This place definitely has character! This converted warehouse is complete with brick walls, hardwood floors, and booths made from converted antique beds. I love to eat inside the old trolley that sets in the middle of the floor. More than spaghetti, they offer almost every kind of pasta dish imaginable. It's a noisy place and definitely for families and there can sometimes be long waits (like an hour or more) to get inside on the weekends.
One of the restaurant chain - the Old Spaghetti Factory has made a name for itself by re-imagining old buildings (the Nashville location was a shipping warehouse from which the boats that would offload from the Cumberland River) and for offering a complete meal at a reasonable price. Elegant, ornate Victorian decor, stained and beveled glass all around, antiques everywhere, and plush seating in the waiting area. Many of the booths have bedroom headboards & footboards as the seating. And they have a trolley car in the middle of the restaurant - be sure to ask to sit inside!
A complete meal -- including a salad, bread, entree, spumoni ice cream, and a beverage -- will cost you around $12.
A great family dining spot,- one of the cheapest places to get a meal in The District. On nights of events, there can be a wait, and also be aware that they close between lunch and dinner.
Favorite Dish: Always, Always, always get the Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter - OMG, SOOO good! You can also get a Managers Favorite, which is any two of the sauces, or the Potpourri which is a sampler of their four most popular sauces - mizithra cheese, clam, marinara, and meat.
A broad restaurant (tapas menu) with a range from good seafood to wonderful small pizzas and pastas.
Favorite Dish: The mushroom pizza with brie is one of the best pizzas I've ever eaten!
It combines several mushrooms with brie on a wood oven grilled crust.
Great beer and wine selection
I've been going by this place the entire year I've lived in Nashville, but never went in because I thought it looked like an expensive restaurant. I was wrong! I decided to give Demo's a try because I was given a coupon for a free Spinach appetizer, and the coupon came attached to a menu. I went inside just as it started to rain. The inside of the restaurant feels very warm, with wood walls, and step-down to the dining room. I was seated at the window which was slightly lower than street level - it was lovely. The food came quickly, the waitress was very friendly, and it was a wonderful meal. I can see how Demo's would be a romantic place for dinner - it feels very upscale. I will certainly be back again!
Favorite Dish: I ordered the steak & spaghetti for $9.95. It came with soup or salad - I had the Oven Roasted Chicken Soup, which was out of this world! The free (I had a coupon) spinach appetizer came with tortilla chips and was quite good. My steak was cooked perfectly, and seemed a large portion (although, that may have been because I was already full from the soup, spinach, and bread...) and I got the spaghetti with butter and mushrooms which was very tasty.
Incredible Pasta & Spaghetti. Very inexpensive. Has millions put into the interior.
Favorite Dish: parmasian spaghetti