Pizzereal is a pizza, kabob, and Greek salad restaurant in the Five Points/Lockeland Springs area of East Nashville, where fine old homes are being refurbished and art is happening. This particular mansion, at 203 North 11th Street, is familiar to me from childhood, though I had never before been inside. At some time in the past, a two story addition replaced the original front porch. It is next door to the Woodland Presbyterian Church (and does a nice Sunday brunch).
The location is almost magical; the modern world almost rolls away when you enter the alley (a feature of this area) and park in the graveled back yard. Old trees screen the commercial view, and you notice only the small businesses in converted homes opposite. A concrete walk leads you around to the front, where a concrete checkerboard forms a lovely outdoor dining facility with tables and umbrellas. Just across the street is the East Nashville Public Library, which has looked the same ever since I can remember.
Inside, the former porch space and the two front rooms have been transformed into pleasant dining areas, with local art on the walls and an original fireplace. To see my pictures, visit https://plus.google.com/?utm_source=bk&utm_medium=ha&utm_campaign=plusgeneralb2c&gpsrc=awse1&utm_term=%2Bgoogle%2B+%2Bcreative+%2Bkit&gpcaz=d4e1838#photos/106261406692019329979/albums/5725870119003418689.
The pizza you see is their standard cheese pizza (thin crust) with baby spinach, turkey, and bacon added. The tomato sauce is the tastiest I have encountered. I was so hungry I had already put a slice on my plate before I remembered to photograph! The servers are attentive to keep beverages filled. Since I went in the quiet time between lunch and the after-work crowd, I did not get to observe any of the other dishes. Since many people require beer with pizza, they keep many cold brands on hand.
If you’re going to be anywhere in the East Nashville area, this is the place to stop for refreshment.