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“Best food in Wellington!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nicolini's

Nicolini's
Ranked #32 of 904 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $24
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Ames, Iowa
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56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best food in Wellington!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

We tried a variety of dishes here and absolutely the best restaurant in Wellington and some of the best Italian food I've ever tasted anywhere in the world. This is a place I will recommend to everyone who visits Wellington and would go back to over and over again. Outstanding service and atmosphere. Authentic Italian right here!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level Contributor
101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“11 years between visits-still good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

We ate here in 2002 whilst on holiday and as we were back in 2013 wanted to try it again.
It is still owned by the same people as is still as good.
When it is busy space inside is at a premium and it can be difficult to get children in.
However that is a minor drawback as the food is good, the staff friendly and prices reasonable. Well worth a visit.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Withnail_19
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New Zealander
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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Authentic, hot and tasty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

We've eaten here many times, the meals are mouth-watering, service sincere and friendly, and they can accommodate quick turnarounds which is perfect for pre-theatre or movie nearby. Also a great way of getting a meal here without a booking - go early and be out on time!

Visited July 2012
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Thank FamilyOE
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Miramar Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Affordable Authentic Italian Fare”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

A family run casual Italian cafe bar and bistro in the heart of Wellington. Although crowded on a busy Friday night, one of the owners got us seated right away in a cozy room out the back of the restaurant. The service was attentive and we were guided through the menu and wine pairing with ease. We were a table of 5, and each of us had a different pasta main course and we shared a family style serving of salad and hot breads (wonderful bruschetta and garlic toast). All came hot from the kitchen and were delicious. The owner came by several times to ensure all was satisfactory. Looked like a place frequented by locals vs tourists. Although certainly not fancy, a great experience overall.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RayA435
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“So good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

We made reservations based upon our hotel's recommendation and were glad we did. It's a smaller place and it got busier as the night went on. Everything we ordered came piping hot and it was obvious that they only use fresh ingredients. We had a shrimp dish as an appetizer and it was a meal in itself. I can't recall what I had as a main course, but I do know that I would have returned there if I had spent more time in Wellington.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank keen321
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