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Nicola's Ristorante

1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7378
513-721-6200
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Ranked #5 of 1,761 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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
Kettering, Ohio
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Nicola's Ristorante has jumped to the head of my list of favorite restaurants. The ambiance is very warm and relaxing - perfect for a special "date night". Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly and the food was AMAZING. They had me at the start: with a bread basket which included eight different kinds of bread - all homemade and all... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Italian concepts adapted to the superb quality produce the Cinci areas has to offer. The ideas are simple and the execution flawless. The staff is very professional, their wine menu is exceptional. Bring a date, sit at the bar and order two spaghetti bolognese and a bottle of one of their Barolo...

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Cincinnati, OH
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I kept hearing about how wonderful Nicola's is and for some reason had not made it there until recently. I can't wait to return. The food is delicious and the setting is perfect.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The food and service were absolutely amazing. The food was fabulous. Just writing about it makes my mouth water!! Don't miss out!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

When dining in a restaurant how would you describe a perfect experience? I had the opportunity earlier this week. I hadn't been to Nicola ' s in several years and it was even better than I remembered. Nicola ' has a great wine list from which to select. The menu is manageable, yet creative. I had the Endive salad to... More 

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Cincinnati area
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went to dinner for our anniversary. Everything was just right -- quiet table, outstanding waiter, excellent wine recommendation, superb meal. Not much else to say, except 5 stars!!

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Cincinati
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Went there Xmas Eve. Outstanding food, service and value. All a restaurant should be. The owner and staff are simply outstanding. Also, you can bring a bottle of your best wine with you. Love this place !

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Went with the family to Nicolas, father restaurant to Via Vite downtown Cincinnati. Overall it was good, not sure if it is worth the price you pay. To start, the bread basket was quite good, but that usually is not a great sign if the bread is one of the stars of the meal. I had the sweetbreads, which came... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Let me start by saying we have eaten at this restaurant many times, and returned because we have always have had fabulous food. This visit was different. I ordered Foie Gras with huckleberry...well, you could have fooled me. This was a very good appetizer, but did not have ANY foie gras flavor...the huckleberry totally overwhelmed whatever there might have been... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have lived in the area many years but only been here a few times. Recently I returned with my lovely wife for a romantic dinner. The food was uniformly delicious and inventive. Although advertised as an Italian restaurant I would reclassify it as Italian-inspired. Wide variety of creative dishes such as roasted broccoli salad in buttercream sauce, boucheron goat... More 

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Additional Information about Nicola's Ristorante

Address: 1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7378
Phone Number: 513-721-6200
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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