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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: 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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  • 155
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great find in Cincinnati

We went to Nicola's based on trip advisors reviews and were not disappointed. The atmosphere is something a little out of the ordinary. The bread basket is the most varied I have ever seen and kinds were delicious. My husband had the pork which was excellent. I don't like pork but loved his and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
JKJK6
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Ohio
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Ohio
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to Nicola's based on trip advisors reviews and were not disappointed. The atmosphere is something a little out of the ordinary. The bread basket is the most varied I have ever seen and kinds were delicious. My husband had the pork which was excellent. I don't like pork but loved his and wished I had gotten that. My... More 

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cincinnati
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My wife and I joined friends for a delightful dinner at Nicola's. We both had pasta dishes that were well prepared and it portion sizes that were quite appropriate. The dining room is very nice and welcoming. The service was outstanding. It continues to be our favorite Cincinnati restaurant.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were in Cincinnati for two nights. We ate dinner the first night at the Metropole in the 21c Museum Hotel. The Metropole was outstanding. We asked our server where she would recommend we eat our second night for a similar dining experience and she suggested Nicola. We read reviews and they were positive so we booked. We should have... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I am so glad we finally tried this wonderful restaurant. The bread basket is one of the best array of rustic Italian breads I have seen. It's worth every calorie. The wine and cocktail lists are extensive. The goat cheese salad was almost a meal in itself. We truly enjoyed the fresh filled pastas with light purees and summer veges.... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This Italian restaurant did not offer lasagna. However, they offered a similar dish. It was an excellent pasta dish with an amazing meat sauce. The waiter was generous with the freshly grated parmesan cheese. And, he came back as requested to replenish my dish after I had laid waste to the original pile. That dish was recommended to us by... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Was taken here by my hosts on a business trip to this city. The restaurant is on the small side, we sat in the wine room which has 4 tables in it. A bit snug. The best aspect is the wine list: extensive and has a range of prices to meet everyone's budget. We tasted some wines by the glass... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

By far the best Italian restaurant in the Midwest. Everything about the experience was at the highest level. Staff was very experienced and explained every stage of the meal in great detail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Nicola's NEVER disappoints! One of our favorite restaurants. Amazing wine list and amazing food. My go to is their Bolognese, which is awesome. The wait stay is very friendly and extremely knowledgable of their food and wine. If you've never been here you have to try it!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I went there with our good friends. Had a wonderful experience. I was in a mood,to try something new - so I asked the waiters to "surprise" me. They did a wonderful job! The food was excellent and a great time was had by all. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Very classy restaurant with incredible past. I had the gnocchi last time I was there. So rich I couldn't eat it all, but so delicious!

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Additional Information about Nicola's Ristorante

Address: 1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: +1 513-721-6200
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 25 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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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