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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, Dessert, 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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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
NYC in Cincinnati

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
DJKFREDS
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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40 reviews
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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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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Sophisticated food thoroughly explained to non foodies by a tremendous staff. Well worth the price. We were intimidated by the menu, but by the time the waiter thoroughly explained it all, we were very confident knowing what we wanted. Each course was amazing. Can't wait to go back.

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Friant, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This chef is amazing and definitely knows how to pair flavors. The restaurant is located in a historic, charming building. Ask your waiter for the history. Inside and outside seating. The wait staff is very friendly and informative. They know the menu and can help you decide. We choose to split several dishes so we could try more selections. First,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My son treated me to Nicola's for my birthday. The food was amazing the service was enchanting! I felt like a princess for the evening. We had the sampler which was 7 dishes. Each one more amazing. It is a 5 star in my book! It is in OTR area but not bad but s few blocks away is a... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Nicola's is one of the best restaurants in Greater Cincinnati, and certainly the best Italian. It is upscale, no beating around the bush here. The menu changes regularly, incorporating seasonal ingredients. Presentations are beautiful, food is prepared perfectly. Service is great also. Wine list is solid, and the bar area is inviting if you want to be a little less... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

This place has great food. The new restaurant called cinque which is in Montgomery owned by same people is great too. These are the top restaurants in cincinnati in my opinion. The pasta is excellent and the bread is excellent salads excellent.

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Hebron, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

After our trip to Italy a few years ago, we found ourselves wanting to go back just for the food. Thankfully, a friend recommended have Nicola's here in Cincinnati. This is the closest you will get to being in Italy. The service and food are simply exceptional. Brava!

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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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