Husband and wife Elton and Randee Hyndman took over this establishment in April 2009, from NINO GIACALONE, who remains a good friend to the restaurant.
Since then there have been menu changes, a redecorating of the dining room, (with the help of our friends!) and a brand new kitchen and walk-in cooler.
Randee and Elton have successfully merged their love of Italian food, their passion for fresh, local ingredients and made-from-scratch recipes with Nino's.
(225) 757- 9300
Tuesday - Saturday
5 pm to 9:30 pm
Sunday - Monday
Elton Hyndman - HEAD CHEF
Born in the Niagara region in Southern Ontario, Canada, Chef Elton started out washing dishes at the age of 11. Eventually making it on the line, he cooked his way through high school and college to help pay the bills. After graduating from culinary school, he spent the next few years traveling throughout the United States, Australia and Southeast Asia cooking and learning everywhere he went. Long stints in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Seattle all had a tremendous influence over his style and passion.
Shortly after landing in Baton Rouge, Chef Elton and his wife Randee purchased Nino’s, a small and cozy fine dining Italian restaurant that has since developed a very loyal following.
Farm-to-Table Partnership - INDIE PLATE
Through Nino's, Elton was able to pursue his other passion, sourcing from local farms. With the desire to have only the freshest, high quality ingredients, and an understanding of how supporting a local economy can benefit everyone, Elton partnered with Indie Plate, a Baton Rouge based online local grocery store, to get the freshest foods for Nino’s. Six days a week, Indie Plate delivers the restaurant’s forage list right to the restaurant’s back door. Today, Chef Elton has come on board Indie Plate to help develop the grocery service to include chef prepared meals.