Nino's - Atlanta

4.7
1256 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 874-6505
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Melbourne
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nino's is always exceptional. Love the bruschetta!

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FO
Atlanta
231 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Its hard to find a very good Italian restaurant these days because most of the "new" corporate type Italian
restaurants have employees who can hardly read and therefore, corporate decides what the patron should eat. Nino's has been around for a long time and I remember Nino's when I was just starting out in life with my first good paying job. That was almost 40 years ago.
I am not one who likes to comes into Atlanta city for dinner because of the traffic, lousy streets, and crime.
Occasionally though, I will make the trip.

The food at Nino's is beyond what I have missed over the years in the REAL ITALIAN FOOD area. I totally dislike food that comes out of a box/bag, get reheated and thrown onto a plate, then to be called "real".
The food at Nino's is the genuine thing. I had a veal dish last night which brought back fond memories with Parma ham, pounded veal so tender, all I needed was a spoon to cut it. My wife spaghetti with meat sauce and meat balls which were so tender a spoon would have done to job of slicing into. The angel hair pasta was just absolutely perfect. We indulged in hazelnut gelato for desert, also very good.

Our server (Mark) did an excellent job which I told him, because everything was so well made, that Nino's regained two customers.

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KG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of eight of us and we were seated in the small private room. The service was fantastic the food was amazing and we had a wonderful time. Can’t wait to go back!

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S
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I am afraid that my dinner was made with bad shrimp. I will not order that dish again, as it made me nauseated. Also, the bread on our bruschetta was burned. We have been to Nino's multiple times and love the atmosphere and service - so we will try again.

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d
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old time Italian restaurant with consistently good food! The service is top notch. I felt like we were back in the old time movies when they had many restaurants that were staples like Nino's. Highly recommended for old school Italian!

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JT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service, I love this restaurant and will always go back.

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RF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atlanta’s best Italian restaurant . You owe it to yourself to eat here at least once. Tops

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NH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been there many times and always have a good dinner. I had the linguine with red clam sauce the first time I went and tend to keep ordering it but I 've tasted lots of other items and all have been good.

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SE
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food that was authentic Italian. Sat in the tiny bar area and service was okay. Not a ton of atmosphere, just good food. The restaurant was full.

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MA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our experience at Nino's! Our waitress, Grace, was the best - the food was incredible - the noise level rose towards the end of our dinner as more people came in to dine - but we will return very soon for another delicious, creative meal. Many thanks, MAH

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S
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Nino's is Atlanta's iconic italian restaurant with something for every palate. The food is outstanding, the setting is intimate and the service at times can be spotty, but still above par. This is a family owned restaurant and you'll likely meet one of the family members. It is one of the best italian restaurants in Atlanta.

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DJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and always incredible service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think I left my debit card with the bill. Still waiting to hear if it’s been located. 806-576-9941

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G
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nino’s is always absolutely delicious! Our neighborhood gem with authentic Italian cuisine. The best almond cake ever too!

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RM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food is always great

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SG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Service was bad because someone gave 1 waiter the entire patio. Host seated us right by the heat vent. Luckily we could open the patio windows. They are known for their red sauce but I thought it wasn’t remarkable at all. My husband makes better read sauce. If you want great Italian food at reasonable prices, go to Bambinellis.

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

First, the service: Grace, the waitperson, was outstanding. Friendly smiles, super service and fun! Loved her! Second, the food: wow! This is my first time here and it was an authentic Italian meal! Absolutely delicious from the warm, soft bread to the calamari to the entree and the tiramisu - all of it was fabulous. You must go here for a fantastic dining experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter could tell we were on a date and gave us plenty of space. We didn't feel rushed on a crowded night.

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FC
Savannah
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been going to Nino’s since the late 70’s. We live in Savannah now. Any time we are in ATL, we make it a point to dine here. They NEVER let us down! We also just made our twentieth trip to Italy this fall—-Nino’s is like being back there.

