Sunday, January 2, 2011

Nino's - "Truly Authentic Italian Food"

I have never had the pleasure of visiting Italy, but I would have to say that my recent  visit to Nino's  in Pelham, AL was the closest I may ever come. If you are in search of "real"' Italian food I'd say Nino's is the place. They have a wide variety of entree's and pizzas with over 2 dozen toppings, calzones & sandwiches. If you want your kids to eat healthy, they have great choices on the menu for the little ones. I would highly recommend this place- even for the picky eater in your family. If you are having a special event, check out the catering menu!!!
Atmosphere: Very charming, lots of Italian character, a very "like able" environment. There were several families eating dinner this evening.They have large screen televisions and they also broadcast many pay-per-view events.
Staff: One of the owners, Walter greeted us and made us feel like we were coming into his home to eat dinner. He, as well as the other staff, continued to walk around and either sit with or talk to all of the guests. They were all amazing. (Eli Gold, I am told, is a "silent" partner)
What I/we had: I had the chicken parmigiana w/ linguine. My dinner guest had the linguine & marinara sauce. We were also served a hearty basket of garlic bread. We also splurged for the Italian creme cake and Chocolate Ecstasy cake. The Italian creme cake was just okay, but the chocolate was insanely good.
Price: Chicken parmigiana $ 10.95, Linguine w/marinara $6.95, $4.95 & $4.50 for dessert. We had a $20.00 voucher from to absorb the bulk of our bill.
On a scale of 1 to 10 I give Nino's Italian Restaurant a 9.
I can't wait to return to this place. The staff & service is worth the return.
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