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Nicola's Ristorante

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1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Liberty Street)
+1 513-721-6200
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having struggled with the restaurant scene in Cincinnati. I was completely impressed with my experience here. We did the tasting menu with matching wine parings. I was amazing and a great experience. The bread basket was fresh and a great selection. They were busy and the service was excellent.

Thank mtnman68
Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This restaurant is refined and comfortable in the old wooden mill building. The foods are sophisticated and good quality but maybe a bit pretentious. The bread basket is nice but they charge $1.33 per person. The cooking style is so-to-speak neo-Italian. The split level inside is spacious. My preference is downstairs. Upstairs was warm during the summer.

Thank Yasuo F
Fairfield, Ohio
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107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Our group of 4 had a $605 bill..we did have 3 bottles of wine. Service was good. Food a bit pricey. Do use the valet parking. Nice ambience. Good for special occassions.

1 Thank rickb0109
Cincinnati, Ohio
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

My husband and I celebrated a birthday at one of our favorite restaurants last night. We started with the goat cheese salad and a super Tuscan wine, a favorite of mine. Then we split the tortelloni, which was tender and perfectly prepared, and the bistecca, done a perfect medium rare. It is hard to say enough good things about the... More 

Thank ndlptmom54
Saint Simons Island, Georgia, Usa
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

It's got it all; great vibe, exceptional service, wide selection, large portions and excellent "value for the dollar." It's difficult to say more. Highly suggest you use valet parking. Public parking is scarce and (it's just nice) to have someone get your car. I can't write more without being redundant. It's really, really nice. BTW - The bread basket is... More 

Thank 809kevinw
Fleming Island, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The food was very tasty and the service was very good. The portions for appetizers and main courses were very small. We ordered Branzino (monkfish, mussels and one scallop) and while very tasty, the fish portions were tiny and did not see any mussels.

Thank PaulMartha
Cincinnati, OH
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Everything from A-Z here was terrific. The creativity with the dishes was fun and yummy. They have some standards that are not to be missed as well. Had a bourbon drink that was killer. Left fat and happy!

Thank Mimzie1
Orland Park, Illinois
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2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We visit this restaurant about twice a month. We have always had a great experience. This last visit was a little bit different. They were out of our favorite dish. Well, I guess that can happen on a busy night. Ok, we understand and we were offered a replacement pasta dish. It was fresh and had good flavor but it... More 

1 Thank grrinsman
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We have been going here for several years and it has never disappointed. Go on a pleasant evening and eat on the patio!

Thank mtharward
Loveland, Ohio
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We ate at Nicola's on a Saturday night and had the best service we've ever had. Sometimes when you get good service in a restaurant, it can get a little annoying, but they took very good care of us, without being obtrusive. The food was amazing. I thought the prices were a little high, but after tasting the food, it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $40
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    (Liberty Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-721-6200
Nicola's is located on the corner of East Liberty and Sycamore Street

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