My friend has recently moved to East Nashville and so we've been exploring the non-chain eateries in the area. This place has great ambiance. It helps that the weather was amazing last night, low humidity and cool, so we were able to take advantage of the back porch which is lovely. There were flowers blooming, swings to sip wine in, and the building itself is an eyecatching shade of eggplant. My friend tried a standard on the menu, a pesto pasta dish, while I had two of the specials...a pear salad and pizza. I really liked the pear salad. Most salads seem to derive their flavor from heavy dressings while the flavor of this salad centered on fresh pear and grape slices. The pizza was a thin crust with tomatoes and artichokes. Usually I'm not a big fan of thin crust, but this pizza won me over and my friend enjoyed her pasta. One specific thing to note...when I eat I have the habit of picking meat dishes looking to protein to sate my appetite. At the end of our meal last night, my friend and I were surprised to realize we'd eaten vegetarian and were more than satisfied. Unfortunately they were out of ""Elvis cake"" last night, which was described as banana cake with a filling of peanut butter and cream cheese icing, but I intend to try that next time I visit.
Pros: Ambience, Service, Value, Food