Nico's Restaurant and Bar
Nico's Restaurant and Bar
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Nico's Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.nicosrestaurantandbar.com/
  • Phone: 3362859866
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Wednesday closed, The restaurant is available for
    private party

    Lunch: Thursday-Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm-9pm

    Dinner: Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Brian Dicey
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Nico's now provides catering. Call to set up an appointment today!
  • Private Party Facilities: Nico's will offer a private dining room equipped with a 60" plasma TV, data hookups, wireless microphone, and seating for 32 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Nico Scavone 3365499765
  • Special Events: On Mondays nights, if you buy one main course, you will receive a complimentary glass of house Italian wine!

    We also provide a Taste of Italy on Tuesday nights with 5 courses each with a half glass of wine for $40.

    Or come in on Wednesdays and get a half caraff of red or white house wine for only $8.00!

    Finally, every Friday we host Jazz Night 10pm-1am. Hope to see you there!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W. Friendly Ave.
  • Public Transit: GTA bus stops located within a block of the restaurant In addition, the Greensboro Depot, a hub for Greyhound and GTA, is located within a 10 minute walk from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The parking lot labeled Center Pointe Parking is available for Nico's Restaurant and Bar's guests. Enjoy close, easy-to-find parking! It is a fenced-in lot located just north of the restaurant.
    OR
    Downtown Greensboro offers free parking after 6 pm on weekdays and all day/evening on the weekend. Parking can be found on the same city block as Nico's Restaurant and Bar in the Bellemede or Green Street parking deck.
A word from Nico's Restaurant and Bar
Nico's brings the authentic flavors and aromas of Southern Italy to Downtown Greensboro, right across from Center City Park. We serve gelato, pasta, mozzarella, bread and ricotta-filled cannoli all made from scratch daily in our kitchen. During the lunch hour, Nico's offers a tasteful, yet casual option for Greensboro's downtown business district. In the evening, the restaurant transforms into a fine dining establishment with an array of unique dishes. In addition to the hand-crafted appetizers, entrees, and desserts, Nico's also boasts an extensive wine list with many selections imported from Italy and Sicily. Come join us for a taste of true Sicilian hospitality. Buon appetito!
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Nico's Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great find in Greensboro
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Just a great restaurant - innovative food preparation, outstanding service, high quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service needs serious work.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    The food was delicious and Nico was hospitable but the servers are inattentive and had to be prompted for anything. Unti, the service improves, I can't recommend this place for a nice dinner service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice date night Restuarant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Good food, great ambience. Not too much noise so you can converse with your date!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good, not great
    DistrictGuy
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Nico's was a very pleasant place to spend a Mother's Day Lunch. The space is light and airy with a very high ceiling and nicely decorated without being too busy. The wait staff while not very knowledgeable about their menu, was very pleasant. The hostess didn't ask our seating preferences however and we had to ask to sit near a window rather than in a darker back booth. The food was decent, if overly salty. I got the sense that the special Mother's Day Menu was actually a step down from whatever they normally serve, and that they weren't having their best day back in the kitchen. Perhaps it's better on a thursday or friday night? Generally everything was decent, but felt overpriced given the quality.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All was very good except for
    BobL
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    All was very good except for price. That would be the only thing stopping me from going back. $11 for a salad and $8 for a canolli dessert exceeded my usual price point.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never lets me down
    dryflyhyco
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    As always, food was great. Nico helped to pick a good wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a local restaurant we
    moose
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    Just a local restaurant we had not tried. It was ok, will not be on our favorites list. Would go back .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nico's is always a reliably
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Nico's is always a reliably pleasant meal with excellent service. We now live in Colfax instead of Greensboro so we need to make a special effort to dine at Nico's and it's without question one of the very best places too dine in this area!
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  • Best Italian in town!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    This is our third time in Nico's. Food is very good and menu has sufficient variety. Wine list is better then in most places in Greensboro. Live music on Friday night was a little bit too loud even in the back of the dining room to have a proper conversation. Tiramisu was delicate and not too sweet - just as we remembered it from our days in New Jersey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My party ordered salmon and
    JilestalVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    My party ordered salmon and lasagna. The salmon was good if a little over seasoned for my taste. The lasagna was not good at all. Avoid their selection of white wines too. We tried several whites before finding one that wasn't just plain bad. The Italian red we tired was pretty good, though.
