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Nino's Trattoria Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner


Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Cup $3.75
Bowl $5.0
Soup of the Day
Cup $3.75
Bowl $5.0
Chicken Escarole
Cup $4.0
Bowl $5.5
Pasta E Fagioli
Garlic Bread
Bruschetta Bread
Topped with diced tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil and Pecorino Romano cheese
Buffalo Wings
Hot or mild
Stuffed Mushrooms
Fried Mozzarella
With marinara sauce
Mozzarella Caprese
Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, roasted red peppers and basil
Clams Casino
Peppers, onions & cracker stuffing topped with bacon
Fried Calamari
Served with marinara sauce
Calamari Siciliano
With hot cherry peppers & gorgonzola cheese
Broccoli Rabe and Sausage
Grilled Italian sausage served over a bed of sautéed broccoli rabe
Tossed Salad
Fresh greens with tomatoes, carrots, red cabbage and cucumbers
Baby Spinach, Pear & Goat Cheese
Tossed in a honey balsamic dressing, topped with walnuts
Caesar Salad
Romaine hearts tossed with Parmesan cheese & croutons
Arugula Salad
Red onions, tomatoes & craisins, with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing, topped with shaved Parmesan cheese
Tre Colore Salad
Radicchio, arugula, and endive tossed with a fresh lemon and olive oil dressing, topped with goat cheese
Veal hearts sautéed in a spicy tomato sauce
Baccala and Potatoes (salted cod)
With potatoes, onions, celery, basil & olive oil in a plum tomato sauce
Fried Smelts
Serve with fresh lemon
Spaghetti ~ Penne ~ Gemelli* ~ Whole Wheat Gemelli* ~ Fettuccini* ~ Linguini ~ Capellini. *House-Made Pasta Cavatelli ~ Pappardelle ~ Gnocchi ~ Gluten Free Penne ~ $2 extra
Meatless tomato sauce
House Sauce
Meat based tomato sauce
Penne Alla Vodka
Prosciutto, scallions, vodka & Parmesan cheese in a pink cream sauce
Spaghetti Pomodoro
Tossed with a fresh plum tomato sauce with onions, basil & extra virgin olive oil
Angel Hair Puttanesca
Plum tomatoes, onions, olives, capers, anchovies & fresh basil
Pappardelle Bolognese
A hearty mix of sausage and ground beef, house sauce and a touch of cream
Gemelli al Pesto
Fresh made pesto sauce
Fettucini Alfredo
Heavy cream & Romano cheese sauce
Gnocchi al Gorgonzola
Sautéed with broccoli & sausage in a gorgonzola cream sauce
Cavatelli alla Nino
Chicken, hot peppers, broccoli rabe, garlic and extra virgin olive oil
Served with Salad
Housemade, boiled
Baked Ravioli
Baked with mozzarella cheese
Baked Ziti
Baked with ricotta cheese and topped with mozzarella & house sauce
Stuffed Shells
Fresh ricotta filling, topped with mozzarella cheese and house sauce
Baked Lasagna
Meat and cheese filled, house sauce and baked with mozzarella
Pasta Combo
Stuffed Shells, Ravioli and Lasagna, house sauce and baked with mozzarella
Served with Salad. Sautéed in a red or white sauce, not spicy, mild or hot Served over Linguini
Clams or Calamari
Shrimp or Scallops
2 Choices $21.95
3 Choices $23.95
Seafood Combo
Zuppa Di Pesce
shrimp, scallops, clams, calamari & mussels
Served with Salad. Single order for two as main course add $3
Eggplant Parmigiana
With mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce; served with a side of gemelli
Italian Smorgasbord
Meatballs, sausage & eggplant parmigiana; served with a side of gemelli
Scrod al Forno
Baked with a cracker crumb topping; served with fresh vegetables
Sole Florentine
Egg battered & sautéed in lemon, wine & butter, over spinach; served with a side of gemelli
Salmon Positano
Cherry tomatoes, artichokes, Kalamata olives & asparagus in white wine, garlic and olive oil
Baked Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp
With seafood and cracker stuffing; served with fresh vegetables
Roasted Free-Range Chicken
Baked with spices & rosemary; served with roasted potatoes & a side of gemelli
Chicken Parmigiana
Breaded chicken cutlet with mozzarella cheese and house sauce; served with a side of gemelli
Chicken Marsala
Sautéed with mushrooms in a Marsala wine sauce; served with a side of gemelli
Chicken Florentine
Egg-battered and sautéed with lemon, white wine & butter, over spinach; served with a side of gemelli
French Fries
Baked Potato
Vegetable of the Day
Fried Hot Peppers
Broccoli Rabe
Sautéed with garlic and oil
Fried Potatoes
Sliced, pan fried in extra virgin olive oil
Toppings: Extra Cheese ~ Pepperoni ~ Sausage ~ Mushrooms ~ Meatballs ~ Bacon ~ Ham ~ Onions ~ Broccoli ~ Eggplant ~ Spinach ~ Fresh Basil ~ Fresh Tomatoes ~ Anchovies. Size: Personal 10″ ~ Medium 14″ ~ Large 18″
Personal $8.95
Medium $10.95
Large $12.95
Personal $10.95
Medium $14.95
Large $17.95
3 Item Special
Choice of any three items listed above
Personal $13.95
Medium $17.95
Large $20.95
Nino's Special
Extra cheese, pepperoni, peppers, onions, sausage, mushrooms, meatballs
Personal $13.95
Medium $17.95
Large $20.95
Veggie Pizza
Mozzarella, broccoli, eggplant, tomatoes, onions, peppers & mushrooms (Red or White)
Personal $11.95
Medium $15.95
Large $18.95
Chicken and Broccoli
Mozzarella, garlic and extra virgin olive oil (Red or White)
Personal $12.95
Medium $16.95
Large $19.95
Clam & Bacon (White)
Mozzarella, fresh garlic & extra virgin olive oil
Personal $13.95
Medium $17.95
Large $20.95
Broccoli Rabe, Sausage & Long Hots
With mozzarella (Red or White)
Personal $11.95
Medium $15.95
Large $18.95
Hawaiian Pizza
Mozzarella, ham & pineapple (Red or White)
Personal $11.95
Medium $15.95
Large $18.95
Mozzarella, plum tomatoes, fresh basil, oregano, garlic & extra virgin olive oil
Personal $11.95
Medium $15.95
Large $18.95
Quattro Formaggi
Basil and plum tomatoes topped with mozzarella, ricotta, gorgonzola & Parmesan cheese
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have come here several times now and I'm never disappointed. The sauce and meatballs are perfect which is important when reviewing Italian food. Service is a little slow for take out at times but it's worth it!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank paralegal4444
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good. I went with a party of four and everyone was happy with their meals. The resturaunt is large enough to handle many diners at once. Nice, clean place with good service. However, TWICE, our waitress asked us if we wanted...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Empty424
Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here coming home from Rhode island on a Sunday evening. Greeter at the door was nice but manager by here side didn't even acknowledge us. Waiter was great. Food was great. Both had linguini and clam sauce. Salad and bread were great. Walking out...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank pat9doerr11
Reviewed February 24, 2019

