Sardinia, a Restaurant and Wine Bar in Miami Beach, Will Open a Nashville Location



Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante in Miami Beach, Fla.
Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante, a popular Italian restaurant and wine bar in Miami Beach, Fla., plans to launch a Nashville location.

The owners have signed a lease for a 7,000-square-foot space at the Park View Towers, at 210 25th Ave. N., just off West End and Elliston Place.

Sardinia co-owners Tony Gallo (general manager) and Pietro Vardeu (chef) hope to open the restaurant early next year.

Gallo says the food will be more authentic than a run-of-the-mill Italian joint. "Sardinia is not your typical Italian American restaurant," he says in today's release. "We make our own mozzarella and burrata cheeses and use a wood-burning oven to cook our meats and fish."

The Miami Beach location also stresses its expansive wine selection. "For us, the quality of our wine is as crucial as your tasting experience," the "About Us" section of the website reads. "In the end, we want it to be fun, unpretentious and most of all an essential part of your meal at Sardinia."

Read the full release after the jump.

Miami-Based Sardinia Restaurant Set to Open Nashville Location

Sardinia owners pick Nashville, Tenn. for their second restaurant nationwide

Lease secured in Park View Towers off West End Avenue

Gallo and Vardeu
  • Gallo and Vardeu
NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 9, 2012 — Celebrated Miami restaurant Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante ( has picked Nashville, Tenn. to open its second restaurant nationwide, restaurant ownership announced today.

The new lease for approximately 7,000-square-feet was secured in Park View Towers at 210 25th Avenue, next to Kobe Steakhouse just off of Elliston Place. Jon Petty and Axson West from commercial real estate firm Southeast Venture, LCC represented Sardinia in the transaction. Susan Gorney represented West End Properties, LLC, the landlord of Park View Towers.

“The timing for this restaurant is perfect because Nashville is booming right now,” said Tony Gallo, co-owner and general manager for Sardinia. Gallo opened the Miami establishment six years ago with co-owner and chef Pietro Vardeu to instant acclaim. The restaurant has been featured on the Food Network, the television show “After Hours with Daniel Boulud,” in Food & Wine magazine, Bon App├ętit and the New York Times, and was one of Zagat’s America’s Top Restaurants in 2011.

“Since day one we’ve been successful. Patrons have been very receptive to our style of Mediterranean Italian cooking. Sardinia is not your typical Italian American restaurant. We make our own mozzarella and burrata cheeses and use a wood-burning oven to cook our meats and fish. Our style of food is authentic, fresh and different,” Gallo said.

The Nashville location is set to open at the beginning of next year.

About Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante

Secluded in the Sunset Harbor neighborhood of Miami Beach, Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante has been a local favorite since 2006. With a new Nashville, Tenn. location set to open in early 2013, co-owners Tony Gallo and Pietro Vardeu have authentically recreated the ambiance and cuisine of the Italian island that serves as the restaurant’s namesake. Casual yet elegant, the wood-burning oven imparts a smoky impudence to grilled or baked meat and fish. The menu of rustic dishes includes highlights such as spaghetti with baby cockles and thyme; roasted quail; braised rabbit; roast suckling baby pig; baby octopus; orecchiette with wild boar sausage; and nearly melted broccoli di rabe pesto. The salt-crusted branzino, deboned tableside, is a masterpiece, and don’t forget to try the fantastic and lengthy wine list. For more information, visit

About Southeast Venture
Founded in 1981, Southeast Venture is a diversified commercial real estate and design services company guided by a mission of “Building Value by Valuing Relationships.” The firm provides and coordinates the delivery of brokerage, development, architectural and interior design, property management and landscaping services. This unique, comprehensive approach to commercial real estate offers a cost effective and efficient way of meeting its clients’ commercial real estate needs. For more information, visit

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