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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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank Amanda H
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210 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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

Thank marcello1955
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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:{

Thank KBcalifornia
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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.

Thank Peter G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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 .

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 

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 

Thank TheNotarangelos
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank VickiBorn
Proctorville, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

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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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, 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
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?