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All 86 Keene Restaurants

Nicola's Trattoria

51 Railroad St., Ste 120, Keene, NH 03431-3988
603 355-5242
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Ranked #7 of 86 Restaurants in Keene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $29
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Swanzey, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Six of us shared a table in the Lounge area near the music, having a 9:00 pm reservation. It was the perfect amount of time for a relaxed meal, a little dancing and then fun time mixing with the band and others in the Lounge. We brought along hats and noise makers for us and many others and this certainly... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at Nicola's and enjoyed their creative menu and delicious food. The menu offers many choices and there were additional nightly specials as well. The food was creatively prepared yet they were good, solid options - not anything too far out or eclectic - which we liked. Our server was delightful and when our drinks took... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Interesting, unusual menu... Gorgonzola Salad to start, Veal in tasty sauce, Creme Brulee and ice cream, easy parking but we had difficulty in finding the entrance and that was before we had wine!

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London UK
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135 reviews 135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Visiting New England with friends we came across Nicolas by chance. Set on the ground floor of an office building the interior comes alive with an open kitchen and lively atmosphere. Good Italian menu with varied size portions! Always a danger in the US with their mega plates! Very friendly and helpful staff. Basic wine list. Certainly worth a visit

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A very attractive restaurant in a rather unlikely setting. The food is cooked well and the menu is interesting; the atmosphere is lively, welcoming and bright. On our first visit the air-conditioning was set way too low; on our second visit it was fine; so not really a complaint! The bill is presented in a booklet about famous artists; a... More 

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New Hampshire
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

First off, the food was fabulous. I had the chicken marsala, and my husband had some sort of beef tenderloin which he raved about. The service was good, the atmosphere lovely. Now the down side. I have Celiac disease and cannot eat gluten. Unfortunately, 2 hours after returning home, I was feeling pretty lousy. I'm guessing that the food itself... More 

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Vermont, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The two of us had different meals and were very impressed.Terrific pasta and one of the best breaded chicken meals I've ever had. Good service as well. We'll definitely be back.

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our anniversary dinner- server Chris was clueless. We waited too long for our drinks to be served, our appetizer sat for a good five minutes on the serving counter before it was brought to us (the server was there, but oblivious), and several other things that took away from the whole experience. However, the appetizer (crab cake and grilled shrimp)... More 

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went here for our anniversary dinner. Could not have been happier. From our server, Stephanie, to the chef it was superb. We were seated at the chef's table & were able to watch a well orchestrated team at work. The veal picatta was wonderful as well as the clam linguini. Shared a caesar salad, bottle of Cakebread & ended... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We tried this on an over night stop in Keene. It was amazing. Truly authentic Italian food artfully prepared. I had an appetizer of polenta that was amazing. This is a must if you are in Keene.

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Additional Information about Nicola's Trattoria

Address: 51 Railroad St., Ste 120, Keene, NH 03431-3988
Phone Number: 603 355-5242
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
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
Average Prices: USD 22 - 29
Cuisine: Italian

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