Nino’s, opened in 1968, has been owned and operated by Antonio Noviello since 1982.
Originally from the Amalfi Coast of southern Italy, Antonio worked in Monte Carlo, then Bermuda where he met his wife Helen, an Atlanta resident. After moving to Atlanta in 1981, Antonio’s life-long dream of owning his own restaurant became a reality when he purchased Nino’s.
For more than twenty years, Antonio has taken pride in serving authentic Italian Cuisine made with fresh, imported ingredients and cooked to order for each guest. His reputation for serving exceptional Italian cuisine has attracted devoted locals who return time and again, along with a long list of celebrities (see below) who had heard of Nino’s reputation and stopped in to sample the fare.
Many of the dishes on Nino’s menu are original recipes brought from Italy by Antonio and his brother Giuseppe. Antonio’s favorite dishes are those named after his daughters, Gabriella, Alessandra, and Michela; his wife Elena (Helen); his brother Giuseppe; his brother-in-law Paola, and himself. The pasta dish which bears the name of Nino’s is a recipe from Mama Noviello.
Antonio invites you to relax and savor some of the great culinary treasures of Italy in a memorable dining experience.
Our famous guests
“The closest we’ve found in Atlanta to a true Little Italy treasure. The other concepts are fine if you’re looking for a good copy. If you prefer the real thing go to Nino’s.”
- Georgia Trend Magazine (2002)
“A trip to Nino’s is like a trip home. The setting is cozy and comfortable; the service is warm and friendly. And the food is just what your mother would cook for you if she could cook this well. It is no surprise that this is the oldest Italian restaurant in Atlanta.”
- Travel Host
“When there’s a little history or nostalgia delivered along with the entree, it makes everything taste that much better.”
– Atlanta Business Chronicle
“A major part of the charm at Nino’s is the knowledge that Antonio Noviello is a native Italian who brought to Atlanta recipes his mother created in the old country for the family restaurant.”
- Georgia Trend Magazine (1999)
“…one can’t argue with success. When you have been in business this long you deserve your cult status.”
- Christiane Lauterbach, Atlanta Magazine
“Nino’s has given 33 years of service to loyal Patrons”
- Jezebel Magazine’s 100 Best Restaurants
“Veal Marsala is one of my favorite dishes and I don’t recall ever having better.”
- Hudspeth Report
Voted one of America’s
top 1,000 Italian Restaurants
Voted number 64 in Atlanta’s
Top 100 restaurants
Voted one of Atlanta’s
best Italian Restaurants