The Porta Via Story:
Founded in 1989 in Bellevue, a quaint suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, Porta Via serves authentic northern Italian cuisine. With passionate attention to detail and always the freshest ingredients, chef Giovanni Giosa and his team create authentic Italian food daily. All of our pastas and sauces are made fresh in-house every day using recipes from chef’s extensive experience in Florence Italy. Our pizza is traditional Neapolitan pizza, adhering to the strict principles set forth by the Vera Pizza Napoletana (VPN) organization of Naples Italy were pizza was invented over 250 years ago. Artisanal Italian Pizza requires great effort to make. The dough is made fresh daily and proofs over 8 years as well as it is hand stretched in a certain way to create the puffy crust. The ingredients are imported from the Campania region of Italy and our wood fired ovens are made of Italian Volcanic rock that cooks the pizza dough in roughly 90 seconds at over 700 degrees. So, the next time you take a bite of Porta Via’s pizza, you’re not just eating a pizza, you are eating a Slice of Italian history. Lastly, our gelato is also made in-house and features rich textures and flavors not found in traditional ice cream. So, enjoy the true Italian experience and Mangie Mangie!