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Nicola's Ristorante

1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7356
+1 513-721-6200
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread basket” (48 reviews)
“gnocchi” (48 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7356
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

I hesitate to give anyone five stars just on principle. But since I can't make any suggestions for improvement it must get the five. Valet parking (pay in advance please). Good service and they don't push the Perrier water too hard...not inexpensive but then it...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

The menu is limited to several pasta dishes and several featuring meat or fish. The pasta dishes have meat or seafood as well, but the pasta is fresh made at the restaurant and quite special. Deserts are wonderful and add to the experience. They offer...More

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Nicola's never fails to deliver an amazing experience! Wonderful service and amazing food. The Potato Gnocchi is a must!! Do not pass on this dish!!!! Cannot wait to return.

Thank David T
Reviewed July 30, 2018

I grew up in Cincinnati, moved to other cities for 15 years and moved back. Nicola's is absolutely the best Italian restaurant in town. Regardless of what entree you get, it will be amazing! Our last visit was for my wife's 50th birthday and they...More

Thank Rahul B
Reviewed July 20, 2018

First time to Cincinnati, and we chose Nicola's based on the many favorable online reviews. Dined on a busy Saturday night, but our reservation was honored right on time. Our server seemed fairly new, and was eager to please. His descriptions of the menu items...More

1  Thank RJtraveler22
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Recently tried Nicola's for the first time - I've been hearing about it for years, but just never got around to it. Well that was a mistake! This is a sophisticated Italian restaurant with a carefully limited (curated?) menu and a good wine list. The...More

1  Thank Cincinnati-Bill
Reviewed June 23, 2018

So a group of us went to Nicola's because one of our favorite restaurants - Cinque - closed (same owners). What we experienced was nowhere NEAR the professionalism, service, and quality of Cinque. There were 8 of us eating together. Several dishes came out near...More

4  Thank Zieglerfive
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice high end gourmet restaurant with lovely ambiance and top notch attentive service. The bread basket was phenomenal, all made in house (except the ciabatta). The salads were tasty, but not necessarily what you expect after reading the descriptions. The menu is...More

Thank fz15fq
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Part of the key to maintaining my interest over like a decade of great meals is the ever changing menu. Still fantastic. Still interesting. The breadbasket remains the best in the City! We all loved our meals. Not a weak part of the menu (the...More

1  Thank Jabrd
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Always looking forward to our next visit. Flavors are always spot on, never overpowering, Started with the grilled pair salad followed by the bolognese then the chicken with wild mushrooms. Sorry, but left no room for dessert. Great wine list and excellent wait staff.

Thank RobertJR53
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Tim F
January 21, 2016|
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Response from Pinot09 | Reviewed this property |
Yeast not really the experience you want at this place
Joan l
December 25, 2015|
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Response from Abrinthaupt | Reviewed this property |
When I called before dining I was told to just avoid pasta dishes. I should have talked to someone else because this person wasn't educated in gluten free at all.
October 20, 2015|
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Response from LindaKayC | Reviewed this property |
They have no dress code. You will be fine. Enjoy!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
Nicola's is located on the corner of East Liberty and Sycamore Street
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