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Nicola's Ristorante

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1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Liberty Street)
+1 513-721-6200
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Nicola's is located on the corner of East Liberty and Sycamore Street

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Visitor rating
  • 141
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday Dinner

DELICIOUS!!! Exceptional service, magnificent wine selection and fancy-cozy atmosphere. I had wanted to try this spot for some time. I was not disappointed! A must go!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
M10N
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Romantic
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

DELICIOUS!!! Exceptional service, magnificent wine selection and fancy-cozy atmosphere. I had wanted to try this spot for some time. I was not disappointed! A must go!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nicola's is a venerable, upscale Italian Cincinnati restaurant that has enjoyed a good reputation as a "special place" to go for dinner. I took my wife there for her birthday. The restaurant is in an old "car barn" that probably dates back to the late 19th century. The exterior and interior retain the historic architectural elements (wood beams, exposed brick,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal and love the atmosphere. It reminded us of the 'family' Italian restaurants in Chicago.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

When you want to do a special night with family (adults) and friends. Why not take it to the next level, in regards to food and service. Visit Nicola's. We always visit the special room, where the wine is stored. You have some privacy from the rest of the restaurant. Its pricey, but once in awhile, why not!

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Titusville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves to dine in beautiful surroundings that match the wonderful food. We ordered the Boucheron Goat Cheese for the start which was very delectable. We ordered the Tagliatelle alla Bolognese for our meal which was an absolute delight. The portion was huge and I could not finish it all. The owner came to... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Nicolas - we've been meaning to try it for a while now and it was a good occasion to do it. From the moment we walked into the door until we left, our experience was perfect - food, atmosphere, and most important of all, service. I wish I had gotten our server's name but... More 

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Nashville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited for my birthday and it was a great experience. My wife and I shared just about everything. I started with a Bourbon Crush - great start to the night. We split scallops - which if you love scallops, these were fantastic and like none I've had previously. Next was an Endive salad - light but substantial enough to... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Had our VP Sales in for a Top/Top meeting with my key account. Wanted a special meal in a special place for this important event. Nicola's did not disappoint. Started at the bar with a beverage while we waited for everyone to arrive. Perfect drinks all around. Never felt rushed or hurried. The waiter suggested a custom anti-pasta (see picture)... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I had a 5:30 dinner reservation for two on a Saturday night. We enjoyed a drink at the bar while our table was prepared (we arrived a few minutes early). My seasonal cocktail was delicious. Husband's scotch pour was generous. Our server was overly friendly and helpful. We brought a bottle of my favorite Cabernet. The cork... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have been here many times and never been disappointed! Absolutely love the Bolagnese, and the fresh bread is to die for :-)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    (Liberty Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-721-6200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Nicola's is located on the corner of East Liberty and Sycamore Street
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?