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Nico's

#355 of 1,978 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South City Centre
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53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 3062
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Today
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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339 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Goes on and on in superlative fashion and having eaten here for over 40 years I can attest to this. It's simple really, Canneloni, Scampi and Cassata are the mainstays not forgetting the wonderful Sole on the bone. Finally a special word for the magnificent piano player.

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Thank 977mike
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

ask for the spaghetti aglio e oilo ... it's not on the menu but it's one of the best i've ever had. veal dishes are also very enjoyable.

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Thank Annrai O
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

a very pleasant evening . Food was delicious the crab claws as a starter were the best I have ever tasted . The staff are very friendly and attentive

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Thank Pamela R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I visited Nico's last Tuesday for lunch. I generally have the scampi as it is excellent. My friend had the special which was pheasant which was cooked in a red wine sauce and it was beautiful. We had minestrone soup to start, and in my estimation, if an Italian restaurant does not have a good soup, then... More 

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Thank trevorgrehan
Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We went with two friends to this restaurant last night. What a very pleasurable experience. Very helpful, attentive and pleasant staff. A VERY comprehensive menu in terms of pasta,fish dishes and meat. I had canneloni as a starter and it was simply delicious, delicate thin pasta filled with very tasty content. So off to a good start. To follow I... More 

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Thank Chris1937
Dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

A lovely evening spent here. The early bird menu is very good value with generous portions. The staff were attentive but not overwhelming. Go and enjoy.

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Thank DublinMad
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Worst dining experience ever !!!piano player stank of B O. Waiters unattentive and bored .food poor quality , sides of vegetable had to be ordered separately, very expensive and except I was with friends who had booked it I would have walked out I will never be back

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

 We dined as a party of four. We had the pate and aubergine dishes shared for starters and both were excellent. The Veal  champignon was really nice, steak was super as we're the shrimp and chicken meals. The house red wine was really enjoyed and we finished with the gateau and creme  brule. The staff throughout were attentuve and professional... More 

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Maybole, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Located within the busy area of Temple bar this is a good choice if you like Italian food, always popular and always busy when we go and eat there, we only eat pasta if we go Italian and this place knows how to make good pasta, best to book at weekends

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Thank James G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner with partner and two friends . Staff as usual very friendly and helpful live piona player in background . Most of us just love the good here so we knew what we wanted before we got the menus two friends had the scampi to start with while we had the stuffed mushrooms served with a tomato... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 3062

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?