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
nicola's three-meat bolognese ragu, mozzarella, parmesan & béchamel
chef nicola's signature dish Livorno fisherman style seafood stew
carnaroli rice, beef tenderloin, wild mushrooms chianti red wine, pecorino
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Reserve your family table at Nicola Restaurant. We are organizing a healthy and joyful day and chef Nicola is preparing a special Holiday menu.Salute
Absolutely beautiful fresh well-prepared food presented beautifully! Fantastic taste. Quiet and ambient restaurant.
I loved the pork tenderloin and especially the desserts! Great place to dine and always excellent food!
Love Nicola restaurant— you can’t go wrong !! Great food and service.
Great place for a quiet night out or a date night. Everything was great! If you love wine they have an extensive wine list reasonably priced. The only draw back is that everything is al carte and the portion size was small for the price.
Recommended for those who wish to go the step beyond "Italian-American." Genuine Italian cuisine, prepared well.
Patio was beautiful and a great place to celebrate a birthday
We had the best time here. We were with my parents and our 4 adult children. The owners are so friendly, the servers were kind, helpful, fantastic. It felt like we were part of an Italian family in their beautiful dining room. The pasta is handmade by the owners. High end authentic Italian food. We lived in Europe for 5 years and my husband worked in Italy. It tasted like being back in Italy. Thank you Nicola! See you when we are back visiting our daughter at OSU!
Amazing food and amazing service!
Stopped in for the first time as we had a 530 reservation on a Saturday evening. We walked in and was seen by the bartender and a lady dressed in white and was never greeted from the front door. After 3 to 4 minutes somebody came and asked if we had a reservation.
They took us to our table which was a banquet and the booth side was full of food residue.
Took a while to be greeted four minutes. We ordered drinks and they were served right away and tasted good.
I ordered the lasagna and my date ordered the Seabass. Both entrées were very good.
There was a lot of time in between that we do not see a server and would have ordered more drinks if she would’ve come around.
We ordered the lemon cello cake and the chocolate gelato. The lemon cello cake was excellent and the chocolate gelato was freezer burnt.
This restaurant could really be excellent with the right leader ship, training and attention to detail.
Beautiful patio; excellent food and always friendly and professional service
You won't find more delicious Italian food than Nicola's. It is always a treat to go there and we often also carry out.
Delicious food and nice patio! Little pricey but delicious!
The food is excellent, certainly the best Italian in the city. The patio is comfortable and accommodating during this time of COVID. No "foodie" should miss an evening there.
Loved the ambiance and food. Great service!! Can’t wait to return.
We decided to dine here last-minute. We usually like the food but not the service—even before the pandemic. That’s why we only dine here once or twice a year—it’s close to where we live but we’ll drive to Powell, Grandview, even Delaware for Italian. The patio and dining room are both nice. Pastas are quite authentic and salads and entrees don’t disappoint. Charging $6 for one handful of bread seems excessive—especially because we ordered a salad course. Service is friendly but scarce. It’s great for people who seem to be regulars. We first dined here years ago when the restaurant opened and have always had that impression. Great food, disappointing service.
Great service. Food was delicious. Will go back
Fantastic! The food was amazing. Dining room is tight in some areas
a little overprices to be honest- food was a 8/10 not bad at all
Our first visit. We were greeted like old friends. We've traveled Italy extensively. Nicola's food and wine would be at home in Florence or Rome. We've already booked a return visit. 'nuff said.
Food always great. Patio nicely done
Always excellent. The pasta, the wine, the limoncello- our favorite restaurant in the city. ❤️
Excellent homemade pasta. The patio is lovely with flowers and the garden to the side. Love this restaurant.
was an amazing experience food was great and nicola came out to the patio tables and touched base with everyone to make sure everything was great!
This is a fantastic place. The food was incredible and the service was outstanding. Authentic Italian is exactly how I would describe it. I cant say enough about the food and service. I felt like I was having dinner at my Italian Grandmother's house. Nicola Great job in the Kitchen and at the Table. this is my third time here and all my experiences have been similar, so this is not a fluke. GREAT JOB we will be back
It’s a NICE restaurant. Do not let the strip mall location fool you. Also, it does not have a children’s menu.
The rack-of-lamb was ok, but not worth the price compared to other places we’ve had it. Maybe other items on the menu would be a better choice, something more traditional Italian.
Food was excellent!!
Outstanding all around!
Had a marvelous evening of drinks and appetizers out on the patio. Service was excellent--perfectly paced, and the food, as usual, top-notch. Highly recommend!
We always enjoy dining at Nicolas. Great food (non-red sauce Italian), nice mostly Italian wine selection, friendly service, and the personal attention of owners Nicola and Esperanza.
This restaurant does not use Open Table reservations anymore! Had to eat at the bar because did not accept reservation. You should take them
Delicious authentic food!
The food was excellent as was the service . We ate on the patio area which was beautifully decorated w lights and flowers . Will def be back .
Favorite Italian restaurant in the city. Always excellent
We ate outside on the lovely patio and totally enjoyed our meals. My husband had seafood risotto, mom had the gnocchi, dad had the tagliatelle I had homemade pasta with Alfredo sauce. Our server was delightful and efficient. We will definitely go back!
Hostess was dismissive and in a nice way,, confrontational. No complimenary bread at an Italian restaurant was surprising to say the least. Our waiter was nice, but we felt a little awkward when he spoke with us. Food was phenomenal. A little on the high especially without again, a complimentary side. Overall okay, but doesn't demand a must go
Outstanding veal dishes- excellent Tiramisu -service was good after an initial mixup on who was covering our table - we will be back again
Lasagna was outstanding. The portabello mushroom with sausage was delish! Tiramisu and cappucino were the perfect endings.
Always completely satisfied after dining at nicola. Food is fabulous, delicious wines, and very friendly staff. Great place to take friends for any occasion . Highly recommend
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 1249 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.