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“Nice, but at a price.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nino's

Nino's
Ranked #18 of 36 Restaurants in Rhos-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Nice, but at a price.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Nino's is a long established pizzeria and cafe on the promenade in the tourist resort/retirement village that is Rhos-on-Sea. It's one of those places that's bigger than it looks from the outside as it's narrow but goes back quite a way. If you're lucky enough to grab a table close to the window, or weather permitting one of the tables outside on the pavement, you'll get very pleasant views of the harbour just over the road. You will need a bit of luck there though because it often get busy. On my last visit on a Tuesday in the middle of January, so well away from the tourist season, there was barely a table free at lunchtime.

It has to be said though it is a bit pricey. The thing that stands out for the me is the price of the baked potatoes. The only way you can get one for less than eight quid is to order one without any filling. Add any sort of filling and you'll need to fork out north of eight quid for your spud. I can't imagine I could ever bring myself to pay that much for one potato, at least not unless it was plated in gold and served on a silver tray by Keira Knightley (which I don't think is the case in Nino's).

There are a couple of mitigating factors though. Firstly every eatery in Rhos seems to be a bit pricey, at least compared to Colwyn Bay which is where I usually eat. A meal in Colwyn Bay would probably cost half as a much as a meal in Rhos so if you want cheaper grub you'll need to head off to the Bay. Secondly the food in Nino's is very good, plenty of home cooked food made from quality ingredients. It may be expensive but at least it lives up to expectations.

All in all this isn't somewhere I could afford to eat at too often but it's a worthy place if you fancy giving yourself an occasional treat.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Abergele, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Always reliable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is always a reliable place to have a snack and coffee. Great position on promenade. A little on the pricey side sometimes but friendly and can guarantee it.

Visited January 2013
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best cafe in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

A very good cafe and very friendly staff who are always helpful and attentive. Very nice food and lovely atmosphere with plenty of seating.
Right by the promenade,great location.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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