Open table allowed a dining time past the closure of the actual restaurant and only pub area was open. While the menu offerings were the same the ambiance was clearly not. Staff seem distressed an decor was old and dated
We had a reservation at 7pm. When we arrived at 7 we were told to wait 10 minutes, but a very unfriendly host. 30 minutes later, we finally were seated without menus. After a 15 minute wait on the server to come to our table for the first time, we finally had menus at 7:45. We ordered and our $40 was way overcooked (well done, and we ordered it as medium). The sides were ice cold (mashed potatoes and broccoli). We sent it back and it took roughly 25 minutes to get our food the second time. We asked for a box and left without eating our entire meal, because we just had to leave. Our reservation was at 7, and we didn't leave until after 9 without eating.; This was a terrible experience and we will never be back to this restaurant.
Restaurant had a special menu but failed to Offer ordering off the menu unless you asked. The wait staff was a little short for the occasion and service suffered. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was tastefully done.
Food was excellent and service was ok. Those working tied but they were tasked with covering more than humanly possible given the limited number of wait staff present. Staffed properly and this could be a really good option for those wanting to get a meal onsite or as a destination for locals trying to avoid the city bustle and parking charges.
We were there for dinner, even though it wasn't too busy, they were under staffed causing poor service. Food was average at best.
The food and service at Nicolino's was outstanding. We made a dinner reservation for 4:30. The website said that dinner began at 4:00. We expect dinner to be in a dining room at a restaurant of this caliber. When we arrived the bartender told us that the dining room didn't open until 5:00. We sat in the bar and it was very noisy. As I stated, the food and service was fine, but we were disappointed to not be in a quiet dining room. The Wyndham needs to correct their website and modify Opentable so that dinner reservations are not offered that cannot be accommodated in a dining room.
don't be in a hurry. took over an hour to get our food and we were one of , only 3 tables. we were late to our meeting and had to practically beg for our check to leave.
Several of the elements of each dish were great, but at the same time the remainder were very bad. It bills itself as an Italian restaurant, and has many pictures about the life and history of its founder but only two dishes were even close to being Italian. For instance the goat cheese 'fondue' had great flavor but was so runny it was like a thin cream sauce, unlike any fondue we had ever seen before. Their bread is GREAT, both as an general accompaniment, and as crostini for the 'fondue'. Both the salmon and bass filets were done exceptionally well but the accompanying vegetables were so bold as to totally overpower them.
Looks like they covered up the old with a fresh coat of paint and hoped for the best. Food was great. Restaurant was completely empty. Service was pretty good.
Service excellent, food terrific. We will definitely return to Nicolino's.
This was no more than an average hotel bar.. they added additional seating and raised the rates of the food without raising the quality.
We went on a Tuesday and there were very few people in the restaurant. The food was good, the service was good and the prices were right.
Menu is great. Food is great. Like the wine list. Service staff is untrained. Decor is massively dated...
I ordered by Chicken Vodka that came with asparagus and angel hair pasta. It was FABULOUS...so good I would order it again! There was plenty of food. The others in our party got the buffet dinner, and loved it, too.
Yes I had a great dinner, but the wine and dessert were oustanding. I would come back for wine and dessert at least.
When you are planning to locate this place, note this restaurant is actually inside the Wyndham hotel.
Our first time there, just across from our own hotel... what a find! Absolutely delicious food... watch out for the Chicken Parm - it's huge!! One to share with your date - would probably be best ;)
i had a dinner interview at Nicolino's as the recruiter had flown in and was staying across the street at a hotel without a restaurant. So, while I reside in Carmel I saw that Nicolino's was close to her hotel, so i decided to give it a try. To say we were both pleasantly surprised is an understatement. My Artic Char was absolutely delicious, and a welcome relief from the typical burger, pizza or chicken caeser salad that are the main stays of most hotel restaurants that are close to the Indianapolis airport.
This was a great experience for my husband and I. We wanted to get away from the busy and hectic lifestyle we both carry. And this was a perfect choice. Atmosphere was quiet and the food was great.
We were staying there for an oratorical contest and just didn't want to deal with having to leave the hotel for ANYthing all weekend. So this place was good for dinner and also for breakfast. Reasonable variety and fairly well prepared. The pasta and salad bar on Sunday was EXCELLENT.
On the internet it made it appear that it was a traditional Italian Reataurant. Seeing how it is part of a hotel the menu was all over the place. The breaking point was the bruschetta. It was basically sliced bread with tomatoes on the side.
Don't get me wrong it wasn't all bad but just not what we thought.
Unexpected gem on the south-west side of Indianapolis. Second time to dine at the Wyndham hotel (Last time is was called the the Marker Restaurant & Lounge). Nicolino's proves to be a great dinning experience. Both entrees were tender, even the Chicken Marsala was delightful. Thanks for a great romantic evening.
I have eaten at the hotel twice when attending conferences and everything was great, but when dining in the restaurant at night, I was sorely disappointed.
Our server was inebriated and walked past us (within 2 feet!) all night without checking to see if we needed anything.
Our food took an incredibly long time to come out, but I noticed that the other tables were getting their food at the same time, I think they were missing a cook for a while.
