Authentic, Italian cuisine, featuring fresh-made pasta; Tennessee’s only VPN certified Neapolitan pizza; house-made gelato; craft cocktails, fine wines, liqueurs, and amari. Founded in 1989, and having recently completed an extensive rebranding and renovation, Belle Meade’s Porta Via Ristoranté e Bar features authentic, Italian cuisine; traditional Neapolitan pizza; and West Nashville’s most sophisticated cocktail program. As you approach The Greenway Plaza on White Bridge Road, it’s impossible to miss our radiant, 15-foot sign and bright red, exterior vestibule. Inside, you will discover a quaint, yet sophisticated, 85-seat dining area with a warm and distinctly Italian ambiance. Guests are instantly drawn to the Florentine plaster walls; aged, cherry pergola; and classic, tiled fountain that accepts coins in exchange for wishes. With passionate attention to detail, Porta Via’s culinary team make all pastas, sauces, and soups daily from scratch, using only the highest quality, freshest ingredients. Imported 00 flour, San Marzano tomatoes, and mozzarella di bufala, are found in recipes that have been handed down through generations. What’s more, Porta Via is the only restaurant in Tennessee, and the 350th in the world, to be certified by the Associazone Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN), for preserving the art and tradition of Neapolitan pizza making. For the enjoyment of family and friends, Porta Via also offers an extensive selection of fine spirits, wines, liqueurs, sherries, and amari; as well as espresso beverages, Italian desserts, and hand-made gelato. Buon Appetito!