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Nico's

#301 of 1,845 Restaurants in Dublin
#327 of 2,045 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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Saturday
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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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  • 46
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
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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
Classic Italian

this restaurant serves wonderful traditional Italian food. Don't expect trendy or flashy surroundings but if you want good food well cooked this is the place to go. The waiters are professional and polite and the restaurant is clean and comfortable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
poppy57
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west yorkshire
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west yorkshire
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

this restaurant serves wonderful traditional Italian food. Don't expect trendy or flashy surroundings but if you want good food well cooked this is the place to go. The waiters are professional and polite and the restaurant is clean and comfortable.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Lovely meal in this old long-established restaurant - well known to locals and not touristy. Good place to meet up with friends. Nice staff.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Really looked after extremely well by the proprietors and the staff here couldn't have been more helpful and love the music, Impossible to miss this place as it is situated at the great Georges Street junction and Dame Street which is the meeting of the waters for everything in Temple Bar

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Flower Mound, Texas
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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