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“Gordon Ramsay, please go to Zolo's.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Zolo's

Zolo's
Ranked #229 of 369 Restaurants in Franklin
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nashville, Tennessee
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Gordon Ramsay, please go to Zolo's.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

My wife had spaghetti with meat sauce, and I had tortelle. The sauces were identical, which might be OK, but they were heavy--overwhelming. My dish came with Provolone, and you could see the three slices placed on the top and barely melted through. Lazy cooking. The fried-artichoke appetizer wasn't appetizing at all: We couldn't taste the artichoke. Thank goodness the pesto sauce had some flavor. I had to wait too long with an empty wine glass. The server was pleasant but not quite with it. Perhaps she was new. My wife's dish supposedly came with a salad, but we had to prompt the server to get it. Bread came late and was insipid. Atmosphere is OK--crowded tables but not horribly noisy. (Only one customer was wearing a hat at the table--my pet peeve, which the restaurant has no control over--and it was a flat cap, but his four-year-old son also was wearing one, so the future of boorishness is alive.) Speaking of boorishness, Chef Ramsay could probably whip this place into shape.

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English first
Beaufort, SC
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Spot - Good Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

This restaurant is in a great location and has a friendly, albeit small staff. Food was good - - not great but likely won't disappoint. Salmon was good but nothing special. Atmosphere is nice - - perfect size for a non chain Italian restaurant. We will likely be back.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Colin M
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Tennessee
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279 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
“Very nice service, great location.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Good food, very good service. Not sure if the pasta (tortellini) is hand made. I would change the spaghetti sauce. Italian choc cake dessert is excellent. Fried cheese app a favorite. Prices a little high. WOULD love to see homemade pizzas on the menu as this area is in desparate need of a good pizza place!!

Visited January 2013
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Thank KEWLBEANS
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Franklin, Tennessee
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“nice independant restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

We have enjoyed Zolos about once a year since it opened. Consistently good service and food. Nice for a romantic dinner.

Visited October 2012
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Franklin, TN
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great location, not so great food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Have tried this place numerous times since the change from Antonio's (which was one of our favorite Italian local restaurants). No more! Our food has only been average at best (and I really couldn't call it Italian) and overpriced. Service seems to match the food. I will say the choclate cake is outstanding. New recipes, new chef would bring me back as the location is great.

  • Visited December 2012
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