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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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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 6
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  • 15
    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:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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San Francisco
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 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 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I had to sit outside with my dog, Vida, not a problem. The food was simply delicious. The clam appetizer was the best I've ever had. I'm not sure how they made the sauce; but, it was delicious. I got the chicken with vegetables and saffron risotto. It was perfect. Service was professional and awesome friendly. I would recommend this... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

They have 3 dog-friendly tables adjacent to the sidewalk...perfect place for lunch on a nice day. (These tables were not in use for dinner at the time of our visit.) Service was very friendly and attentive and they modified a dish for my wife's dietary restrictions. Food was very tasty, especially the pasta...our personal tastes are inclined more to the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We happened across Nico as we walked from our nearby Inn. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We were impressed with the menu and certainly enjoyed a very pleasant dining experience. Being in Carmel we weren't surprised by the pricing.

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Monterey, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Love this place as always. The pastas are their forte. The menu is going to be overhauled soon. Hope they leave some of the best dishes on. The new interior is modern, but warm. The waiters have been there for years and are great. Don't get the pizza I hear. That's my only tip. its not a cheap place. For... More 

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients
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?