Houston Restaurant Guide

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Nino's

Nino's is the Mandola family's flagship restaurant. With its terrazzo floors, antique furnishings, newly renovated bar and wood-burning pizza oven, it is considered one of Houston's best trattorias. Vincent's, next door, was created as a more casual café to take care of the overflow from Nino's. Grappino di Nino started out as a grappa bar and outdoor patio where you could linger over espresso and an after-dinner drink. The park-like complex in River Oaks formed by the three Italian restaurants is one of the most idyllic dining destinations in the city.
Details
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-10 p.m.; Saturday 5-10 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Extra Services: Private-group dining
  • Takeout: