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Nico Ristorante

851 Erie Street East, Windsor, Ontario N9A 3Y7, Canada (Walkerville)
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Ranked #1 of 642 Restaurants in Windsor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Walkerville
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was so pleased to have homemade Gnocchi like my nona did!!! Very Italian and very THRUE to real Italian cuisine . Atmosphere is very intimate, service is great. Prices are a bit high, but you go to Nico's for special occasions anyway :)

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Windsor is very fortunate to have some of the best Italian restaurants west of Woodbridge clustered along Erie Street in what is locally known as Little Italy. Currently, the top three rated restaurants on TripAdvisor for Windsor are all located on three short blocks of Erie Street. Foodies that we are, the bride and I set out to sample the... More

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went to Nico's for my 14th anniversary tonight. John took our reservation and gave us a window seat. We have been here several times before but this was even better than we expected. We no longer order from the menu. We just ask for the chef to make us what ever he thinks. Tonight we had an amazing antipasta plate... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Calamari was bitter and I had to force myself to finish it. The olive oil to dip bread in tasted like turpentine. 4 of the 5 of us had the seafood grill specialty. We all were disappointed. Over cooked, no flavor and the rissoto was terrible. Came out of there 75 lighter. We all agreed we should have gone to... More

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Immediately on looking at the menu I had no idea what to order. It was between the two seafood specials and a four-hour braised lamp shank. It didn't help that our server kept bringing plates of amazing food by our table and showing to us to "help" us make a decision. Everything looked amazing! Decided to get the special in... More

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Avilla, Indiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Nico's homemade gnocchi is great! We had it served with two different sauces: quattro formaggi/four cheese cream sauce (good) and quattro funghi/four mushroom blush sauce (even better as it was more unique & totally tasty!) Our server, Johnny, was friendly & attentive. Hope to return next time we're in Windsor.

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Windsor, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is, to the best of my knowledge, the third Italian restaurant to occupy these premises. The first two were so successful, they moved to larger quarters. When they did, they lost the friendly, neighbourhood atmosphere of this small but quaint eatery. I had been to the other two restaurants many times, but for some unexplained reason, I had never... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I always forget that living in Windsor, I forget how spoiled we are with the amazing restaurants on Erie Street. And then I go to Nico and I am grateful that a small city can offer so much amazing food. Nico is definately a wonderful dining experience. The food is delicious, top notch, fresh ingredients. We both usually get the... More

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We recently were in Windsor catching a show at the casino - of course since casino food is notoriously overpriced and not delicious we decided to eat elsewhere. Found this restaurant via Trip Advisor and could not have been happier! The food and drinks were absolutely delicious. Everything is fresh and homemade and delicious...even the bread is made in house!... More

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Chicago, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We decided to stay in Windsor while visiting family in Michigan for the 4th of July weekend. This restaurant was chosen due to the many good reviews. We arrived around 8:30 and it was quite busy for a Thursday. We were seated and it only got better. The service was great, the atmosphere is intimate and easy to carry on... More

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