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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with a group of friends for lunch. I had mozzarella with tomatoes and basil to start. That was followed by my favourite, veal milanese with pasta in tomato sauce. For desert, I had the chocolate fondant with ice cream. The staff are great

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

I haven’t ever written a review for an evening out before, but felt I had to this time as it was exceptional! It was for my husbands 60th birthday and I found this little gem of a restaurant through recommendation. I was surprising my husband...so he knew nothing about this & I can honestly say he could not have been happier. We were a large group and the friendly staff helped me with all of the organising and preparation to ensure the night ran smoothly. Gaza & James organised a perfect set menu which had a number of fabulous choices of dishes for starter, main & dessert. Everyone commented how fabulous the food was. On the night Gaza & all of the staff looked after us throughout, it truly was a night to remember, and I am so grateful to the Nino’s team, what a great job! My only request would be please can you open another restaurant in Hornchurch:)))More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024

We booked a late lunch-early evening meal on Sunday at Nino's to celebrate my sister's birthday. It was simply great. The decor remains the same: inviting with romantic lighting and good background music. We were greeted with customary warmth and shown to our table. The...banter, chat, and laughter soon began. Armed with an Aperol Spritz and a Pornstar Martini, while munching delicious rolls, we made our selection. This is quite varied, especially when you include their specials' board. Two of us went for the Mango al Granchio: they do the best in essex; and one went for the scallops off the specials' board. The flavour and presentation were outstanding; we're still drooling, and were lucky we didn't get arrested! Our mains were just as delicious: Gamberone Linguine, Spaghetti Marinara, and a Saltimbocca; the flavour was spectacular. This culinary wizardry was christened with a delightful Italian white: Orvieto Amabile. The wine is refreshing on the palate with a hint of sweetness. One found room for dessert - the birthday girl, and her profiteroles were presented to the table with a candle and our friends team Nino singing 'Happy Birthday' punctuated with the quirky blast of the horn - brilliant. We concluded this brilliance with a lemon tea, Cappuccino, black Americano, black Sambucas, and a Tia Maria - plus, complimentary ones from our gracious hosts. James, proprietor extraordinaire, then found the time to leave the 'hot room' and have a very pleasant chat with us. Yet again, Nino's have hit the benchmark in cuisine excellence, friendship, and laughter. What could be better than that? Grazie mille to all at Nino's, and we hope to see you again very soon. Till then, keep smiling and be safe. Ciao.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 November 2023 via mobile

Visited with friends to celebrate a birthday. Another great meal. I had the carpaccio of beef, which was delicious, followed by the veal milanese. To full for desert. Friendly service in a packed restaurant

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

We three gluttoneers invaded this delightful eatery to celebrate my wife's, Angela's birthday last Tuesday night, and it was better than great. We were welcomed into an inviting ambience of romantic lighting, light tiles and coloured walls, and shown to our favourite window table. Amidst...the polite murmer of chat and laughter from diners already there, and the lovely background music, accompanied with a perfectly concocted Aperol Spritz and a Pornstar Martini, we made our selection from a varied menu, especially when you include their specials' board. James, the proprietor extraodinaire, and the others made us feel right at home with the banter and laughter - great. We soon made our selection. All three of us went for the Mango al Granchio; Nino's do the best this side of Essex. There followed Involini Pescatrice, Saltimbocca Romana. and Linguini Gamberoni; all were faultlessly prepared and presented, and the flavour was astounding. This culinary perfection was baptised with a chilled Prosecco, and it truly woke your palate up. We then concluded this gastronomic extravaganza with a shared Apple Pie and ice cream with a surprise candle and team Nino's singing 'Happy Birthday' with their quirky horn - wonderful. We finished off with a lemon tea, black Americano, Cappuccino, and black Sambucas - plus complimentary ones from our gracious hosts - grazie mille! Yet again, Nino's have raised the benchmark in cuisine excellence, friendship, and laughter. Our compliments to the chefs in the 'hot room' for their artistry and kind attention, and a huge 'thank you' to all at Nino's for an uplifting dining and birthday experience. Until the next time, keep smiling and be happy, ciao.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

An excellent experience. Relaxed ambience. Spotless table wear. Set menu is super. I had sea bass and Pannal cotta. Both of a very high standard. Restaurant team attentive and professional. Thoroughly recommended. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

