Get To Know: Brandy Yerbich

Brandy YerbichIf you’ve ever dined at Finezza, you know we’re all about family. We treasure the bonds we form with our customers and the chance to celebrate life with them, whether for a wedding, a big anniversary, prom night or dinner on a Tuesday night.

A large component of our family is our staff, and most of our staff has been with us for five or more years. Our customers like to know they can come in and always see a familiar face. If you’ve visited Finezza for dinner in the last 10 years, there’s one face in particular you’re sure to recognize.

Brandy Yerbich has been working at Finezza for 11 years. As one of our most loved servers, she has an infectious laugh and a never-met-a-stranger personality that draws you in and makes you feel at home.

Despite growing up in Nashville, Brandy didn’t actually hear about Finezza until she was in bartending school and learned of a bartender opening at the Belle Meade restaurant. She applied and, lucky for us, was working behind the bar shortly after.

“And I never left,” she laughs.

Brandy quickly moved to a serving position and has been working in Finezza’s dining room ever since. That’s what she loves to do. Longevity is an admirable trait, but more so is the unwavering passion Brandy has for her job.

“It’s the customers,” she says. “I just became great friends with all of the people who come in regularly. Our regulars and the people who work here—they’re like my family. They know what’s going on in my life and ask me about it when they come in.

“And the connections I’ve made with so many of our customers extend beyond the restaurant, too. I was just texting one of our regulars earlier today about interior decorating advice.”

One of her favorite things about the close connections she develops at Finezza is seeing expecting mothers come in for dinner, and then getting to watch their children grow up and continue to come in for family dinners.

When Brandy’s not working at Finezza, she’s spending time with her own family. She and her husband have their hands full with three children under the age of eight and her teenage cousin who they’ve taken in as their own.

Brandy’s become a mainstay at Finezza, so the next time you’re enjoying dinner with us, get to know her like so many of our customers before. And ask her about her family—she’s got a phone full of pictures and stories to share!

25th Anniversary Special: March

We’re celebrating 25 years of serving families classic Italian favorites in the same Belle Meade location all year long! To kick off the celebration, we’re offering monthly specials leading up to a final anniversary party in November.

Our March special is a nod to everyone’s favorite Irish holiday in the states, St. Patrick’s Day! It’s a delicious three-course dinner for $25 (another nod to 25 years), with your choice of:

Caesar or House

Pasta Tossed in a Pesto Cream Sauce
Angel Hair, Spaghetti, Pappardelle, Rigatoni, or Trotolle

Ricotta Cheesecake or Tiramisu


Coming To An Inbox Near You

The New Year is off to a great start—and we have a lot to look forward to in 2015—so to make sure you don’t miss a beat, we’ve launched a monthly e-newsletter full of Finezza news, events and more!

Check out the first edition here to read up on what’s been going on at your favorite Italian bistro in February. If you like what you see, sign up to receive future newsletters here.

And don’t forget to share the news with your friends and family!

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Valentine’s Day, Italian Style

Dean Martin said it best: When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie… That’s amore!

Love and Italian food go together like rosemary and thyme, which is why we’ve prepared a very special Valentine’s Day dinner for two, Italian style. From February 12 through February 14, we invite you and your Valentine to join us for a three-course menu with all of your Italian favorites to choose from!

View the menu below, and keep up with our Facebook page for more updates. Make your reservation today by calling 615.356.9398, and start brushing up on your Italian!
Finezza Valentine's Day menu

We’re Celebrating 25 Years!

Since 1991, we’ve been serving Nashvillians fresh, authentic Italian food at the Highway 70/Highway 100 split in Belle Meade. So to kick off 2015, we’re having a 25th Anniversary celebration to last the entire year!

Can you believe how fast the time flies?! It seems like for as long as we can remember, our familiar Mediterranean-yellow walls speckled with black and white pictures of regulars and their families have invited in Nashvillians and visitors to share stories and enjoy made-to-order dishes ranging from housemade lasagna and carbonara to authentic Italian fish dishes, soups, salads and desserts.

To celebrate, diners can look out for a new themed special each month leading up to a final anniversary party in November, the first being a February menu-for-two special—an ode to Valentine’s Day.

We’ve been overwhelmed with the love for Finezza that we’ve seen from our Nashville community. At our core, we’re a family restaurant, and our customers are like family to us. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next 25 years!