We were a group of seniors (old, not high school) and we received excellent efficient and welcoming service by Denisa, our waitperson. Soups, sauces, salmon, veal, calzones - all were deemed delicious. Portions were large - most of us took home good size containers of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Linda L
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

dubs. Went there late on Sunday afternoon for an early dinner. It was really not that crowded which was fine with us. I wanted Pizza and my husband wanted a grinder. We were informed that they only do hot grinders on Sunday's no cold cuts....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Molly H
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

Another great meal at our go to Italian restaurant in Waterbury. Surprisingly this visit included a few hiccups in service and one meal that came out overseasoned. Other meals were delicious and up to Nino's more typical quality standards. We will be back and look...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wanda R
Reviewed January 26, 2019

We went to Nino's around 6pm as a family of 3 during the week. We were seated immediately, by a nice young man. Our waitress greeted us quickly and was very friendly. The salad was fresh and delicious. The bread came to the table still...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Fryda126
janecK3345YB, Owner at Nino's Trattoria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2019

We are happy you enjoyed your dining experience at Nino's Trattoria Restaurant. We look forward to serving you in the near future.

Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

We were looking for a place to have a meal on the way home from Vermont and we stopped at Nino's. Our server, Anthony, was great and even made good recommendations. The salad wad fresh and dressing was homemade. My husband ate every bit of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank eddiesmom905
Reviewed December 16, 2018

Our second time here. Solid southern Italian fare. Homey atmosphere, a great place for a solid meal. Service is good and friendly. The pasta is cooked to perfection, the sauce is good and the pasta with olive oil and garlic even better. Portions are large,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robert L
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Nino's is an Italian restaurant with a large menu and huge portions. The fried calamari is really excellent and fresh. I had the linguine with mussels and scallops with a mild white sauce. The scallops and mussels were large and they were generous with the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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On the phone : they have takeout
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