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Nicola's Ristorante
Nicola's Ristorante

Nicola's Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nicolaslegacy.com
  • Phone: (972) 608-4455
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday 11am - 4pm

    Monday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm
    Friday - Saturday 4pm - 11pm
    Sunday 4pm - 9pm

    Happy Hour:
    Monday - Friday 4pm - 7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Ryan Nagby
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Nicola's Ristorante Italiano offers both private and semi-private dining areas for your group's comfort and convenience. Private Dining Room Pranzo Privata is available for private dining up to 16 guests. Semi-private Dining Areas - Our mezzanine offers three semi-private settings, Mezzanino Centrale, Est Di Loge and Ovest di Loge. Seating Capacities - Pranzo Privata seats 16 guests at a large oval table in a luxuriously appointed private dining room. Mezzanino Centrale accommodates 16 guests at 2 round tables for 8. Est di Loge is comfortable for up to 45 guests. Ovest di Loge is perfect for up to 24 guests. For groups larger than 12, or for private or semi private dining, please call contact the restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bishop
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Nicola's Ristorante
Our opulent, theatrical design features a sophisticated bar, and al fresco dining on the patio, private dining room for sixteen, and a stunning mezzanine overlooking the main dining area for the best people watching in town.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was the third time at this restaurant. My boyfriend and I made a reservation which they seated us on time. However our server made a major mistake. I ordered an entree and appetizer. Everything was good until I waited a very long time for my entree over 30 min - rigatoni. Turns out that he not only forgot about us but never entered my entree in the system. He brought me the wrong entree and then tried to say that he just grabbed the wrong entree. Turns out they had to make my entree which took another 10 min. The service was lacking this time around."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food and service were outstanding. Our waiter, Geoffrey, was attentive and gave great menu suggestions. I would recommend this retaurant to anyone!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Pretty restaurant. Average food. The Bruschetta is doughy. The Orchietta alla Salsiccie dish is overwhelmed by salt. The wine list is small but good selections."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My family thoroughly enjoyed Nicolas. The wait staff was exceptional, very sociable and attended our every need. We started off with the Antipasto appetizer which was delicious. My wife (Casarecci alla Bolognese), son (Rigatoni alla Zarina) and daughter (Fettuccine Alfredo) raved about their meals. I had the Ravioli di Mare which I hate to say was really bland in flavor (sauce and contents seemed to be lacking seasoning) but the pasta was very fresh tasting."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I like there pasta dishes, its very good and taste fresh. Haven't had a bad thing yet."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food was good, but not great like it used to be. Service was slow and the waiter ran my credit card twice, so this is another hassle. He couldn't provide me with a cancellation slip. There are much better restaurants in the neighborhood. Too bad, because it used to be a gem."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We have been to Nicolas on a number of occasions and usually it is quite good. For some reason this Sunday evening was an exception. Service was poor and food quality was average at best."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Although we have eaten at Nicola's many times over the years and have generally been pleased, we've noticed a marked decrease in quality of late. Dinner with friends last Saturday was the end of the road, however. Everything ordered by our party of 5 was a disappointment. Presentation was sloppy and the food lacked any flavor. Additionally, we sent two drinks back to the bar due to lipstick on the rims left from previous patrons and dirty flatware as well. It is clear that the lights are on but the management and chefs have left the building. At this price point, there are too many good choices in the area, and we won't be back. It is like mourning the passing of an old friend, but old friends treat each other with respect."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed our evening at Nicolas. Our waitress was very attentive, food was good as it is every time I've eaten there. Always reliable!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The level of service and quality of food was outstanding! I had a dinner party of 6 people and we all enjoyed the dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My son wanted a Pina Kolada drink and he was told thy did not have blender to make this simple drink that is served in almost every bar. Then I had to demand that the waiter fill up my Ice Tea glass as it remained empty for almost 15-minutes and we were to totally ignored"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We did a double date with another couple and had a table for 4 outside for a Saturday night dinner. Our waiter was just horrible and could never be found. Restaurant had plenty of empty tables so being crowded was not an excuse for the poor service. The food was good, nothing to say "wow" about but what you would expect for the price point. Wine list was more on the higher end price wise compared to the food. Worth a visit but probably won't be on my repeat list."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Wait or served our party of 8 extremely well. Beautiful atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great food and service. Love the patio area. Great atmosphere on the week-end. Nice for a couples night out."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We went to Nicola's to celebrate out anniversary on a Saturday night. It was perfect. We were seated in a booth on the back wall. So we had the energy but was away from the action of people. Food was wonderful. Although the booth seat was not very comfortable, the evening was still was great. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I started visiting this location a few years ago when it first opened & it was fantastic. It is still a lovely place overall but the "wow" factor for the food has declined. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food was so so. Not amazing and not terrible. The waiter was nice, friendly, and reasonably attentive. The atmosphere was what I enjoyed the most. We sat up in the mezzanine level and were able to chat. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I love the lunch specials here, which offer an entree', soup, or salad, and dessert for a price substantially lower than the dinner prices! The food is the same, however, so this really is a great bargain!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "One of the best service experiences I have had in Legacy area. Ask for Geoff - his recommendations were all spot on - especially on the eggplant appetizer. