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Nicola's Trattoria

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51 Railroad St., Ste 120, Keene, NH 03431-3988
603 355-5242
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in Keene

The food and service at Nicola's never disappoint. I have had the pleasure of dining at Nicola's many times for both business and pleasure and it is always delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Susan D
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Waukegan
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Waukegan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food and service at Nicola's never disappoint. I have had the pleasure of dining at Nicola's many times for both business and pleasure and it is always delicious.

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New Hampshire
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Newly relocated to the Keene area, I was anxious to try out this place. I sat at the bar for my meal on a Friday night and was greeted warmly by the bartender (Josh?). He was a great host. I started with a glass of Montepulciano and the calamari which was some of the best I have had (and I'm... More 

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New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was our second time at Nicola's, we went back because we had excellent food, and particularly excellent service the first time. So we knew that it was possible to have a fabulous meal at Nicola's, and that high standards must be important there. This more recent meal, however, was a let down because we spent far too much time... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have had many wonderful dinners on several occasions, and this time was no exception. Highly recommended.

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new york
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85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The décor is lovely, very warm and inviting. Service excellent!! Food consistently good, though sometimes a little too highly salted for my taste, but generally very good. The desserts are great, esp the chocolate mousse, which is fantastic! The bar area is also lovely, it is very nice to get there early and have a drink at the bar, and... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Friendly attentive staff, great food and drinks. Pleasant atmosphere, able to view chef cooking your meal with tempting smells wafting into dining room. Never had a bad meal and whenever in town, make it a point to stop in for a meal.

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Hartford ct
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I travel a lot for business and tonight is much the same . I stay at the marriott property next door and this restaurant is very pleasant and convenient to walk to. I came a month ago and the new bartender ( I sat in the bar ), was great. Knowledgeable with the various beer menu and pleasant. I had... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Salmon was excellent, as always. The whole experience matched our epectations, i..e.., it was a great experience.

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WEST YORKS
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534 reviews 534 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is a nice restaurant with very attentive service. The décor is very pleasant and there is a good atmosphere. We had very good Arancini in tomato and caper sauce ($9). For main we had Risotto with chicken and peppers which was nice but the portion was small for the price of $26. The pepperoni pizza was ok but was... More 

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Hinsdale, New Hampshire
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38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

The food was great, menu had lots of choices, service was wonderful. They did loose our reservation but table was available. Set back off the main road in business building but once you get in the decor is beautiful. Open kitchen and decent sized bar. They do need more space for coats thought but a definite must go for some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Railroad St., Ste 120, Keene, NH 03431-3988
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
  • Phone Number: 603 355-5242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 29
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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