One bright spot was that the appetizers were excellent.
But when you have to wait 30+ minutes for a refill of water, multiple times, good appetizers can't overcome that.
We dined on a Monday,that may have had something to do with the very poor service. It seemed they utilized the hotel housekeeping staff for the night. Neither the hostess nor server had any clue about the drinks or dinner menu or how to serve a table. I had to get up and walk to the bar to see what beer was on tap. I think they only had one wine list that was shared by the entire restaurant. I ordered one of the 'Chef Specials', it was very bland and looked like something you would get from a Stouffers frozen dinner. My wife ordered the Chicken Parmesan. it was OK. When they brought out the meals I was missing my vegetable, it was brought out about 15 mins later. The atmosphere was very nice. It was a shame the food and service was to poor.
I usually don't eat in hotels but I was in the middle of nowhere and didn't want to drive into de city so I try this hotel restaurant and I pay de price with a below average experience.
Mediocre, standardized, homogenized food.
The service started off terrible. The hostess was rude. She sat us in the middle of the room when there were only 5 or 6 table in the room. I asked to move and she said no. The server took 8 minutes even acknowledge us. The food was bland. We ordered a cheesy bread, there was a bowl of blah marinara sauce and some cheese sprinkled and melted across the bread sticks.
My dates dinner was your typical spaghetti and meatballs, no spices or zing to set it apart from ragu. My dinner was the mushroom risotto. I was practically attacked with garlic and it was severely missing the mushrooms that were promised.
All in all. I will not be back. I was not impressed all the way across the board. It was bland, boring, and very unimaginative.
Menu has changed from that on their website with many items deleted and bar menu added to restaurant menu. Service was horrible, finally served our hot app. barely lukewarm after an hour and twenty minutes! First bottle of wine (from an excellent vineyard) was bad-very off tasting, next choice they did not have so the waitress brought out something she choose herself, a nice warm white which she poured a small amount of then said she would go chill the rest, but never returned with it. I went to find someone in charge ( the waitress had told us the manager was fired) and we left after an hour and a half without eating! Worst dining experience ever.
Missing many items. Food was terrible. Stay away.
My friend and I were in town for the 500 festival mini marathon. Most of the places downtown were completely booked as far as reservations were concerned. So....we figured since we had a rental car, why not find a place. That we did, a little bit outside from downtown. About 10 -15 min max. It was located inside the Wyndam Hotel. Loved the atmosphere and decoration was retro yet modern. Staff was very friendly and most importantly the food was great. They had a cook to order pasta chef that was there. Excellent route for them to go. Definitely worth the try.
The waitress was quite friendly and attentive, however on arrival ~6:50 for 7:00 reservations, no one was in the restaurant, no one could be found to seat us for over 5 minutes. The menu at the restaurant was more limited than the one online. Nonetheless everything ordered was tasty, the only item approaching 5 stars however was the lemon cheesecake, beautifully accompanied by rasberries and a berry drizzle.
Everything was great except the waitress was a bit behind and never did bring my husband his salad, so she ended up taking some off the bill for us. We understood, though, because she explained that she usually worked the hotel front desk, but was just helping out in the restaurant. That made the lack in service understandable.
Overall our experience there was very good. Our waiter though a little slow was very friendly and was very nice! It was very quiet and romantic. I started off with a Tomato and Mozzarella salad which was quite good. The pinot noir was also very good. I ended up getting the Rack of Lamb with Risotto as my side. The risotto was some of the best I have ever had, and though the lamb was good, the port wine reduction was very over powering and kind of salty, it took away from the flavor of the meat instead of adding to it. I ended up just scrapping the sauce off and just ate the meat :)
Great brunch and amazing service.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Easter brunch and plan to return for many years to come! We've recommended this place to all our friends and family.
I made the reservation on Open Table for Nicolino's shortly before we arrived. No problem they had received it. We were seated and I checked my phone for e-mails. Had one from Open Table that my reservation had been canceled. Went to the host and he told us he had deleted my reservation. I told him that it was unacceptable and that I was making another reservation immediately and he was not to delete it. He noted that he did not understand the Open Table concept so I had an opportunity to bring him up to speed. Be sure to check your reservation when you are seated to ensure that no one deletes you!
I am a recent college graduate and my boyfriend and I went to Nicolino's because we had a groupon but would not have chosen it price-wise if it were not for this. However, the food was delicious! We had the bruschetta, seafood alfredo, salmon, and dessert, with no complaints, everything was fresh, good flavor and spices, and came fairly quickly. The only thing was that there was hardly anyone there even on a Saturday night! We had half of the restaurant all to ourselves and were sad that a place with food this good didn't get more service.
Took my wife there on Valentine's Day. Extremely quiet and initiate. The food tasted amazing. For $50 we were treated to two salads, two entrees, two deserts, and two glasses of champagne. At the end of the meal, the server surprised my wife with a rose. It was an unbelievable value. I can't wait until there's another special deal like this so we can go back.
Absolutley the most amazing meal my wife and i have had. It was especially impressive that the chef greeted us and asked about the service and food. Triple A
The place and the food was just awesome!!!
Put its location as the Wyndom Hotel. Hard time finding it by address .... No sign....