We dined at Nino's on Mother's Day this year and were happy to find the place not too busy, given the celebratory day and tendency to take Moms out to dinner. (We had no such parent in tow.) The $25 deal of an appetizer, two salads, and two main courses seemed like a good plan for us. We had the spinach & cream cheese dip with small toasts of a baguette-type bread, which were toasted to perfection. However, the dip was more like a soup and the spinach had not been chopped, so it was a bit tricky getting and keeping it on the bread. It was also a bit salty. My husband had the gnocchi and I had the eggplant parmesan. I have made my own gnocchi, and this dish seemed to be the frozen stuff and a bit doughy. But the real problem was the eggplant. It was so overcooked it was like eating baby food. There was no firmness to it at all and I could have easily eaten it with a spoon. Actually, there was no eggplant flavor and could only eat a couple of bites. The side of angel hair pasta was cooked nicely (albeit I'm sure not fresh pasta), so I had a few bites of that. The sauce, in general, was a bit sweet for me and did not have much flavor otherwise. The entire meal was too salty. I did notice that they had cannolis, so we each got one, as finding those little gems in restaurants is not always easy. It was just okay as well, a bit too sweet and no flavor of the ricotta. We travel through Smyrna annually, and I would not cross Nino's off the list as it is just across the parking lot from the hotel we stayed at, but if we do return we will give the pizza a try but will stay away from the other menu items, except the salad.
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