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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
Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dayton
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is lovely and the staff are very pleasant. We (six of us) ate in the back room with the fireplace - very intimate. We each ordered a different meal from the menu, but when all was said and done (and paid for!) we all agreed that the best part of the meal was the bread basket. It had... More 

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Thank OhioMom2010
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am absolutely in disbelief about the service and quality of food here. This was my first time at Nicola's and I decided to come here for New Years Eve with friends. I had the Bass entree for dinner and got sick within 2-3 hours of eating it with the sweats and vomiting. After the meal my stomach was upset... More 

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2 Thank Sonam P
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend brought me here on a whim one night. He had always told me how good the food was. The bread basket was one of the best I've ever had. The food, wine and dessert were all amazing. The atmosphere was romantic and quiet. The service was great. I hope to go back soon!

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1 Thank Amanda H
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213 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Very good Italian restaurant, finally they are able to cook plates the Italian way, which is not common. Good choices also in winery arriving even to Sassicaia. They have a nice room for groups separated from the normal restaurant. Definitely a good advice for anyone

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Thank marcello1955
California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Service and food were excellent. Atmosphere wonderful! Prices very high for pasta. Small portions. All is ala carte! Hope you eat here on a business account, since we did not:{

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Thank KBcalifornia
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198 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited recently as part of a large group for fantastic food and wine. Had the goat cheese salad ,followed by the pasta bolognese on a recommendation, washed down by a nice Tuscany wine. Would visit again in a heart beat.

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Thank Peter G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Very lovely . Was told cavetelli was best dish . Flavor was great but noodle was too hard . Told waiter and he didn't even apologize or say anything. Left half the meal on the plate . He should have at least offered an apology .

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Thank Lisa H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We've been eating at Nicolas since they first opened many, many years ago. It used to be my favorite restaurant in the city. As of late, my last few meals there were bad. I'm okay with a restaurant being off one night here and there, it happens. But these were not one off's. Besides our server being sick (October 7th)... More 

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Thank kgbinohio
Louisville, Kentucky
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 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 

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Thank TheNotarangelos
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $40
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
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, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?