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Apr 13, 2011 12:25 PM

Has Anyone Tried Nino's Pizza on MLK @ Hearst in Berkeley?

Drove past today and saw they delivered. It's pizza AND Brazilian.

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  1. Tried the pizza years ago. Not good. I think RWOrange wrote something about the Brazilian food there. Maybe do a search?

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    1. re: Glencora

      I tried searching and got nowhere. In fact, I just tried again and the search engine didn't even find this thread!

      1. re: jessinEC

        RW wasn't there for the pizza.

        Last link in RW report.
        "Nino's is my usual pizza delivery place. I order linguisa & mushrooms or the "south of the border" special (chorizo and jalapenos?), regular pie rather than Brazilian style.
        Going out for pizza, Lanesplitter, Lo Coco's, or Pizzaiolo are better."
        Robert Lauriston on Jan 17, 2006

        1. re: jessinEC

          Yeah, the search engine is terrible. Now that I think about it, RW may have posted something about Nino's carrying Brazilian candy for Easter.

          1. re: Glencora

            Jeepers, that place has been there since we lived in Berkeley - and we left in 1987! Remarkable longevity. The pizza then was so-so but the Brazilian food was quite good.

          2. re: jessinEC

            The search database needs more than 5 minutes between the time you posted your original message and this second one to archive a thread. That's not at all unreasonable considering the huge history on this site. If you're looking for something older than 12 months, you need to change the default setting for the time frame. The rationale for the 12 month default is that most people want the freshest information. So, if you're looking for something more obscure, as in a place that you don't remember reading about lately, be sure to set the search parameters if it doesn't pop up in your first try.

        2. I can't speak to the quality of the Brazilian specialties, but I found their pizza and subs to be pretty terrible. I'm willing to believe that I just don't get Brazilian-style pizza, but I'm pretty open to just about any kind of sandwich, as long as the ingredients are of good quality.

          The fact that I work practically around the corner from the place and haven't been back in 7 years says something.

          1. Nino's is still my choice for delivery pizza. If I were going out for pizza I'd go somewhere else. I tried the Brazilian food there once and was not impressed, but that was probably 15 years ago.

            A fair percentage of pizza places around here are Brazilian, though they don't always say so.

            Nino's Pizzeria & Brazilian Restaurant
            1916 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704