72 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720536.130437 -86.856167
open 6 days a week closed Sunday
***DO NOT WATSE YOUR TIME WITH THIS PLACE** – I bought a fundraiser coupon booklet for which a coupon for this business was in this booklet for a free pizza, no purchase necessary. I drove all the way across town to use this coupon. When I got to this restaurant to place the order and use the coupon, they stated that they do not honor that coupon. They also stated the previous owner had printed that one and that restaurant is under new ownership and would not accept the coupon. It appears that the restaurant wants the advertisement exposure from the fundraiser booklet but do not want to honor the coupon, just possible extra foot traffic into the restaurant from the free or discounted advertisement from it.This creates bad exposure for future sells for the fundraiser booklets. If they don't care about the PR for their own business, at least think about the future lost sales and lost revenue for the fundraisers themselves and not misuse or mislead customers from the advertisement from those fundraiser booklets.
Wow! This Place Has Gone WAY Downhill!! – Eek! What happened to Caesar's? I gather that the real Caesar retired, and his son (or cousin or someone) took this place over and craftily renamed it Caesar's "Bistro." It could not be further from the good Italian restaurant that the original Caesar's was!!
In a nutshell, this was some of the worst Italian food I have ever had. The sauces are bland and all taste the same, the eggplant parmigan was so mushy and watery that it was impossible to tell what it really was. The previously delicious garlic bread was dry, stale, and loaded with grease. The pizza was topped with canned vegetables (yes, really) and the crust wasn't even completely cooked.
Adding insult to grossness, the wait staff was complaintive, unprofessional, and,well, really tacky in both appearance and interaction. On the night we were there, nearly half the tables were empty, yet a crowd waited by the door (there had been a 2 for 1 promotion). Those waiting were snippily told that wait staff had not shown up for work, so there was nothing anyone could do.
Um, yeah. How about an apology? Maybe a free appetizer or glass of wine while waiting? Maybe even (GASP!) require your lame wait staff to work a little harder?
Additionally, the "new" Caesar's is dusty, disheveled, and depressing atmosphere-wise. I've been to cheerier and cleaner fast food places.
I give this place maybe, MAYBE, one year, tops. Really awful.
New Owner/ Not the Same – We've enjoyed Caesar's for a while for moderately good Italian at decent prices, good service, and a pleasant, if a bit funky, atmosphere.
We were pretty disappointed the other night, upon returning for the first time since new ownership has taken over, to find the atmosphere lacking, the staff unprofessional, and the food poor.
Hopefully, these are just growing pains. The pizza, which had always been great before, was covered with canned toppings and rubbery cheese. It was soggy and not completely cooked.
The staff seemed confused and mildly irritated, talking loudly about their frustrations. Although they had been closed for a week or so to "prepare" for the reopening, the restaurant seemed messy, and the walls were empty of many of the classic momentos that had made Caesar's a unique place.
Ah well. Another one bites the dust.
Real people, really great food – When you walk in you thing "OK this will be mediocre". I am always blown away once I sit down when I visit this place from out of state.
Yes it is not always packed like the chains that surround it. These folks work harder than most to make sure you are happy and that the food is excellent.
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They had a great guitarist playing while I ate! Where do you get that these days???
The salad bar looked OK but once I tasted the dressing I knew it was homemade and I then knew I was in for a great meal.
I ordered the scallops and I was worried they would not be fresh. Man were they great!!!!!!
Cheers to all
Great Inexpensive Lunch Buffet – My friend and I went for the lunch buffet one weekday. I very much enjoyed the atmosphere-kinda homey. The staff was friendly and the food yummy. The selection was pretty good - many different types of pizzas and some other pastas and meatballs, salad, etc... I would recommend to anyone.
Said 45 delivery time- Tried to deliver food 2.5 hours later! Charged anyway even though food was refused per Glenn ! – I ordered food for a friend whose dad is in CCU in St. Thomas at 8:40 PM. Was promised 45 minute deliver. At 11:05 still no food! I called and Glenn, an employee there said to not accept the food. They tried to deliver the food at 11:15PM! My friend had to stay awake to NOT accept the food and had NO food to eat. Then they charged me anyway! Female manager said they didn't nothing wrong- no free dinner or anything. She said they did nothing wrong. If you want food in a normal time frame and NOT in 2.5 hours don't go here! After spending 3 hours on the phone with them on hold to order, cancel, and about the charge that shouldn't be we get nothing!
65 BIRTHDAY TREAT FOR MOM – My mother had her 65th birthday here today on September 4th. She said the food was great: cheese pasta, pizza, salad and cheddar broccoli soup. But, she said the coolest part of the experience was an Italian Birthday song, sung by no less than Cesar himself wearing a cake hat. He actually sung Happy Birthday in Italian, and it made her feel festive for the rest of the day! She also enjoyed the dessert, a wine glass full of ice cream delight. Thank you Cesear, et. al, for making my mother and family happy. Ed Childs, from Chicago, IL
ps. She was told that he is especially talented on the weekends! "What a great way to rally the soul!!"
Excellent Italian! – It looks like a strip mall hole-in-the-wall, but Caesar's offers very solid Italian food for a good price. Not too surprising since Caesar is a Sicilian immigrant by way of Brooklyn, NY. Their pizza is particularly good, especially if you like thin crust style pizzas like I do, and is no more expensive than lame pizza chain fare. Their meat sauces and ravioli were also particularly good. Service is pretty average, friendly but on the slow side and prone to minor errors. For best results avoid the lunch buffet and order off the menu so what you're getting is made fresh.
Good food – We decided to put the reviews here to test and came out a little disappointed. While I wouldn't say that we didn't like the restaurant, the only thing that was amazing was the red sauce they use on their chicken parm. The atmosphere is tired (a bit dirty, needs repair and dated), the seating was what you'd find in cheap establishments (small uncomfortable chairs with run of the mill tables) but the service was good. The food however, seemed to be good all the way around. My wife wasn't impressed with the "Taste of Italy" dish. It wasn't bad, but not what we expected. The chicken parm comes recommended. Stay away from their cappuccino's...they're weak and they don't use filtered water...yuck!
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