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“Great Dining Experience”

Nicola's Ristorante
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Ranked #54 of 1,979 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Liberty Street
Description: Nicola's is located on the corner of East Liberty and Sycamore Street
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Dining Experience”
Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Excellent service, food and wine. If you did not know where you were, you would swear you were in Tuscany. The daily specials are excellent. Try the gnocchi, best I have had outside of Italy

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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Authentic and great service!”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

homemade pasta and a lovely urban garden makes Niclola's a unique and vibrant restaurant. Beautiful salads for lighter and delicious fare. Not cheap but worth the price--details are paid attention to.

Visited September 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Excellent white table cloth Italian restaurant.”
Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

I've been to Nicola's many times, and it is consistently excellent. The food is always top notch, as is the service. The decor is also pleasant and inviting. The bread basket is always a treat, and unlike anything I've seen anywhere else. I highly recommend Nicola's for a special occasion or just a nice night out.

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Jerusalem, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great food , not your typical Italian”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

A really high level cuisine in a very impressive atmosphere.
My colleague who is local was surprised that such a place actually exists in Cincinnati

  • Visited October 2012
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Chesterfield, Missouri
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“This is our GO-TO Italian in Cincy”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

The Chef's tasting menu, not offered on weekends, is a real taste treat. If there during the week, by all means have it. On all days, the wait staff is great and the food is the best in the city. Very talented chef with a great presentation. In our view, this should be ranked as the number one in the city.

  • Visited August 2012
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