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Jul 24, 2010 07:48 AM

Nino's Italian Restaurant

What's good there? We're going to a dinner there in two weeks and I'd like to get some ideas about what or what no to order. We rarely dress up for special occasions so I don't want to waste this one. The scampi dish with shrimp and crab looks interesting. I love scampi. I'm not a fan of thick pastas, I like angel hair or thin, lasagna is okay though. My husband loves it all so any recommendations are appreciated.

Thanks for the help!!!

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  1. It may be too boring for you, but their roasted chicken is their specialty and it is very good.

    3 Replies
    1. re: Lambowner

      Why are you trying to insult me?

      I love roasted chicken and prepare a great one myself.

      If you have something you want to hash out with me -


      1. re: texasredtop

        Sorry, don't even know you! Just thought that for me, a special night out would not likely involve roasted chicken. I would prefer something I don't do at home or is not readily available. That is all.

        1. re: Lambowner

          I apologize, I took it wrong. Anything delicious is never boring to me.

    2. I dined at Nino's about a month ago. It is a lovely, low key type of restaurant with excellent service. I was with a party of ten so many different dishes were enjoyed. I had the Antipasto Misto which had various cheeses, vegetables, and dried salami's. My main course was Salmone Peperanoto, which is a salmon dish with carmelized fennel and asparagus. It was quite delicious. Was too stuffed for dessert but they all looked wonderful.

      Nino's is the type of restaurant I would have loved to linger at. Enjoy.

      1. Ask if they have any stuffed squash blossoms. This is the right time of year and they usually have them if you ask. Delicious as a shared appetizer!

        Also I'll second their lemon roasted chicken. Can't go wrong there.

        1. Nino's has been a favorite of mine for close to 30 years. One of my favorites is their Capelline Marinara. Always a winner. Can be easily tempted away if they have Osso Buco on their specials for the night. Other great choices would include their Veal Chp "Best in Town" and the Salmon Peperonata. The chicken mentioned before is good however I'm a little like you and would prefer something else when driving the distance from my home for a special meal. Downstairs gives a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. The upstairs, if open, can be a little quieter. Always good service. I'm moving away from the area soon and this is one of the places about which I will always have fond memories of nice meals in a very friendly setting.

          1. I actually prefer Vincent's, which is right next door. Owned by the same people, I believe, but a little more of a trattoria vibe to it.