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Nino's Family Restaurant

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1705 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48708-6828
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Great dining experience!

Went to dinner on a quiet Sunday evening. Wendy was a great waitress and the food was wonderful. The Veal Romano was great! We'll be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went to dinner on a quiet Sunday evening. Wendy was a great waitress and the food was wonderful. The Veal Romano was great! We'll be back!

Thank Sandibbauer
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Went to this annual Christmas time dinner..Was absolutely fabulous... Each flavorful dish was presented with an Italian wine. I felt like I was in a family home in Italy. Will definitely go back

Thank Karen K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Nino's is family owned and authentic. We have tried a variety of menu options since we discovered Nino's in 1993, and we have always had a wonderful culinary experience. Please note that the restaurant closes every summer as they return "home" to Italy.

Thank Lori W
Bay City, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I am a mature single woman, so I like finding a restaurant where I feel welcomed when I dine alone, and I can relax and enjoy my meal. I can honestly state I have never had a bad meal in nearly six years of dining here. The staff remembers your name, and the owner comes through the restaurant and visits... More 

Thank Michele G
Bay City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautifully decorated just like the Old country.....Awesome food, we are never disappointed. Wait staff is efficient and courteous and the owner is usually always there making sure her customers are happy. Pleasant atmosphere and great place to try authentic Italian.

Thank Julie R
Detroit, Michigan
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Thank Jac G
Frankenmuth MI 48734
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

Thank jbk_10
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

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.

1 Thank visamastermichigan
Sanford, Michigan, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank Karen C
Saginaw, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

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.

2 Thank Al J

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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, Pizza

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