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“Great casual italian family restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nicolino's Italian Restaurant

Nicolino's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 132 Restaurants in Cathedral City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Seattle
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great casual italian family restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We were at the Westin Mission Hills resort, which is fairly close by, for a week. We ended up eating at Nicolino's twice. The setting is casual and comfortable. The service was friendly and prompt, and the food was very good. Our two teenage daughters really liked the food. Nothing fancy, but it was just what we were looking for.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

The pricing is fair and the pizza is great! The Caesar salad is top shelf as well.

A trip to Nicolino's is a guarantee when I fly in from the United Kingdom to visit my parents.

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Too much food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

The food is great here. However, it would have taken at least 2 of me to eat my full meal. Also it was a bit pricey. It would have been more appealing if they would reduce the prices and the portions accordingly.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Nancy K
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Mesa, AZ
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Quiet on outside, Awesome on the inside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Visited 7/18/12 while staying at Lawrence Welk's Desert Oasis. What a pleasant surprise. It was so low key on outside and quiet and average looking on the inside, but the food and service were awesome. Great menu, lots of options for non-vegan and 2 options for vegans (vegans, marinara has chicken broth). They made me a fresh pesto sauce without cheese and it was good. Bartender was very, very nice and helpful. Good happy hour with salad, filling specials and great house wine. Another pleasant dinner!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hartford, Connecticut
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152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good Pizza, good pasta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

Nicolino's has been around the desert for ages, and there is a good reason for it. The food is excellent, fresh, and well prepared. The restaurant is clean, welcoming and comfortable. The staff make you feel right at home when you walk in the door. A true desert gem.

Visited July 2011
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