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“Great food, but why did we have to wait so long for the bill?” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nicolino's

Nicolino's
Ranked #2 of 35 Restaurants in Emsworth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Havant, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Great food, but why did we have to wait so long for the bill?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here lots of times as the food is wonderful and the atmosphere and service are second to none. Portions are HUGE, so be warned! As usual the food was delicious, fresh and very Italian. The menu is extensive and reasonably priced. But for the second time in a row we were left waiting a very long time for the bill. On this occasion nearly 40 minutes! We had asked our waitress, and another waiter for the bill and both had tried to obtain it from the lady behind the counter who was manually adding up the various bills...? But she just ignored their requests and was quite rude to her staff. Finally we got the bill and paid, but it spoilt what was an otherwise lovely evening, just glad we didn't have a taxi waiting this time. I know they were busy, but no-one even apologised for the wait! I'm sure we will return because the food is just so good, and hopefully they may have got themselves a new less grumpy calculator by then.

Visited August 2014
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English first
gosport, hampshire
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lovely food, large portions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Lovely food & large portions. We ordered starters which very huge as were the main courses. Could not fault the food but the service was hit & miss, one main course came out & 10 mins later the rest came and the same with the desserts, two puds & 5 mins later the cheese course came. This wouldn't put me off going again as the food was lovely.

Visited August 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
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“beware - too much food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

We were a large party. Booked well in advance, located upstairs in what I assume is their 'noisy room for large groups'. We could not hear ourselves think with the rowdy but friendly lasses, sad that our evening improved 100% when they left.
But - as title suggests, beware. Food portions are massive, huge, gargantuan, almost over facing. It was a shame, with a little less we would all have enjoyed it far more. The singing waiter is charming at first but sadly it grates after a while and he would not take no for an answer when it came to puds, so we had to restate 3 times and ask for the bill 4 times. seriously 4 times. please note. We had too much of his life story too, sadly, it wasn't charming.
Drinks are pricey, food is very good and excellent value but to finish 2 courses is a food marathon, to attempt 3 is truly asking for trouble.
A touch disappointing this time and will not rush back as a group of 8 or more.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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“Local”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Jonno was a fantastic. Food was amazing but glad i didnt order a starter....very large portions. I wouls highly recommend this restaurant

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London, United Kingdom
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“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Discovered this place last year so we were keen to return on our next visit to the area this year. The food was lovely but the atmosphere was not as enjoyable as last time. The you waiter kept forgetting parts of our order which meant we missed some food so the meal was spoilt for us.when he realised he had forgotten to bring some of the order out he offered us 'a couple of quid off' which we said was insulting so he left us to it.
When the bill came there was no discount which we raised with the lady organising the bills. The head waiter came over apologised and took the price of the wine off the bill which helped somewhat, but the meal had been spoilt by then. Disappointed with the service and attitude of the young waiter but the food is still good, just wish we could have had all of it!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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