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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s been a year since the change of ownership and still delightful food. Food prices have increased by a slight margin but it’s understandable looking at this cost of living bs. However with portion sizes they still don’t disappoint and that why I continue to...come here cause compared to other places you give ridiculous prices for small sizes. Looks like the new ownership know what they’re doing, which is a relief to hear.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a shame… what use to be the best restaurant in Emsworth has slowly turned into the worst. After the owner left I did wonder if they would be able to keep up the same standards but they haven’t. The food was boring. Portion sizes...are starting to get smaller they are putting the menu prices up each time I have been in there the prices on the menu have gone up. Really not great experience at all and I hope that they can go back to how it use to be. They have changed some of the dishes aswell and they are just very bland and boring. They couldn’t get the potatoes right. Use to get a lot of veg but hardly got any between two of us. I was very disappointed last night as a regular to Nicolinos this was by far one of the worse meals I’ve ever ate out. Really hope they can change this back to how it use to be.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go here as a group of friends a couple of times a year. It’s always brilliant. Great atmosphere, great service and wonderful food. The portion sizes are plentiful. The staff are attentive and can’t do enough for you. It’s just a wonderful experience from...start to finish. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to people and will definitely be going back again - in fact, we can’t wait. To all the staff, thank you for al wonderful evening - keep doing what you’re doing.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a vegetarian pasta where walnuts were one of the ingredients. I was disappointed to find no actual walnuts in the dish and to be told the walnut was in a paste in the ravioli. Not really the same thing and no discernible walnut...flavour. They did knock £3 off the bill, but only when I asked twice for something to make up for it. The people I ate with said their food was fine.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Nicolini's and will definitely be returning. The food and service is first class and at a perfectly reasonable price.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a regular visitor to Nicolino’s we are always impressed with the quality of food, the fantastic atmosphere and great staff. That’s why we keep going back. A truly wonderful experience everytime

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit back to this popular restaurant in Emsworth in a couple years. We understand it's now under new ownership and that has not diminished the experience one but. In fact, it's better than ever. Super friendly staff. Quick service given that the restaurant was...packed and the food was, as always, spot on. Good variety to choose from on the menu. In keeping with our expectations. The starters were excellent and generous. The mains were well cooked and imaginative. And the service was friendly but gave is plenty of time to decide on our dishes. My top tip would be make sure you book. This has to be done over the phone but they are a busy eatery so just turning up at the door would risk disappointment. Second tip would be try lots of different things on the menu. Four of us had four different starters and four different mains and all of them were excellent.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2022 via mobile

My first time here after heavy recommendation from friends and family and I’m only disappointed that I didn’t go sooner. Everything from the service to the food to the design is top notch. You can’t go wrong here if you’re looking for tasty family made...italian food. The portion they give is huge as well compared to other places that charge ridiculous amounts for a baby’s portion. Highly recommended if you are in the Havant, emsworth area.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 December 2022

We have eaten here a few times and decided to take our staff there for the xmas meal. Yet again another faultless experiance. The food is so tasty and the portions are large. The place is buzzing and the staff cannot do enough for you....We have already booked to go here for our anniversary meal. Highly recommend if you like proper italian food.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 December 2022 via mobile

Been coming here for some time now and it does NOT disappoint. The atmosphere, the vibes and especially the food is top notch. They have a new Christmas menu where I got the halibut, which was tasty. Recommend 100% anyone in the area to go...try. They been around for yearsss.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 December 2022 via mobile

Visited for a friend’s birthday and the service was great with the owner / manager being friendly and lively. The food was a mixed bag, my husbands pizza was bland; my friends risotto was enormous and my ravioli was tasty but the portion was small...and it was floating in an unappetising looking liquid. The tiramisu was stodgy and tasteless. I’d been looking forward to eating here as I had heard great things but I won’t hurry back although would give it another chance if someone suggested itMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Deniz A, Owner at Nicolino's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2022

Hi Naomi Thank you for your constructive criticism, this always helps us to improve. Please note all the chefs have been made aware of this, and hopefully when you do come in next time you can see those improvements. Please, please, please in your next...More

Reviewed 18 December 2022 via mobile

I want to start by saying the food was delicious and very large portions. Cannot fault that at all, we all hat the set xmas menu and it all came out quickly, was hot and beautifully presented. However, we did not enjoy the attention of...Georgio (?) I’m sorry to say we all found it a little bit cringey and felt very uncomfortable, he was just acting like a drunk lecherous uncle which nobody likes. Maybe there’s some ladies out there who find this funny or charming. But it wasn’t an enjoyable experience for us. The singing great, but the dated cheesy jokes, innuendos, hand kissing and other physical contact? No thanks. Maybe it’s because we were a group of women? If our partners were there it might have been different, but it was quite off putting, and I couldn’t wait to leave. If none of that had happened I would easily give 5 stars.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Deniz A, Owner at Nicolino's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2022

Hi Firstly I would like to start off by saying I’m glad you and the entire party enjoyed your meals. As for Georgio I’m sorry his entertainment ruined your night, its just Georgio has been part of this restaurant for 30 years, he knows many...More

Reviewed 8 December 2022

I have known this restaurant for many years under previous ownership. It was fantastic.I ate here this evening with family and was very disappointed with the standard and presentation of the food. No ambience whatsoever.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Deniz A, Owner at Nicolino's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2022

Hi Mrs Cathy So sorry you felt this way, we always aim to improve & provide the best quality of food in a consistent manner. The chefs are still the same from before, maybe it was just an off day. I wish you mentioned it...More

Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

We came here on Friday as a group of 3 for my sisters birthday. it’s the first time we have been since it was taken over. We received a warm welcome and the staff were friendly and attentive. Food was fantastic and although not an...option on the menu anymore, they made me an arrabbiata which was lovely. We all enjoyed our main meal and desserts, we would return.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 13 November 2022

This was booked 3 weeks ago for a family birthday, 6 of us those of us who choose a meals with vegetables well don't bother, meat dishes came out no veg, we were told sorry we are busy! This was my first time, not sure...I would go back after complaining and near to tears was offered a free pudding! It was supposed to be a Birthday treat, left close to tears and an uncomfortable Happy Birthday song from a waiter... Embata-sing!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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