S.
    "Pork Belly pizza with egg, homemade sausage, frico are great!"(2 Tips)
    Ashley S.
    "Order the belly ham pizza with egg."(2 Tips)
79 Tips and reviews
  • pizza
  • pork belly
  • octopus
  • frico
  • cocktails
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  • Roshel A.
    We were in a rush for an event and they were very accommodating. Great service. I would try the whole trout, the belly ham pizza, and the catfish. Yummy.
  • Elisabeth B.
    Get the belly ham pizza and spinach salad!!
  • Freyja B.
    Freyja BalmerFebruary 3
    Maybe best pizza ever.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BarnesJanuary 1
    The smoked trout is amazing! The meatballs were terrific and everyone should try the belly ham pizza! And great service!
  • Christina
    ChristinaOctober 1, 2016
    Mmm...everything we had was delicious!!! My favorites were the belly ham pizza and the apple dumpling!
  • Tim E.
    Tim EdwardsSeptember 25, 2016
    The pizza is hand tossed and cooked in a wood stove
  • Douglas L.
    Douglas LuckettSeptember 6, 2016
    Good selection of wines by the glass. Also, I recommend sitting at the bar that overlooks the kitchen.
  • Zach H.
    Zach HedrickAugust 29, 2016
    This is one great place! Super cool atmosphere that takes you out of Nashville. Try their octopus dish!
  • Mark A.
    Mark AshbridgeAugust 21, 2016
    Sunday, the menu changes from the norm and is different each week.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MillerJuly 4, 2016
    Inventive southern influenced cuisine. Skip the pizzas and try one of the entrees which are more creative. Cocktails are also very good.
  • Russell
    RussellJuly 2, 2016
    We tried half the menu and loved everything! Even the beet dish was fantastic!
  • Fred W.
    Fred WilsonJune 7, 2016
    The pork belly pizza and the octopus appetizer were excellent. So was the sicilian white wine
  • miles l.
    miles lennonMay 1, 2016
    One of the best dinners I had on my Nashville trip
  • Brant M.
    Brant McQuittyApril 17, 2016
    If you come for a 9:30pm reservation, prepare to feel a bit rushed through dinner. Less exciting and delicious from my previous visit.
  • Brant M.
    Brant McQuittyApril 15, 2016
    Grilled octopus and great kitchen view seating.
  • c p.
    c pFebruary 5, 2016
    Well-made cocktails, tasty food, prompt service, knowledgeable staff, although seating arrangements leave something to be desired.
  • Sergio T.
    Sergio TorresFebruary 4, 2016
    Have the belly ham pizza 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
  • Kelly G.
    Kelly GotkinNovember 29, 2015
    The rigatoni with cauliflower ragu was amazing!
  • Alyssa J.
    Alyssa JulianAugust 25, 2015
    Pizza, eggplant starter, service. All top notch!
  • Shara K.
    Shara KarasicJuly 16, 2015
    The white bean soup, the octopus pasta, the blackberry crostada, and the whiskey!
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MJuly 9, 2015
    This place is delicious. We had a family style dinner. Everything was great! The wait staff is incredibly knowledgable and helpful.
  • Brian S.
    Brian ShafferApril 2, 2015
    Awesome octopus
  • st
    stMarch 9, 2015
    go on a Sunday
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Fab place. If here on a Sunday , recommend chinese cabbage and pork meatballs as starters. Pizza we really liked: spinach and ricotta.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 1, 2014
    Check out City House as seen on Drinking Made Easy , Unique Eats Read more
  • Carolina R R.
    Carolina R RiethAugust 31, 2014
    Love this place. Drinks are great, food is great! Save room for dessert. The ice cream sandwich is awesome!!
  • Lily
    LilyAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the pork belly pizza, Brussels sprouts, and save room for some of the best dessert in town.
  • Kate O.
    Kate O'NeillAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegans: ask for the vegan pizza. It's just sauce with sliced garlic and olives, but it's really wonderful.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    They've revolutionized what people think of as great pizza in Nashville. Read more
  • The Wall Street Journal
    The menu has Italian-style roots, but using Southern ingredients from local farms. Big on pork, getting whole hogs in and doing the curing themselves. Read more
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeAugust 3, 2014
    A foodie’s dream and my absolute favorite restaurant in Nashville. I have never had a dish I didn’t love. An earthy and inviting interior with a rustic, Italian-inspired menu. Read more
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    Most locals regale Chef Tandy Wilson as the pioneer who brought downtown back. CITY HOUSE is the fan favorite among chefs and where many of them eat on their nights off.
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    Reservations are recommended but we enjoy sitting at the bar, stuffing our faces with pastas and pizzas while watching the bartenders whip up amazing cocktails and swooning over their bourbons.
  • C D.
    C DMay 26, 2014
    Don't expect them to actually have anything. Three entrees: they are out of one, another has peanuts, so I'm down to one entree (meatballs...not a real entree). Snotty waitstaff.
  • NIKI L.
    NIKI LEMLEYFebruary 18, 2014
    Great atmosphere but the food is sub par for the cost.
  • Jenn L.
    Jenn LassiterFebruary 15, 2014
    The octopus is amazing.
  • Michael
    MichaelFebruary 4, 2014
    F&W suggests braised octopus
  • Jarrod F.
