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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 - 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: Reservations
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
  • 127
    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
Best Italian Restaurant So Far!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Angela H
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Winfield, West Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Winfield, West Virginia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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223 reviews 223 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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Kettering, Ohio
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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?