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Restaurant Review

Nino’s Cafe Restaurant Review – Vero Beach, FL

Stepping into Nino’s Cafe Beachside after several years since my last visit, I was greeted by the familiar charm that had drawn me in on previous visits. The restaurant retained its cozy atmosphere, inviting patrons to settle in and savor the flavors of Italy. As I took my seat, memories of past culinary experiences mingled with the anticipation of rediscovering this cherished restaurant.

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front entrance of Nino's Cafe Beachside in Vero Beach Florida

Nino’s Cafe has long been a cornerstone of Vero’s Beachside Community, rooted in a rich history that spans decades. Founded by Sicilian immigrant Croce Giambanco in 1981, the restaurant quickly became renowned for its simple, fresh, and creative Italian cuisine. Under Croce’s stewardship, Nino’s thrived, becoming a beloved fixture in the community for nearly 30 years. Now, under the guidance of David Decker, a seasoned employee who started his career working for Croce at the age of 16, and his deep connection to Nino’s, the restaurant continues to honor its storied legacy while embracing new ownership. The essence of what makes Nino’s special remains preserved – a testament to David Decker’s commitment to honoring the Nino’s tradition.

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The Atmosphere

covered outdoor patio at Nino's Cafe Beachside in Vero Beach Florida

The Food

The Bruschetta Burrata as prepared by Nino's Cafe Beachside in Vero Beach Florida

The Bruschetta Burrata was a delightful surprise, offering a unique twist on this classic Italian appetizer. Served on two pieces of perfectly grilled Tuscan bread, it features a generous portion of fresh tomato, basil, and garlic, drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. What sets this bruschetta apart is the abundance of creamy fresh burrata on top, adding a luxurious texture to every bite. The bread boasted a satisfying crunch, complemented by the sweetness of the tomatoes and the richness of the cheese.

Greek salad as prepared by Nino's Cafe Beachside in Vero Beach Florida

The Mediterranean Salad features crisp mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, onions, and spicy pepperoncini, all topped with Feta cheese and candied walnuts for an added crunch and sweetness. Grilled shrimp (for a slight upcharge) add a touch of indulgence to this classic salad, making it a delicious and satisfying option for diners. With its generous portion size, this salad is big enough to enjoy as a meal on its own.

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The Cannellini as prepared by Nino's Cafe Beachside in Vero Beach Florida

The Cannelloni is made with handcrafted crepes and is generously filled with a savory mixture of ground veal, sausage, and spinach, resting on a rich tomato sauce. Topped with a creamy parmesan béchamel sauce, the dish had a rich and satisfying flavor profile. The crepes themselves were filled to the brim with a flavorful meat mixture, providing a hearty and satisfying bite. The interplay of the red and white sauces add a depth of flavor to the dish without overwhelming the palate.

Gnocchi Bolognese as prepared by Nino's Cafe Beachside in Vero Beach Florida

The Gnocchi Bolognese offers housemade pillowy-like dumplings made of ricotta cheese providing a delicate base, and tossed in a savory meat sauce. This hearty and satisfying dish combines the richness of the ricotta with the bold flavors of the meat sauce, creating a perfect harmony of flavor and texture. It’s a classic Italian comfort food that is sure to please the palate.

margarita pizza as prepared by Nino's Cafe Beachside in Vero Beach Florida

The Margherita Pizza is a delightful rendition of this classic Italian favorite. Featuring a thin crust topped with fresh mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, and basil, and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. The crust struck the perfect balance – soft and chewy with a satisfying crunch. The sauce provided a sweet and tangy contrast to the fresh Roma tomatoes, enhancing the overall flavor. Additionally, for those with gluten sensitivities, Nino’s offers a cauliflower crust option, ensuring inclusivity without compromising on taste.

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Nino’s Cafe
Address: 1006 Easter Lily Ln, Vero Beach, FL 32963
Phone: (772) 231-9311
https://ninoscafe.com/

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