Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
On Valentine's Day we will be only offering a Prix Fixe Menu that has yet to be determined and will not be offering our regular menu. We will contact you to firm up details about the menu, pricing, and to get a credit card number to hold the reservation. Thank you
Friday, February 14, 2020
Excellent table service. Not so great service at the bar.
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.
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!
Excellent food, service, ambience — thank you for a lovely evening.
Nice place ..spent 400.00 dollars for 5 people which seemed pricy when you consider the quality and cost vs Boca and Sotto ...
Great food and attentive service. They sat us in a brightly lit and noisy adjacent dinning area that lack any true ambiance and we felts like we were relegated to the “back of the house.” You had to go down a long hallway past the restrooms and the kitchen to get to the dining area. Not an intimate experience whatsoever.
love this place! food is consistently delicious. service is exceptional
Our waiter asked if it was a special occasion and we said it was our Anniversary and then he brought us some complimentary champagne!
That was very special.
One of the top 5 restaurants in Cincinnati. The potato gnocchi and the mushroom and ricotta gnudi was outstanding. The Bolognese was delicious as well. The bread basket has a lot of variety that pairs well with all three. The service was outstanding which made the experience even that much more enjoyable.
November and December are always busy months for my wife and me. Preparing for the holidays just adds to the stress. Having a relaxing Christmas Eve dinner at Nicola’s has become an annual tradition for us. This year everything was exceptional...the food was outstanding and the entire staff, from the valet parkers and hostesses to our waiter and busser were terrific!
The food was great and the service was outstanding.