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“The lights were not on and nobody” 1 of 5 stars
Review of 12 South Bistro

12 South Bistro
907 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
615.651.8474
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Ranked #1,139 of 1,762 Restaurants in Nashville
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The lights were not on and nobody”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had a reservations for a SAT afternoon at noon. I called several times that morning to change to 1230pm but no luck. I even called after noon their opening time but no one answered. We decided to just show up at 1230pm. The place was locked up tight & no one was there. We went over to Boca Toca and had a fabulous lunch. I called & talked to a manager on MON who said that someone was to open at noon but came in at 1230pm. THat person was definately not there at 1230pm. I dont know how you can have just 1 person open a half hour later than scheduled. Dont they have to come in long before opening to prep? Anyway I wish them well but they need to get their act together. Also they need to do something to make you notice the place.

Visited February 2014
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Chuckey, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Surprising find near the corner between the Gulch and 12 South”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Had we not been with friends who had been to this restaurant before, we would have driven right past because it's close to the corner and simply doesn't jump out at you on a busy street. BUT, we were glad we went. It was neat, clean, nicely decorated, appealing tabletop, and a nice looking menu. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. Even though there was a large bar and they advertised "full bar service" they weren't well stocked in beer - one of this and one of that - which seemed odd. Maybe they have gotten that together by now. One of the specials was chicken picatta, which was very good. Also ordered from our table was the Maison Pasta with grilled chicken, shrimp, sausage and penne. All portions were very large - enough for two nearly. We plan to go back and sample their Brick Oven Pizza. menu at www.12southbistro.com

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dyer, Indiana
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“New Place in the Gulch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The good news is the Italian food is some of the best you'll find in the area. It's new and the decor is inviting, clean and very appealing with nice china and white table cloths. Although its a 1/2 mile south of Sambucas in the Gulch and the surrounding area isn't new and glitzy...don't let that dissuade you from a rare find at extremely reasonable prices....especially for the Gulch area. You will definitely come back. Still somewhat empty due to its newness, we found both the chicken Parmesan and the chicken Marsala one of the best we've tasted. Do yourself a favor and stop by....you'll be glad you did.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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