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119 5th Ave N, Franklin, TN 37064-2605
+1 615-599-2901
16:30 - 20:15
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 20:15
Fri - Sat 15:30 - 21:15
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Franklin, Tennessee
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The food at Zolo's is amazing! Some of the best Italian food that I have had. The Chicken Marsala is my favorite. The restaurant is pretty small inside, so you may want to call for a reservation. They do take some. Very nice atmosphere and great service.

Thank Paige F
Level Contributor
67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Being the only full Italian restaurant in Franklin, you would think Zolo's would try harder. A great location, but the establishment fails on every front. My biggest issue is the staff. Very rude and not at all attentive to customers. A close second and third are the food and wine, respectively. Plenty of other dining options on Main Street.

Thank Napaguy68
Brentwood, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Ate here again tonight & as always, it was a great meal. Have had fettuccine, Eggplant Parmesan, lasagna and the Parmesan Crusted Whitefish; all great dishes! Always the servers are attentive & knowledgeable. And it's quiet! Even when the restaurant is full of people it is possible to hear the conversation as your own table.

Thank Kathryn M
Franklin, Tennessee
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Although the food is good, with nice portions, this is a very expensive Italian restaurant. Plan on a menu that doesn't have an item under $20, and side salad's are $7.

1 Thank JohnG36
Huntsville, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I will start by saying our waitress was personable and pleasant. That is the only positive thing I can say out our dining experience. The bread sticks are obviously frozen and brushed with a very weak garlic butter. The caprese salad was awful. Old greens, tasteless mozzarella marbles, and indescernable balsamic drizzle. I ordered the parmesan crusted whitefish for my... More 

3 Thank nmgrimes
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Nice small intimate Italian restaurant in downtown Franklin. My wife had the Jumbo Shrimp Ravioli special and I had the Tortelli Diablo. Huge portions and friendly staff. And the food was excellent!

1 Thank Craig D
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

It was terrible the worst we have ever had . Cold soup, late appetizer and wrong meal for my husband!! And they charged us5$ more fir husbands meal. What a waste of money... restaurant should be closed!!! What a waste of money and time!!

2 Thank Slesew
Providence, Rhode Island
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went about 4 years ago and had a BAD experience with food...I am a Sicilian and Italian who owns home in Italy and we are citizens. We decided to go back because of location and being easy. The food is just ABYSMAL. The caprese is poor quality with a drizzle of some weak balsamic I believe. The seafood dish... More 

2 Thank dee r
Nashville, Tennessee
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537 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The only good thing I can say about this place was we were treated better than we were at A Trattoria that we walked out of (see my review). The food here is pretty dreadful to say the least. My husband's Caprese salad was almost inedible. The greens were drenched in dressing and wilted the mozzarella was the size of... More 

3 Thank Patty B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Mom and Pop restaurant. Their service is always amazing, and the food is made fresh to order, it doesn't get much more authentic than Zolo's. Hidden Gem

Thank Alana W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
16:30 - 20:15
16:30 - 20:15
16:30 - 20:15
16:30 - 20:15
16:30 - 20:15
15:30 - 21:15
15:30 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 5th Ave N, Franklin, TN 37064-2605
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-599-2901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?