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Nina's Italian Ristorante

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8801 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615
+1 919-845-1122
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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421 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great local restaurant that has been serving Italian food here for years. Always good, attentive staff. Great place to share a meal with friends and family.

Thank Linda B
Upstate NY
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149 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

If you have ever gone Italian in Boston's North End or NYC, I am afraid you will be disappointed. Food okay, but a bit bland and, to my mind, overpriced. Penna alla Vodka lacked punch and was $18. Linguini Frutti ok, but $22. Scampi $18.50 and Chicken Franchese $18. Charged for Nobliissmo at $34, but served cheaper $30 Pinot Grigio... More 

Thank ret1re
Raleigh, North Carolina
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I read in a local magazine that the restaurant has been sold for months but even the web site still indicates that Nina and her late husband are the owners. I have seen no other publicity about the sale, and most people probably are not even aware that there has been a change. The atmosphere is still white-tablecloth lovely though... More 

Thank Smith58z
North Carolina
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172 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We had a special birthday celebration for 7 adults. Nina's has a great round table in the middle of the room that makes talking and eating together a real treat, and an unusual one compared to most quality restaurants. The menu choices were perfect for the accommodating and someone selective (ie. picky) eaters. For appetizers, we enjoyed the calamari (which... More 

Thank orth1
Raleigh, North Carolina
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Had dinner with friends the other night at Nina's. Food was good, service was good, atmosphere was good.

Thank mrmachine
Boca Raton, Florida
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent Italian food. Wide menu variety. Well flavored. Service attentive and knowledgeable. Recommended for families

Thank Hugh_Albright
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Vito is the chef he Comes from il Palio in the Sienna Hotel And is first rate tremendous soups and sauces. Great Osso Buco Cant understand someone complaining about the veal. The only place my wife will order veal. Milk fed provimi veal only the best quality Award winning wine list Great food and a good value White tablecloths and... More 

Thank SRaoulW
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We ate at Nina's a few weeks ago. Even though we had a reservation and went quite early, we stood waiting for someone to come seat us for at least five minutes. This was during the week, and the restaurant was 3/4 empty. I was disappointed in my Nina's Farfalle--there was more heavy butter sauce than there was pasta. It... More 

Thank cgfurr
Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

This Italian restaurant had been recommended to us so we tried it last night...It is a very intimate place with music and Italian décor...We were seated promptly and waited on almost immediately....Jordan was a very efficient wait person....very courteous and accommodating.......The menu included many interesting entrees to choose from....We finally decided on a chicken breast dish with vegetables...Food and service... More 

Thank Jeanette B
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting this restaurant for years and can say that it is a local favorite. Food is consistently good, always have specials worthy of trying, extensive and affordable wine selection, but best of all, is the friendly service. Highly recommend

Thank Jose A. T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$20
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8801 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-845-1122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?