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Sun, 9/20
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$30 - $30
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Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow for a strip mall location this was such a great choice and nice patio ambience. The patio feels like you are in the middle Of a private garden. The food and service was excellent and the owner(?) came around to check on all the...tables. Looking forward to coming back next time we are in Columbus!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicola's is my happy place!! We won't go anywhere else for authentic Italian food! Being Italian and raised by an Italian mother and grandmothers, I won't eat just anyone's Italian cooking! Nicola has amazing dishes! So fresh and full of flavor! My husband absolutely loves...the Veal Marsala and I love all of the pasta dishes with the red sauce, especially the cavatelli because that's hard to find! The red sauce tastes just like my Nonna's! The wait staff is always friendly and takes good care of us! Speranza and Nicola always come out to say hello and ask how we like our meals! We've never been disappointed and always brings friends here if we want to impress them! We will be back, again, and again!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Saturday night on a friend’s recommendation - sat on the patio with our middle school boys after soccer. The food and drinks were divine! Our waitress Beth was great and we followed her recommendations and were so happy! We ordered so...many delicious appetizers and the fresh pasta entrees were amazing after months of not dining out! We will be back to try the gnocchi!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed June 27, 2020

My wife and I were spitting an appetizer of carpaccio before our meal, and found it to be a very small portion. The meat was soaked in some type of citric or vinegar liquid., and we told the server it was terrible and should be...taken off the bill. She made no comment other than to apologize. We continued with our meal, and left a 30% tip for our server for her good service in view of the pandemic; however, I took the bill inside to make sure the offending item had been removed. Not only had it not been taken off, I was informed that we had eaten half of it, so the would not remove the charge. Half in this instance was about 2oz. As I was talking with the femme maitre d, a young lady interrupted to say she was part owner, and they would not remove the item from the bill. I told her she was losing s customer and I would certainly be sharing my experience on social media, but that seemed not to be important to her. As I explained to her, I had just left a $30 tip on a $63 bill because of good service, and only expected to be treated like a customer. Not so here. There are some great Italian restaurants in Columbus, but this is not one, in our opinion.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 22, 2020

AMAZING Father's Day dinner on the patio at Nicola! Great, friendly people, very careful about distancing etc, and a beautiful setting beside (and pretty much INSIDE) the owner's garden. Most people would pick the whole roasted trout or the tender beef dish as the highlight,...but I just loved the saffron scallop & shrimp appetizer pictured here. One of my favorite dishes of the year! So thrilled that Nicola has re-opened!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

One of the better Italian restaurants in Cbus. Excellent pasta, house made. Many solid standard items. Some creative dishes...all done well. Does not disappoint. We’ll be back!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

Dined early on a Saturday night. Place was quite, but filled up quickly. Many regular diners eat here. Manager came out to greet us and she is well known by the regulars. Food and wine was excellent and was a reasonable price.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2019

Our favorite in Columbus, every visit is a new pleasure trip. The monthly wine tasting dinners are worth waiting for.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 15, 2019

Back in Columbus after a lot of travel, and returned to Nicola. Had one of the best dinners of the year so far! A crispy duck appetizer was really flavorful and perfectly cooked. The highlight was a rabbit dish on top of the gnocchi. This...was a revelation. Perfect fall flavors, the most tender rabbit I have ever tasted... just perfect. Added a bottle of excellent Italian red wine (ok... maybe two) and a couple of great friends... a perfect dinner. Service was excellent as well.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

We have been to Nicola’s several times including popular wine dinners they host. Our most recent visit was with another couple and we all enjoyed our meals. I am gluten free and have no problem finding something on the menu and if I want I...ask the waiter to tell the kitchen to prepare a surprise. Awesome option! Top off your meal with a glass of his homemade limoncello.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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