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“Great choice for a special occasion in Keene” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nicola's Trattoria

Nicola's Trattoria
51 Railroad St., Ste 120, Keene, NH 03431-3988
603 355-5242
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Ranked #8 of 86 Restaurants in Keene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Troy, New Hampshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great choice for a special occasion in Keene”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely meal with attentive service celebrating Valentine's Day. It was difficult to decide which entree to choose, they all sounded so good. Food was well presented, fresh and hot. The atmosphere was perfect for the occasion. It was fun to watch the food prepared in the open kitchen. Next time I will try the amazing looking pizza I saw coming out of the oven.

  • Visited February 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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English first
Boxford, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“A good choice in Keene.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Arrived at 5:45 on a Friday night and the place was empty. It had us a little worried. It filled up as the evening progressed and it was enjoyable to watch all the meals being prepared in the open kitchen. Our waitress was very nice; attentive but not intrusive. We had pumpkin ginger bisque which was creamy and delicious. I had a chicken dish which was well prepared. My boyfriend asked why there were no pasta entrees (unusual for an Italian restaurant) and was told there was one dish with red sauce that he could order (not on the menu). He did, and enjoyed it. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and we never felt rushed.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alstead, New Hampshire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“My favorite place in Keene”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Love the food, Italian that tastes like the best restaurants in Italy, the atmosphere, stylish, fun, elegant, upscale, urban. The bartender -excellent. We always eat in the bar because we enjoy the camaraderie of the other patrons at the bar and we tend to go in on the spur of the moment, but you can't beat Nicola's for a romantic dinner for two, a night out with friends who love to eat great food or for a business meal. It's not inexpensive - it will set you back a few bucks but in my opinion it's totally worth it!

Visited November 2012
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dublin
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121 reviews 121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Restaurant worth trying”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great food, nice environment and pretty good service. Four of us for dinner - two ordered specials, and two from the menu, and all were well prepared and quite tasty. My husband and son ordered the shrimp bisque and raved about it. I ordered the Caesar salad, and my son's girlfriend ordered a different salad and they were both excellent. We ordered one orange creme brulee with four spoons for dessert. We did not find it to be anything special.
We were never to the old location, so I cannot compare, however, this location is a bit off the beaten track and in a building with doctor's offices. Seems an odd place for such a great restaurant. However, won't stop us from returning.

  • Visited January 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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Cortlandt Manor, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Loved our meal and the wait staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great environment, food, and service-- we loved the village of Keene- our first visit, and this place was highly recommended.
Will definitely return when we can.

Visited December 2012
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