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Nicola's Trattoria

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51 Railroad St, Ste 120, Keene, NH 03431-3987
+1 603-355-5242
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The bruschetta and arancini were fabulous, probably best we ever had! We ate vegetarian entrees that were not exceptional but were good. Nice atmosphere. Quiet. Well worth the trip!

Thank Matts001
Keene, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The dining is always special with great servers, great foods and great drinks. When you want something that seems simple, they always create something that tastes above your expectations. The portions are served in a size that lets you have room for their fantastic deserts. Don't select a menu option before you review their specials. Great place to take someone... More 

Thank smcgrath1366
Princeton, New Jersey
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Very good food, including appetizers, wood-fired pizza and pastas. My husband and I both enjoyed two different seafood pastas - both were delicious. My only critique is that the specialty drinks weren't the best. The first one I asked to have sent back, but it wasn't credited on my bill. The second, a specialty martini, lacked flavor and no garnish... More 

Thank Lisa S
New Hampshire
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Even tho this is not really a take out pizza type place the pizza we took next door to our room in the Marriot was excellent! Thin crisp crust, flavorful topping and cry fresh! If it had not been such a long drive in a snow storm we would eaten in for sure! Next time! 4 Stars only due to... More 

Thank coronacorona2000
Providence, Rhode Island
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went to Nicola's with friends and sat in lounge area. My friends had pizza and salad with shrimp and really enjoyed them. I got the lamb shank over risotto and asparagus. The lamb melted in my mouth and the flavors melded together perfectly. My other friend got the cod and said it was cooked perfectly delicious! The atmosphere is just... More 

Thank JillDD1234
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nicola and Cheryl Bencivenga provide excellent food and service. Dining here is not cheap, but you will not be disappointed. If you want a light meal, including individually prepared pizzas, go to the bar where there are tables or join the regulars at the bar. You can also order from the full menu if you wish. If you want a... More 

Thank Richard F
Jacksonville, Florida
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141 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was a nice place to eat locally in Keene. The crostini was a very good appetizer to start and paired well with the primavera.

Thank Sig05
Walpole, New Hampshire
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We dined at Nicolas for my wife's birthday. We had a party of 10 and were treated to a wonderful experience. The food was superb and the service was excellent. We will definitely be going back, probably just me and my wife next time for a little more intimate experience. Parking is available nearby.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife and I were travelling throughout New England looking at the beautiful fall colors when we stopped for lunch in Woodstock, VT. We met a wonderful couple who ran an Italian restaurant. You could tell that they were very passionate about providing an excellent experience. It so happened that we were travelling to the Keene area the next day... More 

Thank colanddave
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Everything was perfect. My wife started with the Insalata con gorgonzola, a beautiful salad. I had crab cakes (an appetizer special) and we shared a bowl of the Soup of the Day – a butternut squash bisque; all were delicious. For entrees we had the two specials of the day, one a Veal porterhouse chop and the other a Cod... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 29
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Railroad St, Ste 120, Keene, NH 03431-3987
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
  • Phone Number: +1 603-355-5242

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?