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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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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
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    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
Good American Italian

Eat here every winter and us snowbirds enjoy it every year. Busy, busy and only 17 tables but it is good American style Italian. The chicken piccata is my wife's fave and I like the pasta puttanesca (W's Pasta from Naples Italy). Didn't disappoint again! Keep it up!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
micharli
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Whitby,Canada
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Whitby,Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Eat here every winter and us snowbirds enjoy it every year. Busy, busy and only 17 tables but it is good American style Italian. The chicken piccata is my wife's fave and I like the pasta puttanesca (W's Pasta from Naples Italy). Didn't disappoint again! Keep it up!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Good hearty Italian food at fair prices...beer and wine only...competent, friendly wait staff...Family receipes include a great red meat sauce

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I came in for dinner, no kids. We started with a carafe of the house wine, it was nice. I ordered the gnocchi and he has the pizzaioli. The food tasted okay, probably would have been better hot. Our waitress never followed up with us.

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Akron, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Good mix of Northern and Southern Italian foods and a nice seafood selection. Food was good and the service was excellent despite a full restaurant.

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Barre, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I am really hesitant to review this restaurant. They certainly deserve the 5 stars but I want to keep it my little secret. Really good service, food and atmosphere. Outside bar for waiting customers. Worth trip.

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Englewood, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I love going to Nicolas. Excellent Italian Food. The Staff there are so friendly and knowledgeable. If you like Gnocchi and Chicken Parmesan- you got to have theirs. We have never - ever had a poor meal at Nicola's. They do not take reservations- and there is a line at times- but worth the wait. Dining Room can get a... More 

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Schroon Lake, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Well, 10 of us went to dinner again, and this time, an awesome experience. We had to wait about an hour for a table, as they don't take reservations, but it was definitely worth the wait. Judging by the line of people waiting for a table on a Wednesday evening, It certainly looked promising. The wait staff was friendly and... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I dine out monthly with a group of approximately 15 ladies. This month we tried Nicola's. I had the gnocchi as this is a house specialty. I really enjoyed the gnocchi but wish I had asked for the saga (meat) sauce as the dish was a little one-textured. The other ladies liked their dishes and would return to this restaurant.... More 

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Rotonda West, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good service and good food we love going there. Wish they took reservations because you can never get in when it is season.

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Englewood, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants. It is family owned and operated. The food is always good and be sure to try the Garlic Knots. Come hungry as the portions are large and the prices affordable. The only problem is that there is often a wait unless you manage to come at an off time.

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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?