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East Nashville Neighborhood

Italian Restaurant in a warm rustic environment

Pomodoro East Patio

Pomodoro East is East Nashville’s family friendly Italian restaurant, serving Italian cuisine in a warm rustic environment.

Owner Guillermo ‘Willy’ Thomas has a philosophy on food, “Simple is better.” This philosophy has been earning him accolades for many years. Under his guidance, Nashville’s Capitol Grille gained national attention in 1995, being listed in Esquire magazine’s list of top 25 new restaurants, and American Way magazine’s list of best hotel restaurants. He was selected to take part in a celebratory dinner during Tennesee’s Bicentennial in 1996 at the James Beard house, and was featured in ‘Great Chefs of the South’ television series on the Discovery Channel. Following his tenure at Capitol Grille, Willy served as head chef at the Bound’ry, and in 2001 began operations as head Chef and owner of Park Cafe. Chef Thomas was born in Gijon, Spain, but grew up in the Pittsburgh area. He is a 1987 graduate of Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Lead Staff

Philip Smith
General Manager

Jackson Woods
Co-Chef

Dylan Kmiotek
Co-Chef