    Jarrod FranklinJanuary 31, 2014
    I really enjoyed The Herbivore cocktail. Some of the best chicken I've tested around town too.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BrodzinskiSeptember 14, 2013
    Pork Belly pizza, add an egg on top. Yes.
  • Gena C.
    Gena CurlAugust 26, 2013
    Amazing food and cute atmosphere!
  • Stephanie E.
    Stephanie EnglandAugust 8, 2013
    Get the pork belly pizza.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 10, 2013
    Chef Tandy Wilson's rustic offerings change frequently, based on the freshest product available, and his house-cured meats are a menu highlight. [Eater 18 Member]
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchJune 25, 2013
    Get the most out of your meal here by sharing small plates — the thin crust mozzarella pizza and octopus with butter beans are two of our favorites.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RayvidMay 30, 2013
    Cool place. Slow service. Sat next to Pekka Rinne at dinner though which was pretty sweet.
  • Hotel Indigo
    Hotel IndigoApril 24, 2013
    Don’t miss the house-cured salami and sausages or a hand-tossed pizza with belly ham. The impressive wine list, interesting craft beers and tantalizing cocktails make choosing a beverage a challenge. Read more
  • Alexander F.
    Alexander FrostApril 14, 2013
    Not bad! Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area.
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LewisApril 4, 2013
    Bread gnocchi, lamb sausage, Swiss chard, Brussels sprout salad- food heaven
  • S P.
    S PMarch 28, 2013
    Margarita pizza w/greens... Uh-maz-zinggg! The cocktails are fantastic as well!
  • Chris
    ChrisMarch 22, 2013
    The bar, the bar, the bar.
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VerhoeveMarch 9, 2013
    Holy crap the octopus appetizer is insanely yummy. Also the Mountain-Springer half chicken.
    GNTLMNJanuary 15, 2013
    Food & Wine tip: braised octopus
  • Joel
    JoelSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't ever bring a laptop in or try to study here. They will ask you to leave. Stick to the pizzas. Everything else has been so so.
  • Beth L.
    Beth LawrenceAugust 15, 2012
    Note that they cook some items in chili oil and then act surprised when you think the food is spicy. I will never go back after the mediocre (too spicy) food I ate and the bad service to boot.
  • lauren s.
    lauren simpsonJune 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    definitely get the frico and/or house cured Bresaola!
  • Vevo
    VevoJune 1, 2012
    James Beard Award Nominee!
  • Michael K.
    Michael KittsApril 19, 2012
    Must prefer the octopus! It's OUTSTANDING!
  • Marcus W.
    Marcus WhitneyApril 7, 2012
    Try the Half Chicken Plate
  • Marcus W.
    Marcus WhitneyApril 7, 2012
    Try the Soup With Cabbage/Tomatoes - Wow. This is so good.
  • Chris
    ChrisApril 5, 2012
    If you like a bitter finish on your cocktail, the Moose is excellent.
  • Hap
    HapMarch 17, 2012
    Snap a pic of the staff entering/exiting from the mysteriously tiny door.
  • Tom J.
    Tom JMarch 13, 2012
    Imbibe Magazine listed City House as pouring some of the Best Contemporary Cocktails in the South in their March/April 2011 Southern Issue.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SkidmoreMarch 10, 2012
    Try the pork belly pizza and be sure to get the farm fresh egg on top!
  • Justin K.
    Justin KalifowitzFebruary 28, 2012
    Fantastic dinner. If you are from NYC and like Marlow etc...
  • Double J.
    Double JFebruary 26, 2012
    The food was great but our waitress was horrible......will NEVER return because of her service.
  • Joylynn H.
    Joylynn HuynhFebruary 13, 2012
    Add an egg to any pizza and you'll be in for a treat.
  • Roderick B.
    Roderick BelinAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order swine meatballs
  • Roderick B.
    Roderick BelinAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order swine!
  • Ben L.
    Ben LehmanMay 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    One the best selections of bourbon/whiskey in the city.
  • Vivek S.
    Vivek SurtiMay 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the bar! Pork Belly pizza with egg, homemade sausage, frico are great! For a cocktail, I suggest the Kubrick!
  • Rebecca C.
    Rebecca ChapaApril 2, 2011
    Amazing!! Grab some food and cocktails from Stephanie, she's the best!
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineMarch 31, 2011
    Voted one of the best bar snacks in America : Pork Conserva with Green Tomato Agrodolce. Follow our link to get the full recipe! Read more
  • Lesley H.
    Lesley HumphreysFebruary 20, 2011
    Alisa M. is great! Thank u...
  • Rose P.
    Rose PolandDecember 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the chefs bar and watch the action. The winter squash and kale salad is amazing...ask for Wilder.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SwartoutDecember 21, 2010
    Order the belly ham pizza with egg. It's absolutely sinful!!
  • Kate H.
    Kate HarrisNovember 30, 2010
    best pizza in Nashville. Go on a Sunday and try out the "snacks"!
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WeinbergJuly 8, 2010
    Best Margheritta Pizza in the world. Order it soon, order it often. Also, they have one of the best selections of Scotch and Whisky you will ever find.
  • Kim K.
    Kim KeelorApril 19, 2010
    Clever. Pork always. Sit at counter to watch Chef Tandy at work. In top four of Nashville deserves national recognition.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LehmanFebruary 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask Steph at the bar for best wine recommendation she'll Take care of ya!
  • sean r.
    sean rayFebruary 5, 2010
    Try the Petey...
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