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  • Very nice restaurant. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Very nice restaurant. Service was excellent and the food was absolutely great. First time dining there and will return again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything our group had including
    zoltocVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Everything our group had including the chicken special, linguine with seafood, and salmon were excellent. Our only disappointment was the fig dessert. The honey overpowered the fig flavor and cheese, the figs were small and very dry, and the walnuts seemed a tiny bit stale. Having said that,I would definitely recommend the restaurant, just avoid the figs.
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  • Nico's never disappoints.......plus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Nico's never disappoints.......plus Nico himself is such a Gem......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was travelling alone and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    I was travelling alone and ate at the bar. The bartender and staff were very nice. Food was excellent. A nice treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as always, Nico very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Great as always, Nico very much involved on the floor and a great guy. Service a little slow tonight but our waiter had a very large table as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Considering that I have dined
    Bubblesnc
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Considering that I have dined at Nico's both for lunch and dinner, several times each, the food, service and ambiance are consistently excellent. I love it for business lunches because it provides an excellent place for discussion (quiet), and I love it for dinner because it has a lovely ambiance, good service and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food.
    Leafpeeper2dayVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Nico's is a downtown restaurant. We didn't have any issues parking but the parking is on-street or a parking lot. It could be an issue for some. The restaurant is pleasant but seems to need one more server. The hostess and owner were as busy as the waitstaff. Everyone was constantly moving. There were times when we needed a server, but everyone was so busy there were lulls in service. There was a long time between courses. There was a rather large party in the back of the restaurant. I'm not sure if this was the reason for the service issue or not. The food was excellent. The crostini was wonderful. I loved the tortellini. Plates were warmed so the food never got cold. We will definitely return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nico aims to please & does.
    AnnefsmithVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    We had a party of 14 with a concert following dinner. Where we usually like to go to Nico's to 'dine' they understood our schedule and accommodated that in a lovely manner though the dining room was also packed. They take special care to cater to your evening, whatever it is. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the time. Since the concert was 2 blocks away, it was handy to have a place that had great food within walking distance of our destination.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently great food
    AnnefsmithVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    Great lentil soup and salad lunch. The homemade bread and olive oil makes for a lovely lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time at this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    First time at this restaurant. Seated promptly, but it went downhill from there. Service was got poor; took nearly 20 minutes until our first contact with the waiter. Then another 10 just to get our drinks. When the meal was finished, waited at least 20 minutes before our waiter was to be found. By then, no time for dessert, since we were going to a nearby concert a few blocks away. Thought allowing 2 hours for dinner would be enough time! Food was OK, but the poor service will keep us from a return visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very delicious. I was amazed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Very delicious. I was amazed at the Tortellini. If you are in the mood for some authentic Italian food I would recommend this Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was very poor, did
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Service was very poor, did not get offer appetizer, waiter took really long for refills and rest was not even full
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • On the positive side of our
    LauraDines
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    On the positive side of our dinner experience, the bartender was extremely friendly and professional. The paintings were done by a local artist and were nicely presented on the walls. We sat at the bar for about 30 minutes before being seated. After being seated, we ordered the scallops appetizer, and it was very good. Unfortunately, our server was not responsive at all. He seemed very shy and afraid to approach the table. We had to ask for drink refills - our glasses sat empty while he walked by several times. We also had to ask for our check after waiting for quite some time. We ordered lasagna and linguini. The tomato sauces were delicious but everything else in the dishes was bland.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went the day after Valentine's.
    Pookie
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    We went the day after Valentine's. The food and service were excellent. Great ambiance. Presentation was wonderful. Nicely paced. Knowledgeable and friendly server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food at Nico's was ok,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The food at Nico's was ok, but nothing to die for. The service was terrible with the exception of a food runner that basically did everything that our server should have done. It took 10min after being seated to get water. At no point did our server welcome us or introduce himself as our server. About 10min later the food runner noticed we were just sitting there with our menus closed and only water and she came by to ask if we needed anything. She took our order and brought us bread. The only thing our server did was bring us water, a bottle of wine (which surprisingly he presented correctly), and some oil for our bread without the bread. The food runner was their saving grace. Won't be returning.