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "When Nicola's first opened I went here a couple of times and found the food and service to be outstanding. However several trips afterwards left much to be desired in food and service. After taking a few years off my family and I returned this evening and were very pleasantly surprised. First of all the atmosphere was always wonderful, decent space between tables and comfortable, conversation flowed between the table easily. Service is definitely back at Nicola's in a big way. Our server, Nick, was not only attentive but was fun, and his suggestions were spot on. The food arrived to the table promptly, and was delightful. While some other reviews have said this is not a "foodie" restaurant I would disagree. Great place will go again"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Nicola's was one of my wife and my favorite restaurants. We looked forward to the wonderful food, great service, and really nice atmosphere. All the elements are still there to provide a terrific dining experience, except for the food. Most of the staff have turned over, and I really don't know who the chef is at this point but the food was extremely bland. The portions have become very small, and the sides that accompany the main dish do not at all compliment each other. I hope the owners quickly realize the deficit they have in the kitchen, and can once again provide the food that Nicola's was known for. It is a real shame that we will not be back to see for a very long time."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We went to Nicolas for our anniversary as its one of our favorite places. We weren't disappointed at all, salmon was great as was pasta for my wife. A tiramisu as an anniversary present was a nice surprise as theirs is one of the best. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Ordered chileian bass which was not fresh and overcooked. Only ate a couple of bites. Waiter never inquired as to the food as though he knew it was terrible. Chef should go back to fast food restaurant. Worst food i have had in years."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Hi, our experience wasn't so good. The waiter was pushing us to leave the restaurant because we didn't order dinner immediately, but we were consuming drinks and appetizers. So before ordering dinner, the waiter told us that he needs the table so we have to leave. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Nicola's is a presentable restaurant with a very good representation of Italian food choices. Pricing was a little high, but the food was very good and recommend it to individuals that love the Italian cuisine."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We chose Nikolas for our Mother's Day lunch. We've had good experiences at this restaurant in the past but this weekend the service was absolutely lousy and the food was average, at best. We were immediately seated but the waiter did not great us for 10 minutes after sitting. We ordered a bottle of wine and drinks for our sons. The bottle of wine took over a half hour to arrive. When we finally ordered we had been sitting for close to 45 minutes. Overall, we were at the restaurant for 3 hours for lunch. We won't be returning to Nikolas any time soon. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We ate at Nicola's for Mother's day lunch/brunch and had a great meal with great atmosphere. Everything was perfect! Nicola's has always delivered consistently great food and service every time!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed Mothers Day brunch outdoors. Greg was our great server who accommodated our every need. Food was great and loved the generous Mimosas."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food, service, atmosphere all very good, but short of perfect. Pastas all very tasty. Like the layout and decor. Wait staff very good. Felt slightly rushed"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good food. Occasionally inattentive and inadequate service. The waiter brought a cup of coffee that had spilled into its saucer, (messy drips), rather than replacing it before even reaching our table. Also, he didn't offer to replace it."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time dining at Nicola's Restaurant. The valet service was a welcome option for a busy Friday night. The ambiance was very tasteful and classy. The wine selection list was excellent with many choices. The food and dessert was excellent. The waiter who served our table was very attentive and courteous. Overall a memorable dining experience. I will highly recommend this to friends and family and will definitely come back again:)"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "It was our waiter's first day on the job, yet you never would have known! Good food and great staff."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We enjoyed another perfect evening on the patio at Nicola's. Our server, Kenny was attentive to all of our needs and the food was outstanding."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Eaten at Nicola's off and on since Galleria, not often at Legacy. Recently we were pleased with the food. Most dishes are now worth the price. New chef and new GM (same owners) make a difference. This week we tried lunch and two dinners. The food was good (exception: Chicken Paillard oddly plated). The variable was service. Our first meal the server was good: prompt, pleasant, professional. The next meal's server was not unpleasant but not our style. The third meal's server was odd. He offered a relaxed pace. Then repeated interruptions to ask the timing we wanted for the next dish, to the minute: "8 minutes or 9?". Odd, then unable to control timing: dishes arrived at various ill-timed moments. Funny but off-putting."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is our favorite "go to" place with friends. The dinner is paced well so you can visit and take your time but not too slow. Our favorite dish is the chicken, artichoke lasagna. It's unusual and a good change from typical pasta dishes."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was very good, and our service was outstanding. We had a very pleasant waiter who seemed knowledgable on wines."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My two friends and I went to the restaurant looking for a great meal as we did receive, but we didn't except such bad service. Our waiter wasn't really focusing on us as he did on other tables and he had to flag other waiters to get us drinks and other things we needed. Our waiter brought our drinks and check. We didn't know who exactly we were tipping, to be honest. He wasn't attentive to us at all and it made our experience a lot less enjoyable. The food was delicious and the prices are good but service wasn't. Maybe next time it will be better, if there is a next time."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I brought 7 colleagues to this restaurant and felt like I owed them an apology after. The service at Nicola's just continues to deteriorate. Last visit, we were rushed through dinner, asked for bread, asked for refreshed drinks. This time, a server spilled a plate of calamari down my back and there was no effort to clean it up. Fried calamari was spread on top of my chair and underneath 2 of our dining chairs, at our feet. It was on my business suit jacket. I had to ask another passing by server to get someone to clean it up and they seemed surprised. I would have expected an immediate clean-up and perhaps a visit by the manager with an apology. Still had to ask for bread and refreshed drinks. There is no service at this place."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I celebrated my birthday with a group of girls. They sat us upstairs which was perfert. Food was great and service was excellent. Very nice dinner."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined at Nicola's after seeing a movie at the Angelika a couple of times. The atmosphere is nice, especially upstairs, and the service is typically very good. The food is good, not "foodie" worthy but nice and basic. The “Granchio con Avocado” appetizer was great, the flatbreads are great. The “Fusilli” pasta dish was good and the Halibut special was very good. Wish they had more vegetarian dishes and were a bit more creative and healthy in their approach to food."
    Dined on 3/29/2014