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Italia Pizza and Mediterranean Cuisine

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  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 11 reviews )
Contact 615-262-5001

1600 Woodland St (at N 16th St), Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 37206

Serves meat, vegan options available. In Nashville, this place stands out as a choice for vegetarians and vegans. You can get vegan pizzas with vegan cheese on them (Daiya cheese or Teese). Has vegan whole wheat crust and a large vegan gluten-free crust option. Also on the menu are Teese sticks, Mexican pizza, hummus pizza, as well as pasta. Additionally, there is a Mediterranean food menu with vegan-friendly foods like stuffed grape leaves, hummus, pita and falafel. The seating area is cozy. Open Mon-Sun 3:00pm-11:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg

Reviews (11)

First Review by Lindsey

Great pizza in neighborhood setting - Edit

We were just passing through and stopped for take out for Superbowl watching in a hotel. It is so rare to be able to have a proper vegan pizza with Daiya cheese that I never have the chance to critique different places and pies. What a pleasant surprise this was.

Crust was thin and chewy in the main center with edge thick/rolled and nicely baked. It had an interesting, almost sweet flavor. The red sauce was rich dense tomatoes with no wine or heavy herb/garlic. Good amount of Daiya. Fair amount of toppings (mushroom onion olive--3 options!). Would have liked more! Cooked perfectly; so often regular pizza places overcook cheese less pizza.

Only drawback was no protein options. A simple firm tofu marinated in an Italian dressing would be wonderful and not too far out. :)

Salad was simple but nicely done with romaine, grape toms, chopped peppers and onions. Only option was packaged dressing but the balsamic was good.

Service was brief/takeout but friendly. Physical space was inviting, quiet and clean. Certainly worth making this a routine pizza stop for locals, and not too far from the interstate for travelers.
Updated from previous review on Monday February 02, 2015

Pros: Daiya cheeze, Great pizza crust/sauce combo, Fresh

Cons: No veg protein option, No house made salad dressing

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This place is great ! - Edit

Vegan Pizza - the first vegan place I frequented often They make their pizza from scratch and you can watch the guy in the back making the dough.They also offer Vegan gluten free pizza.Affordable, and right down the street from The five points area.The dining area is Nice but small. The food itself is great,They do have an awesome variety of food though. If you aren't diff in a pizza, you can opt out for a Stromboli,or even Hummus.
What makes this place special is its consistently nice service.
Recommend to anyone who aren't vegan and want to try something out of their regular diet, or to any vegan who has somehow managed to not give Italia a crack.

Pros: The crust, Serice, Location

Cons: No lunch !

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Average pizza. - Edit

The pizza's pretty average but good. The service can be kind of weird, not rude or anything, just awkward. They deliver to East Nashville and downtown though, so it's nice having a vegan delivery option. The falafel's alright, nothing special.

I wouldn't recommend dining in. The look of the place isn't much to write home about, and that wouldn't bother me much, except that we tried to eat there in the summer and ended up walking out, due to the place having no air conditioning. [edit by staff]

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great food and atmosphere - Edit

This place is fantastic! Everyone there was super friendly. We had a vegan pizza, with spinach, pineapple, and jalapenos. They put just the right amount of daiya on it, the sauce was very flavorful. Thin, whole wheat crust. We loved it! The restaurant is cute, and clean. Walls are decorated with photgraphs and posters, it was fun checking them all out. It was a relaxing atmosphere with guitar music playing- not too loudly. Really positive experience - we will be back next time we're in Nashville.

Pros: great pizza, nice decor

Cons: none

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My new pizza go to! - Edit

We had been relying on Mellow Mushroom for our pizza needs (and it is great pizza) until I saw this listing on Happy Cow! Since we found it we have gotten pizzas to go three times and have been blown away every time! I like a pizza with a think crust, so it is right up my alley! The sauce is really good and the proportion of veggies to vegan cheese is just right. We've called ahead each time and by the time we get there (about 20 minutes later) our pizza has been just about ready. I couldn't be happier to find another great place for pizza in Nashville! A new favorite for sure! And you can't beat the price! We usually get a large two topping and it comes out to 12.99.

Pros: great pizza, reasonable price

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awesome vegan pizza - Edit

I've had some nice vegan pizzas in my time, but the pizza here was AWESOME! The people working here were friendly and enthusiastic and made us feel at home. Make the trip to East Nashville!!

Pros: vegan, gluten free, delicious

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The best pizza - Edit

My husband and I were staying in Nashville for two days and ended up having vegan pizza here both nights for dinner. It was the best vegan pizza that I have ever had! They use Teese and if you get the "drag it through the garden" pizza they put all kinds of veggies on it like broccoli, artichokes, onions, and even fresh basil. I would travel from where I live to Nashville, 9 hours, just to get this pizza. The owner is really nice too and is very proud of his vegan pizza!

Pros: best vegan pizza, Teese, nice staff

Cons: building is crusty

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Best Vegan Pizza We've Ever Had! - Edit

I was shocked to find this amazing vegan pizza in Nashville. It was absolutely delicious. They put tons of veggie toppings on and vegan cheese. We went there twice in our four day vacation because it was so good. The atmosphere it just like any pizza joint. We ate there, but I think most people take there's to go. We saw many people come in and out while we ate. I would go back to Nashville just for this pizza!

Pros: Delicious, Great Value

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Vegan Pizza This Good in Tennessee?!! - Edit

WOW! My husband and I LOVED this place. The pizza made with Daiya was unbelievably good. I just noticed they also have Teese sticks?? I am so upset I missed them because I'm sure they would have been fabulous. There was a generous amount of Daiya on our pizza, and the crust was soft. The sauce was delicious too. It probably could have used a bit more, so I would order extra next time. I am originally from Chicago, and I would say this pizza would be able to compete with what I grew up with. I only wish I lived in Nashville so I could patronize this place at least once a week.
The atmosphere of this place was as informal as it gets which was really enjoyable. You order at the counter and seat yourself. The soft drinks are stored in a refrigerated case. You can buy pop in 2 liter bottles or cans. The neighborhood was great too - quiet and mostly residential.
My only regret is not staying in Nashville longer so that we could have eaten here many more times and tried more stuff on the menu. I'm very intrigued by the hummus pizza. Oh! And our large pizza with mushrooms, olives, and Daiya was only TEN DOLLARS! This place is a real gem.

Pros: delicious food, great prices, fast service

Cons: not much parking

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