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“Massive portions of delicious food”
Review of Nicolino's

Nicolino's
Ranked #1 of 36 Restaurants in Emsworth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Massive portions of delicious food”
Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

What a surprise to find such a nice Italian restaurant in the middle of Emsworth.

We arrived as a group of eight and hadn't pre booked. The restaurant was quite busy but they managed to move some tables around for us to fit us in as if it was no problem at all.

There was a great choice of food and the specials board had some excellent options. The waiter recommended different wines and what dishes he thought were nice. When the food arrived, I was completely shocked by the size of the portions.. The starters were easily main course size. So getting through a starter and a main was quite a struggle, although the food was delicious and we all did our best to eat as much as we could.

I ordered a main course of venison from the specials board. I was surprised when the venison arrived at the table with a slice of pate on the top of it and then a few minutes later, a puff pastry slice was placed on top by the waiter... It was a bit of an odd combination but still tasted nice.

The service was friendly although at times a little over the top. And the waiter admitted to not being Italian when he thanked us in French for our order..

Although we arrived quite late and were a large group, at no point were we rushed and the restaurant stayed open later to give us time to finish.

A great evening in a lovely restaurant... I'd definitely recommend it.

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Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Friendly bustle”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We have been before and this time it was for Valentines night. Very busy with a special Valentine's menu. Excellent service and food as usual. Recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Italian I've eaten”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Mind blowing food, excellent service, very friendly, not rushed - one problem though.........they give you a full plate, I mean full too, and I could not do the meal justice. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
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South UK
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“An amazing variety of food and great value”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten at Nicolino's many times. There is an extensive menu with something for everyone. My personal favourites are the lamb cutlets and the duck, delicious served with seasonal vegetables and a nice rich sauce. Delicious! The restaurant is always busy with a nice atmosphere, and the staff are friendly with lots of character. The portion sizes are good and excellent value, you will not leave hungry thats for sure. Highly recommended.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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“You could be in Italy”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

We take our Friends to this restaurant, although quite a drive, but well worth it. You receive a very warm welcome, the menu is great, food excellent and you can enjoy a bit of banter with the staff. When you leave you feel you can't wait for the next visit.

  • Visited February 2013
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