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Nicola's Ristorante

1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7356
+1 513-721-6200
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread basket” (47 reviews)
“gnocchi” (43 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7356
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Reviewed yesterday

...and continues through to dessert. The staff is so well trained, the food is always fresh and delicious. One of our favorites in Cincinnati and always the place we invite friends and family to dinner.

Thank BiskitOhio
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent restaurant. The food is not your average Italian food. Located in over the Rhine. Somewhat limited on parking but they do have a valet. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Italian food. We will be going back. Always has a friendly...More

Thank banston81
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Nicola's must have 2 types of service. We were seated at 5:45 and didn't leave until 8:45. The wine selection was stellar, the 3 bottles that were consumed before our main dishes were served was the highlight of the evening. The Risotto was crunchy, the...More

1  Thank sunnygma
Reviewed 4 August 2017

My wife and I have been to Italy three times, both raised by Italian mothers who were excellent cooks, and have dined at fine Italian restaurants all over the US. Nicola's ranks up there as one of the best. The Pasta Bolognese and Gnocchi are...More

1  Thank Bill L
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We had such a lovely evening. We were seated quickly and the staff was extremely service oriented and on top of their game. I had forgotten how delicious and unique the bread basket is. Almost worth a visit just for that! The salads very very...More

1  Thank cincymom5
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Nicola's is a top 10 restaurant in Cincinnati, hands now. The authentic Italian, from start to finish, will leave you wanting more. The atmosphere is top notch and so is the service. This is one of our favorite date night places and is also good...More

Thank 832dublin202
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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...More

Thank Dennis O
Reviewed 12 May 2017

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...More

Thank Sponaugle
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...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank T.t. B
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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
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.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Nicola's is located on the corner of East Liberty and Sycamore Street
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