Mother’s Day dinner. There was a set menu which I didn’t know. It was a bit noisy. The food was fine service was great.
We have eaten at Nicola before but disappointed with our Mothers day dinner. When we made our reservation, no one told us a limited menu was going to be offered. We were expecting a full menu. We had to send food back several times and it definitely wasn't the same experience we've had on previous visits. Disappointing for sure!
Poor service. Food was not that great. Had to ask for bread. Had to ask for refils of water. Had to ask to have dirty dishes taken away between courses. Had to send back a meal for not bring properly cooked.
The best in Italian food and so much more! Creative entrees and beautiful presentations really highlight the dinners. The wait staff is very good and charming. Love the place!
Granted it was Mother's Day, and they were slammed. I think they overbooked. Clearly they had added extra tables. Consequently it was overcrowded and service was very slow. Additionally, my Lamb Osso Bucco was bland. My wife had the filet mignon and thought it was good. They forgot my daughters meatball. We never did get it, but partly because my daughter didn't care about it and we never mentioned it.
I would definitely not return on a similar special occasion, but I admit most of my complaints may have been due to that.
My wife and I love this restaurant! The fresh made pasta is like Nonna used to make and there are many other menu options.
Dawn is always the perfect waitress. Attentive, friendly and orifepssional
Our server was great ! The entire evening on the patio was top notch, I recommend choosing from the speciality drink menu...
Very good food. I started with a polpo salad wit h octopus flown in from Spain that was excellent. Very good scampi. My wife had a raviola that was one piece fitting the entire plate. It was filled with lemon ricotta, walnut and egg. That might have been the best tiramisu I've had.
Less than we had experienced before--First, server was slow in coming and when we ask for separate checks, her response is, "That will just take longer because it is hard in our computer. Bad form to tell the customers the business problems--and we said we did not mind. Food came in timely enough manner, but one dish was overcooked, sent back, and no better the second time. Server argued with the diner. Bad form. No comments from the chef or offer to cut price or offer dessert free to the diner or compensate in any way. Most enjoyed the food, and before we were finished, the checks were out. We had asked for dessert menus before the checks came and again afterward, and two people offered to bring them, but they never came. When the server came back with no menus (she was one whom we had told to bring them, she asked if we were ready to pay. One said, "We wanted to look at desserts," and she said she was sorry. Then she took our credit cards and checks and came back with receipts and thanked us for coming. No desserts for those who wanted them. This clearly was not the 5-star experience we had been led to expect.
Jay was a terrific server. The food is so delicious I could eat there everyday. Best homemade Italian experience.
Food was great, as was the service.
Nice waiter. Good food. Pleasant experience!
Went here recently for my mom's birthday with the whole family and everyone's dish was delicious! We came early since we were with kids, since it's more on the formal side. Food was the highlight with great service.
Great restaurant with a great menu. This was my second time there and it was as good as I remembered.
We really enjoyed our dinner and will definitely return when we are in the area again. Excellent food and service!
Excellent service! The food is phenomenal. Been there several times.
.. I would highly recommend Nicola!
As we always have, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. Speranza once again stopped by to chat us up, recognizing us from prior visits. Those visits really give a meal that "extra touch"!
Great neighborhood restaurant.
Fantastic dining experience. Food was fabulous. Service was perfect.
Awesome handmade pasta! One of my favorite ding spots for really, really good food. Thanks!
Love Nicola. The food is always delicious and unique.
Great food great time !
Outstanding in all aspects
Quiet evening and the place was barely filled. Ambience is ok and food portion is huge, and taste right. Overall average.
Homemade pastas were excellent. Only a few minor items (a couple of delays, no bread until just before food service) slightly deterred from what was otherwise excellent service. For some reason, none of us enjoyed our cocktails this evening.
Fewer diners on a Monday evening made for a very quiet room for talking. Very nice evening!
This is a really good restaurant.
We were four for an Easter meal. The food was very good. Two of us order the Fettuccine Pescatore and two ordered Lasagna. There was plenty of fish in the Pescatore and the Lasagne had a lot of meat and was a huge portion. We shared fried calamari which was tasty and crunchy. Our server was great, very friendly and attentive. Would go back again when in the Columbus area.
Nice place. Good food. Average service. Prices weren’t justified.
Continues to deliver on the promise of great food and service.
Excellent as always; the gorgonzola/walnut salad is one of my favorites in all of Columbus and can not visit Nicola without ordering it.
My trout with zuchinni boats were great; my husband's short ribs were over the top in portion as we just enjoyed the second one for lunch just now; still yummy.
Italian wine selection limited, good specials... waiter forgot to bring me my soup.... great cheese plate, took a long time to get it out to the table. Convenient location, nice staff
Our food and wine was exceptional and so was our service! I had dined at Nicola before with my out of state dinner guests and when they came to Cbus this week, they asked to dine at Nicola again. My guests also remembered from their first visit that they should save room for desert - lemon cake! We had the Veal piccata, the risotto special, and the gorgonzola gnocchi - so many good choices and everything tastes great! Thank you Daniella and Chef and waiter Alex.
AMAZING! Favorite spot! BRAVO to staff and owners who always make every diner feel appreciated and special!
Food was delicious!! Italian food at its best! Very knowledgable/helpful/friendly server. We will be back for sure!
Chose Nicola for my wife's birthday based on other reviews which said it was romantic. It is. Nice interior, very good food, very well priced, excellent wine list, particularly Italian options. Our waiter was very friendly and gave us space and time to be with each other.
Great ambiance, fantastic menu. The braised beef was spectacular. Excellent wine list.
Fresh pasta, never out of a box. Deep flavors, authentic Italian. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.
I've been to Nicolas twice and both visits were outstanding. Homemade pasta was delicious. Authentic Italian cuisine at it's best.
We had a lovely evening. The food was the highlight, followed closely by the wine. Our server was appropriately attentive. The floor plan is very open so there isn’t an intimate feeling but very conducive to small groups. Definitely worth going!