No matter where you go in the country, there will always be a unique taste for pizza from that region. Some cities and towns have staples that have been around for decades, while others have new offerings that pop up and innovate an old classic. Nashville, Tennessee has such a strong tourist scene that there are plenty of restaurants to choose from.
But one of the best foods you can eat on a night out on the town in Nashville is pizza. I’m particular about my pizza, there’s a certain way I want it to taste. I don’t want the crust to be dry and I usually prefer more cheese and sauce. These are just details I have accumulated from decades of eating pizza. So, on my last trip to Nashville this summer, I decided to single out two pizzerias we stopped at and enjoyed.
DeSano Pizza Bakery
115 16th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Just the name of this place made me think I was in an old neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. DeSano Pizza Bakery has been a product of the Nashville community for quite some time. It’s not a big restaurant chain, but there are six unique locations scattered across the country, including two in Nashville.
The restaurant does a Neapolitan style pizza, which has a thin crust and beautiful ingredients carefully placed on top. The crust tasted so good with a light touch of butter and the cheese was really fresh. The menu is simple and the choices aren’t hard to choose from. You just have to give the pizza a chance and you won’t regret it.
1602 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
The second most intriguing pizza place I went to was Pizza Perfect in Nashville. The menu consists of entirely gluten-free pizzas. If you’ve tried changing your diet, you can’t go wrong with these menu choices. The gluten-free hunter’s choice is a great pizza with pepperoni, ham, sausage, beef, bacon, and mozzarella.
Even though the crust is gluten free there is no loss of flavor and I have to say the pizza tastes great clean. The calzones here are also delicious, and there’s quite a selection to choose from. There are also freshly made salads to accompany your pizza. All in all, this place offers a delicious and healthy option for lunch and dinner.