Weekly Dish: Giovanni Pinato

This week, we’re chatting with Giovanni Pinato of Giovanni Ristorante. The Italian native came to Nashville after a lengthy career in LA and NYC, and he now runs his restaurant with a passion for fresh ingredients, flying in fresh fish daily from Greece and Portugal!


What’s the first thing you ever cooked? Risotto.

What’s your favorite easy dish or cocktail to make? Spaghetti Agliolio.

What’s your favorite part of the Nashville culinary scene? Living and working in Nashville is a challenge but I love this community.

Favorite part of the culinary scene? BBQ.

Are there any chefs that have had a big influence on you? Patrick Clark.

Are there any spices or ingredients that you think are underrated? Saffron.