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Nicola's Ristorante

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

Menu

ANTIPASTI​
$11.00
Pork Trotter
maple / parsnip / quail egg / maitake
$20.00
Foie Gras
blackberry / hazelnut / granola
$11.00
Chicken
Maltagliati Soup swiss chard / egg
$16.00
Scallops
fava bean / radish / lemon / herbs
$14.00
Quail
cauliflower / Meyer lemon / romanesco
INSALATE​
$12.00
Chicory
Lettuce rhubarb / strawberry / feta / macadamia nuts
$16.00
Frutti di Mare
blood orange / fennel
$14.00
Lobster
English pea / mascarpone / lemon / chive
$12.00
Boucheron Goat Cheese
apple / truffle / pistachios / mixed greens
$12.00
Roasted Beets
avocado / black quinoa / goat cheese
LA PASTA​
$26.00
English
Pea Mezzaluna rabbit / herb pesto / snow peas / pancetta
$25.00
Crispy Potato Gnocchi
four cheese fondue / burgundy truffle
$27.00
Agnolotti
parsley root / chicken / chestnut / ricotta
$24.00
Tagliatelle alla Bolognese
classic meat sauce
$27.00
Spaghetti alla Chitarra
English pea / zabaione / speck
$28.00
Tagliolini
green garbanzo bean / fennel / shrimp
I SECONDI PIATTI​
$35.00
Trout
lentil  / cauliflower / onion / red beet
$34.00
Cod
carrots / turnip / rutabaga / ramp
$36.00
Short Rib
sunchoke / shiitake mushroom / sunflower seed
$37.00
Lamb Shank
navy bean / spring vegetable ragout
$37.00
Pork
potato / broccoli / knob onion
About
Nicola's is located on the corner of East Liberty and Sycamore Street
PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$40
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent Italian restaurant in a cozy atmosphere - just northeast of Over-the-Rhine. Hard to get a reservation so plan ahead.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AlanWylds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came from out of town to dine. The menu is very small and limited. I turned the back page and there wasn’t one. The portions were small. We split a full size pasta and the halves were smaller than someone else’s whole. Everything is...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank O2757YGsusanw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for our 7th Anniversary. My applause to the Chefs. Amazing. I had Grouper and my husband had Sea Bass. Melt in your mouth. The atmosphere is so romantic, cozy and charming. The servers take their time and let you linger and enjoy...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank teresacU75GI
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Wow! Wow! Chef returning to Nicola's is fantastic. The dishes are modern and full of excellent surprises. Formidable wine list of difficult to find Italian gems. Incredible and very knowledgeable service

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank T.t. B
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Read online articles about how this was the 3rd best restaurant in Cincinnati and many glowing reviews. While it had its highlights, like the potato gnocchi, pork cheek, and bread, it didn't live up to the hype or the price. The meat sauce on their...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank E_R_Perez27
Reviewed 31 December 2018

Nicola's is one of our favorites that we don't often visit. This was another great dining experience with a table in the reserved party room looking down at the fireplace. The meal as usual was very good with service to match. We won't wait so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jrsnew521
Reviewed 16 December 2018

The last time we were here was in 2014 and our meal was not up to par so we haven't been back since tonight. We heard Chef Jack Hemmer started this summer so we decided to try again and it was absolutely a lovely meal....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Amy D
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Been here a couple times before, but our visit this week was outstanding. All 4 of our meals were amazing. Truffle gnocchi was to die for. The bartender (robby?) makes the best Old Fashion's I've had in a long time!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank reliableJoe
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Nicola's restaurant is an authenic Italian restaurant with an Italian wine list great pasta and veal. The table clothes and dinner setting are all impressive for an upscale diner and a moderately priced evening!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Cal D
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

We went to Nicola's for a birthday celebration. The food was perfect, each dish was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our evening. This is certainly one of the best restaurants in the city

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Glenn D
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Tim F
21 January 2016|
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Response from Pinot09 | Reviewed this property |
Yeast not really the experience you want at this place
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Joan l
25 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.
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Dbkten
20 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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