We three gluttoneers descended on this brilliant eatery on Sunday, and we weren't disappointed. The decor remains unchanged: romantic lighting, light tiles, and prints on the walls. You're always greeted warmly and shown to your table. But we've come to know them all at Nino's...over the years, and it's like meeting friends, and we were soon made to feel right at home. The background music was at the right decibel level and pleasant. It was quite busy, and the hum from other diners already there created the right ambience. The chat and laughter soon began, and armed with a perfectly concocted Aperol Spritz and two Pornstar Martinis, we made our selection from a varied menu, especially when you include their specials' board. Our starters comprised of one Avocado and prawns, and two parma ham and melon dishes: the parma ham was a wonderful contrast to the sweetness of the melon and a great precursor to the mains; the avocado and prawns vanished in seconds, ably devoured by my sister. For our mains, we all went for the whole lobster linguine; it was fabulous in texture, freshness, and flavour, with the pasta having absorbed the sauce to perfection. This culinary delight was baptised with an Orvieto Amabile: a crisp, white Italian wine with a hint of sweetness that complemented our meal splendidly. We were just too full for dessert, so concluded this gastronomic debauchery with a Cappuccino, black Americano, and lemon tea with accompanying Sambucas. Plus complimentary ones from our gracious hosts. James, the proprietor extraordiaire found time to have a chat and share some laughter with us after his efforts in the 'hot room', and it was great catching up with him. But this is what makes Nino's so special: their friendliness, chat, and banter which uplifts your dining experience to the stratosphere. Grazie mille for an unforgettable dining experience, the chat and the laughter. Our compliments to the chef for all his artistry and effort, and to all at Nino's. Until the next extravaganza, keep smiling and be happy. Ciao.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023

We three gluttoneers descended on this great eatery on Sunday to celebrate my birthday, and we weren't disappointed. The decor remains unchanged: light tiles and romantic lighting with warm prints on the walls. As always, we were greeted with warmth and the chat and laughter...commenced almost immediately. Armed with a perfectly concocted Aperol Spritz for my wife and myself, and a Pornstar Martini for my sister, we made our selection from a varied menu, especially when you include their specials' board. Two went for the Mango al Granchio, and one went for the Scallops Thermidor Pie; every dish was perfectly presented and was full of flavour. Our mains consisted of Scampi with rice; a Seafood Linguine; and a Gamberone Linguine: again they were all prepared to perfection in flavour, texture, and taste. This culinary excellence was christened with our favourite wine: Orvieto Amabile; a light Italian white with a hint of sweetness that complemented our meal splendidly. We found room for dessert: the birthday boy had the Apple Tart with a surprise candle and the guys singing 'Happy Birthday'. Many thanks for the rendition. We concluded this gastronomic brilliance with Sambucas, Ameretto, and a lemon tea, cappuccino, and black Americano. Plus, we had complimentary ones from our gracious hosts. This high standard of cuisine excellence, service, friendship, and laughter is the hallmark of Nino's - grazie mille! It was a truly uplifting dining experience. Ciao for now, and we will see you soon. Until then, keep safe and happy.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

I have reviewed this restaurant numerous times each time it gets better and better. today 11/06/2023 it was my great pleasure to go again with my wife for our close friends 60th diamond anniversary as on every occasion it is the best restaurant we have...attended the welcome is fantastic staff the best nothing is too much trouble excellent food cooked and served to perfection I have recommended so many people who come away as we do and repeatedly go again some travelling a long distance. I strongly advise people to go and like us you will certainly go again top marks to James and his wonderful staff regards Stan and Carol DavisMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 27 May 2023 via mobile

Visited last week for lunch with a group of friends. Plenty of choices on the lunch menu. I had stuffed mushrooms followed by veal milanese. I then had the chocolate fondant for desert. Great service

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023 via mobile

Fantastic food! Excellent service. Kids enjoyed it too. Will be back next week! Highly recommend for Saturday lunch..

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023

Really nice interior, service was good however being charged £1 per bread roll which had been pre laid on the table before we got there was a bit cheeky, especially when we paid £460 for 6 people with a £45 service charge... Don't bother with...the Duck with Orange... it's a slice of orange that comes with it. Also charged £16 for a toddlers chips and chicken. Won't be returning sadly.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 March 2023 via mobile

Visited twice now and would give 10 stars if I could. Delicious food in lovely surroundings with fabulous friendly service. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023

We went to Nino’s last month and had a really delicious meal. We don’t visit this restaurant that often, but we received a warm welcome from the waiters there when we arrived. Whilst looking at the menu and the specials board I had a very...well made Cosmopolitan cocktail whilst my other half had a gin and tonic. We then both had the mango granchio, which is a really tasty starter consisting of mango and fresh crab, which we had on a previous occasion and enjoyed so much we had already decided to have this again if it was on the menu this time. For our mains we had their Involini Pescatrice and a Abbacchio Forno, which once again were delicious. I then had my favourite ice cream which is rum and raisin, which we shared and then from our window table we then did a spot of people watching whilst finishing off our bottle of chardonnay. It’s a touch expensive, but the food that you get is really good and I can highly recommend that you visit.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023

My partner and I went here for a celebration dinner. Easy to book and with a wonderfully friendly atmosphere. Menu choices were great and the service was exceptionally friendly without being intrusive. The availability of gluten-free pasta for my partner was a real bonus! Probably...the best restaurant in SoWo!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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