Pizza & pasta bar

Serving hand-tossed artisan pizzas and calzones from a double-deck oven. You’ll love our pasta and salads made with the freshest ingredients. Don’t forget, we also have delicious classic Italian desserts. Bring your family and enjoy great pizza and pasta in Franklin, NC

Eat-in | Take out | Drive Through

To Begin

Lemon Fennel Caesar Salad
Shredded Romaine, Lemon Marinated Fennel, HouseMade Caesar Dressing Parmesan Croutons, Grated Pecorino Parmesan Cheese, Anchovies upon request

Chopped Italian Salad
Iceberg, Radicchio and Arugula, Diced Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onions and Black Olives dressed with Creamy Parmesan or Red Wine Vinaigrette

House Made Marinara with Pesto Ricotta & Pecorino Cheese
Garlic Knots with Warm Marinara
House Baked brushed with Garlic Butter and dusted with Romano Pecorino

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Garlic Knots

Sweet End



Our Pasta
All served with House Made Garlic Knots

Spaghetti & Meatballs
Bucatini Pasta& House Made Meatballs tossed in Our Pomodoro Sauce & finished with Pecorino Romano

Cheese Tortellini Alfredo
Tri-Colored Tortellini tossed in Our Herb Alfredo Fresh Arugula & Pecorino Romano

Pappardelle alla Bolognese
House Made Beef Ragu tossed in Home Made Papperdelle Pasta finished with Pesto Ricotta and Pecorino Romano


Specialty Beverages
Mexican Coke
Mexican Sprite RC & Cheerwine Coke Zero
Barq’s Root Beer
Devil’s Foot (Asheville) Ginger Beer Lemon Aide & Lime Aide
San Pellegrino Pomegranate
San Pellegrino Sparkling Water Orange Sparkling Water
Acqua Panna Tuscan Natural Spring Water

Brewed Beverages
Sweet and UnSweet Iced tea



Our Deck Oven Pizzas

Cheese Pie
10″ – $11 | 16″ – $16
Our House Made Tomato Sauce, Nani’s Cheese Blend & Pecorino Romano

10″ – $16 | 16″ – $25
Pepperoni, House Made Italian Sausage, Meatballs, Our Tomato Sauce, Nani’s Cheese Blend

10″ – $15 | 16″ – $24
Herbed Alfredo Sauce, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Garlic, Mushrooms, Nani’s Cheese Blend Finished with Fresh Arugula

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10″ – $15 | 16″ – $25
Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Bell Peppers, Onions, Black Olives, Mushrooms, Our Tomato Sauce & Nani’s Cheese Blend

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10″ – $14 | 16″ – $20
Bell Peppers, Black Olives, Mushrooms, Onions, Banana Peppers Our Tomato Sauce & Nani’s Cheese Blend

Our Deck Oven Pizzas

10″ – $16 | 16″ – $25
Smoked Pull Pork, Benton’s Bacon, Our Tomato Sauce, Nani’s Cheese Blend, Sharp Cheddar, Peppadew Peppers & Cheerwine BBQ Sauce

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Don Dante
10″ – $17 | 16″ – $28
Italian Sausage, Meatballs, Caramelized onions, Roasted Garlic, Pesto Ricotta Our Tomato Sauce & Nani’s Cheese Blend

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10″ – $15 | 16″ – $24
Pepperoni, Fresh Mozzarella, Sharp Cheddar, Pesto Ricotta and Our Tomato Sauce

Build Your Own

Calzone $10
Pesto Ricotta, Mozzarella and Pecorino Cheese & Warm Marinara Dipping Sauce Add your choice of Toppings

Cheese Pie
10″ – $11 | 16″ – $16
Our House Made Tomato Sauce, Nani’s Cheese Blend & Pecorino Romano

Add any of these to your Cheese Pizza or Calzone

Meat Toppings
Small – $1.25 | Large – $2.50
Pepperoni, House Made Italian Sausage, Benton’s Bacon, House Made Meatballs, Pulled Pork

Vegetable Toppings
Small – $1 | Large – $2
Bell Peppers, Fresh Onions, Banana Peppers, Mushrooms, Black Olives, Arugula, Pineapple, Jalapeño Peppers, Peppadew Peppers, Artichoke Heart

Our Specials

Wednesday Special:

Ravioli with choice of sauce- Pomodoro, Pesto Alfredo or Bolognese

Thursday Special:

Lasagna both served with a housemade garlic knot $16

Available in-house or call in take out

Order Online

Use our conveniant ONLINE ORDERING option so your pizza is ready when your family arrives or for pickup!

