I decided to book Nicola's based on reading the reviews on TA. The dining experience was spot on perfect. I travel globally for business and can state that Nicola's is up there with the best dinig experiences I have had...and it is now our fav Cincinnati dining destination. Our waiter Ron did an excellent job...he did not push us at all and served our needs perfectly. The food was well prepared and presented. my GF had the Goat Cheese salad and Artic Char entree which were both excellent. I had the Short Ribs entree which was excellent as well. The wine selection was excellent with a good selection of Italian reds! The atmosphere also added to the experience. While the place had a good crowd we were able to enjoy a romantic dinner with quiet conversation. No other tables distracted us other than when we looked at their food!! We have already decided to return for our Valentines Day dinner next year!!Highly suggest you try Nicola's! It is a little pricey....but worth it!!