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Nicolino's Italian Restaurant

3.4
44 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Nicolino's Restaurant & Lounge
Located within the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel, Nicolino's offers an innovative, delicious and affordable Tuscan inspired menu of fresh seafood, beef, pork, pastas and hand formed Artisan style pizzas, along with carefully selected wines in a casual dining atmosphere.
The Place.
Nicolino’s distinctive restaurant experience defines fresh casual dining while maintaining the comfort of the past in a Victorian atmosphere.
The Man.
The genuine American story. An immigrant from the region of Abruzzo in Central Italy, Nicolino Alfonso created a life over time based upon the simple and unwavering principles of hard work, honesty, integrity… and great bread.
The Food.
Italian cooking is based upon simplicity and perfect execution of fresh, home grown ingredients. Indiana, like Italy, offers a wonderful array of perfectly fresh countryside elements that thrill the palate and excite our chefs for creations.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Italian, Dining Bar
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily 6am to 11am
Lunch: Menu and Lunch Buffet Mon-Fri 11am - 2pm; Full Lounge Menu Sat-Sun 11am-2pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 4pm - 10pm (Full Lounge Menu Sun-Mon)
Private Dining Available
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Phone number
(317) 381-6146
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Robert Rehm
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Private party facilities
Private Dining Room and Banquet rooms available. Restaurant may also be privately reserved. We offer customized dining and wine menus, and our dedicated staff will work with you to tailor your event to fit your needs. Rooms are available during the daytime and evening.
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Private party contact
Dining Sales Staff: (317) 381-6168
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Catering
Restaurant menu available as well as an extensive Catering Menu. Located in the Wyndham Hotel, your event may be in the charming décor of our restaurant or in our newly renovated Ballroom and Event Center.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Ample Free Parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mothers Day in the Grand Lackawanna Station 10am to 5pm. Fresh Carvings, omelettes, raw bar, hot and cold entrees, chocolate fountain and bottomless mimosas! Adults $49. Children $20.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 44 People Are Saying
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3.4based on all time ratings
3.6
food
3.4
service
3.2
ambience
2.0
value
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48% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Best restaurant on the west side. I eat here often. Midweek lunch buffet always perfect for entertaining clients. Dinner menu very good. Great menu and food. Comfortable place and easy to have conversations at table. Love this place!

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We got to the restaurant for our reservation and found that it was closed. We had to find someone to talk to and finally was told they would seat us and the menu would be the same. When they sat us down they gave us menus for the pub grub and didn’t come back for 10 minutes. We got up and left. We will never be going back again there! If the restaurant is closed you should not accept the reservation!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

average and about what I expected for a conference lunch.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We came in and meet people from out of town, my husband had a few drinks in our hotel room and then we order a round of beers at the table and then he was given a dirty fork so he went to the bar and asked for a clean one and the bartender was quite ride and cut him off from drinking, not even given time to drink his first beer. We also spent 100$. Never will i go again.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2015

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

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2015

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2015

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2015

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.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2015

We were there for dinner, even though it wasn't too busy, they were under staffed causing poor service. Food was average at best.

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3.0Dined on January 10, 2015

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.

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1.0Dined on November 17, 2014

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.

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3.0Dined on October 11, 2014

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.

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2.0Dined on October 6, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2014

Service excellent, food terrific. We will definitely return to Nicolino's.

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2.0Dined on August 15, 2014

This was no more than an average hotel bar.. they added additional seating and raised the rates of the food without raising the quality.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2014

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.

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2014

Menu is great. Food is great. Like the wine list. Service staff is untrained. Decor is massively dated...

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2014

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.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2014

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 ;)

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2014

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.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2014

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.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2014

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.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2014

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.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2014

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.

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1.0Dined on December 16, 2013

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.

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2.0Dined on August 1, 2013

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.

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2.0Dined on July 23, 2013

Mediocre, standardized, homogenized food.

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2.0Dined on May 10, 2013

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.

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1.0Dined on May 9, 2013

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.

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2013

Missing many items. Food was terrible. Stay away.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2013

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.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2013

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.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2013

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.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2013

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 :)

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2013

Great brunch and amazing service.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2013

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.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2013

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!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2013

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.

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