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Nicola's Ristorante

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1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7356 (Liberty Street)
+1 513-721-6200
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Cincinnati, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Outstanding service, great, great bread basket, excellent dinner. We went with friends to celebrate a special occasion and Nicolas did not disappoint. The mussels and sweetbread appetizers were delicious, salads were garden fresh. My wife had the Tagliolini ai Frutti di Mare and the pasta was very good. I had sable fish and it was very fresh and tasty. And... More 

Thank Dennis O
Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicola's is marketed as fine dining. We were seated at a table at the bottom of the stairs behind a coat rack. There was a young girl's soccer team runing around the restaurant in their uniforms and cleats. The service was uninformed and cold, if not rude. Dirty laundry and trash were taken past our table. It was 8:15 on... More 

Thank Sponaugle
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Not often have I seen a charge for bread at a restaurant but do not pass this one up because you would pay double for it. My concern was being able to eat all my dinner but the portion was perfect and the service was the best. Rachel, our waitress made good recommendations for food and wine and was courteous... More 

Thank Bill H
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

You want a touch of Italy with a modern twist, this is the place. When you can get a large ravioli with a still running egg yolk inside surrounding by mascarpone and a beurre blanc sauce you will be in haven. Also one of the best duck breast dishes I have had in a long time. Service to match. Excellent... More 

Thank T.t. B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We loved our first visit in October for a special occasion. Nearly everything was perfect. This time, however, was memorable for the wrong reasons. After dropping a few hundred dollars last time, I expected the same this time. For that price, a certain level of quality and service is expected. In particular, on her birthday night, we were hoping for... More 

Thank Dylan A
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The restaurant is lovely and the staff are very pleasant. We (six of us) ate in the back room with the fireplace - very intimate. We each ordered a different meal from the menu, but when all was said and done (and paid for!) we all agreed that the best part of the meal was the bread basket. It had... More 

Thank Hoolya
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I am absolutely in disbelief about the service and quality of food here. This was my first time at Nicola's and I decided to come here for New Years Eve with friends. I had the Bass entree for dinner and got sick within 2-3 hours of eating it with the sweats and vomiting. After the meal my stomach was upset... More 

2 Thank Sonam P
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend brought me here on a whim one night. He had always told me how good the food was. The bread basket was one of the best I've ever had. The food, wine and dessert were all amazing. The atmosphere was romantic and quiet. The service was great. I hope to go back soon!

1 Thank Amanda H
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224 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Very good Italian restaurant, finally they are able to cook plates the Italian way, which is not common. Good choices also in winery arriving even to Sassicaia. They have a nice room for groups separated from the normal restaurant. Definitely a good advice for anyone

Thank marcello1955
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Service and food were excellent. Atmosphere wonderful! Prices very high for pasta. Small portions. All is ala carte! Hope you eat here on a business account, since we did not:{

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 40
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7356
    (Liberty Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-721-6200
Nicola's is located on the corner of East Liberty and Sycamore Street

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