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Trattoria Nicola's
Trattoria Nicola's

Trattoria Nicola's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nicolasdc.com
  • Email: massimo@nicolasdc.com
  • Phone: (202) 449-4011
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joud Achkar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining is available in the Wine Room adjacent to the bar.
  • Private Party Contact: Massimo Giannetti (202) 449-4011

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main entrance on 23rd Street between N & M Street - Embassy Suites entrance
  • Public Transit: Dupont Circle Station (closest metro stop Red Line)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Trattoria Nicola's
A comfortable neighborhood Trattoria located between Georgetown and Dupont Circle serving rustic Italian cuisine. Trattoria Nicola's features a dramatic entrance on 23rd street, al fresco dining on the patio and private dining available in the Wine Room adjacent to the bar. The main dining area is split level and features romantic high backed booths and rich, colorful decor that stimulates the appetite. The sophisticated bar features happy hour and daily martini specials.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Almost as bad as going to old Holiday Inn for dinner. Restaurant well worn, decor out of date, sadly needing overhaul! If we had realized it was in a hotel, Embassy Suite, second thoughts on choice would saved us a disappointing evening. It was clear the hotel condition was not much better, lots of lights were out, drab!!, Open Table should delete this choice, reflects badly on them."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I usually ind that restaurants located inside of hotels are marginal at best, over priced with mediocre food. Trattoria Nicola's is an exception. Prices are moderate, food quality very good and service excellent."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I work close to Nicola's, so we go there for lunch on weekdays, and I've always found the lunch buffet to be quite good. This visit was my first time doing dinner here, and I found it slightly less impressive (though certainly still decent). The service was definitely very good, but the food was lackluster. I had the chicken alfredo, and the sauce was bland and much thinner than what I believe a great alfredo sauce should be. The one thing that was really good was the dessert--tiramisu and chocolate hot lava cake. Overall, I think I'll stick to coming to Nicola's for lunch rather than dinner. (For a great Italian dinner experience, I would recommend Philomena in Georgetown; slightly more expensive, but definitely worth it!)"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "You'll never find a better buffet lunch in DC for $12 (includes soft drinks). Wide variety of Italian salads, frittata, pasta, antipasto, great bread, and fabulous desserts!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "There was no need for reservations, the place was practically empty. The menu was small and boring. We all ended up with pizza, which was mediocre at best. Definitely wouldn't tho back and would not recommend."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Service was non-existent for a bit and we never really knew who our server was, there were different people that came by intermittently. It is attached to the Embassy Suites. The food was ok. Not awesome & small portions which was disappointing given that we were trying to eat pasta to run faster! The decor is rather blah & the entryway & the center section of seating is only separated by a glass half-wall. Kind of annoying every time someone comes in the door."
    Dined on 10/26/2013