Bella Napoli brings Naples to Nashville
By Nancy Vienneau
Diners of all ages are seated at picnic tables topped with umbrellas advertising Pellegrino and Cinzano. Servers bring out trays of bubbly pizzas and tall glasses of dark beer. Couples linger over glasses of chianti and twirl pasta. On a landing, musicians at the keyboard and cocktail drum set play "Volare" and other familiar tunes.
The charming al fresco scene is not in a village in southern Italy. It's Edgehill Village, just off Music Row. Within the urban neighborhood enclave, Valentino's executive chef, Paolo Tramontano, has introduced the flavors of his hometown, Naples.