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Excellent service, wonderful staff. Awesome valentines menu. Overall great experience
an exceptional meal with great service in a moderate dining room.
Let me start by giving a hats off to the amazing chef and staff at Nicola's, for making my wife's birthday a memorable one. The flavor and presentation of the food was second to none. The four of us had various amazing dishes but the standouts were the mushroom Gnudi, little ravioli, minus the pasta, served with a mushroom broth I had to soak up with the bread. The Belgian endive salad is an amazing creation both visually and on the palate, followed by the Frutti Di Mare with squid ink pasta. To top it off, was an incredible Red Snapper dish, baked in a little pastry bag and a red pepper, squash purée. I would also like to thank Jeremy, our outstanding server for being on top of everything, without hovering.
We lovd this restaurant. Went for my birthday and it was a wonderful experience. The red snapper was delicious and the gnocchi was out of this world. We ordered 3 desserts to share and thought they were some of the best we ever had anywhere.
The food was fabulous but the service was a bit slow. We waited 20 minutes for drink orders :(
The service and food was excellent as always.
Bolognese night didn't disappoint. We love this great restaurant. So fun and service is outstanding. Bar area can get cramped, but not bad overall. Such a great restaurant.
Excellent table service. Not so great service at the bar.
We were pleased to be able to try many things between two couples. This works because you offer half portions although we took left-overs home too. The salad was crazy good as was the pasta. Being charged for bread we thought was odd because the sauce(s) need to be totally gone. My cocktails were also appreciated.
food was exceptional and wait staff were informative and responsive to our requests
Some of the best Italian food that can be found in the Cincinnati area.
I live in New York and go very often to Atlanta for business and this is my favorite restaurant... hands down!!!
The food is amazing. I had collegues from London with me and they really enjoyed the food.
Fantastic Italian food and choice of wines that reminded us of Tuscany. Highly recommended!
The food was good. Moscato di ‘asti was great. Went with a friend. Heads up that if you order extra sauce it may cost $4. Lol.
Our server was horrible.. food was ok.
Awesome food and service, would go again.
Phenomenal dishes, amazing service and great ambiance. First time here and will come back and definitely recommend to friends. Bravo!
We all had wonderful meals. Food was excellent and Gabriel was outstanding as our waiter. My fave Italian restaurant is outstanding in food and ambiance. Can’t wait to go back!!
Great place to celebrate a special occasion. We celebrated a birthday and everything was just terrific. We wish our waitress the best in South Africa next year! Thanks for a grand evening.
I came to dinner here on a Monday evening with some close friends as a farewell dinner for I am moving to Columbus. We had such an amazing evening. We are honored to dinner a little bit early and started with a bottle of wine at the bar. Jonathan was a great help but we were sat with Gabe at our table. Could not have been happier with our service. You did such a great job at explaining the entire menu and even gave us a special dessert as a parting gift. The food was absolutely amazing but our service was even better. Definitely ask for Gabe the next time you dine here and you will not be disappointed at all!
Excellent food and Service by Brad!
It was my favorite restaurant I have been to in Cincinnati! The food was amazing and the staff was wonderful. We will definitely be back many times in the future!
The food, service and ambiance were amazing as always!
Pricey, but worth the splurge! Great service and superb food.
All excellent: food, table service, bar service and ambiance. Only negative was valet did not walk lady out to car or come out to car to open door. It was raining and he did have an umbrella so that was too bad to see.
Each course was outstanding, all-in-all it was a terrific meal.
New Years Eve with friends
Perfect spot for a special NYE dinner, with great service and ambience. Meal was excellent from start to finish; the gnocchi and duck were highlights. Highly recommend!
Came in for new years and even on a very busy night the service was still top notch. The food was amazing as always.
A wonderful New Year’s Eve! The food was delicious and the service was perfect.
We went on NYE and while the food was incredible as always, we not only felt rushed (dishes were brought on top of each other) but we were also sat right under the stairs (annoying) and several times heard the staff bickering. I’ll go back, but not for NYE when it’s $100 per person which is way over priced when you price our the dishes normally on the menu.
Food was delicious service was okay. Made the reservation on open table for New Years Eve. When we arrived we found out it was a preset menu. It was a 4 course meal.... a lot of food. I wished it was stated on the app that it was a 4 course meal.
Great ambiance. Great service.
We had a wonderful dinner.
Happy New Year.
Overall, we really enjoyed Nicola's Ristorante and I would recommend it. The food was good (if you don't want a huge portion you will be fine to order the "smaller" size pasta dish for your main course, especially if you get the bread basket + a starter). I thought it was slightly overpriced for the quality of the food (in my opinion, Sotto's food is of better quality and we spent less money there). Our server was incredibly sweet and spent a lot of time with us pursuing the menu and explaining wine and dinner options. I am vegetarian and she explained which items can be made vegetarian and which couldn't (for reference, pretty much everything but the seafood dishes can be made without the meat!). We were seated in the hallway so there wasn't much ambiance at all, and I was freezing the entire time, which is the reason I removed a star (along with the price of the food being higher than the quality).
Didn’t care for where our table was located. Would have preferred to be in the main dining area not a separate room.
The taste was exquisite, the service professional and cheery, and the ambiance was quite inviting. We will be coming back to enjoy another great evening.
Best Italian in Cincy by far! We cannot wait to revisit Nicola's.
Was there to celebrate my birthday and requested a quiet booth but ended up outside of a private room which meant lots of servers in and out and they cleaned all of the plates off next to our booth. Not the vibe I wanted! They were aware it was a special occasion which was never even mentioned. Server was clearly not interested in being there and I definitely picked the wrong restaurant for this celebration!