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Nino's Jr in Oakhurst

judyk921 Jun 10, 2009 08:36 AM

thinking about having a small affair catered by them? has anyone used them or any thoughts on the quality of their food?

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  1. tuxedo RE: judyk921 Jun 10, 2009 08:49 AM

    wonderful food! best around!

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      fourunder RE: judyk921 Jun 11, 2009 12:01 PM

      I used to have a client in Oakhurst, so for lunch I stopped by Nino's three times for a bite to eat. I tried three different items and was not impressed with their quality or cooking style. I remember having separately on each occasion, sausages....eggplant.....and fish. All three were fair at best and I also remember ordering as a side their Arancini and the rice balls being undercooked and greasy on two occasions. For me it was three strikes.

      I do not know if it is close to you or even still in business, but I recall Taliercio's in Middletown being better.....but admittedly it's been more than two years and things could have changed dramatically for both in that time.

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        vtt7 RE: fourunder Jun 11, 2009 12:35 PM

        I have to agree with fourunder. I do believe that Taliercio's food is better. I've had all foods from both places and Nino's food was always a liitle too greasy.

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          cantkick RE: vtt7 Jun 11, 2009 03:55 PM

          Nino's subs are excellent, great bread, but I've never had their other food.

          Taliercio's is very good. We've used them a number of times over the years and have always been happy. (But don't believe their heating instructions. It usually takes a little more than they recommend.) If you go with them, make sure you get an order of their Chicken Cordon Bleu balls. They're a relatively new appy for them. The problem is, though, once you have one, you won't want to share.

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            shabbystorm RE: cantkick Jun 11, 2009 04:53 PM


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              shabbystorm RE: shabbystorm Jul 16, 2009 04:54 AM

              No line at Taliercio's - Brought home some Fresh Mozzerella - wonderful!
              Perfect with our garden tomatoes!

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            shabbystorm RE: vtt7 Jun 25, 2009 02:24 PM

            Did Take Out From Nino's today - Beach Picnic.
            The people here are GREAT! Super kind and accomodating!
            The nicest women and they have PASSION for their food - Just love that!

            Break Stick - Their Italian Baquette Good
            Made Eggplant Sandwiches with their Signature Eggplant dish - Very good - This was in oil and gravy - heavy yes, it would have been amazing converted into a tapenade but was not at home.
            Italian Tuna Salad - Very Good
            Tomato and Mozzarella Salad - Good
            Foccacia with Green and Red Peppers - Garlic - Tomato - excellent dough, topping ok
            Hand Pie filled with Broccoli Rabe - Onions - Pine Nuts and Olives - good

            If I am in the area would return for some of that eggplant.

        2. shabbystorm RE: judyk921 Jun 22, 2009 03:30 PM

          Tried going to Taliercio's last week and there was a line out the door. Never seen anything like that - it must be good?!? - will try again.

          Random Side Note: The sign above the store reads Gourmet Food, kinda nestled in the strip mall - not that obvious from Rt 35 South.

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            cantkick RE: shabbystorm Jun 22, 2009 05:22 PM

            On Saturday you need to get there before noon or after two, or risk a long line. But if there is a line, Steve usually treats the line to fried raviolis, and sometimes wings or chicken fingers.

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