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“Very good food with great prices”

Angelo's Picnic Pizza
Ranked #2 of 78 Restaurants in Antioch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Description: Angelo’s Picnic Pizza has a long tradition of hand crafting pizzas in the old world Italian style. Angelo, and family, opened the first store in the Hickory Hollow Mall in 1976. He and his wife, Sara, opened several locations, including the current location on Murfreesboro Road (opened in 1999). They ran the operation together until his passing in January 2010. Fortunately, the couple raised their family on the art of pizza making, and his son, Nick, was able to continue the tradition. Nick and his wife, Marcella, currently run the shop, and they have a son named Angelo (after their beloved father), who is already skilled in dough making! The LaMattina family received a proclamation from the metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Council for dedication to service, length of time opened for a family-owned business, and for the great selection of authentic Italian food.
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Without going into Nashville itself, there is not a lot to choose from in this area. Well, we wanted something different than a chain restaurant. We were so pleased to stumble on (thanks TripAdvisor) this little neighborhood restaurant.

Though their claim to fame is pizza, we had other entrees. One of us had fettucini alfredo and I had baked zit. Both were quite good! (The garlic bread that came with the meal was not really garlic bread so ... points off for that.) The service was very good. Enjoyable and recommend!

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

This little place isn't much to look at, but the pizza is FABULOUS and reminds this old Jersey girl of home! The service is great. Sarah (Angelo's wife) is so friendly and helpful, you'll love her! Her son and daughter-in-law are back in the kitchen puting out the real deal Italian! Salad were great and the Stromboli was hot and delish with a great red sauce for dipping. Can't wait to go back. Heard their buffet is really good!

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Thank Hollyreubens
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Angelo's is a great find in Nashville. As a native Bostonian it is very, and I mean VERY difficult to compliment anything NOO YOK. There is a built in rivalry that only Noo Yokkas and Beantown folks understand. That being said, Angelos has that authentic northern style pizza thats almost non existent down south. Fresh dough and ingredients abound. They also have a really good buffet, 7 days a week! I also recommend the VealParm dinnah, mmmm. Visit Angelos and you will see what I mean. As a Noo Yokka might say when asked who can compare to Angelos in Nashville? One woid, Fugeddabouddit!!!

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Thank MurphNashville_TN
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Well, being from Chicago but liking both thin and thick crusts, I did two pizza crawls shortly after moving here and discovered 3 pizza places I liked, 2 of which have now gone out of business. Angelo's Picnic Pizza is still there, yay!

It's a really casual atmosphere if you eat in; the "picnic" in the name is that you eat on styrofoam plates with plastic ware, ha ha! But OMG, the pizza is REALLY good. My personal favorite is the white pizza (little bit of oil, garlic, cheese that they grate daily, spinach, and sun dried tomatoes). Their luncheon buffet (M-Sat) is really reasonable and also includes a salad bar (nothing special), and a variety of other Italian items (meatballs, thinly sliced breaded eggplant (my personal favorite), alfredo rotini, spaghetti, garlic rolls, and either little baby canolis or little cinnamon dough balls for dessert) + wings just for variety. I wouldn't suggest going for their Sunday evening buffet because it includes a waitress and you can't get your own drink (I drink a combo of tea/lemonade and like to pour it myself) + you are paying for nothing really since it's so casual and you just seat yourself and get your own plate, etc. The pizzas are really fresh on the buffet and don't last long! You can even request what type of pizza you want and if they have any doubts about its popularity, they will make half of that and half cheese, no problem. The staff is really friendly and accommodating.

They are from NY and it's thin crust pizza but they also do double dough (sort of like in between thin and thick). Their sauce is delicious, their cheese is totally fresh and grated daily, and they are really authentic! All this food is also available as carry out. You can even do a carry out buffet although I never did. They give you two containers (one for salad bar; a bigger one for the buffet) and even allow you to put pasta, garlic twists, etc., in there, then wax paper, and then pile on pizza slices!

I hope THIS pizza place is around for a long time! It's the last one existing in the pizza desert I call Nashville (4 pages of pizza in the phone book and 90% of them chains? Chicago SUBURBS had more than that AND they were 90% mom & pop family recipe places, ha ha).

There's alot I love about Nashville, but pizza is not their specialty. Thank you Angelo's for satisfying my craving!

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Thank JillT13
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Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

This is a fairly long drive from work but several of us go for lunch a couple times a month. The pizza can be very thick and is always good. There is a salad bar and a small food bar with assorted other items to eat. It's a quirky atmosphere in an older building but we like that.

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