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Nico's

#316 of 1,833 Restaurants in Dublin
#343 of 2,018 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
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53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
1-677 3062
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Today
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traditional Italian - good food

Apparently Nico's has been serving Italian food here for several decades. So don't expect a trendy, modern eating place. This is more a place to settle down with good company and enjoy the food. It was very busy the evening we visited which resulted in some delays in service. It was also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Flower Mound, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Apparently Nico's has been serving Italian food here for several decades. So don't expect a trendy, modern eating place. This is more a place to settle down with good company and enjoy the food. It was very busy the evening we visited which resulted in some delays in service. It was also cramped as they squeezed in a few extra... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Looked the Business!!!!!!!! Was the Business!!!! Loved the Scampi and Chips,,,, Very traditional Will eat here again

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Nico's in Dublin,Ireland is a long time respected restaurant.On our visit the service was impeccable,not overbearing but courteous.The prices are very competitive and what you order is what you get. The minestrone soup is just that and very good The fish was excellent and beautifully served and the price for starter and main course between 20 and 30 euro. The... More 

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dublin ireland
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119 reviews 119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was my first visit to Nicos last Tuesday and I had the most fabulous meal. There was eight of us celebrating a birthday and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food and the night. This restaurant is like stepping back in time but its so charming and the food was the most delicious I had had in a very long... More 

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County Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Nicos been here for nearly 50 years and even though the staff and the owners have changed it still has magnificent character and is situated right in the middle of the culture area of Temple Bar on Dame Street busy Georges Street junction and the recommended lunch is WOW which we had it for over three hours and the wine... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The restaurant is very cramped and the waiters kept banging into the back of us. My husband had steak and he said it was the best he ever had. I ordered a gluten free pasta dish which was clearly not gluten free as I had a reaction within twenty minutes and I spent the rest of the evening in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The small set lunch menu offers terrific value for excellent well prepared food. The minestrone soup starter and Dublin Bay prawn scampi for 21 Euro is highly recommended. Coffee is also included in that price! It's more expensive and extensive in the evening offering various fresh, home made pasta dishes, veal, steaks, prawns, sole etc and portions are on the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I first ate in Nicos over 35 years ago and loved the food then. Today the decor has upgraded and I'm glad to say the food is still great. Nicos is the type of Italian restaurant that does NOT serve Pizza and for that it deserves a medal. Instead it specialises is traditional Pasta and Veal dishes and others which... More 

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Live music on the piano offering a variety of music forms was good and the food was excellent. The serving staff were attentive to our needs without being obtrusive.

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Its great to go to a restaurant where the modern towering up food and silly little dots around the plate doesn't feature. What does feature is really good quality Italian food made without any fuss. Where else do you still get Sabayon these days? Here you do and still taste great. Ok, can be slightly expensive but I would rather... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: 1-677 3062

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?