Nino’s Thick & Thin Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant
February 23, 2021: Nino’s Thick & Thin Pizzeria announces it is expanding and relocating to a larger, free-standing building in South Fort Myers. The family-owned Italian restaurant recently purchased Luigina’s Pizza & Grill at 18767 S. Tamiami Trail and will relocate as Nino’s Pizzeria and Restaurant. Operating in Fort Myers for the last 42 years, Nino’s plans to incorporate some of the most popular Luiginas’ dishes into the new menu and has future plans to make improvements to the building. During the transition over the coming weeks, Nino’s continues normal restaurant operations at their current location, 18911 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL.
Locals favorite Italian restaurant and pizzeria in Fort Myers, serving South Fort Myers, Estero, Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, and North Naples since 1979.
Founded in 1979 by Tony Scaduto, Nino’s Thick & ThinPizzeria and Italian Restaurant quickly became a favorite in the San Carlos Park area of South Fort Myers, serving the tastiest pizza and traditional Italian specialties from old family recipes. Tony’s nephew, Giuseppe (Joe) Ciancimino arrived from New York City at the young age of 15 to help with prep in the kitchen. At 16, Joe was running the front of the house. A year later, he was back in the kitchen cooking main dishes. Joe was promoted to business partner at the age of 19 and by the age of 22, in the year 2000, he became full owner of the restaurant.
Today, over 40 since Nino’s Thick & Thin Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant first opened, Joe and the entire Ciancimino family are carrying on the same traditions that made the restaurant a Fort Myers landmark back in 1979. Over the years, Nino’s Thick & Thin Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant has grown. With the addition of a full cocktail bar, expanded dining room and catering abilities for special events, Nino’s Thick & Thin Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant proves more than ever, that they are the hallmark of New York-style pizzerias and Italian Restaurants in Fort Myers and all of Southwest Florida. Nino’s Thick & Thin Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant has become legendary with Italian food lovers, drawing customers from all over Southwest Florida including Estero, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples and Coconut Point, with seasonal residents and snowbirds returning during the warm winter months from New York, New England, the Midwest and Canada.