Excellent Tuscan cooking in this friendly little restaurant near Piazza di Spagna. The fettuccine with edible boletus mushrooms are excellent, as is ... More
Excellent Tuscan cooking in this friendly little restaurant near Piazza di Spagna. The fettuccine with edible boletus mushrooms are excellent, as is the bean soup and the penne all'arrabbiata(a type of short pasta with a spicy sauce). Both the Fiorentina T-bone steak and the rabbit Alla Cacciatora are a must. Extensive list of Italian wines. The restaurant remains closed on Sundays.
I stumbled into this little gem not knowing it is quite famous. I was stuck in a corner since I didn't have reservatios (a must). I ordered a "very nice" bottle of wine then came the great service! I had the most delicious meal. I ate here 3 nights in a row. When I came back the next night they treated me like royalty and took very good care of me. The waiter chose my meals for me the next 2 times. The best food and service I had while in Italy for 17 days!
We had the best food in rome in this fantastic place.
Especially the noodles with truffel (please only in truffel season of course - which is september/october.)
Service and ambiente were very pleasant and authentic. I would go back there any time.
My wife and I dined here in September of 2007. We were here for the first time in 1974. Very little has changed. The service was excellent, though they were very busy. The food was the best we had in Italy. If treated with courtesy and respect, the waiters here will reciprocate. I have seen obnoxious tourists ignored, as they deserve to be. Great value. I would recommend Nino to anyone.
My wife and I were on our honeymoon, staying in Rome for the first couple of days at the Hassler. Nino was recommended by the concierge at the hotel. When we walked in, it reminded me of many restaurants in New York City - white tablecloths, waiters in white jackets with linens over their arm. We were a bit lost as to what to order (the menu didn't give us much assistance), but happened to be seated next to a man who was alone and almost finished with his dinner. We struck up a conversation with him with the hope of getting some guidance, and we were not disappointed. He was from Rome, at at the restaurant often, and recommended a number of things, all of which were excellent, but the most memorable were the vignarola, a tasty stewed vegetable dish, and Mont Blanc pie, a cream pie that was just delicious. We found the service courteous, efficient and attentive, the food reasonably priced (even considering the low value of the dollar to the euro), and had a wonderful meal and experience. I'm anxious to try to cook the vignarola at home to see how (and if) it compares. I'll go back the next time I'm in Rome.
We have eaten at restaurants all over the world, so I think we have a good frame of reference. Anyway, we really enjoyed Nino's. The food was very good, and the service excellent, and friendly. Even though it is located near the Spanish Steps it is not a big tourist spot. Have recommended it to friends.
Bill Kenney, San Mateo, California
The food was amazing! The best Italian meal of our trip! Cozy, Italian atmosphere and many locals eat here. We would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Rome! The concierge at Hotel Hassler recommended Nino's to us and we were very pleased.
waiters not very helpful - when the people next to our table asked what was good, the reply was a haughty "everything of course". Food was very good - drink a lot of wine - it helps you deal with their attitude.
Very popular with tourists and Italians who come from all parts of Rome. The young crowd calls it the 'morgue'
because of the marble tables and walls. Despite this, there is a lively, friendly atmosphere. The excellent pizzas can ...
The restaurant is run by Gabriele Graziani Calmieri who has 50 years of restaurant experience behind him. He runs this
with his sons in an 18th century building that was once a posthouse and an inn. It is close ...