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Nicola's Italian Kitchen

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4343 South Access Road, Englewood, FL
941-474-6195
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Heard it was great and not disappointed

Friends have eaten here before and raved about the food. Only problem was the long wait. We were running late for lunch and showed up at 2 and found parking. The portions were huge and the food delicious. They were right, great food and friendly staff. Recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Point of Rocks, MD
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Point of Rocks, MD
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Friends have eaten here before and raved about the food. Only problem was the long wait. We were running late for lunch and showed up at 2 and found parking. The portions were huge and the food delicious. They were right, great food and friendly staff. Recommend.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent Italian restaurant........great food....garlic knots for bread basket. Only problem is the long wait when it is "in season" with the snow birds. No complaints otherwise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I eat here on a regular basis. The food is always excellent. Ask for Kathy or Melissa. They make our dining experience particularly enjoyable although all of the staff are wonderful. If there is a wait, it's because it's good and it is always worth it.

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Englewood, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went to Nucola Italian Kitchen on a Saturday night at 5 o'clock The wait was short and outside was pleasant seating. There was a VERY large birthday party in progress and I must say neither the food or service suffered. Not only did we enjoy our meals but between the pleasant live music and the celebration we were royally entertained.... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So many others have raved about Nicola's, but I found it less than average. Salads were plain lettuce with a slice of under ripe tomato. Minestrone Soup was made with white beans and few vegetables. Most dishes were some sort of pasta with the splash of generic sauce. I had a gift certificate which I gave away because I didn't... More 

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Ordered meatball parm sub, should have ordered a half. Huge portion, very tasty. Others in my party ordered pasta, delicious, and a veal parm sub, also huge. Very pleasant place to have lunch or dinner.

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Boca Grande
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90 reviews 90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I've lived in the area for 13 years and tonight was my first time here. It will not be my last. I had the Spaghetti Nicolina and it was fantastic. A bit heavy on the EVOO but would not even consider changing a thing for fear of changing the flavor. My wife had the Chicken Picata which was delicious. It's... More 

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Wales, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We recently had lunch at this great little restaurant. Tried it on a recommendation from a friend. Really good authentic Italian food and WONDERFUL garlic rolls. Went back again for dinner with another couple. Because it's such a popular place we decided to arrive after the "rush" time. Still had a bit of a wait, but well worth it. Food... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The eggplant parmagiana was one of the best I have ever had. We started with the calamari fritti and it to was cooked to perfection...it was not chewy at all and in fact had the perfect consistency. My husband had shrimp parmagiana and said the shrimp was the best he had had in a long time! There was a wait... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

You can't go wrong with the lasagna; a big portion that usually requires a takehome containter. Three out of our foursome all picked the veal piccata and it was a very good choice as well. Friendly, courteous, non intrusive service by experienced waitstaff makes the for a great evening. We usually get a carafe of house wine but the bottle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4343 South Access Road, Englewood, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Englewood
  • Phone Number: 941-474-6195

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?