Our Story

Since 1991, Finezza Italian Bistro has been serving Nashvillians the best classic Italian to be found anywhere. The city has grown, but our Belle Meade neighborhood looks much the same as it did 25 years ago, conveniently located at the Highway 100/Highway 70 split. We like it that way.

Regulars know the long-time servers like family, many of whom have watched children grow up to become customers with their own kids now at the table. Couples who had their first date at Finezza and still make it a point to visit weekly for the chicken Marsala, the capellini, the picatta and lasagna. Hand-cut veal is pounded to order, the Caesar dressing is made fresh every day, and the cannoli has become a staple. Authentic Italian, as it should be!

You may find a salmon or a steak special on the board, fresh local vegetables in season, and a favorite but hard-to-find wine or after dinner drink on the menu – all in a warm, unpretentious atmosphere.

New restaurants come and go, but Finezza has thrived on a simple promise: a wonderful experience, every time.

Click here to view our menus, and here to explore more about the good times and great food at Finezza.

Shelly Bouton Surgener
Owner/General Manager
Terry Surgener



In the Dining Room

Aaron Dunaway, Assistant Manager
Brandy Yerbich
Brian Kyle
Kim Jones
Brad Francis
Kimberlee Gooch
Stephanie Surgener
Fabian Ortega



In the Kitchen

Raul Garcia, Executive Chef
Javier Bonacic, Sous Chef
Enrique Ortega
Jorge Garcia