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San Carlos & Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-6545
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Dinner in Carmel

Service very welcoming. Good suggestions and food was very well prepared with some traditional Greek dishes on offer on the menu. Nice atmosphere with a mixture of families, couples and groups. Would recommend this restaurant without doubt.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
sarahjbh
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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BA, Argentina
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were kind of hungry after having driven all the way from Monterrey and stumbled upon this lovely restaurant. The food is amazing and the waiter was great. The bread they give to start your meal comes with an amazing tomato sauce. The pears in blue cheese vinagrette, delicious. My tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce were the best I have ever... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food was the best of our 4 day trip to Carmel. I'm not kidding. Great waiter really helped us out when we decided we had to rush back to our hotel for one last magic Carmel sunset. But the best thing about this is the food.

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Knottingley, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Could not believe this restaurant wasn't packed. The food was amazing all four of us were blown away. The sauce with my ravioli was to die for never tasted anything like it. My daughter who never finishes a meal or eats the crust on a pizza cleared her plate. The service was fantastic wish we had been staying in Carmel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Service very welcoming. Good suggestions and food was very well prepared with some traditional Greek dishes on offer on the menu. Nice atmosphere with a mixture of families, couples and groups. Would recommend this restaurant without doubt.

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Our experience at Nico was excellent. My wife and I were walking Carmel looking for a quiet romantic dinner. We stumbled upon Nico and were glad we did. It's a small place but it's very inviting. The restaurant has a modern yet old world feel. We loved the staff and they made us feel like we had been coming for... More 

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Papeete, French Polynesia
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We stopped there for a quick lunch and were divinely surprised by the food!!! Don't miss the CRAB RAVIOLI (in a creamy champagne sauce!!!!); they are just so delicious!!!! You'll also get some incredible home made tomato "sauce" with bread to start with. Ask for a jar of that magic stuff : it will send you to heaven!!!! The best... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The staff was very friendly and will make you feel at home right away. The food and service was excellent. We went with our servers wine recommendation that was perfect. We highly recommend Nico on your visit to Carmel

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Visited this lovely spot on our annual trip to Carmel mother gnocchi is to die for!!!!! Fabulous service and outstanding food! Bathrooms are a little nasty though.

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Big Sur, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Some of the best romances come by accident, when you least expect them. And so it was with Nico's. My year had been crazy, my life turned upside down, so I found myself running away to the rolling hills of Carmel-by-the-sea. My feet were slowing, my constitution exhausted, and I was hungry. The restaurants I'd found around town had been... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to Nico. We started with a wonderful Greek salad and then had pasta entrees - combining Greek and Italian cuisine as is the theme of the restaurant. The Bolognese sauce (secret family recipe) was especially good. I wish they'd share the recipe with us! We were able to practice our admittedly limited Italian with the... More 

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Additional Information about Nico Restaurant

Address: San Carlos & Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 831-624-6545
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Carlos & Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-624-6545

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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