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“Wonderful surprise!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nico

Nico
Carmel by the sea, Carmel, CA
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Ranked #39 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: Italian
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Oklahoma
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Wonderful surprise!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We happened to walk by this restaurant when we were in Carmel last year for "car week" and liked the lunch menu so went in and were seated immediately. Food was good and the service was excellent. We went again this August for lunch and again for dinner and it was still outstanding. We were not disappointed! The food was fresh and delicious and it was great to have some Mediterranean dishes on the menu to choose from. Owner is very friendly. Will go back. It's small so be sure to make reservations.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“very expensive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

$65 paid for two pasta plates that I would have been able to cook myself....20% tips already included in the bill...a shame honestly.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna, Austria
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“ridiculously expensive, not worth your money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

i have to admit that the restaurant itself has a romantic atmosphere. but the food is not worth your money. we had one seafood pizza, salad with goatcheese and a bottle of the cheapest red wine (pinot noir for > 40 dollars!!!) and paid 108 dollars!!!!
i am willing to pay high prices for high quality but this was just ridiculous. no spices on the pizza, the dough itself reminded me of deep-frozen pizzas i ate thousands of them when i was on college.
also the wine list is far too expensive!
and: a tip of more than 20 percent was added to the bill automatically. for whatever reason.
just avoid this place!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Foreigners beware”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

The service was terrible from the beginning, the waiter was called Yves he had a really bad attitude, when the bill came we had 20% gratuity included and we were a party of for, so I went to the manager/owner and he immediately took it off but Yves said that because FOREIGNERS usually don't tip, that's why he added the gratuity.
Take notice.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Herts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Def worth a visit but make sure you book”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

2 week holiday in California and this was by far the best meal. One of the few restaurants, if not the only one I would have to return to.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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