Nick & G's Restaurant

4.7
387 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Nick & G's is an American/Italian inspired Italian restaurant nestled in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe that serves fresh American & Italian cuisine that is prepared daily using top quality ingredients. We welcome family and friends alike to savor the tasty and nutritious American and Italian food that we have to offer.
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Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    May 9, 2021 only

    At Nick & G’s we’re celebrating Mother’s Brunch Day in style! Your mom will cherish her afternoon enjoying our gourmet cuisine almost as much as she cherishes you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 387 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMimbo
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was great. Very personable but efficient . Food was really good.

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ForDaDogs
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and live entertainment outdoors. Nice for a date night and will go back.

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vipdshea
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great local spot with lots of outdoor seating. Live music is a nice touch but our table was too close so conversation was difficult. Service was slow and they were low on place settings. Have been before & will go again. good crowd and pleasant atmosphere.

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KathleenJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time there... really enjoyed vibe of outdoor patio and music by Justin Froese. Food was excellent! Had crab appetizer and I’ve been thinking about it every day since.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was smaller than expected from the pictures on the website. However, it had great decor and nice ambiance. Food was delicious! Overall we had a good time. Would come back again.

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vipFrederickG
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, good quality food selections!

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SBlike
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Terrible service, ignored all night. When she did come to our table, she huffed and puffed like we were inconveniencing her by ordering more drinks.

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vipLocal
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick & G's has a very good kitchen and front of house staff.

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spumoni
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed our meal, great service, really good food, they even exchanged one of our meals because we were not satisfied with one of the items on the dish.

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viplovestoeat
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The kitchen was very slow but the server was very apologetic and tried to make up for it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Compliments to the pastry chef. We’ll certainly return.

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vipStove
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al was awesome!
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vipYumYum
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food-- I loved the pasta with short ribs and mushrooms. Delicious salmon entree.
Fabulous music...this restaurant has live music frequently. Nice outdoor seating and service was great!

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vipLinda
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed the musical entertainment and the food was tasty. We will return sometime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service; live music
ON A WEDNESDAY!
Happy Anniversary to us!

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vipDakini
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

See the ratings which were very good. We especially enjoyed the early Sunday live music on patio

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was much better than expected. Will go again.

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vipDinaS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very pleasant dinner. The salmon was excellent! Our waitress was attentive and considerate when we said we had a time constraint. The live music was a treat. We will definitely go back!

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vipjanet
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Service and food. Excellent

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viptravelingPhil
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Nick & G's for a special meal as the state was unwinding from severe COVID restrictions. Was able to get an outdoor spot away from others. Great food and service

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KaryF
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

2 of the 4 dinners had to go back. One was cold pasta and the other was over cooked lamb. It took a long time for the cocktails to arrive. There was a party in the courtyard so I’m not sure if that was the primary focus. We’ve eaten there several times and this was a disappointment fir our friend’s birthday celebration.

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Gooddatespot
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good restaurant. The food was good, and the waiters were nice. With Covid-restrictions, everything was outside on the patio. I think dining inside will be great, once those restrictions are lifted.

What I think the restaurant manager could do is a couple things: 1) if someone orders scallops, probably let them know there's bacon in the scallops. I don't eat meat, so I had to scrape all of that off, and couldn't eat the squash. 2) There are many busboys and people asking us if we want water, however, only two people (the bartenders) to ask if we want food or drinks. Several of the tables were waiting a long time for food and drink (other than water and bread).

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CarrieD
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice hidden gem. Excellent food, service, and nice, quiet ambience. We will visit again.

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JustinK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience and service. The live music was excellent and the food was very well prepared.

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Aaron
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and great service. We'll be back in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib dinner was incredible and everything else rocked as well. We had a good time and the service was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a good experience.

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vipAngeleno
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food options were good but didn't come out of the kitchen very warm

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NikkiB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and ambiance were perfect. Everybody was kind and eager to please. 3 out of 4 of us loved our meals and the kale and chard side was so delicious that my boys wanted another so we ordered two.. yummy! My husbands chicken was a bit dry and overall so so but other than that everything was perfect and we will be back. Thank you!

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vipEstherM
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server Drew was exceptional. The crab appetizer was amazing. You could have made a meal out of it. Salad was ok and dinner was a little disappointing but overall it was a lovely experience. Pear martini was also awesome. Very nice atmosphere and great service.

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SharonM
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio and great food.

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steveF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just a spectacular and memorable evening! Cant wait to go back!

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vipRachella
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seating outside was perfect. Plenty of people yet not crowded and plenty warm on quite a cold night. The service here is friendly and unrushed, which makes it a great place for those being extra careful in this environment yet wanting to reconnect with people a little at a time. Highly recommend for a light bite or big meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freddy our busses was world class... the service was only outmatched by the food! Amazing

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DianeS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, bread pudding topped it off. Our server did a great job with recommendations. Great evening and music.

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vipRafii
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was good, just a little heavy. Nice ambiance sitting by the fireplace. Birthday dessert with candle was provided. Will definitely visit again :)

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vipcraigt
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Nice experience in a COVID environment. The filet isn't the greatest cut but good. The dinning room is a little bright. Service was excellent.

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maep
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC food and great service! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipwaterskius
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Full bar with a decent dirty martini, fresh calamari, average ribeye, great salmon and crab appetizer.

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DonM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary culinary experience, great wait staff and exceptional ambiance!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nick & G's Restaurant using the Order Online button. Nick & G's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 771-1871.

Nick & G's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 387 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.