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  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 20, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
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BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a "polished casual" restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive for a menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood; similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy of "to eat well, is to live well" is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of a Tuscan country villa to the American city. To learn more, go to <a href="http://www.BrioItalian.com/">www.BrioItalian.com</a>.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Disappointing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2010
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We went to brio with friends on a Saturday night with a reservation. We were told they were running 15 minutes late. The entry was very crowded and they were telling that to everybody but as we spoke to people waiting it was a longer wait. Obviously the restaurant overbooks. We were finally seated within an hour of our reservation and it was now 9:15. The food is ok and prices are reasonable but it's not worth the wait. They did take our drinks and appetizer off the bill so that was a nice touch. Wouldn't come back on a Saturday night."
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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After developing a loyal, steady following first in Merrick, then in Long Beach, Nick's was forced to close after Hurricane Sandy. We have now brought our food and talents to the lovely village of Mineola. Nick's Tuscan Grill is an intimate setting, with the focus on exceptional food and service. Portions are hearty and the prices are reasonable. We guarantee you will not leave here unsatisfied OR hungry!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A taste of italy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2010
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My husband and I just returned from a trip to Italy so when we saw so many fresh pasta entrees at nicks we were excited to try them. They didn't disappoint. The black squid linguine with seafood was delicious. Our friends loved their entrees - eggplant parmigiana and veal paillard as well. From the salad to our delicious tartufo, we felt a bit of italy in mineola! The portions were ample and the prices reasonable. We've already made another reservation with other friends. I would highly recommend coming here."
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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 Nonnina Italian Bistro
Nonnina Italian Bistro
With a name that translates from the Italian as "little grandmother", this dining spot offers the authentic cooking of Italy in an elegant ambience. Owner Paul Aniboli collaborated with managing partner Robert DiPierro and executive chef Richard Soriano on a new journey in traditional Italian cuisine with a trendy fine-dining atmosphere. Diners will be immediately impressed upon entering this chic, upscale yet comfortable establishment. Vintage Italian poster art can be found decorating the walls in all areas of the restaurant. The bistro/bar area is very inviting, lined with intimate tables, beige suede chairs and plush leather couches warmed by a fireplace and exposed brick. Rated 3 stars by Newsday's Peter Gianotti, Nonnina provides exceptional Italian cuisine and professional service.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Out of the way gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2010
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Nonnina was recommended to me. Its a beautiful restaurant in a large house. We sat upstairs overlooking the bar which was very noisy but our waitress gladly changed our table with no fuss. Service was excellent as well as the food. We all started with a salad that was a special which had fruit, nuts, cheese, etc. It was delicious I had the pork chop which was the biggest one I've ever seen and delicious. My husband and our friend had the chicken parm. It was enough for two and they told me it was great. The only criticism is it did not come with any side dish and pasta was $6.00 extra. It would be a nice touch for the restaurant to include a small order of pasta or a side. We will definitely be back!"
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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