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Nicola's Trattoria

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51 Railroad St, Ste 120, Keene, NH 03431-3987
603 355-5242
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Keene, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A significantly above average dining experience, off the beaten path within Keene, but well worth the effort. Like most every non-chain restaurant in Keene, "Closed Monday"

Thank nhsheepdog
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us stopped for dinner after being on the road all day. Our dress was very casual, but, we were welcomed whole heartedly. Was a weekday and occupancy was light, wouldn't recommend being as underdressed as we were. All 4 of us ordered a variety of meals and each was very good. Wish I lived closer, would definitely frequent... More 

Thank Njc4
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had the opportunity to Have a nice dinner while kids stayed home. Very good food, excellent and friendly service. My husband and I will be back!

Thank plymouth315
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We had a great meal again at Nicola's!! Nicola, his wife Cheryl, and the wait staff are all friendly and the food is delicious. We retired in Virginia after living in several states including New Hampshire. Nicola's is one of our favorite restaurants - we never miss it when we're back in Keene.

Thank va-retiredtravelers
Syracuse, New York
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Make any excuse to eat here as it is always fantastic. Wait staff is attentive knowledgeable and friendly. The owners are on site and the primary chef. They even accepted a several year old gift certificate without question which I had forgotten about as we are not local.

Thank kmthkmth
New York
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We continue to be drawn back here because of the fantastic food and service. It is always a wonderful meal! We had the salmon special with spinach and couscous.Perfect! The tiny chocolate mousse at the end of the dinner is just the right amount! We look forward to returning soon!

Thank Parkslopemeg
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

An excellent experience all around. Arrived early for our 5:30 reservation and sat in the bar for cocktails. Bar staff was phenomenal (somebody that actually knows how to make an extra-dry Martini!). When our table was ready, we were seated at a nice table by the window and welcomed by our waitress for the night, Sarah. Sarah was one of... More 

2 Thank stephenbN2669DV
Wrentham, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

It is everything you expect at a gourmet restaurant. The wine selection looks good. The beer selection was not so good which is typical of a gourmet restaurant. I was worth the high price you pay. Still, it is not overly impressive. I recommend Luca's for all you gourmets.

Thank MichaelFromMA
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

very good Italian food and a real find in the area, we have visited several time over the years and always get a great meal no matter what we ordered, decided to take the time to review to inform other s how good it is, well worth the visit as it is comparable to any Italian restaurant anywhere

Thank Dickruns
Rye, New Hampshire
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632 reviews
438 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Stopped here for lunch on the way to Vermont. We split a large margherita pizza. It was very good. The atmosphere was pleasant, and service and prices were good.

1 Thank NHjo

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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
Average prices
$22 - $29
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Railroad St, Ste 120, Keene, NH 03431-3987
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
  • Phone Number: 603 355-5242

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