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“A good choice in Keene.....”
Review of Nicola's Trattoria

Nicola's Trattoria
Ranked #5 of 98 Restaurants in Keene
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Arrived at 5:45 on a Friday night and the place was empty. It had us a little worried. It filled up as the evening progressed and it was enjoyable to watch all the meals being prepared in the open kitchen. Our waitress was very nice; attentive but not intrusive. We had pumpkin ginger bisque which was creamy and delicious. I had a chicken dish which was well prepared. My boyfriend asked why there were no pasta entrees (unusual for an Italian restaurant) and was told there was one dish with red sauce that he could order (not on the menu). He did, and enjoyed it. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and we never felt rushed.

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Thank Svetlana09
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Love the food, Italian that tastes like the best restaurants in Italy, the atmosphere, stylish, fun, elegant, upscale, urban. The bartender -excellent. We always eat in the bar because we enjoy the camaraderie of the other patrons at the bar and we tend to go in on the spur of the moment, but you can't beat Nicola's for a romantic dinner for two, a night out with friends who love to eat great food or for a business meal. It's not inexpensive - it will set you back a few bucks but in my opinion it's totally worth it!

Thank dfuller
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great food, nice environment and pretty good service. Four of us for dinner - two ordered specials, and two from the menu, and all were well prepared and quite tasty. My husband and son ordered the shrimp bisque and raved about it. I ordered the Caesar salad, and my son's girlfriend ordered a different salad and they were both excellent. We ordered one orange creme brulee with four spoons for dessert. We did not find it to be anything special.
We were never to the old location, so I cannot compare, however, this location is a bit off the beaten track and in a building with doctor's offices. Seems an odd place for such a great restaurant. However, won't stop us from returning.

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Thank DublinIslanddreamer
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great environment, food, and service-- we loved the village of Keene- our first visit, and this place was highly recommended.
Will definitely return when we can.

1  Thank Denise B
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

This has been our favorite italian restaurant for more than 10 years. Wonderful service, delicious italian food and a warm welcome from Cheryl and Nicola each visit, this is a local and regional favorite for delicious and authentic Italian cuisine.

Thank jill R
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