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San Carlos & Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-6545
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Very good pasta

Had roasted garlic as starter. Good, 4 stars. Main dishes: crab ravioli and penne portofino. Ravioli deserves 5 stars, distinct Champagne taste with great sauce. Penne is about 3 1/2 to 4 stars, bit oily. Bread was great. Warm. Service was very good. When customers arrived in bunches, it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Albert C
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San Francisco
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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San Francisco
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Had roasted garlic as starter. Good, 4 stars. Main dishes: crab ravioli and penne portofino. Ravioli deserves 5 stars, distinct Champagne taste with great sauce. Penne is about 3 1/2 to 4 stars, bit oily. Bread was great. Warm. Service was very good. When customers arrived in bunches, it become slower but greatly improved otherwise. Prices are reasonable for Carmel.... More 

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Devon
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We chanced upon Nico's having booked another restaurant only to arrive and find they couldn't accommodate us. Nico's was more expensive than we would have liked but we could not fault the food or the service.

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United States
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We got a list of pet friendly restaurant in Carmel from Quail Lodge hotel and we did some research and read some reviews and finally we chosen Nico's restaurant. We drove about 15-20 minutes from hotel to this restaurant. We sit outside with out cat and we ordered crab ravioli and beef burger for drink we ordered tea and coffee.... More 

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Sanok, Poland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Delicious! I can't say enough about this place. Food was perfect. Owner was SO nice. You MUST get the Tiramisu it was out of this world. Thee Best I've ever had.

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London
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had dinner here on a weekend night. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The decor/ambience was classy. We had seen the menu prior to arrival and I ordered my favourite menu item which the menu stated had "saffron risotto". When the meal arrived, wild rice had been substituted. I pointed this out, which was brushed off with the excuse... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My wife and I had the great pleasure to have dinner here twice. The food is delicious and the staff very nice making us feel soo good. Recommended!

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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: Entertaining clients, 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?