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Nicola's Ristorante

1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7378
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Ranked #4 of 1,724 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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
Murphys, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

My sister and brother-and-law took us to this restaurant last night. Absolutely wonderful. Creative plating and combinations of flavors. Our table did a lot of sharing so I had bites of the pork belly starter, foie gras, goat cheese salad, broccoli salad, and gnocchi--all were outstanding. My main course was the osso buco, served over fregola sarda--somewhat traditional, but the... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went here to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday, and we had a blast! First of all, I should warn you - the portions are small, but the food and plating is amazing. We had a bottle of wine (which we picked from the table's iPad, which may or may not include selfies of us), with a starter of the pork... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Hubby and I celebrated our anniversary here. We enjoyed 5 courses of absolutely delectable food and excellent service throughout. I was impressed with our waiter and his ability to narrow down a 4 course menu and share his favorites. I was grateful he didn't spend extra time going through each and every dish. He was available for questions when we... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had a reservation for 8 people on a Tuesday night. About 30 minutes before the reservation time, I called to see if the restaurant could accommodate 15 people instead. They were happy to do so. We were put in a very nice, private room with a fireplace and bar towards the back of the restaurant. Jordan was our server,... More

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Effort, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We are from out of town and decided to give this resturant a try. The ambiance was incredible with the stone and wood structures around us. Very romantic and candlelit. We experienced the chef tasting and found ourself to be please with all of the food. My boyfriend and I have both agreed that this was one of the best... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We dined here in early September on a week night. Had a delightful, Italian waiter. The gnocchi dish is fabulous!! Pork tenderloin was excellent! The atmosphere is so relaxing and the service was great. Thanks Leo!

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Brasilia, DF
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

At Nicola's, you will find a refined and delicious Italian food. It hás a good selection of Italian Wines.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

When we first moved here, we couldnt get into Boca for the time that we needed to dine but having an overseas guest, we needed another good alternative. Nicola's was the first choice that came from all the recommendations. All of us had liked our dinner but I did find my fish a bit on the salty side. Everyone else... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I used to love this restaurant and have celebrated a number of family and business events there. Once a few years ago we had a wonderful evening occupying the entire mezzanine while George Clooney and Co dined in the wine cellar. However after our most recent visit Nicolas is no longer on my list of Cincinnati favorites. Maybe a busy... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Visited on August 19 as a special night out treat. Ambiance is perfect: soft lighting, brick walls, wooden beams. Staff was attentive and plentiful, and lets the diner drive the pace of service. At first glance, the menu was daunting, but the server explained everything in detail, and answered all of our questions. Chef offers pairings I've never imagined (think,... More

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