A last toast to years Ninos Italian Restaurant in Bixby Knolls to close Long Beach Press Telegram
“Ninou2019s Italian Restaurant, a fixture for Bixby Knolls diners for nearly six decades, has one more a
iversary celebration on its schedule before its owners close the doors.
u201cWeu2019re going to retire,u201d said Carina Cristiano, whose parents founded the restaurant. u201cItu2019s going to be really hard because we were all raised there.u201d
Vincenzo u201cNinou201d Cristiano and his wife, Inge, founded Ninou2019s in 1958 u2013 the same year the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles and local Douglas Aircraft Co. workers completed assembly of the first DC-8 jetliner.
The Cristiano Family plans to celebrate Ninou2019s 58th a
iversary on Sunday, Carina Cristiano, a daughter of the founding couple, a