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Nicola's Ristorante

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

ANTIPASTI​
$11.00
Pork Trotter
maple / parsnip / quail egg / maitake
$20.00
Foie Gras
blackberry / hazelnut / granola
$11.00
Chicken
Maltagliati Soup swiss chard / egg
$16.00
Scallops
fava bean / radish / lemon / herbs
$14.00
Quail
cauliflower / Meyer lemon / romanesco
INSALATE​
$12.00
Chicory
Lettuce rhubarb / strawberry / feta / macadamia nuts
$16.00
Frutti di Mare
blood orange / fennel
$14.00
Lobster
English pea / mascarpone / lemon / chive
$12.00
Boucheron Goat Cheese
apple / truffle / pistachios / mixed greens
$12.00
Roasted Beets
avocado / black quinoa / goat cheese
LA PASTA​
$26.00
English
Pea Mezzaluna rabbit / herb pesto / snow peas / pancetta
$25.00
Crispy Potato Gnocchi
four cheese fondue / burgundy truffle
$27.00
Agnolotti
parsley root / chicken / chestnut / ricotta
$24.00
Tagliatelle alla Bolognese
classic meat sauce
$27.00
Spaghetti alla Chitarra
English pea / zabaione / speck
$28.00
Tagliolini
green garbanzo bean / fennel / shrimp
I SECONDI PIATTI​
$35.00
Trout
lentil  / cauliflower / onion / red beet
$34.00
Cod
carrots / turnip / rutabaga / ramp
$36.00
Short Rib
sunchoke / shiitake mushroom / sunflower seed
$37.00
Lamb Shank
navy bean / spring vegetable ragout
$37.00
Pork
potato / broccoli / knob onion
About
Nicola's is located on the corner of East Liberty and Sycamore Street
PRICE RANGE
US$ 25 - US$ 40
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Read online articles about how this was the 3rd best restaurant in Cincinnati and many glowing reviews. While it had its highlights, like the potato gnocchi, pork cheek, and bread, it didn't live up to the hype or the price. The meat sauce on their...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank E_R_Perez27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicola's is one of our favorites that we don't often visit. This was another great dining experience with a table in the reserved party room looking down at the fireplace. The meal as usual was very good with service to match. We won't wait so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jrsnew521
Reviewed 16 December 2018

The last time we were here was in 2014 and our meal was not up to par so we haven't been back since tonight. We heard Chef Jack Hemmer started this summer so we decided to try again and it was absolutely a lovely meal....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Amy D
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Been here a couple times before, but our visit this week was outstanding. All 4 of our meals were amazing. Truffle gnocchi was to die for. The bartender (robby?) makes the best Old Fashion's I've had in a long time!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank reliableJoe
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Nicola's restaurant is an authenic Italian restaurant with an Italian wine list great pasta and veal. The table clothes and dinner setting are all impressive for an upscale diner and a moderately priced evening!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Cal D
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

We went to Nicola's for a birthday celebration. The food was perfect, each dish was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our evening. This is certainly one of the best restaurants in the city

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Glenn D
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I hesitate to give anyone five stars just on principle. But since I can't make any suggestions for improvement it must get the five. Valet parking (pay in advance please). Good service and they don't push the Perrier water too hard...not inexpensive but then it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gary G
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The menu is limited to several pasta dishes and several featuring meat or fish. The pasta dishes have meat or seafood as well, but the pasta is fresh made at the restaurant and quite special. Deserts are wonderful and add to the experience. They offer...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Nicola's never fails to deliver an amazing experience! Wonderful service and amazing food. The Potato Gnocchi is a must!! Do not pass on this dish!!!! Cannot wait to return.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank David T
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I grew up in Cincinnati, moved to other cities for 15 years and moved back. Nicola's is absolutely the best Italian restaurant in town. Regardless of what entree you get, it will be amazing! Our last visit was for my wife's 50th birthday and they...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank rahulbawausa
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Tim F
22 January 2016|
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Response from Pinot09 | Reviewed this property |
Yeast not really the experience you want at this place
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Joan l
26 December 2015|
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Response from Abrinthaupt | Reviewed this property |
When I called before dining I was told to just avoid pasta dishes. I should have talked to someone else because this person wasn't educated in gluten free at all.
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Dbkten
21 October 2015|
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Response from LindaKayC | Reviewed this property |
They have no dress code. You will be fine. Enjoy!!
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