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Carmel by the sea, Carmel, CA
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
4 Apr 2017
“Overpriced for pasta!”
22 Aug 2016
“Was a great way to end a long day!”
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Carmel by the sea, Carmel, CA
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Stylish bistro on the main street in Carmel. Italian food from a small menu was good. Service was reasonable, food rather overpriced in my opinion. Outdoor seating area looked interesting but my advice don't go there on a cold Monday evening in mid March. The...More

Thank ilrich
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had been driving most of the day so we ended up looking for an open restaurant later than usual - we were greeted warmly and served without feeling rushed - the food and the presentation were wonderful. Had a very good roasted garlic -...More

Thank debascan
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We arrived toward the end of dinner service on a holiday weekend, and they were out of many dishes. We each ended up with out second choices, but we're very happy with them. The food is excellent and the prices not excessive, especially for a...More

1  Thank mahler5
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Visit Carmel every year during Auto Week. Have been to many Carmel restaurants (Little Napoli, Vesuvio, Cantinetta Luca, Grasings, The Cypress Inn, Mission Ranch, AW Shucks) - have walked by Nico on every visit to town. This time we stopped and checked out the menu...More

Thank Boxer4
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

The food tasted like it does in Italy, very good. We were a party of 9 and the kids could share a portion. The spahetti bolognese was very good and it tasted that it was prepared from the ground. All of us were very happy...More

Thank pernillaskog
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

An informal and very pleasant restaurant serving Italian and Greek dishes . We had 4 different entries , each one really good. The staff was very friendly and attentive.

Thank Joelaustin7
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Had roasted garlic as starter. Good, 4 stars. Main dishes: crab ravioli and penne portofino. Ravioli deserves 5 stars, distinct Champagne taste with great sauce. Penne is about 3 1/2 to 4 stars, bit oily. Bread was great. Warm. Service was very good. When customers...More

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 25 May 2015

The food was excellent, the staff was friendly and very detail oriented. We would visit again if we were in the area.

Thank My2015Trip
Reviewed 3 April 2015

I got my expectations way up when the waiter brought us delicious fresh, crunchy bread with wonderful dip made from olive oil, sun dried tomatoes and anchovies. But our entrees were truly disappointing. My pizza mare tasted like it was previously frozen, my friends gnocchi...More

Thank BClover84
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Nico's is a nice spot, especially the back outdoor area, and the pizza and Greek salad were quite tasty. Be aware that when they ask you if you want water and you do not want to pay for still water, ask for tap water.

Thank Frankenbarb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carmel by the sea, Carmel, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
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