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“Fun Place - Great Food”
Review of Nico Ristorante

Nico Ristorante
Ranked #6 of 773 Restaurants in Windsor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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172 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Fun Place - Great Food”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

We had dinner at Nico Ristorante after reviewing all of the choices on Erie St. The main reason for choosing this place was the house made gnocchi. We were greeted and sat promptly. We found the staff to be accomodating and excellent, with Johnny in particular taking great care of us throughout the night. Johnny had my wife's plate split so she could try both gnocchi choices, of which, she found the gnocchi funghi to be her favorite. I had the ragu style bolognese pasta. I found my dish to be delicious and both portions more than adequate in size. Our appetizer was the Caponata. We found the dish to be quite interesting and prepared well, though my wife would have liked it at room temperature, while I found the cold presentation on top of the bread and goat cheese to be perfect and I think it really brings the flavors out. We both commented that this appetizer would be great in the summer with a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio. We complimented dinner with a bottle of Valpolicella. There was no room for dessert. We found the dining room to be small enough to be intimate and comfortable and would highly recommend not only for the food, which was authentic and some of the best, we have had but also for the service. You really feel at the end of the evening a connection with the staff, like a regular after only one visit. It appeared to us that this place has alot of returning customers, which is always a good sign. There was a big party who appeared to be dining family style and I have to say the meal that they received looked really good. Based on that, we would recommend this place for a family gathering.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank MichiganTrevor
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English first
Windsor, Canada
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2013

prompt seating service, antipasto amazing main courses perfect table service not as good as it could be as there were major gaps between courses

Visited May 2012
Thank Bruce P
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windsor, ontario
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“service could improve”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

The food was outstanding but the service was spotty. We had to wait a long time for somone to bring us the bill, but the food was good enough that I would recommend this establishment to anyone who is looking for great food and has no plans after dinner.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank 195buzz
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LaSalle, Canada
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2013

True Italian "country" cooking prepared and served by very competent and pleasant staff. Portions are large but the quality overshadows the size. A sparkling gem amongst the gems that line the street.

Visited September 2012
Thank Jim R
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Windsor, Canada
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good Italian food, intimate setting”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Ate at Nico's in late December 2012. Good service. Veal was very good. Intimate setting. Would return and recommend.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank DUPS14x
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