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Posted by Anonymous on 03/06/2008
My fiancee and I went here for restaurant week. The bartender was friendly, but that's about it. When we asked for the Restaurant week menu, the waiter basically threw it on our table and said that they were out of one entree (out of 3) and one dessert (out of 2). The regular menu was way overpriced so we decided to stick to the Restaurant week menu. I ordered "Chicken stuffed with shrimp" and received dry, bland strips of chicken with two measly shrimp thrown on top, and a whole lot of mashed potato to cover up for the fact that they were bing stingy. I literally could not eat it. Dessert was uninventive and tiny and probably not even made in house. The couple next to us seemed to be having the same experience since neither of them touched their food and left with their plates mostly full and picked at. Also, our waiter never showed back up at our table and we kept having to ask the bus boy for water and drinks. The worst part was that the manager was going around to the tables that had ordered from the regular menu and was asking them if they were having a good time. Never came to our table. Go here if you're a stuck up rich person who has no discrimination when it comes to food. Also, note to the restaurant: If you don't want to have people come in for restaurant week, don't have a restaurant week menu- Save us the indignity.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/21/2007
My wife and I went here and we were really let down. Service was OK and the food was average. On top of that, there was a guy at another table yelling and being a real jerk. The staff failed to say anything to the gentleman. Go get a slice of pizza and save a $100
Posted by disappointed on 07/03/2007
My husband and I have gone to Nino's frequently since moving to the Upper E ast Side 8 years ago. The last 3 times (I gave it 3 shots) the quality of the food was really disappointing and the wait staff could not get an order correct. I asked for the Bass grilled no gravy or sauce etc. It came covered in pepper. uneatable. the pasta is still ok. but their portions are what a 1/2 a portion is elsewhere. I mean Elio's, Nicola's and similar restaurants
Posted by Monte Bellmore on 05/15/2007
Went for a dinner with a few clients. Food was okay but WAY overpriced. The waiters tried to sell Bottles of wine to fatten the bill. I wouldn't go again. Decor is old & dated.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/23/2007
Cheesy, outdated, overpriced & quite dull. Ninos brought me back to the 1980's for some reason. I just dont get all the hype. I went there Saturday night with a group of 6. The service was okay, even though we had to deal with the waiters corney jokes. Nothing impressive at all. As for the food, I had the Veal Medallion dish. Although quite tasty, it just wasn't worth the price. The menu is very limited!!! You can definately find better in little Italy . The piano player was annoying (but that could just be because we were sitting directly in front of her) I would go here again if I HAD to, but I'd definately do some serious convincing to go elsewhere.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/15/2007
We ate at Nino's last night with friends we had in town. What a wonderful time we had. Our waiter was fabulous (very down to earth), dinner was delicious, and the atmosphere was perfect! I would highly recommend Nino's to anyone looking for a nice night out.
Posted by fashion foodie on 12/20/2006
The last thing the UES needs is another lackluster Italian restaurant. I was unfortunate enough to dine at one last week. I was recently taken to Nino's and thought it was unoriginal and unimpressive. The waiters are like used car salemen trying to fatten the bills with over priced bottles of wine. The decor is staid and tired. The food is just okay.