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Nicola's Italian Kitchen

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4343 S Access Rd, Englewood, FL 34224-8647
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Ludlow, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We returned earlier the second day as the wait when we first stopped was approximately 1 hour. Restaurant seem to be very popular with locals and return visits. The food was very good with generous proportions. Service was reasonable and the garlic knots were great. Get there before 5 for prompt seating. Staff was neat and efficient.

Thank Michael G
North Carolina
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food. Wife loved the strawberry chicken. Drove by earlier in the day, did not look like much of a restaurant from the outside. But located close to the house we will be renting for the next two months and decided to try out for dinner, real glad we went back. Everything was outstanding, from the service to the food.... More 

Thank ggpidgeon
Englewood, Florida
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nicola's Italian Kitchen is the best Italian food in the area. We have been going there for 13 years. The pizza is also good. Their eggplant parmigiana is the best. Their sauce is very favor full. They also serve garlic knots that are very delicious.

Thank DeGustino
Auburn, New Hampshire, United States
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First, let me say I don't normally go out to Italian restaurants. I can't see paying good money for more often than not overcooked pasta. Pasta is cheap. The only thing that would make paying restaurant prices for pasta is - real Italian food, authentic, home-made sauce, lots of fresh ingredients and garlic. When an Italian friend told me of... More 

Thank Bill_Lundgren
Englewood, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been going to Nicola's for over 20 years and have never been disappointed. Great food every time.

Thank Captain David H
Dallas, Texas
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152 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say about Nicola's?! I cannot go to Florida without going to Nicola's! I took my girlfriend there for the first time and she loved it! It is hands down the best authentic Italian food you can find in Florida. Everything is made fresh, the staff is amazing, friendly and has been there for years! If you are... More 

Thank Joe G
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely delicious food, great service, great prices. The only downfall is the time it takes to be served. If you don't have much time on your hands, this might not be the place to go. I've gone on different days, different times of the year and different times and it always takes a really long time for the orders to... More 

Thank katherine c
Mount Vernon, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been looking for a quality Carbonara dish since leaving Rome. I found it here and they even offered gluten free pasta. My husband had a chicken parmesan sub and it looked incredible. The house dressing was very flavorful. Their famous garlic knots weren't ready yet as we arrived for an earlier lunch, but since I am GF, it was... More 

Thank Kathy G
Port Charlotte, Florida
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had passed this several times even though we are newer to the area and finally stopped by for lunch. We ordered their pasta with a meatball and their sauce was amazing! Nearby customers had an italian sub and were raving about it. Very moderately priced for the serving size. We'll definitely be going back, considering the very average Italian... More 

Thank pams80
New Jersey
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We have been there several times before and figured we'd give it another try. My wife ordered ravioli and I ordered tortellini alfredo. A salad came with the meal however it was small and was made up of a slice of onion , lettuce two small cherry style tomatoes and two slices of cucumber. The meals were served pretty quickly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4343 S Access Rd, Englewood, FL 34224-8647
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Englewood
  • Phone Number: 941-474-6195

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