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Nico Restaurant

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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, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 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
An excellent meal

Visited here last Autumn with my wife. We had just an excellent meal. Main course of Crab Ravioli was wonderfully well prepared and a perfect size of portion. Service was impeccable and the restaurant was perfect. We look forward to visiting again. JS Newbury

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
John S
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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New York
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The patio was a nice setting. Salads were fairly tasty but pizza was dry and not very interesting. Service was a tad slow as well but very friendly.

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Monterey, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently moved to central CA from Naples, Italy. Needless to say, we have had a difficult time finding a mediterranean cuisine restaurant that is worthy of a second visit. Luckily, we stumbled upon Nico restaurant when an Italian and Greek flag caught our eye as they were waving from the restaurant. The food here is fantastic.... More 

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Thank Jim N Kim H
Newbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here last Autumn with my wife. We had just an excellent meal. Main course of Crab Ravioli was wonderfully well prepared and a perfect size of portion. Service was impeccable and the restaurant was perfect. We look forward to visiting again. JS Newbury

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Thank John S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing family restaurant!! Get the filet minion... Hint... It's not on the menu... The family ownership makes you feel right at home!

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Thank Erica S
Carmel, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

During our short stay in Carmel, we ate here twice. The food was excellent and the service fantastic. The food was tasty and beautifully presented and the service was attentive to everyone in the restaurant.

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Thank Kath B
Lodi, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We had a delicious Panacotti pasta. We split it and still brought some home. Their Greek Salad is a must to try. Yummy! We will definitely be a returning customer. Very warm and friendly staff. Good job!

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Thank Debi K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The best Italian cuisine we have ever eaten in the U.S. We had a good time eating in this wonderful restaurant, taste like Italy

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Thank Berriosuso
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Looking at the other reviews for this restaurant, they seem to get it right some of the time, but also get it very wrong some of the time. My wife and I were clearly there on a "wrong" night. My wife and I were enjoying an evening stroll and we both thought that Nico looked like a nice place, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

So my girlfriend and I tried to find a good restaurant and by chance walked into nico. Waiter was wonderful. For appetizers we got the portabelo a pine nuts and the whole roasted garlic. They were both wonderful and flavorful. For entrées we got the pizza margarita and the pasta Bolognese. Every little thing was fresh. The best part was... More 

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Thank Itamar G
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Very good service we did not try the entrees and opted for small appetizers. The food was tasty especially the salad. We tried the local beer I would recommend the Pils I enjoyed.

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Thank GatorJo

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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: Italian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
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?