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Nicola's Ristorante Italiano

#111 of 687 Restaurants in Plano
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Italian, Pasta
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5800 Legacy Dr, Ste C1, Plano, TX 75024-7101 (Bishop)
972-608-4455
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Resturant

We went here with another couple for dinner. The restaurant was nice. It was easy to speak with each other in our booth. Although the menu seems to have a lot to choose from, I found it somewhat lacking. The salad was good and my meal was good as well. Nothing overly special though. I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Woodfamilyma
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Plano,TX
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was very disappointed in Nicola's the second time I ate there. The first time we had a catered Holiday Party for 25 people upstairs and it was a lovely affair. We had good food, wonderful servers and had the place to ourselves. When I was asked to entertain a guest from New York I decided to take him to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have been to Nicola's probably a hundred times and loved the food. We will never be back. A friend and I sat on the patio this evening, ordering a bottle of wine and entrees. When it started to sprinkle, the tables next to us moved umbrellas away from our table to cover theirs. Then we watched as the servers... More 

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Plano, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Food was ok, service good! Expected more quality for the $$$, but the service made up for the lack of flavor

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Dallas, TX
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant is in a prime location with beautiful décor but it misses the mark on providing a memorable occasion. The food is good but not imaginative or creative. They offer very safe and predictable choices but nothing really makes you to want to return for a 2nd or 3rd visit. Our waitress provided great service and there was no... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went here with another couple for dinner. The restaurant was nice. It was easy to speak with each other in our booth. Although the menu seems to have a lot to choose from, I found it somewhat lacking. The salad was good and my meal was good as well. Nothing overly special though. I was expecting more of a... More 

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frisco, texas
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Not sure if they changed the chef, the food was very disappointing and while we were eating there 2 other tables complained about there food being overcooked and had to return it. Something is not right here. The place was also pretty empty for a Friday night.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Shops of Legacy is naturally a good surrounding this restaurant benefits from. The ambiance at Nicola's is good. However, the food was mediocre at best. I agree with remarks on this site from other customers that the food comes out cold. For a place and people in the hospitality business, Nicola's was very disappointing. If you are going as a... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A recent visit to this popular establishment in the Shops of Legacy left us more than a little disappointed. While the service was attentive and the atmosphere beautiful, the food was average at best. The apps and entrees did not come out hot and the wine by the glass "pour" was stingy. Great location but would try other restaurants in... More 

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Long Grove, Illinois
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I enjoyed my meal at Nicola's. Being an Italian restaurant, I intended to go with a pasta entree, however, the fish special (Halibut) sounded too good to pass up. My choice was a good one. The fish was prepared perfectly. The asparagus was perfect as well and the mashed potatoes were also delicious. In a nod to the Italian menu,... More 

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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

An upper Italian with luxurious décor inside. A nice bar inside and out with couches for a relaxed atmosphere while taking in the crowd at Shops of Legacy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5800 Legacy Dr, Ste C1, Plano, TX 75024-7101
    (Bishop)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Plano
  • Phone Number: 972-608-4455

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?