Nicola Restaurant and Bar
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
House Made Pasta
tomato basil, alfredo, aglio olio, or bolognese available upon request
chef nicola's signature dish Livorno fisherman style seafood stew
Gnocchi con Gamberi
potato gnocchi, shrimp, creamy pesto, sun-dried tomatoes
Always a bright spot in my week...dinner at Nicola! The food is outstanding and chef Nicola has special creations all the time, dining here is a delight!
The service was excellent. The food was amazing. The owner came and talked to us and was extremely friendly. The Ambiance was perfect. I highly recommend this place, and we will definitely be back!
The best Italian food we’ve had in Columbus in a very long time! Definitely will be back.
Our waitress was very good. She never rushed any part of the dinner. It is a pleasant dining experience. The food was very good. We had lasagna.
Patio seating was exceptionally beautiful with all the flowers and plants. We especially appreciated the complimentary aperitif in recognition of our anniversary. Food was superb!
The food was okay, expected higher quality.
High quality ingredients prepared really well. Service was warm and inviting. Pasta dishes had loads of flavor. If you're looking for something different don't shy away from the wild boar pasta. It was excellent.
Absolutely love this restaurant. On this visit we had Nicola's cioppino and veal piccata. For dessert, cannolis and cappacino. Just delicious. The homemade pasta is so good. The service is wonderful.
Best genuine Italian
Excellent as always. The homemade pastas are incredible. As are the specials. Each week it’s something new and amazing. Best Italian restaurant in the city.
We enjoyed a perfect night on the patio. Even though there were a lot of diners we felt like we had our own space. Food, as always, was amazing!
Great meal and excellent service!!
Nicola’s patio has one of the best ambiances in Columbus. Love sitting outside with soothing music over the sound system, surrounded by planters filled with flowers, herbs and other edibles used in their spectacular Italian dishes.
The food was excellent as always, as was the service. Very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
Dinner was outstanding! Will be back!!!
Outstanding food, service- everything was perfect for a family dinner and birthday celebration with friends.
The food was ok. Portion size was small. Definitely not a place to share a meal. A little overpriced on the food and drinks.
Enjoyed everything for the most part, but feel it is over priced for what it is. Food was ok, but not great. The patio is small, but nice.
Wonderful dining experience with special staff attention for birthday celebration
Love this place!! Especially the patio!! 💗💕
Service and food is always fantastic. Really enjoyed the sea bass special which was served with a few ravioli and vegetables. It was a thoroughly enjoyable dinner. Alex is one of our favorite servers at Nicola’s.
We thoroughly enjoy this restaurant every time we go. Friendly staff, delicious food. Highly recommend
We started with a Caesar salad and the eggplant Rotini appetizer as we're the pork Rotini entrees we both ordered. Desserts were excellent too. A great meal.
First time - wonderful!
My favorite joint!!
Our favorites Italian restaurant. Their Tuscan cuisine is authentic. This is not red sauce Italian dining.
Nicola's is one of Columbus's best hidden gems. The food is beyond delicious with so many traditional Tuscan dishes. The services is impeccable. The owner comes out and speaks to the guests regularly. Their patio is open now and is beautiful place for nice meal!
Nicola is one of our favorite restaurants. Our food and drinks were excellent. Every time we eat here we get an appetizer and dessert in addition to entrees, cocktails and wine. The server was knowledgeable and recommended a wine that paired excellently with my meal. We always enjoy our time dining here!
Good was excellent. Server attentive. Temperature Was a bit cold in there. Other than that always happy to dine here when I am in town
We are hooked! First time in and you have to go! It’s the cutest little spot with amazing food, to say the least. Very cozy & elegant, tentative hosts, delicious food, beautiful presentation, wide wine list and wonderful dessert. I got the Tuscan Nido & my husband got the Gnocchi. I recommend to everyone! We will be back again and again!
The ravioli signature dish was outstanding. 4 of us got different things - all were great
Always delicious and a friendly atmosphere. We come here often and recommend it to our friends.
Very welcoming atmosphere and staff. Excellent food including dessert!
Waiter informative about menu.
Thank you for a great evening.
This is fast becoming our favorite restaurant. The quality of the food is outstanding. Can’t beat the homemade pasta and the specials always hit it out of the park.
Everyone who helped us with dinner had the perfect balance of being helpful without being overbearing, which is a huge thing for me. The food was delicious, as always, and being able to sit outside meant I had my first restaurant experience in over a year. Thank you! It was a wonderful evening of feeling normal again!
As always, we had an enjoyable experience at Nicola. The food and service were outstanding. The menu and specials never disappoint!
The cioppino was superb.
The food was good, our server was a little MIA during our dinner and towards the end we just wanted to leave due to the incompetence of mask wearing. Our server would PULL DOWN her mask to talk to us at our table, the individuals clearing the tables wore it below their nose almost as a chin strap and the manager herself took it off when talking to fellow servers near the computers. Will not be returning...this basic health need was clearly not a priority and felt dirty.
It was great. Great atmosphere although it was slightly loud. Service and food were phenomenal!
Fabulous food, good wine and outstanding service!
Nicola Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 459-7000.
Nicola Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1213 OpenTable diners.
Nicola Restaurant and Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://nebula.wsimg.com/f9499872297e63c9298a752b689b6cc3?AccessKeyId=20873B1DA91CA87DF5AB&disposition=0&alloworigin=1.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.