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Rino's Italian Restaurant and Steak House

400 East Main Street, Trinidad, CO 81082
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Ranked #5 of 36 restaurants in Trinidad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Wonderful Italian food with a hint of southwest. Most of the waiters sing a solo with recorded music at various times during the evening and they are really really good!!
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80% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We really enjoyed the atmosphere, they have live entertainment which was an unexpected surprise. However the prices for Trinidad we're out of line way too high unfortunately most places there are overpriced and and it's killing their economy we love Trinidad and this place is worth eating at but bring your checkbook

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Bella! This restaurant has it all: historic building with a story, great ambiance, amazingly attentive wait staff and the food is off the hook! Go visit this gem of an italian/steak house whenever you can. The owner is on site, hugely in the experience with opera singing every 30 mins. or so. His family/staff also joins in with some singing,... More

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Captiva Island, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Today was day 4 of driving from Florida to Colorado. Not a fun way to spend Father's Day! We drug into our La Quinta hotel at dinnertime, and asked where we could get a steak. They recommended Rino's, making no mention of the singing waiters. What a fun surprise, and the several that we heard sing were quite good. We... More

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Gladewater, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Based in an old church, the history of the building lends itself to this culinary treat. Wonderful food and great entertainment! The owners and the wait staff each sang a song, and the result was a warm, inviting feeling. Yes, we were entertained! Food and entertainment equaled money well spent. Get there early because the restaurant is very popular and... More

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Seattle, WA
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Spent an overnight in Trinidad, CO. Not knowing where to eat, we just drove the streets and picked this restaurant. What a pleasant surprise!!! The food and service was superb! And, to top it off, the servers sang, and also the owner! We just had a perfect time to top off our day on the road. Would highly recommend this... More

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Leawood, KS
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our evening and dinner at Nico's. The staff is very friendly and professional. We had several dietary requests, and the owner and staff were very willing and able to accommodate our needs. My steak was very good and cooked to the temperature I requested. It may have had a little too much salt for my... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place exceeded all our expectations and was a blast! We came in as strangers and left as friends thanks to the excellent hospitality of all the staff and especially the owner who visited our table frequently asking about the food, just sitting and talking and serving up some free homemade licorice-tasting liqueur shots (like Sambuca). We waited a while... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The service was impeccable and I had forgotten my reading glasses in the car, and they even had extra ones! Only reason I gave it 4 stars is because we were seated in a corner and did not have good access to the wait staff as they sang even though there were many other tables available. I had NY Steak... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

wow, what a delightful surprise! excellent food, atmosphere, and entertainment. we stopped here as we were passing thru Trinidad on I-25 and read good reviews. we had just spent the weekend in denver being wined and dined, yet this restaurant off the beaten path was the highlight of our anniversary weekend. restaurant owner frank has a beautiful voice, as do... More

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Paonia, Colorado
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

What a fun evening. The food was okay, nothing special, but the overall experience was interesting. The staff made us feel like we were family and had been there a hundred times. The singing was pretty cool. We will definitely be back next time we are in Trinidad!

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