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Nicola's Ristorante Italiano

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5800 Legacy Dr, Ste C1, Plano, TX 75024-7100 (Bishop)
+1 972-608-4455
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Plano, Texas
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

SLOW service. I don't mean a little slow, but outrageously slow. We had reservations for 8:45 for a party of 11. We arrived early (7:45) and staged in the bar area until everyone arrived. We knew we were very early and were content to hang in the bar for pre-dinner drinks as the entire party arrived. The bar service was... More 

Thank Kevin F
New Jersey
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited every eatery in the Shops at Legacy and this is the best spot on the strip. Complementary valet makes in and out painless. We were seated in minutes and drinks were on the table just as quick. Very hearty menu with fantastic fish, meat, and pasta options. Servings were large and plentiful and exactly as described. Appetizer pizzas... More 

Thank NoahTrop
Frisco, Texas, United States
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

My wife and I went to celebrate her birthday. We hadn't been in a long time and looked forward to a good Italian meal. We split the Caesar Salad which was quite good. We both ordered Veal Parmigiana which came with mushrooms, gravy, mashed potatoes, asparagus and a slice of roasted red pepper. The best part of the meal was... More 

Thank Jim B
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117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Nicola's for dinner on her birthday. We got the calamari, the carpaccio, a beet salad, and the pumpkin ravioli. Our server, Kristin, was great as usual. We always request Kristin when we have dinner at Nicola's. She's our favorite. She is very sweet. One of the managers stopped by to wish my wife a... More 

Thank doctall41
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336 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Sadly this is the first really bad meal we have experienced on this trip to USA. The staff were wonderful so it's such a shame the food wasn't. My husbands bruschetta was so rock hard that it was inedible, my ravioli was like rubber. We have had great meals in other restaurants in Legacy Drive. This is one place we... More 

Thank Jean H
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Have dined here twice and both times it look closed when we were trying to decide whether or not to eat here. We love Italian restaurants and will always opt for them when available. Both times we almost walked away because we thought they were closed. It's just cavernous and they tend to seat people away from the windows so... More 

Thank Cloverleaf3218
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Stopped in for early meal with some friends this past Saturday night. The food was exceptional! I had the risotto special and finished the plate while the other folks had a mixture of starters and salads to share. The starters portions were plentiful. the star was the Jalapeño calamari, get mix of spice and salty. Wine selections were real good,... More 

Thank Jedda1
Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Central Market 4th course was a healthy portion of fried shrimp, beautifully presented. Good selections for the menu, and a GREAT cocktail menu (2nd in the area only to Pepper Smash as 1st place). Classy place, great for a date. People watching from the patio is encouraged, weather permitting.

Thank TonykingB2
Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

So glad the restaurant moved uptown! Had a wonderful dinner with friends--most of them pasta lovers, as you could expect. They all agreed that the various pasta dishes they had exceeded their expectations. As for me, always craving good fish, I ordered the sea bass. I had a lovely chunk cooked to perfection, moist with a slight crust, accompanied by... More 

Thank lolita11888
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I LOVE the pumpkin ravioli at Nicola's. Unfortunately they only offer it certain times of the year (fall- winter). My boyfriend feels Nicola's is overpriced and beyond the pumpkin ravioli there is nothing else there that floats my boat enough to insist we go there..

Thank Tracy V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5800 Legacy Dr, Ste C1, Plano, TX 75024-7100
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Plano
  • Phone Number: +1 972-608-4455

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