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Nicola's Ristorante

1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7378
513-721-6200
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Ranked #3 of 1,702 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Liberty Street
Description: Nicola's is located on the corner of East Liberty and Sycamore Street
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English first
Glen Head, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Second time at Nicola's. Always amazing. Had a filet of sole special which was great. Everything is always delicious! Enjoyed by all. The bread basket assortment was amazing.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Nicola's earns and deserves its reputation as one of Cincinnati's finest dining experiences. Enjoy four or five courses, each relatively inexpensive, a light portion and delicious. Sweatbreads, smoked, to die for, we shared pasta for six (enough to enjoy the taste), I specially ordered the tagliatelle with a cheese topping which was excellent as was the shared filet of sole.... More

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Camby, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I love this place. Everything from the amazing bread basket, the service, the food and the wine were excellent. The servers are attentive but overbearing. This would be a perfect place for business or a romantic dinner.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This restaurant is an annual favorite in Cincinnati, usually ranked in the top three in "Cincinnati Magazine". This recognition is well justified by the food and service - the best dining experience that one can have. I've been there for a special couple's as well as family celebration. Never disappointed. The food is always well-prepared in special, different ways -... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Food is well prepared. Gnocchi is really powerful.. share and pair with a great Red. Good choices recommended by our garcon. Really enjoyed the dinner prior to Aronoff show. We advised of timing and it was all taken care of, including arrangements for quick transport to show.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nicola's is one our favorites in Cincinnati. We had a fantastic dinner just recently. Superb menu and outstanding service by Garth. Thanks for everything

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Cincinnati
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Nicola's has great Italian Food! We are always pleased with the food, drinks and service. One of the best in Cincinnati.

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Ohio
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

My husband treated me to the best birthday dinner ever thanks to the amazing food and wonderful,attentive staff at Nicola's. Each course was both beautiful and delicious not to mention creative and wonderful combinations.If you plan to dine here make time to take time and savor the experience.Thanks to Chip,our server for a memorable evening.Can't wait to go back!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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132 reviews 132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is one of the top five restaurants in Cincinnati. The service was really good but just a tad slow between courses. Also, the food was really good but just missed the mark a couple of times. The best dish I had the whole night was the smoked sweetbread appetizer. It had a fantastic presentation. My cauliflower salad was interesting... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We love Nicola's and are always impressed with the food and the service. We were a bit reluctant to make reservations on such a busy night, but the evening was delightful...and the noise level elegantly subdued for a New Year's Eve. (Another reason we like Nicola's - it is nice to be able to have a conversation at your table... More

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