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“Fantastic menu!!”

Nicoletta's Italian Cafe
Ranked #5 of 64 Restaurants in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had gone to Cooperstown on the Oktoberfest weekend, and needed to find somewhere to eat dinner. We had been downtown the night before for the ghost tour and had walked by the café. They had a jazz band playing in the front window and peering in the window, it looked so quaint. After strolling downtown on Saturday during the Oktoberfest, we needed to find someplace for an early dinner (about 5:30). We called to see if they had room for 5 of us plus a baby, and fortunately for us, they had room for us. The restaurant is adorable - candlelit atmosphere and tablecloths on the tables in a historic building. We felt a bit underdressed in our casual daytime clothing, but soon noticed other casual patrons among the more smartly dressed. The waitress was very accommodating, filling water glasses repeatedly and bringing extra fresh, warm bread to feed a hungry toddler. Although the menu was relatively limited, I much prefer that as experience has taught me that smaller menus means that restaurants can do them really well. Nicoletta's has an extensive wine list and a few really good beers on tap. My husband and son-in-law got the special which was some thick cut of Angus beef and cooked to perfection. My daughters both ordered the pork medallions with penne and a creamy red sauce, while I got the ricotta tortellini with sausage in a red sauce and a glass of prosecco. Our meals came out quickly despite the restaurant being full. We ALL loved our meals and savored every morsel! The pasta dishes were around $15 each and the steak special was $32 (and we had ordered 2), plus beer and wine so our bill was quite pricey, but from beginning to end we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our meal. Even the other customers were wonderful and engaged with our stranger-loving year-old grandson. Will definitely eat there in the future when we are visiting the area and unreservedly recommend it anyone looking for a great Italian meal in a picturesque atmosphere in a quaint, wonderful town.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very good supper salad. Entrees were good - pasta al dente and sauce flavorful. Reasonably priced by-the-glass wine list, Friendly service.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

One of our favorite places to dine out . . . love the atmosphere & consistency . . . family owned & operated by two brothers and sisters . . . who all have a great sense of pride and work ethic . . . wish them well!

Thank RoyalRubicon
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Love this place. Excellent menu and food is prepared just right. Only thing I would do is install ceiling fans..gets uncomfortably hot mid summer.

Thank SueGarrett3411
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Romantic restaurant, good service, above average food, nice wine list. What more could you ask for when dining out in the country?

Thank Kathy H
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