Nino's - Atlanta

Nino's - Atlanta

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ninosatlanta.com/
  • Phone: 4048746505
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Hosting a private party at Nino's is the perfect way to celebrate special occasions such as birthday parties, rehearsal or retirement dinners, family reunions, business functions or other special events. Nino's is available for Private Dining at lunch and dinner and offers numerous dining venues to bring an intimate feel to functions of any size. For small groups of 12 guests or less, our Camertta provides an intimate, cozy setting. For larger functions, we offer our popular year-round patio that accommodates 40 guests as well as our beautifully appointed dining room that comfortably serves up to 75. And of course Nino's has ample convenient parking. Our Chef and staff will assist you in selecting a menu sure to delight your guests and make the occasion truly memorable.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Melbourne
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Nino's - Atlanta
Nino's, opened in 1968, has been owned and operated by Antonio Noviello since 1982. Originally from the Amalfi Coast of southern Italy, Antonio worked in Monte Carlo, then Bermuda where he met his wife Helen, an Atlanta resident. After moving to Atlanta in 1981, Antonio's life-long dream of owning his own restaurant became a reality when he purchased Nino's. For more than twenty years, Antonio has taken pride in serving authentic Italian Cuisine made with fresh, imported ingredients and cooked to order for each guest. His reputation for serving exceptional Italian cuisine has attracted devoted locals who return time and again, along with a long list of celebrities (see below) who had heard of Nino's reputation and stopped in to sample the fare. Many of the dishes on Nino's menu are original recipes brought from Italy by Antonio and his brother Giuseppe. Antonio invites you to relax and savor some of the great culinary treasures of Italy in a memorable dining experience.
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Nino's - Atlanta reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (56)romantic (37)special occasion (36)fit for foodies (29)notable wine list (17)good for groups (11)great for outdoor dining (11)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • RPXMd2
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Was good to dine on patio but still itching from bug bites. Food was good. Service was better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A favorite for 25 years
    Bikeman
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My wife and I have been dining here for over twenty five years. The current owners consistently produce classic Italian dishes and the service is always top notch. It is one of Atlanta's longest running restaurants under the same ownership. An excellent wine list in all price ranges.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian
    Mike
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Nino's is always great.We had a great meal.There were five of us and all decided tithe meal's were amazing.Ninos never misses.The red sauces can't be beat.The deserts are excellent.No downside. Parking is a cinch and free.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian
    Gator91VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great Traditional Italian at a good price. We both had seafood and the dishes were fresh and flavorful. Appetizer was delicious. Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    renee
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We always have a great experience at Nino's. The food is incredible. The service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wet birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We enjoyed this restaurant as a birthday dinner outing because it was a unique and old school Atlanta experience.Cozy bar.Chatty bartender sociable not being overbearing. We had an unfortunate experience A waiter spilled a glass of red all over my skirt and my husbands shirt. The waiter was shell shocked and apologized. He offered to pay for the dry cleaning if we brought our clothes to him but we lived a distance away and said we would take care of it ourselves. He did comp us a single glass of wine . Although uncomfortable,wet thruout dinner we laughed about the incident, I'm sure this clouded our experience. Food highlights:Mussels in marinara appetizer was wonderful and a generous portion easily shared. the grouper special -excellent
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • thoroughly enjoyable meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    we had a very pleasant time at Nino's. loved the low-key and authentic atmosphere. charming place with good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small Gem
    atlfoodie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I received a gift card to Nino's in Atlanta, GA. My wife and I love a good meal but was a little weary due to the location of where the restaurant was located. When we walked into Nina's, you could tell that this was a little Italian gem. Our waiter told us that everything is homemade and gave us the favorite dishes to try. We were very impressed and have recommended to a lot of our friends to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old world Italian charmer
    Sher
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Nino's is the way old world Italian restaurants should be - great ambience, superb service and exceptional food. The first time I ate there was when I was dating my husband of 28 years. Now that we have moved into the neighborhood, we returned and were delighted to find the quality and service had remained as perfect as we remembered. The clams oreganato were amazing, and both my eggplant parmigiana and my husband's veal were satisfying to the soul! We will certainly return again - probably on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nino's
    GT1973
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our server Jonathan made our experience at Nino's a most pleasant evening. Not only was the food quite delicious, his attention and humor made us feel welcome and appreciated. Definitely a place we will return to in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always...
    Muzzi
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Have been enjoying this fabulous restaurant for almost 30 years. Always great food, service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nino's is BACK
    ATL30309
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food was excellent. Nino's had fallen off a little some time back, but tonight's meal was superb. Grouper Francaise and Ravioli Pesto Sauce were both delicious. Prices seem to have gone up somewhat...$6 for a tiny Caesar side salad was too much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably Great
    JGBKRB
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Nino's offers a varied menu of well-prepared food that is delivered by top-notch servers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try Nino's!
    JKAtlanta3
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went there for the first time based on their online reviews for our anniversary dinner. We were looking for true authentic italian food and an old world atmosphere... And we found both at Nino's! Service was outstanding and the food superb! Menu full of entrees we look forward to trying on future visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    BillyT
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I loved the food! Chicken smothered in cheese with mushrooms. Great pasta and bread. Dessert. Flourless chocolate cake with ice cream. YUM!YUM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Snowd0gg
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I've been to Nino's twice now. Both times were a pleasant experience with the food being quite tasty and well prepared and the wait staff friendly and with a good sense of humor. Nothing too stodgy here! The restaurant is small but has a cute bar and a nice covered patio out front if you choose to be outside. I find Nino's to be an enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely loved it!!
    BluechipNC
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This place was incredible. It was our anniversary and they made it spectacular. Would gladly recommend. The food and service were absolutely superb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints.
