Italians were not only the first people to put tomatoes in cuisine, but also the first to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare at Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders in Hermitage.
Bellacino's squad of culinary muses crafts casual Italian fare in its bustling kitchen. Ogle a menu of more than 20 grinders stuffed with meats and cheeses and flaunting billows of fresh-baked bread. The classic meatball creation ($4.19–$10.79) lobs mozzarella, pasta sauce, and green peppers down throats to quench hunger hovering at the edge of empty bellies. Roaring appetites may entertain up to 18 inches of grinder at once or applaud 16-inch pizzas ($11.99–$17.99) adorned with 18 toppings ($0.80–$1.55 each) and endless laugh tracks. Lighten up with selections from Bellacino's light menu or ride the waves of fresh-cooked pasta ($6.99–$8.49) on a surfboard of garlic toast.
All of Bellacino's recipes date back to the 1950s, when founder Samual Mancino Sr. cultivated his culinary concept on Michigan's St. Clair Shores. Today, portion size remains as husky as the denim section at an outdated department store.
Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance)
4662 Lebanon Pike
Hermitage, Tennessee 37076