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Nicola's Ristorante

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1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7378 (Liberty Street)
513-721-6200
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nicola's is located on the corner of East Liberty and Sycamore Street
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 29
    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
Most recent review
A Must Try for Special Occassions

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
TraciG40
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Dayton, Ohio
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
112 reviews 112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My son took me to Nicolas for my birthday. It was the best meal I have never had. The food open up some of my taste buds that I didn’t even know existed. Their staff serviced us like loyalty. If one wants to explore different varieties of wine this is the place. All their wines are listed on an ipad... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of our favorite restaurants in Cincinnati, this place never disappoints. Their bread basket alone is worth returning for! Bring a healthy appetite because you'll want to order many plates and share with the table. Mouth-watering Italian favorites and an excellent wine list, this place is great for special occasions or dinner with friends.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is our favorite downtown….for Italian as well as seafood and many other entrees. It has a great atmosphere and the service is excellent. Great outdoor patio in the summer.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nicola's has consistently delighted us over the years. The food is outstanding and the service is great. A true recommendation

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food and service are amazing. It is on the high end as far as pricing but the quality is worth it. The restaurant is in a sketchy part of town but the neighborhood is currently in transition, transforming into a vibrant, fun place to be.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Nicola's is a real treat. My husband and I go there on special occasions because it is decadent and thus a tad pricey. However, each time we go, dinner is as much adventure and enjoyment as nourishment. The food there is so delicious, so beautifully presented, and so unlike Cincinnati, we think it's a great treat. The restaurant is fairly... More 

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Winfield, West Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband loves Italian food, so we always seek out an Italian restaurant when we travel. The overall dining experience was the best at Nicola's. We loved the gnocchi and the tagliatelle alla bolognese. The tiramisu for dessert was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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242 reviews 242 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I loved Nicola's! The food, the service, the atmosphere….all great! We parked around the corner from the restaurant…just a short walk, but there is valet parking available. On this Dec. Sat. evening we had made our reservation a few weeks in advance. We were greeted and seated right away. To my dismay though, our table for two was situated right... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7378
    (Liberty Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-721-6200

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance

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