We were looked after excellently, and ate very well, at Nino's. Just slightly less pricey than some other Italians in Midtown West, the décor is slightly faded but it's casual and relaxed - just what we needed. We got the disappointing bit out of the way early - the wine list. Either they didn't have it, or when they did it wasn't the right temperature. In the end they served us Prosecco that was only chilled enough on the second glass. Oh, and the bread in the bread basket was stale - ugh. But after that, the evening hit all the right notes: the food above all. A beautifully cooked filet mignon, rare to perfection on the inside but just enough seared on the outside. Gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce were home-made. Even the fruit flambé was a bit of old-fashioned theatre that made the kids jump. It wasn't cheap, but other eateries in the neighborhood would have been more ruinous. And the service was cheerful and genuine. All in all very Italian and loads of fun.