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Nicola's Trattoria

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51 Railroad St., Ste 120, Keene, NH 03431-3988
603 355-5242
5:00 pm - 10:00 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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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
Townshend, Vermont
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14 reviews
12 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 Stephen B
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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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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630 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 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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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Perfect setting, service and of course meals. Attending dinner at Nicola's as part of a group of 7. Multiple selections and all left the meal completely satisfied.

1 Thank Chris T
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Walked in at 8pm on a Saturday night expecting good things. We were sat at the bar and told when a table opens up we could have it. The bartender gave us menus and a table opened up. I asked the waitress if they could clear the table so we could sit. She said yes and went on her way.... More 

Thank jason m
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

The setting of this restaurant is not what one would think of when the name Trattoria is considered. Rather than an open welcoming dining establishment for every man (woman), this place was decidedly upscale and perhaps a bit exclusive. The setting is interesting in that the restaurant occupies space in what appears to be an office building. Regardless, the food... More 

Thank paul s

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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 03431-3988
  • 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?