We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nicola's Trattoria

Reserve a Table
Sun, 8/18
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


$22 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features

Location and contact

Reviews (230)
Filter reviews
229 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pasta chocolate mousse scallops lamb potatoes bread an open kitchen special night lovely atmosphere the wait staff favorite restaurants great restaurant just the right amount nicolas entrees preparation spinach
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 229 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu was interesting and food was delicious...we both had pasta dishes, but our waiter was so distracted that he forgot our greens and ordered my husband the larger size pasta when he asked for the smaller. He just kind of forgot a out us...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank momofliv
Reviewed July 12, 2019

What a great restaurant! Everything comes from farms right around here in Keene! The beet salad and calamari were awesome, the the pastas, OMG PASTA IS SO GOOD. Our freinds got the lamb and scallops which looked ridiculous. Cant wait to come back asap

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Tmathesson
Reviewed June 30, 2019

We were there twice a couple of years ago, and really loved the place. We were hoping things would be the same under new management, but were disappointed. Our 4 entrees were okay to excellent (the seared scallops had black edges; the Chicken Milanese was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank clairefmichaels
Reviewed May 14, 2019

When I read that Nicola's had been purchased and would be experiencing turnover in staff, I was concerned that service and/or flavor and quality might suffer. I was mostly please. (I will get back to that.) The main course, eggplant parmesan, was incredible, well spiced,...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank bobU8601WK
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Nicola's is one of the top notch dining places in downtown Keene,NH. The shrimp and spinach appetizer is always one of my choices.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Paul G
Reviewed April 16, 2019

We have dined at this restaurant many times in the past few years and before. The food is consistently outstanding, which has brought us back. However our service has been uneven, at times excellent, but sadly sometimes poor. We have been welcomed at times with...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank James R
Clarue123, Executive Chef at Nicola's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2019

James, I'm very sorry to hear you had such a bad experience particularly on a slow night, we have had some new service staff start recently and are going through training. This is not the experience we strive for or the standard we are holding...More

Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Although the food was absolutely amazing the service was poor the overall attitude of the staff was offensive and the price was astronomical. I am sorry to say I don't recommend this establishment even though the product is absolutely amazing

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Frank B
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

Dined here for a mid week meal with my wife. Had the bruschetta as well as sage sausage for appetizers. Both delicious. Then had the Gorgonzola pasta as well as the shrimp mains. Both also delightful. Had the zeppole and ice cream for dessert. Fabulous...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank frankt828
Clarue123, Chef at Nicola's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2019

Thanks for coming in glad you enjoyed everything!

Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

We came here after walking away from a couple of other restaurants in Keene that had higher Trip Advisor ratings, and were So Happy to have landed at Nicola’s Trattoria. This place is pretty perfect. Really good Italian food and wine, excellent service, lovely atmosphere....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank doritaita
Reviewed February 14, 2019

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals at this downtown Keene restaurant. We were greeted nicely as we entered on a cold, winter evening. The smells from the kitchen were so enticing. I enjoyed seeing the kitchen open to the dining room. Wine selection...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RetiredBW2018
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 nearby hotels
Courtyard Keene Downtown
390 reviews
.04 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Keene Downtown
569 reviews
.09 miles away
The Keene Inn
11 reviews
.80 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Keene
239 reviews
1.14 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 117 nearby restaurants
Luca's Mediterranean Cafe
409 reviews
.16 miles away
Thai Garden
254 reviews
.12 miles away
257 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 38 nearby attractions
Colonial Theatre
85 reviews
.12 miles away
Cheshire Children's Museum
32 reviews
.51 miles away
Historical Society of Cheshire County
22 reviews
.34 miles away
Ashuelot Rail Trail
22 reviews
.39 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
September 22, 2018|
Response from mrsco238 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if this restaurant offers Gluten Free pasta/bread, but I'm sure that you can find other items on the menu that are GF. I would call first.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing