Nino's Italian Restaurant
The restaurant was founded in 2009 by Walter Caron and sportscaster Eli Gold. Both native New Yorkers, Caron and Gold became friends around 2003 when Gold and his wife frequented Salvatore's in Vestavia Hills where Caron was the manager. They named their new restaurant for Caron's uncle, Nino Reale. They decided to open the restaurant in a former Shoney's in Pelham because there were no Italian restaurants in the area.
- Carlton, Bob (April 24, 2009) "Eli Gold, voice of the Crimson Tide, to open Pelham restaurant." The Birmingham News
- Carlton, Bob (December 11, 2013) "Alabama's Eli Gold responds to radio ads: 'I DO NOT ENDORSE Salvatore’s restaurant'." The Birmingham News
- Rebman, Stephanie (August 22, 2019) "Italian restaurant closing in Pelham." Birmingham Business Journal
- Thornton, William (August 22, 2019) "Pelham restaurant owned by Eli Gold closing." The Birmingham News
- Thornton, William (September 17, 2019) "Nino’s Italian Restaurant reopens in Pelham." The Birmingham News
- Nino's Italian Restaurant website