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Nicola's Kitchen
Nicola's Kitchen

Nicola's Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://nicolaskitchen.com/
  • Email: nicolaskitchen@gmail.com
  • Phone: (818) 883-9477
  • Hours of Operation:

    Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm>

    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Thai
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From our delicious menu or by special request.
  • Private Party Facilities: We will close the cozy dining room for groups between 50- 65 and allow additional seating on our outside patio.
  • Private Party Contact: John or Kate (818) 903-9477

Getting there

  • Cross Street: De Soto
  • Public Transit: Good public transit stops 100 yards from front entrance.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Excellent parking available breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    Lunch parking 60 minute free with validation.
    Breakfast and dinner parking is free.
    Parking lot is covered for hot sunny or rainy days.
    Handicapped parking and handicapped access.
A word from Nicola's Kitchen
Nicola's Kitchen boasts 20 plus years in charming French Quarter. Everything you want in a neighborhood Italian joint: excellent eclectic fair, generous portions, friendly helpful staff, patio seating available and ample parking. Beer and wine available for date night with your best mate. Reservation group size up to 65 for a rehearsal dinner party or birthday celebration.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Although members of our party arrived late for dinner due to traffic on the 405 and 101 freeways, the service and food was excellent. I've raved about this restaurant for years. Tonight we were meeting with a friend who flew in from D.C. We were so concerned that we wouldn't have time to finish our meal and visit before the lights went out. The management at Nicola's was so accommodating to our small party. Our reunion was a success. Everyone fell in love with the restaurant and was so impressed by their service and food. Many thanks for making this a memorable evening for all of us."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Hi. I'm a regular customer. I frequent Nicolas at last twice a week. The food is delicious, the service (Todd) is superb and the owners (John and Kate) are wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Have been here twice for lunch during the week. Great pastas, salads, sandwiches. Not large, it fills up during the noon hour. Park in the garage behind the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Low on ambience but service friendly and food very good"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Lunch was good, but nothing special. The Chicken, pasta and steamed veggies were not very impressive as regards to the taste or presentation. OK for lunch conversation sitting in a booth in the corner."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Very disappointed. The food was cold and not very good. They raved about their Marsala sauce, but it had no taste."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was okay. We were a large party, yet we did not find the service very attentive."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Nicola's has been a neighborhood favorite for many years. The chopped salad is to die for and I order a large so I can take home left overs for lunch the next day. The menu is varied and had something for everyone. I highly recommend Nicola's for a relaxed evening out."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I suggest go on a complete empty stomach because the portions are huge! The staff were great, all smiles and friendly. You can tell a lot of 'regulars' attend this spot. The barbecue salad was o.k., the tortilla chips were from a bag normally served for nachos, I wasn't too impressed. The egg plant and chicken parmigiana were both great! Cover it with more cheese and pair it with the bread (load up on carbs). Red wine paired well with whole meal, if you're going to drink I suggest buy the bottle w/your meal. Overall great family spot. I will see you again Nicola's Kitchen."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Delicious bread!!!!! Great pizza, pasta, chicken dishes and dessert!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "At a whim, I scheduled a reservation at Nicola's to which I had never been. I was very pleasantly surprised to be served by Kelly, a wonderfully energetic and pleasant person. As is the case, I ordered items off the menu with special requests. Kelly was happy to take my order and the kitchen graciously and deliciously fulfilled my request. My date and I enjoyed our dinners and will definitely recommend this little gem."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "I absolutely love this place, the food here is always great; I love love love making my own pasta dish. However the service can be hit and miss, 3 out 4 times I've had amazing, but this last time I was there was pretty lackluster. Overall I recommend this place, always good food and it's just so fun to sit in the patio area."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "One of our favorite family restaurants. Delicious food and fabulous service. Overall, a great place!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We love this place! It's one of our family's favorite, the food is always delicious and the service is always friendly."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Food is consistently good, the service was horrible. Waitress was extremely rude with a bad attitude all night."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The seafood paelle is very delicious and is outstanding every time."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "I like it. Another gem on Ventura Blvd, cozy, small, nice outdoors at night!"
    Dined on 9/24/2013