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Nicola's Ristorante

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1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7356 (Liberty Street)
+1 513-721-6200
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife Sherry and I decided on a last minute trip to Cincy and at the last minute reserved Nicola's. The exterior photos didn't do it justice firstly. Secondly the interior is this amazing eclectic array of minimalist architecture with exposed everything to clock faces placed throughout. Lighting was intimate without being dark. We were definitely packed in but we... More 

Thank TheNotarangelos
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and fantastic service. Gnocchi was to die for, but who can resist that bread bowl? Does anyone EVER order dessert? This was the best Italian food I've had in a LONG TIME. THREE thumbs up!

Thank VickiBorn
Proctorville, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never been here before and if I had just been driving by probably wouldn't have stopped. Décor could use some freshening and updating but the overall atmosphere was nice. For such an open area it was amazingly quiet and intimate. The food was outstanding. Everyone raves about the bread bowl in reviews. It is many different things but... More 

Thank lmayer2016
Terrace Park, Ohio
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether a business, romantic or celebration dinner, Nicola is an outstanding choice. Elegant restaurant with impeccable service and original Italian food you feel you are actually dining in Italy. The bread Plate is a work of art on its own, we several type of breads made in house. The tagliatelle al ragu are copious but so delicious you will finish... More 

Thank stezene
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89 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for an elegant and peaceful night out, this is place to go. From the time I entered to the time I left, I was in complete awe. The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect. My server was attentive and very funny. He explained the menu and provided his recommendations which made the night.This is... More 

Thank Helen W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Been meaning to try this place for a while and finally did. I'd been told it was good and it really is. Everything from the service to the food was excellent. Portions were just right, everyone in our party enjoyed their food and we couldn't fault the young lady who served us.

Thank Lulu P
Cincinnati, Ohio
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

My husband and I had an excellent meal here recently with very good service from Charles. Charles was great at helping me figure out which glass of wine would go best with my meal ( a lovely Italian Baudana chardonnay). We enjoyed everything--but we should have paid more attention to the richness of each course. (Next time we'll ask the... More 

Thank lynne b
Cleves, Ohio
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Perfect spot for any occasion. If looking for white table cloths and subtle quietness this is it. There is also an outside garden area. The speciality drinks and homemade basket of breads could have been enough. However the entire meal was exceptional. Truly homemade Italian Upscale.

Thank karenmenkhaus
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Excellent homemade Italian food. Great meal. No complaints. Wish we had more time to explore the neighborhood.

Thank larkyhow
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

One of my favorite restaurants in Cincinnati was Nicola's. Sadly, when I moved away from Cincinnati in 2008 I could never find a restaurant that even approached the level of Nicola's since. I planned to visit a friend who lived there and about 2 weeks prior to my visit I called Nicola's to make a reservation and to request my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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 45202-7356
    (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?