Translated from Italian, Porta Via means ”take out”. The restaurant quickly became a household name in surrounding Nashville neighborhoods as the most authentic “take away” Italian dining experience.
Recently the restaurant was reborn, thanks to the persistence of once-loyal patron and now co-owner Martin Silverman along with Italian born chefs Giovanni Giosa and Riccardo Bacilieri. In addition to the original Northern Italian recipes shared in the Bellevue location, Porta Via now offers authentic certified Neapolitan, wood-fired pizza. Verace Pizza Napoletana or (VPN) pizza is made to the strictest of standards; using only native Italian ingredients, baked in a wood fired dome oven at the required time and temperature.