Nani’s does not deliver.


Baked to Order

We hand toss our house-made dough to create the most delicious thin crust pizzas. Nani’s also make all our sauces, meatballs and Italian Sausage


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About Nani’s

nanis pizza and pasta bar franklin nc
Franklin North Carolina has always been a special place for Scott and Elizabeth (Nani – nah-née) Truax. They have both lived here for nearly 20 years, and have always dreamed of opening their own restaurant in this beautiful town. Now, their dream is finally coming true. Scott and Elizabeth are excited to bring their decades of experience in the food and beverage industry to Franklin, and to share their passion for great food with the community.

They invite everyone to come and experience all that their eatery has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a delicious meal or a friendly face, the Truaxes hope that you’ll stop by soon and make yourself at home.

hand-tossed artisan pizzas

“Delicious pizza and the harmonic knots are amazing. Eat in and take out. Pizza crust is perfect and sauce/cheese taste fresh. This is what pizza should taste like. So good!” ~ Patrick M.

“"We walked in and the amazing homemade pizza aroma at Nani's got me very excited to try their pizzas. We ordered the vegetarian and the blanco pizzas. I especially enjoyed the unique flavors of the Blanco with its alfredo sauce, caramelized onions and the arugula topping. Nani's truly has a hometown pizza joint feel to it. We will definitely be back for more!” ~ Debra C

Based on 131 reviews
Carey Mathews
Carey Mathews
January 1, 2024.
Worth any type of wait. Must have if you want pizza after some mountain time. 10/10 and I don’t write reviews lol
Crisany Carpetsex
Crisany Carpetsex
December 29, 2023.
We got a gift card for Christmas, to this place and it was so cute and cozy and fun. The owner is a doll and funny! Be prepared to spend a little under a hundred bucks if dinning in due to having drinks, salad and 2 pizzas, tip etc. but that comes with quality ingredients! Dinning out is a cheaper option if needing to cut corners! I felt so bad, I knocked over my tea putting our food away because room was limited but the server was so sweet about it. I did try and clean up as much of it as I could for her because what a sticky annoying mess! The owner also was very accommodating to my 4 y.o. daughter. She brought her crayons and coloring books and talked with her. Well run place! My favorite was the southerner with BBQ. The cheer wine bbq sauce drizzled on top was so good I could have dipped it in the BBQ levery bite lol we will be back when we are in the mood to splurge more than normal!
Jonathan Sluder
Jonathan Sluder
December 22, 2023.
Awesome place and great vibe! The owner and entire staff were so friendly, and the food was excellent. We had garlic knots to start, and they were the best I have ever had in any Italian place, and I have eaten in a lot of Italian and pizza restaurants! My wife had lasagna, which was very good and a large portion, and I had a pizza, which was also very good. I have a new favorite place to eat when I am in Franklin! We loved it!
Jim Herrmann
Jim Herrmann
December 17, 2023.
What great pizza and wonderful proprietors! Our first visit and we will return soon. This place is a hidden gem. I only wish there were more tables. Even so, it’s worth waiting for one. And there’s always takeout!
Grayce Meredith
Grayce Meredith
December 12, 2023.
Everything was great! Service was amazing and is a must-visit if coming to Franklin.
Goose Babe
Goose Babe
December 10, 2023.
Very friendly and wonderful pizza!!
Jonathan Gibson
Jonathan Gibson
December 10, 2023.
Try the garlic knots!
Shannon Maples
Shannon Maples
December 8, 2023.
Delicious food and great service!
Michael Cappiello
Michael Cappiello
November 12, 2023.
Thank you so much for the best pie and pasta! The food is amazing! The owner and the staff are top notch in our books. My wife and I will be back. #thankyousweetheart

Dine with Us


2720 Georgia Rd
Franklin, NC 28734

Opening Hours

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Thursday – Sunday
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM