After relocating from New York to Nashville, the owner and founder of Coco's Italian Market & Restaurant had a hankering for something from his childhood: homemade Italian food. Following the tradition of his family, he opened his very own place, Coco’s. Both a restaurant and market, the space is stocked with Italian imports, such as meats, cheeses, pastas, and oils, which also are used to create the eatery's housemade feasts. Chefs, for instance, use imported flour to create their hand-stretched pizza dough, topped with simple mozzarella and basil. Other menu offerings include pasta such as baked ziti, eggplant-parmesan panini, and italian-beef subs. Served every Sunday, brunch gives breakfast an Italian flare with Tuscan-style egg dishes and chocolate-caramel espresso drinks, a well-earned treat after a bout outside on the bocce court.