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“Great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nico Restaurant

Nico Restaurant
San Carlos & Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-6545
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Ranked #74 of 153 restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Phoenix, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Never disappointed here. Salmon is Great. Owner is a nice guy. We come here every time we visit Carmel, a very consistent experience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Kirkland, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Don't miss this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

With so many choices we were glad to enjoy lunch here. The Italian food is superb. We ordered appetizers and soup. Wow. Flavors were delicious. The decor has nice art, too. Really, one of our most enjoyable spots after four days in Carmel.

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Worst Pizza ever!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

It tasted as though it was a Dr Oetker frozen pizza heated up in the oven. Terrible base, that was clearly not home made. There are so many other great looking restaurants in Carmel, this one is not worth it.

Visited May 2013
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Montevideo
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Positively charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This restaurant has the option of eating inside or outside, in an environment full of flowers, really very beautiful, in the middle of Carmel.
The food we ordered arrived quickly and both the owner and the waiter was very friendly, the prices and the food portions are correct and it is clear that the food was very tasty.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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california
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Charm and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Although we had been looking for a place with a view of the ocean to eat, it was cold and wiindy so we ducked into Nico's. I was quite pleasantly surprised at the absolute charm of this place. This is a very small place and we sat in a little back room, so..no view, but a nice, warm fire was going in the brick fireplace. My generous serving of spinach fettucine had a bit of a nutty taste which I had never encountered and it was very good. My companion enjoyed her ravioli as well.
The wine list was adequate. Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. It reminded me of a little family restaurant in Tuscany. I did not think the prices were exorbitant for the area.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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