Nino’s Bakery & Restaurant – Florida’s Hidden Gem
Florida’s Hidden Gem is very accurate. Walking into any bakery, you would expect to see display cases filled with their beautifully delicious creations. You definitely get that at Nino’s and soooo much more. Nino’s opened its doors in 2006 as a wholesale bakery, supplying local restaurants with bread, cookies, and pastries. They started retailing their delicious baked goods in 2008 and well the rest is history.
Nino’s expanded from a bakery in a restaurant a couple of years back when they started serving breakfast and lunch. They just started dinner service as of October 1st, they have a large family-style dining room. Nino’s has a beautiful fully stocked bar with some good specials to boot! They offer craft liquors, great bourbon, small barrel selections. They have it all!
I sat down with the owner who when asked what Nino’s is, said, “It’s a hangout. Not a bakery, not a restaurant, not a bar…a hangout!” It’s somewhere that supports local talent. As we were sitting there talking, a local high school student called about coming to play. To audition to be a potential regular act. They are big supporters of the arts here in charlotte county and beyond.
I was very surprised by the variety of acts that play at Nino’s. I mean you have local bluegrass, classic county, Las Vegas-style performers, world-renowned acts. They feature a pretty regular Latin night, drag queen bingo, Karaoke, the list goes on! Oh and Tuesday night poker nights! Sunday brunch with music by Gene Federico playing to the baby boomer crowd. The owner hinted to the potential of some big named acts heading towards Nino’s Stage! Keep an eye out!
Their menu is quite expansive, and they have it all. Appetizers, soup & salads, burgers, sandwiches & wraps, pasta, entrees, pizzas, wings and so much more! You can get delivery via GRUBHUB or BITE SQUAD.