Bringing the feelings, flavors and freshness of coastal Italy to historic Downtown Franklin was in the cards for executive chef and owner Frank Pullara. "Being Italian, I grew up eating seafood and always cherished creating those recipes with my family for holidays and gatherings. I’m thrilled to add a unique fish-centric restaurant to our culinary scene."
As the second concept from Pullara, who also heads neighboring hotspot Culaccino, Bestia Mare focuses on sustainably sourced seafood and modern selections from both land & ocean. The menu dives into authentic seaside Italian fare to capture the essence of being ‘al mare’ without leaving Tennessee.
Translating to "sea beast" In Italian, Bestia Mare's menu pays homage to the Mediterranean-style seafood cuisine found on the southern coast of Italy amongst the elegance of charming seaside towns.
Bestia Mare currently offers lunch and dinner service, along with a late-night menu and will soon launch weekend brunch service. BestiaMareTN.com