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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
All hours
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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always great food (still have not eaten off regular menu, always specials), great staff, never rushed, good wine selection. A nice dining experience every time.

Thank Luvtobikeacadia
Nanuet, New York
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Soup of the day was clam chowder packed with potatoes and clams. I had the Ciappino, cooked to perfection with a terrific broth. My wife couldn't stop raving about the Gaberi Scampi. Cocktails hit the spot. The custard dessert topped the meal off. Would eat here again.

Thank John A
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We had a party of 4 with reservations to celebrate my B-day last winter. The table was ready when we arrived on time. We spent a leisurely evening with very attentive service and wait staff that enhanced our time. Knowledgeable and with a sense of humor. The food was delicious as expected and desserts not to be overlooked.

Thank 08Trixie
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Over the past 20 years we have enjoyed Nicola open kitchen cooking, we meet the bartender David who studied at State piano and he always would play a song for my wife, then he would surprise us with a homemade drink and always a wonderful story to help us relax before our dinner, we love the menu as then is... More 

Thank mroldtime
North Scituate, Rhode Island
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We found this place tree years ago when moving my daughter into a nearby college and made a point to return every parents weekend, moving days and other visits. The location is odd, the entrance is the same as a doctors office, but the food is okay and my wife and daughter liked some of the pasta dishes. This year... More 

Thank lennygugs
Keene, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $29
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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?