Nicolosi's - San Diego
Our recently remodeled interior, Our welcome atmosphere features attentive service, outside dinning and banquet facilities. Our family hopes to welcome you to Nicolosi's soon. Mangia!
Nicolosi’s always provides delicious, good quality food. Our server Carl was fabulous. He was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. A great dining experience!
So so good ! Friendly service and the pizza was delicious 😋
Always a family favorite. It's hard to find a place that everyone in our family of 5 will be happy with, but Nicolosi's always does. It's nice to have a place that's casual but still really authentic and delicious food. We had lasagna, ravioli, salad, garlic bread, spaghetti, there was something for everyone. We love Nicolosi's for a great family experience.
Great Italian at a neighborhood restaurant. Food is tasty, pizza is very good, salads are fresh and crisp. There is lots of free parking available on the lot. We had a table out in the middle, in the future would request a side booth towards the back, probably a little less noise.
Delicious food and family owned restaurant. Ciara is a fabulous server. Always a great dining experience!
We have been to Nicolosi's several dozen times. We have had both good and so-so experiences. This time was absolutely the worst and probably the last. The prices have skyrocketed that our bill was over $200.00 at a neighborhood restaurant. Of the 5 of us, there was 1 wine and 1 beer and 3 cokes, so not a lot of alcohol. The baked spaghetti had so much cheese in it, the color was actually pink. The chicken piccata was a broiled chicken breast with a few capers thrown on a mound of spaghetti sitting in a bowl of what tasted like lemon juice. The 1/2 order of angel hair with meat sauce was spaghetti with very bland sauce. Fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp was a very thick sauce with spaghetti and very few shrimp. I am not sure what has happened to this place, but this visit felt like the dishwasher was the chef!!
Good service and great food. Many of the service staff have been there for years and that adds to the experience.
Though the food is very good, the service is very slow. I've experienced the same on a previous visit.
The food was really bland this last time. It was disappointing. I'm pretty sure we won't be going back for a while. The wait staff were great as always though!
My only complaint about Nicolosi's is that it is too far from my house!! The food is delicious and fresh!
Great old family recipes. Service was great and friendly!
Great FAMILY dining choice. Not so much for a quiet romantic dinner.
We made a reservation and still we waited too long to be seated. It didn’t appear that they had been anticipating a reservation for three, although they had plenty of notice.
There was 1 person handling the to go orders, seating guests, answering the phone and cleaning tables. A reservation did us no good. We were seated in the bar as there were no booths available in the section of the restaurant that was open. Not sure why we weren’t able to sit in the other part except that it may have been that there weren’t enough servers. I didn’t see the excellent servers who always used to wait on us when Nicolosis’ was a well oiled machine. It makes me wonder if it has changed ownership. If it has, its not going to last long.
Our waitress was harried and curt. After my friend asked for napkins and silverware they were plunked down in front of us. She then asked for a glass for her beer. It arrived with a thud as she slammed it on the table. We didn’t ask her for anything else.
The pasta I have ordered so many times before was nothing like it used to be. I ordered linguini with garlic butter sauce. It was a greasy mess.
Pizza was passable. Calamari was so uniform and tasteless we wondered if it was calamari or some other fish that had been cut up to look like calamari. It looked and tasted like it came from the frozen food section at 7-11.
I hope this was a fluke as we love this place. We will give it one more try. But for this night it was a bad birthday surprise. (An event they didn’t even acknowledge although it was stated in the reservation)
Nicolosi's has great traditional Italian dishes and pizza.
Great food and service. Definitely will return. Only the 2nd time coming here but 1st time using open table .
Though the food is good, the service is very slow. It appears that more servers may solve some of the problem.
Pizza was great and Ciera was an attentive and very pleasant server.
Traditional Italian food. Not always my favorite any more but it is good.
Love there food! Service is always on point. Everybody there is very nice.
Large menu selection. House made ravioli was excellent. Portion size is on the small side, though adequate. Service was a little slow, waited about 10 minutes to place our order, but then our food was served fairly quickly. Overall very good.
Food was good the waitress was very busy but did the best she could and knew the food well
It was Valentine's Day so I understand the reason for the wait to be seated (even though we were 30 mins early for our reservation). Then it took almost an hour to get our food after we ordered. The food was good. Service was good, not great. Seemed like a place that is usually better but just understaffed for busy times like Valentine's Day.
Nicolosis is my all time favorite restaurant in San Diego. The server was amazing and the food, AMAZING as always. Being Italian, going to nicolosis is always like having dinner with extended family although I'm confident anyone who goes in there will be treated like family and the meal will be almost as great as dinner cooked by Nonna. Which is saying a lot.
The food was bland, pasta has no flavor. Sauce is ok.
Love this place with their great food and wonderful outside patio with great view.
A good restaurant. The food is good but not exceptional. It’s a good local neighborhood Italian restaurant but not one that is a particular “must see” for visitors.
The night we were there, their computer that handles reservations wasn't working very well. So, they didn't have our reservation upon our arrival. We had to wait about 30 minutes before we were seated at our table. The service was slow, but the food was good. All of the staff was very friendly.
Great food and service... Our dinner was served piping hot and delicious. Great place to take friends for some Italian and wine/beers!
Had to wait 20 minutes after reservation time because there were only two waiters. Service was fairly slow once we were seated, too. Food was decent.
Chicken penne pesto, meat lasagna are always family favorites
Not enough staff. Our waitress was really stretched. They really need an extra person at night. They also ran out of Pinot. Not the best night we have had at this restaurant. We will return again. The salad was great. Pizza was good.
Service is always great but this time it was very slow and two different people were taking our orders—one young man seemed a little flustered and uncomfortable
I met an old friend here. It is in the old neighborhood I grew up in. There aren’t a lot of places to met in this area. However, I’d go again. Calamari was fried wel and not greasy. The grilled chicken salad was very good. The chicken was tender and not dry and seasoned well. Service very friendly. Bathrooms could use a good cleaning though.
I had the meat-lovers pizza there and it was great. Definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
The remodel is really nice & the food and Ciara’s service were excellent as usual! We’ll be back soon!
ate there on Mother's Day. Everything was fine, even though a bit noisy
Great family restaurant, good value for the amount of food.
The food was good, but I wish they served marinara sauce with the gnocchi Parmesan. It was good but way too garlicky.
My husband has the calzone and added sausage and pepperoni, again although good, it seemed like the meet was very minimal.
Delicious authentic Italian food. Very attentive and friendly service.
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Nicolosi's - San Diego is rated 4.3 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.
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