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#297 of 1,959 Restaurants in Dublin
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South City Centre
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53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
1-677 3062
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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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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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Jerry M
Dublin, Ireland
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293 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a while since I've been to Nico's. After every visit, I think I should go back more often - but the fact is that it is a little out of my way! Thinking about where to eat, I decided to walk from Stephen's Green to Nico's. Because the windows are translucent, it's difficult to be certain that it's... More 

Thank Pi31415
Uppsala, Sweden
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nico's is on Dame St, surrounded by fast food places and bars. We were pleased to see white tablecloths, and to hear a very low noise level. Service was correct and unobtrusive. My saltimbocca was very good, same for my companion's pasta dish. The restaurant's owner circulates to chat with regulars and to greet newcomers. When you want a change... More 

Thank Howard F
Sacramento, California, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Originally, we had planned on going to an Italian restaurant around the corner from this one, but when they turned us away when I didn't have a reservation, we found Nico's. I"M SO GLAD WE DID!!! We weren't dressed for a nice dinner. Jeans and sweaters, and I had 2 teenagers with me. Not exactly what you'd think they'd want... More 

Thank Michela M
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great, excelent service and nice atmosphere. I asked changing dish so it becomes vegatarian and they agree and it was yumi! :)

Thank ענבל ק
Connah's Quay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We stumbled across this restaurant and went in on the off chance that here was a free table. There was a bunch of Italian people dining which gave us instant confidence on the quality of the establishment. The food we found to be delicious - I had the smoked salmon (there was a lot of it) followed by the cannelloni.... More 

Thank WarrenL2
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I have visited in the past- couple of years ago - and always enjoyed the food very much. It is a very handy location. Thank you very much.

Thank LYLIA2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Great spot, like something straight out of the Sopranos. Food is always delicious and great selection of desserts. Authentic Italian restaurant.

Thank smileymatthews
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Nicos is one of my favourites restaurants in Dublin. It is consistently good, I suppose that's why it has been open so long. As previous contributors have said the waiting staff are excellent and nothing is too much trouble. Our most recent visit here was last week with a group of lads out for the night. Everyone commented on how... More 

Thank Albarin0
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This restaurant is a simple Italian serving quality food and wine. It is a Dublin institution going back over 50 years (I would guess). It is a part of the memory of many people as a place they went on special dates in their youth and many a marriage proposal was aired in it's environs. A large family group of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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: 1-677 3062

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?