    Nine25am
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I took a friend to Nino's for her birthday. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was romantic. The service was great. Nino's never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nino's among ATL's best for Italian
    FrenchyVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Nino's has been around for a long time, but it's still one of the best Italian restaurants in Atlanta. I've never had clams oreganta anywhere else (even in Italy) that were this scrumptious. If you are a veal lover, their veal piccata (not on the menu, but ask for it) is among their very best dishes -- and there are plenty of them at this Cheshire Bridge neighborhood standout to choose from! The family-run business is always bustling and, oh my, the food is consistently outstanding. The restaurant owners' (Helen and Tony), daughters Alessandra and Michela serve as vivacious, friendly hostesses and waiters Mark and Sasha are efficient, knowledgeable and outstanding as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lightning
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I took a group of 8 people for dinner. The food and service were outstanding. Everyone ordered a different item from the menu and everyone was happy with their selection. The filet mignon was especially tender and tasty. Nino's is a good choice for anyone that likes good Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredeble restarant
    HectorVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is one of the best Italian places I have ever been!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nino's - A Cheshire Bridges Jewel
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Always good food, always great service. If you haven't been to Nino's, you haven't had good Italian food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great "old style" Italian food
    1iron
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The three of us started with tasty salads and then shared wonderful chicken/marsala, clam/white wine and lobster/fra diavolo main courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still fantastic after all these yrs
    BudMan
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Still fantastic after all these years. Best Italian in Atlanta. Need to do some work on the parking lot but once you get inside you will be greeted by an outstanding staff, an amazing menu, great wine list and intimate dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet Dinner - Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My wife and I had dinner here on a Tuesday night for our wedding anniversary. Only 3 or 4 other tables were occupied, so very quiet and intimate. Wait staff was very attentive and knowledgable regarding the menu and bar selections. Complementary candle-lit tiramasu was brought out....I mentioned it was our anniversary in the special requests text box through OpenTable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food!
    lac86
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This little gem has become our favorite Italian restaurant! The food and service is always on key! The service in particular is always outstanding. Make sure to have a reservation, especially on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DiningOutwithBobVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This is one of the very best Italian restaurants in Atlanta and this from a reviewer who has been eating in Italian restaurants all across the U.S .for many, many years. We dine here often, usually once or twice a month and have never been disappointed. In fact, their eggplant parmesan is the very best I've ever had anywhere. Don't miss it and don't pass up the homemade mascarpone cheesecake when available.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Enjoyed our first trip to Nino's. Pasta dishes were tasty. Lamb chop a little tough, but great flavor. Salads and desserts were delicious as well. Waiter did a great job too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eder
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I have been consistently disappointed in the food each of the few times I have been. I hope I remember never to go back. The sauce with my pasta was a thick mess. The tiramisu had a strange, sort of sour taste. The bread was good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Intown Italian Restaurant
    Stephen
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This visit was my second time dining at Nino's and I would definitely recommend it. On Father's Day June 2014, the dinner specials were fantastic. We decided to order different specials so that we could share. All the entries were excellent, the Veal, the Grouper, etc.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PervertVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food continues to be outstanding at Nino's, especially the veal and pasta entrees. I fear, though, that the continual rise in prices might start turning people to more affordable places with a more attractive ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 637 reviews are from the Nino's - Atlanta reviews archive.
  • High Quality Intimate Dining
    Peter
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Excellent food and service in a somewhat tight but very nice setting. Good for business dinners and intimate evenings out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JudyVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The pasta sauce tasted like lean cuisine. Caesar salad was very, very ordinary. Very disappointing. Won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Such a great place
    ptkdude
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We've now been to Nino's four or five times, and it has quickly become my favorite Italian restaurant. Their minestrone soup is the best I've ever tasted; I get it each time we go. We've had a different server each time, and they've all been excellent. This time around it was John and he steered us to some great items on the menu. In particular, the almond tart. It was just sweet enough to satisfy a craving for sugar but not so sweet it was overpowering. I can't wait to go back here!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably Great!
    JGBKRB
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Nino's provides great service, a varied menu and well-prepared food. It's always a pleasure to dine at Nino's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Occasion
    Bubba
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We always go to Nino's for all of out special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.). We have never been disappointed and it has always been a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treat for Us
    skipster
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We were in the mood for a nice Italian dinner and Nino's is always in that category. We had a lovely time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved it!
    JenBVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Every Saturday a we have a medium to large group of friends who venture out for dinner, cocktails, and conversation. We thoroughly enjoyed Nino's. The escargot was delicious as well as the pasta special, the wine, the bread, the olive oil... Our server was great and works well with a large table of diners. Lastly the desserts, oh my! The desserts are wonderful from the cream puffs with chocolate ganache to the cheesecake... I think we had almost every dessert on the cart and they were all fabulous!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Occasion or Casual Dinner
    Terry1st
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    A wonderful standby when you are looking for good Italian cuisine. They can easily accommodate a large party or furnish a comfortable booth for two. An old family Italian restaurant who has welcomed us in so many years that we now feel like part of the family! Saturday night I had one of their specials, a seafood ravioli with a lobster/crab cream sauce. It was amazing. Also one of the best places to have escargot. Never tough and so delicious. Use your bread to pick up the flavorful butter and (brandy?) sauce they are cooked in! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, comfortable, pleasant
    carl1394
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The dinner was very tasty, and the menu options were plentiful. We inadvertently thought the restaurant opened at 5:00 pm, showing up about 5:10ish for our 5:30 pm reservation, and the wait staff was very gracious in letting us sit at the bar, even accommodating our 4 year old with plenty of maraschino cherries until the kitchen was officially open. The ambience was very pleasant, albeit rather empty given the early hour. The service was very timely and competent. Overall, it was a delightful and satisfying experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.