72 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720536.130437 -86.856167
I hadn't been to Caesar's in several years, so I looked forward to checking it out one Saturday night. My date and I were more than disappointed. To start, the food was only average. My meal began with a very basic (non-Italian) salad drenched in Italian dressing, heavy on the vinegar. Next, the bread might have been ok if it hadn't been sooo heavy on the oil/garlic/spices topping (also not particularly Italian). Our ziti entrees were a little better, which might have left me shrugging the negatives off for a 3-star review, if it hadn't been for the service. . .
We received worse service from Caesar's than I had experienced in years. I am not a complainer, and since there was a big party next to our table, we would have understood a little slowness. After an extended wait for beverages and bread, we waited a fairly long time for the entrees, which were eventually brought to us by a chef. After that, our waitress NEVER asked if everything were ok, or if we wanted water/drink refills, which we clearly needed. After finishing and finally giving up on the refills or dessert, we waited for "doggie boxes" and a check for TWENTY MORE MINUTES. The waitress was nearby often enough to be able to see we needed service but never said a word to us. Finally, someone I believe to be the Manager came over to ask cheerfully how everything was. I told her politely that we had been waiting twenty minutes for what would have been our first refill, and then I asked only for a doggie box and bill. The Manager (who never actually identified herself) came back with the bill and a hasty water refill, making a brief, under-the-breath apology for our wait. Our waitress never apologized for her almost non-existent service, and the Manager made no serious attempt to keep our business. No problem; several years wasn't enough.
Caesar's Is Bellissimo. There is neither time nor room on this page to adequately describe Caesar, Vito and his entire staff. Sweet and lovable Caesar compliments the quality and wonder of his Italian cooking. That he takes pride in his craft is an understatement; for no matter what you order, and I have been there numerous times, the food is absolutely wonderful, abundant, tasty and totally authentic. You cannot find a more thorough menu nor finer tasting food anywhere on the Planet. The buffets are consistently great and if you cannot find your favorite dish on his vast menu, it does not exist. Furthermore, you can order food most days of the week until 5:00 AM and Caesar will deliver it to you. This might sound like a paid advertisement, but believe me it's not. I am simply addicted to Caesar's Ristorante Italiano. Joe Savage
Try this place on a weekend!. I love this place! The atmosphere is warm, friendly, and romantic. Caesar, the owner is so nice and he is usually seen mingling with the guests. I have tried a lot of the pasta dishes and I can't find any complaints except that I'm too full afterwards. ( very lage portions) You have to try this place on a weekend and bring a date or your wfe / husband. There are candle lit tables and a guitar player or two who will delight you with some music starting about 7pm. Sometimes there is a friend of Caesar who plays an accordian (and he's very good) who might show up. I showed up one Sat. night and Caesar along with some others were singing in Italian while the accordian guy was playing.
Best Pizza and more. Caesar's is definately one of the best Italian restaurants in Nashville. From the outside, it does not appear to be the quality place it proves inside. The staff is friendly and they treat you like you just entered their home....attentive and comforting. When eating in, I usually get a pasta (which is great everytime), but my favorite is to call in a pizza and pick it up on my way home. The pizza is AWESOME!!
Best Italian restaurant in Nashville. I grew up eating at places on "The Hill" in St. Louis. Anyone that knows good Italian food will concur that the places there are hard to beat and that comparitave Italian in Nashville is hard to find. Caeser does it all...the best Italian food in Nashville (or St. louis for that matter) and a staff that takes care of customers just like they were family!
lousy italian ruined my night. i love italian food, and one night i was craving anything italian. i had eaten at Caesar's once before and got the lasagna and was not thrilled, but thought i would give it another try because it's location is convenient for me. boy was i dissappointed. i got the ravioli this time and it was awful. the cheese ravioli was cold and rubbery. it tasted like frozen ravioli that had been heated in a microwave, and the sauce was just as bad. runny and bland with a bad after taste. the side salad that came with it wasn't even impressive. it's really sad because i haven't found that many italian places here in nashville, and i will NOT be returning to Caesars.
Italians will feel right at home, despite the strip mall location..
Italians would balk at Caesar's strip center location. Blindfold them, however, and they would instantly be at home once inside at a candlelit table, listening to Italian music and twirling forks in a plate of hot pasta made from scratch. Traditional Italian food--lasagna, rigatoni, manicotti, veal florentine, chicken piccata--dominates Caesar's menu, and the portions are large and filling.
Incredible restaurant. Prices are very reasonable for what you get. The food is wonderful. Buffalo Mozz was some of best I've had in town. Gnocci & Ravioli were excellent. Lobster/shrimp fantastic in an extremely rich white sauce. On top of that, the deserts were top notch too.
Do yourself a favor and pass on Amerigo's, Marggiano's, Marios and go to Ceasar's.
You just have to fall in love with Caesar and his own family. The food is so incredable, no matter what you order from pasta to grilled chicken and veggies, its always like they cooked it just for you. The service is the best in town and they always make you feel part of the family. Thurday night buffets are wonderful. They have a band play and sometimes some of the family will get in and sing a few tunes for the crowd. Its the perfect place for a very romantic date or just to hang out with your own family. I like to go some days by myself before school. Any time you go it never fails how wonderful it is.
Go - enjoy yourself! I promise you won't regret it - soon you'll be bringing everyone you know to share in the joy.
Welcome to Italy!. Besides the location being in the back corner of a strip mall, Caesar's is a place where you feel as if you've entered into a local ristorante in Italy. From the many pictures depicting Italian life, to the sometimes impromptu Italian singing by all, they are happy you have come. Be prepared to stay as long as you wish. As in the old country you are never made to feel rushed. They want you to be there and they want you to come back. You are treated as a guest in their world, and for a while you forget that you are in Nashville. Authentic dishes served with fresh sauces, and if there's room for more the desserts are fantastico. The real treat here is the atmosphere, friendly owner's, and staff.
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