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1705 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48708-6828
989-893-0691
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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
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Detroit, Michigan
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Bay City, Michigan
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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 

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Bay City
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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.

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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 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.

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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 via mobile

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
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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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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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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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