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1705 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48708-6828
989-893-0691
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  • 7
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
GREAT food. Poor service.

Returned to Nino's tonight for the first time since my first visit in March. This time, my mother from California came with - my Sicilian-by-marriage mother from California. Unfortunately, we had the same server. He simply is not cut out to be a server. He is VERY polite and respectful, but he is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2014
Jac G
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Returned to Nino's tonight for the first time since my first visit in March. This time, my mother from California came with - my Sicilian-by-marriage mother from California. Unfortunately, we had the same server. He simply is not cut out to be a server. He is VERY polite and respectful, but he is not knowledgeable of the menu and forgetful.... More 

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Frankenmuth MI 48734
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We used to go here year's ago; and have not been back until recently. Everything was how I remembered (and liked), from previous visits. A great menu, Good service, and the atmosphere is very quaint. We live about 20 miles away now; but we will be back to enjoy this unique restaurant.

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Michigan
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102 reviews 102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I would have rated this place higher but it was SO SLOW. It was not the fault of the wait staff. The food was good but the meal was spoiled by how long it took to get our meal. I don't like having to wait over an hour for my food.

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Sanford, Michigan, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Nino's simply has some of the best food around. There might have been long waits in the past but for the last 2 years that hasn't been the case. The service is very good and the food is delicious. Lilliana, the owner. goes out of her way to make sure you're having an excellent experience. We miss the food when... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Service awful, very very slow. Ordered ravioli, tasted like frozen entree, wasn't even hot, shredded cheese not even melted. They should not be making italian food, just because you visit Italy does not mean you should own a restaurant.

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Detroit, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Went last Friday night. Had reservations. 4 people. Sampler appetizer- skip it. All fried. All breaded. Im sure there are better options. Sicilian wine - Very tasty. Decent price. You get to keep the glass cork. Spinach and artichoke ravioli with the arabbiatta sauce - cooked wonderfully. The sauce was think, flavorful, and spicy. The ravioli was so good. Manicotti... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Went to this restaurant a few years ago and was really put off by the extremely long time it took to get our meal (2.5 hours). But after several people were talking about how wonderful the food was we decided to try it again. The service was really very good. Our waitress was very sweet and tried vey hard to... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I have driven by this restuarant many time and finally decided to try it out. I ordered the stuffed mushrooms that had great reviews on this site. They were okay. I would not order them again. However, the pizza was excellent. The crust is thin and crunchy. Very good and different from the normal pizza. I found the price to... More 

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Saginaw, MI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Great place to go for wine and appetizers. Decorated like a little Italian bistro with wine bottles and grapes garlanding around the dining areas. Very nice selections of wines, but a little stiff on the prices for those. Our server seemed to have a good working knowledge of the wines and food selections. Quite a good number of different choices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012 via mobile

Been going to ninos since i was a kid and now i take my own children there The food and atmoshere makes you forget that your actually in bay city michigan If you want fast food go to your local applebees and your microwaved dish will be out in seconds My favorite part is the wait cuz it gives more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1705 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48708-6828
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: 989-893-0691

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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