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j
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Very slow service. Seemed disorganized.

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T
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Reasonable price. Small quant homey environment.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Sever was the older guy. He wasn’t the most attentive to my younger guests.

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RS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed in our last visit to Nino’s. Despite reservation, was placed in the small room with another party that was very loud. They used two different waiters for this small space. It took an unusual amount of time just to be waited on. When the food came we were very disappointed as well. My veal parmigiana was over cooked and difficult to eat. The eggplant parmigiana was OK but nothing great. Due to the lack of service, we just ate what we could and left as soon as we finally got the check. As a frequent customer, this is not the norm for this restaurant.

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G
Atlanta
79 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants. Good good and service. They usually will make what you want.

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GJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always outstanding, as are the authentic Italian dishes. The atmosphere is cozy, and the restaurant has a neighborhood feeling. We frequently choose Nino's for birthdays and anniversaries partly because they go all out to make it a special occasion.

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D
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is my second time here. This time we were in the main dining room. It was quite noisy and hard to hear our dining guests. The server seemed rushed and I felt he was trying to push us out fast. I ordered an appetizer pasta but got the full meal. The salad was over dressed but tasted nice- not worth the 8$ though. The calamari was crisp but little flavor. As it is a favorite of one of our friends I’m sure I’ll be back but not my first choice.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Simply a splendid dinner! From the bread to the Chicken Parmigiana the meal was superb. I ordered the grilled asparagus as a side and it was prepared to perfection; I'm not even a huge asparagus fan. I finished off my experience with the coconut cake and coffee. An all-around excellent dining event!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Nino’s has no attention to detail or concern for the customer

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S
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful night. Celebrated Nino’s 50 year anniversary with superb food, wine and live music great fun!

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G
Atlanta
79 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good experience.. we eat here often and you get a good meal

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e
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic food, wonderful service, cute environment! Was so happy with the restaurant. We felt like we were in Italy!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first anniversary. We had our first date here. Special memories. Thank you Ninos!

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g
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant from reservation until we left made the entire experience special to each of the guests. The food was exceptional as well as the service, I would highly recommend Nino's. They can make any of their dishes with gluten free pasta, which one of my guests were over the moon about as her diet requires it. The wine list made those drinking happy and we all walked out remarking how amazing the service was.

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PH
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ninos is our favorite place for Italian. Food is amazing especially the lobster fra diavlo. The new cannoli cake is amazing. We always get great service at Ninos.

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RC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This is the the second time at Nino's. The staff at Nino's were friendly and attentive. We had a couple drinks and bottles of wine. All good. 2/3 meals were satisfactory, good... not great. The veal chop was under cooked and tough. Maybe bad meal selection on my part. They've been in business for 50 years, so they must be doing something right. Could have caught the kitchen on a slow night.

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GL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing dining experience. I've lived here for years.

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CB
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took the wife here and it didn't disappoint! Food was delicious and service was excellent! Awesome Italian cuisine; can't go wrong selecting this spot.

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CS
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. Our service was top-notch

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C
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Nino's! My bf and I came to celebrate his new job. The lighting is intimately dim and the servers are very personable. We had a reservation but it looks like the wait wouldn't have been too long had we not or we could've sat in the bar area. They gave us a cute booth near a wall filled with wine bottles so of course we had to indulge! Wine selection is great and affordable. We enjoyed their baked clams oreganata prior to our meal coming out along with the complimentary bread and bruschetta (all delicious). I enjoyed one of their specials that consisted of salmon with penne pasta tossed in a creamy vodka sauce. I can't remember what he had (lol I was focused on my food) but he enjoyed his dish as well :). Unfortunately, we were too stuffed for dessert but plan on coming back to try it out as well due to the wide variety. If you love Italian you must come here!

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RC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent, dining experience excellent although our waiter seemed less than thrilled be waiting on us....perhaps it was our mispronunciation of the Italian dishes that irked him. Hey, we tried.

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