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Italian, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Dinner
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Reviewed 19 February 2021 via mobile

Read the reviews. Tried it ourselves. Wow. THE best John Dory I’ve eaten. My partner had the fettuccini scampi... magnificent. Can’t believe I waited this long to try a restaurant I’ve been driving past for so many years. Certainly going to book in regularly. My...new favourite.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 11 June 2020

O M G i cant believe that this dump could get even a moderate review The Decor is of 30 years ago and needs a DESPARATE up date. the food i would give it a 1 out of 10 Service very slow Any reviews praising...this Restaurant i would be suspicious of VERY OVER PRICED. Miriam DMore

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 7 April 2019

its the best fish and chips you will ever get and pasta and mussels and much much more not cheap but bloody good food and service

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 April 2019 via mobile

I always eat here whenever I’m in Sydney. It’s a unique little restaurant the runs a tight ship serving incredible Italian dishes. The menu is exciting and good consistently good. It’s always busy, but the service is excellent and attentive. It has a nice feel...to the place, very homely. I recommend booking a table in the front room. It is BYO which is great (there’s a great wine cellar next door), but they also licensed. The meals are very generous in size; you won’t leave hungry. Meals are well priced and not exorbitant. I always order the Marinara with spaghetti on white sauce. My favourite. My sister always gets the seafood mornay. Your biggest hurdle will be what to order!! Whet you can’t finish they allow you to take home In a takeaway container. Be sure to take home if you can’t fit it in after finger, the tiramisu. I’m not a tiramisu fan, but this dessert is very special and made by the family who run the place. This is a great place for family, friends, groups (with seating to suit larger groups at the back of the restaurant) and couples. Do yourself a favour and try this great gem, you won’t regret it!!!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 14 February 2019

Went to Cafe Nino last night and was a victim of its popularity.The service was good to start off with but lagged as the restaurant filled up.Waiting 2 hours for the main course & some confusion with our order did not help.The food was good...& atmosphere convivial but it was just too busy for the chefs to keep up.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 9 February 2019

Popped in to Nino's for an unplanned dinner without a reservation. Seated immediately and had a great meal with good, friendly service. We were still chatting at 11pm when everyone else had gone. There was not pressure for us to leave-quite the opposite. Great hospitality...and the food was genuine, fresh and reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 February 2019

Went to this amazing restaurant which we have always loved. Took,fifteen minutes to take order. In hindsight that was the best Part? Garlic bread for two came after 15 minutes. 30 minutes later entree. 30 minutes later after asking when main was coming we’re given...platitudes about how busy they were, Finally main came and then I asked for tomato sauce which never came, waitress then came and gave us two glasses of wine and said she was sorry about bad service. This may all sound like a winger but for a restaurant that has such great food and is pricey this is unacceptable. Sadly for us who live five minutes away we will have to find somewhere else to dine out. Shame on you Nina’s. ThisMore

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

If you love classic Italian this is for you i have been going to Ninos for over 30 years and it is always great. Nice place to catch up with friends for a casual bite to eat.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

On arrival on time for 7.30 booking we ignored and after standing around trying to get someone to attend to us for 10 minutes we were told they would be another 5 minutes Came back table still dirty They cleaned it and that was it...25 minutes later we still have no menus No water No wine glasses The waiter yelling across the room at people New people arrive next to us and they get table cleaned and a menu When I complained to the waiter he was uninterested We left and went to another restaurant nearby and had wonderful service and food Will never return to cafe nino and would never recommend it to anyoneMore

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Good points - Food ok Bad points - 1. don't sit out the the back facing outside, you look at a rubbish dump 2. Overbooked and had to wait for table 3. Crammed in 4. Overbearing staff 5. Then waited ages for mains NEVER AGAIN

Date of visit: June 2018
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  • Cafe Nino is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 3
    • Atmosphere: 3.5