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San Carlos & Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-6545
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    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
Great pasta on offer

We had the crab ravioli and would highly recommend it, but we were spoilt for choice with several interesting sounding pasta dishes. We just stumbled across this place but would recommend it, chic feel, nice atmosphere, attentive staff. Only downside was perhaps the wine was a little overpriced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
holidayjamessarah
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Abilene, Texas
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nico's is an authentic Italian restaurant, we were surrounding by native Italians visiting Carmel for the Pebble Beach auto week - what better affirmaiton could you ask for. The gnocchi was excellently made the best I have ever had.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had the crab ravioli and would highly recommend it, but we were spoilt for choice with several interesting sounding pasta dishes. We just stumbled across this place but would recommend it, chic feel, nice atmosphere, attentive staff. Only downside was perhaps the wine was a little overpriced, glasses and half bottles are pretty expensive considering the food seemed good... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a small but wonderful restaurant in Carmel. We were lured in by the menu and enchanted by the service and warm hospitality. The food was also wonderful and I got one of the best meals of my vacation at Nico.

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Bedminster New Jersey
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great appetizers. Main course Salmon was excellent! Food was very fresh and good. Service was friendly and responsive.

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We walked in without checking trip advisor in advance. It was GREAT. Steak, pasta, pizza, the family had it all and everything was delicious!

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BA, Argentina
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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17 reviews
5 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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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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
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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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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?