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“excellent food,setting,staff and owners”
Review of Nicolinis Restaurant - CLOSED

Nicolinis Restaurant
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: There���s something rather special about Nicolini���s that can���t quite be put into words. You���ve got to go there to know what we mean. It has the relaxed and elegant look of a restaurant that doesn���t need to try too hard��� because it doesn���t. Having been part of Leamington Spa���s pretty Victorian Parade for over 25 years, this family-run Italian gem is a fully-established member of Warwickshire���s top restaurant set. Night after night chef Vincello Cardinali produces wonderful dishes ��� vegetarian tortellini (starter), his famous rack of lamb, veal in a lobster cream sauce... Daily specials not only offer regulars a new sensation but give Vincello the opportunity to set his gifted imagination free. Everyone���s a winner. Manager Franco and daughter Cassandra offer superb service with a smile.
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Very pleasant setting, plenty of space for a romantic dinner,delightful ambiance due to Franco Nicolini who brings his typical italian background to his restaurant.
Mostly authentic Italian menu, at reasonable prices.
Mainly recommended for the quality of the food, especially his fish dishes served with imaginative sauces and accompaniments.
Ideal for any occasion, whether private evening for 2, special bithday parties and other similar celebrations.
Nothing is too much trouble and will provide any thing specially requested so not essential to choose from the offered menu
Another plus factor is private parking - important for a town centre establishment.
Definitely worth a visit if visiting the area.

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1  Thank youngwarwick
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Niccolini's is always welcoming for family celebrations. Proper starched tablecloths and friendly staff. Food is always very good, traditional Italian, special fish and plenty that younger members of the family will enjoy. Good atmosphere- lively without being noisy as the decor is warm and not echoey as so many trendy restaurants are.

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1  Thank Steve M
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We went to Niccolini's for my friend's 21st birthday meal. The waitress made it clear that she was disappointed that there were only 7 of us, since the menu says there is a compulsory 10% service charge for over 8 people. The food was average and my friend ordered a very expensive steak and was given a piece that was about two mouthfuls worth of food. The pizza was okay but not worth the price. We left the restaurant wishing we had spent the evening 2 doors down in Macdonalds.

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1  Thank Maz24792
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Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

I have been to Nicolinos several times before with work and food was always excellent. I returned last night with my husband for a romantic meal for two and was not disappointed.
We had starter, main and desert and all three courses were absolutely delicious and excellent quality. Would definitely recommend eating off the specials menu; we had two starters and one main from there, my sea bass main was amazing the sauce was one of the best I've tasted. My husband had the fillet steak in peppercorn sauce and said it was really good.
This is a italian family run restaurant and we would recommend it for the consistently excellent food and great service. The owner really made a fuss of us and looked after us all night. Top notch.

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1  Thank ClaireCompton
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

After reading very favourable reviews online, I happily booked up for a table here. The service was terrible throughout - coats were not taken at the start and then not given back at the end. Drink top ups were not offered either. Lack of attention was given to our table - it was rather stuck in the corner and forgotten about. Had a mediocre, cold, bruschetta to start and the squid ink pasta main which was distinctly underwhelming. Was waitresses first few nights but that is no excuse. Will not return - Momenti is in a different league to this place!

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Thank Alex H
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