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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 130
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  • 11
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  • 6
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  • 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
This place is great!

I love well-run mom and pop restaurants with excellent food and this is one of them. The place is fairly small, modestly decorated, VERY reasonably priced, has excellent service and because it's so good it's always crowded around dinner time...especially during the season! For dinner they of course... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I love well-run mom and pop restaurants with excellent food and this is one of them. The place is fairly small, modestly decorated, VERY reasonably priced, has excellent service and because it's so good it's always crowded around dinner time...especially during the season! For dinner they of course specialize in homemade Italian selections which are excellent and the garlic bread... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Just had a great meal there tonight. Unfortunately our last night in this area otherwise we would be back. OH had the lasagne and said it was excellent. I had the chicken parmigiana and it was sooo delicious. No room for desert. Meal comes with a small salad and garlic knots. Yummy. Great service and no waiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. Dinner was great. I was unable to eat the salad so I was offered the soup of the day for an extra dollar which was onion. Not good at all, no flavor at all. Desert was good, my husband enjoyed the creme brulé, but the ice cream covered in hard... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The restaurant has average Italian food. The Garlic bread balls were delicious, but I am sure very fattening. Service was great! Would go back.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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194 reviews 194 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Reservations are not taken but they do have a "call ahead" policy which puts you on the list for when you arrive. We only had to wait about 10 minutes for our table once we got there. Our server, Cathy, was wonderful - friendly, knowledgable about the menu and helpful. She informed us that everything was made from scratch in... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Worth the wait to get in. Lasagne was incredibly good. Stromboli- equally as wonderful. Prices are very reasonable and wait staff very friendly...

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Toronto
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47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I only wish the place was a little bigger, and honestly we won't go if we have another couple with us, as it is a half hour drive away, and then if there is a long wait, we are not comfortable with that. But for me, it is well worth the wait, and we always try to get there when... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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213 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

the only bad thing about this place is the wait food and service are both very good but a 45 minute during the week is not very good will only take reservations for large partys of 6 or more probably will not return

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Englewood, Florida, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The 45 minute wait went by quickly as we enjoyed a cocktail outside! The delicious, fresh & authentic italian food we always receive is well worth any wait. My husband always enjoys the clams with white sauce for an appetizer. The garlic knots are always a treat. Salads are always fresh and Tina's gnocchi's are my favorite! The oversized portion... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We come to town several times a year, and always make at least one visit to Nicola's during our stay. I am always amazed at how full the dining room is, even on a weeknight. We have consistently had excellent food, the service is always good, and Tina, the chef/owner, frequently comes out of the kitchen to say hello. This... 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, Pizza
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?