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  • Not impressed
    BostonFoodLover
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Was very dead atmosphere, ambiance was poor and non existent. it was freezing cold, not a very romantic atmosphere set for what I hoped would be a romantic Valentines Day dinner with my fiancee. Ordered calamari as an appetizer, was the worst I ever tasted, instead of crispy, it was very soggy. The one positive note was that our waiter was very experienced and knowledgeable. The salmon my fiancee ordered was good as well.
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  • The food was really good although
    jackdine
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The food was really good although the portions was small. The atmosphere was great. For a restaurant in its price range i felt like the service was only so-so.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went on Valentines Day.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We went on Valentines Day. Servcie was excellent, food was fresh and well seasoned. The linguine with seafood and wine sauce was perfect. The only down side was that the tortellini was overcooked and gummy.
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  • Nico's was a wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Nico's was a wonderful experience for my date and I on Valentine's Day. Their custom-tailored menu of gastronomic delights, (Try the Tortellini and Prosciutto, as well as the Crostini, for an appetizer!) the assemblage of wines, red, sparkling, and white, as well as the extraordinary service, really made our night! We didn't try their tantalizing array of desserts, however, when we return, we will!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was fantastic and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Service was fantastic and our waiter made the night. There is only one thing that I would have changed. The table that is across from the wine cab. is a high traffic area and thats where we were sitting. Other than that
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    This restaurant is average, although it tries hard to appear otherwise. Have visited several times, and that is the consistent opinion. Given the prices on the menu, and the general ambience, I expect more. More creativity on the menu, a more professional level of service, more pop, wow and yummmm.
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  • We wnat you to make
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    I was embarrassed as I brought friends who had never been there. Our dinner experiences last year were not great, but we want this place to make it. We had come for lunch in the fall and it was quite good so I recommended it to my friends who eat out often. Our service was fine. However, there was hardly anyone else in the place and it was 12:30 on a weekday. Why don't they have some real lunch specials? Our meal was a pasta with mushrooms and chicken which was brown and really tasteless. It has everything going for it for success except food.I don't think I will try it again. It is really too bad. This is such a great spot and we need a good restaurant in that part of town.
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  • Had a wonderful dinner here
    Chappell57VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Had a wonderful dinner here Friday night. Rabbit sausage pasta. Homemade pasta! Stayed for the great jazz that started at 9:00. The ambiance is great--very modern, but warm and inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place for a corporate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    Good place for a corporate dinner or with group of friends the service was great. The menue was filled good choices and it was very well recieved by my clients and colleagues. Clearly I am satisfied and continue to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Enjoyed the "set" dinner
    Limelitelady
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    Enjoyed the "set" dinner very much--lovely, fresh vegetable soup, delicious pasta, and one of the best and freshest cannoli I've ever had--by FAR better than any others in Greensboro! Service was outstanding, and ambiance is very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Good Italian place in Greensboro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Nice downtown place to eat. Not too pricey. Good selection of entries, friendly and knowledgeable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the place if you are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    This is the place if you are looking for Italian food not covered in the traditional marinara sauces. Excellent food, Italian wines and service. A gem in Greensboro.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great Jazz every Friday night
    OutOfTownerVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Great Jazz every Friday night at 9 pm - a place for adults
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Great in Downtown GSO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    We were a 6-top at 8pm Saturday. This is a great place for local vibe & very comfortable, contemporary decor. We sat in the private room. That was a special treat with its huge paintings & street view. Favorite dish was the tortellini con prosciutto e crema. We were licking the bowl to get the last of the cream sauce. I highly recommend the pappardelle with rabbit sausage (remarkable). We ultimately decided against ordering the gnocchi. Between the apps and the entrees, the chef sent out a complementary plate of it. It was amazing! Dessert was a chocolate mousse with a single raspberry. The waiter heard the debate over ownership, so he brought a whole plate of them. Exceptional food, good wine list & good service. Going back Wednesday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my second time coming
    alijohnp
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    This was my second time coming and they food and atmosphere were both still as good as the first time. After 8:30pm the crowd, and they dont seat that many anyways, cleared and it was more quiet than we I arrived. The server was very good at wine recommendations and substitutions with sides on the entrees. Would Recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic