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53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
1-677 3062
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Ranked #243 of 1,916 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Early bird €24.95 , mussels ( plump and just right) and pasta which was the Fettuccine alla nico's. Gd pasta and lush generous sauce, really good. Both very enjoyable and def return. One quibble but seems run with majority Italian restaurants, a black pepper mill left on table would be nice but v minor, more a personal pet hate. Well... More 

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ireland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

First time in this restaurant for a long time. The Italian food is good - although the menu is a little dated. I don't think it ever changes. The service was really excellent and although there were 13 of us they look after all of us very efficiently and courteously. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and I would definitely... More 

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Fuengirola, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My husband and I visited Nico's on a cold Tuesday evening for a pre-theatre dinner, and had a very nice meal in warm and cosy surroundings. I had a half portion of Nico's famous prawns in garlic butter to start and they were heavenly as always. An Aubergine Parmagiana and a lovely spicy Arrabiatta were the mains followed by sinful... More 

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Ireland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Have not been in this restaurant for years as I no longer live in Dublin. I use to frequent it quite a lot back in the day. Met up with a couple of female pals who had boNico's and I have to say it was wonderful and just as good as I remember. Lovely warm atmosphere and the food was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

This wonderful eatery is almost invisible as you pass by and they don't really go out of their way to advertise. All a testament to the standard of food that has kept this restaurant at the forefront of Dublin food for decades. Being an occasional diner for over thirty years I can firmly recommend the food and service in Nicos.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Dined here last night with three girlfriends.all had different starters and main courses .each dish was delicious as was the lovely fresh bread they served.nice atsmophere with live piano music.special thanks to our friendly and attentive Sardinian waiter who could not do enough to make our evening more enjoyable..it's a pleasure to dine here .will defiantly be back

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Dublin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Have visited this restaurant numerous times over the last few months with friends and family. Great food and atmosphere with piano player adding to ambiance. We always go for the early bird meal which is great value and even at this time, restaurant is packed.

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nostalgia prevails, the menu, the ambiance, the staff, the pianist all except the cost. Slightly expensive but worth the trip. The seafood particularly good. Close proximity of the tables can lead to interaction between customers as it did on our last 2 occasions there. If you want a taste of Old 50's/60's Dublin you will get here in the food... More 

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belfast
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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

went for the early bird good value and was ok would i go back. not sure wine was good as was our waiter had wanted to eat here for a long time and perhaps had too high expectations. did not bother having desert.

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Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We thought instantly of this spot to celebrate our daughter's graduation with 10 family members of varying ages from 13 up. We got the early bird menu which kept the bill manageable for us. The dinner was exactly what we had hoped for; excellent, first-rate food which we enjoyed immensely in the warm atmosphere. We have been going to this... More 

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Additional Information about Nico's

Address: 53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 1-677 3062
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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