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Nicola's Kitchen

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South San Fernando Valley
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20969 Ventura Blvd Ste 14, Los Angeles, CA 91364-6601 (De Soto)
+1 818-883-9477
11:00 - 14:00
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Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent trip to the LA area I visited Nicola's in Woodland Hills. It was an easy walk from the Courtyard hotel. What a pleasant surprise. The place was not fancy, but very welcoming. The Chianti classico was a great start along with a basket of herbed focaccia. I had a lovely salad with feta and toasted almonds and... More 

Thank Bill B
Santa Barbara, California
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just returned from a trip abroad and were looking for a place on our way home to grab an early dinner. We found Nicola's via google maps. It's on Ventura Blvd with a parking structure around the corner for ample parking. The menu is awesome! LOTS to choose from, including breakfast served all day. My meal... More 

Thank TinaVDH
West Hills, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Four or five stars for the food, but they lose two stars for the menu and the bill. The prices on the menu fail to say half order or full order, creating confusion as what you've ordered and what the real price is. Furthermore there were some unfavorable differences between some prices on the menu and the bill. For example... More 

Thank David C
delray beach, florida
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Came to LA to visit family! Ended up meeting an uncle for lunch at Nicola's!! Friendly and good food!! AND EVERYTHING EVERYONE WAS EATING AROUND US LOOKED GREAT!! So we went back with our cousins for dinner!! They serve breakfast ALL DAY! So my husband had pancakes and said they were defiantly one of the best!! I had a great... More 

Thank mdbbs
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We are regulars here. The food is reliably good. The portions are generous. Although we haven't come here for breakfast, they serve breakfast all day, and lately we've been trying breakfast items for dinner. My husband likes the scramble dishes. Last night I tried the creme brulee oatmeal. What a great idea! They put creme brulee on top of oatmeal,... More 

Thank Rosemary W
Johnson City, Tennessee
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295 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Coming from Johnson CityTN, Tennessee , I haven't had the chance to dine at a nice locally owned (boutique) restaurant. This is the perfect definition of that. Cozy, clean and great service. The owner (John), stopped by to say hi and was incredibly attentive and welcoming . We were served immediately and our salad (house) was incredible. Then the main... More 

Thank yaser z
Los Angeles, CA
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

In the past we have always had a good experience at Nicola's. Not this time. The owner wasn't present and the service and food were well below what we have come to expect. First, the person in charge claimed that the wifi was down so the reservation on open table that we made had not been received. After a brief... More 

Thank Kingsfan
Fishers, Indiana
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143 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

You must stop by for best chicken chop salad anywhere. They have great service and home made desserts. They have nice specials every day

Thank Dan P
Los Angeles, California
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Local Italian place on the boulevard. Friendly and attentive wait staff. Large menu -- lots of choices - moderate prices. Server tried to be very helpful. Food was good. Salads large, pasta sauce only average. Good garlic bread. It's worth another visit and if good will raise to 4 stars -- but not quite there on this visit. Parking in... More 

Thank Mtiques
Los Angeles, California
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127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

I'm a regular at Nicola's. There bruschetta is the best I've ever had. They also allow me to create my own dishes, wishes is something that I really appreciate. The restaurant is small, nothing fancy, but I'm never disappointed.

Thank Isunwin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20969 Ventura Blvd Ste 14, Los Angeles, CA 91364-6601
    (De Soto)
  • Public Transportation: Good public transit stops 100 yards from front entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighbourhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-883-9477

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