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“Romantic road stop” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rino's Italian Restaurant and Steak House

Rino's Italian Restaurant and Steak House
400 East Main Street, Trinidad, CO 81082
719-845-0949
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Ranked #7 of 39 Restaurants in Trinidad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, 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!!
Mesa, Arizona, USA
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16 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Romantic road stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had a very romantic dinner with excellent Italian food, a beautiful setting, and best all, singing waiters. Ask the owner to sing something in Italian to set the mood for the evening. The house salad is a bountiful combination of greens and vegetables. The wine list is good and there are often wine specials at incredible savings. You can't go wrong with any of the pastas or main courses. Then enjoy as your waiter, busboy, the cook, or the receptionist breaks into song. Whenever I travel up or down I-25 I make a point to overnight in Trinidad and dine at Rino's.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We love this place - whenever we travel from New Mexico to Colorado we make a point of coming here. It is a classic Italian-American menu, dishes are well prepared and tasty, and the talented staff are very friendly and sing while you eat. Really a rare treat. Our 2 year old daughter was mesmerized. The restaurant is in a neat restored stone building in the historic downtown, built when Trinidad was an important regional center for ranching and mining.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“What an excellent treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Great food and excellent atmosphere. The owner makes you feel like you are at home! The staff sings for you while you eat. We WILL come back when we pass thru again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Plan to go here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

If you like music from popular tunes to broadway this restaurant will delight you. We had 2 adults and 2 teenagers who are a little picky and each enjoyed their dish. The manager came around and visited with us. He sang a duet of "The Prayer" which was amazing. We will plan our future trips around dinner there.

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La Junta, Colorado
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“Doesn't get any better than Rino's!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The food was divine. The singing wait staff was wonderful and entertaining. The owner (Frank) does what all restaurant owners should do- mingle with the customers and ensure they are happy. Unlike a lot of places that make you feel like you are intruding, Rino's is like visiting family...you really don't want to leave (and the staff is just fine with that!) Made our anniversary even more special...we'll be back!

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