Nicky's Coal Fired

4.6
389 reviews
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Nicky’s Coal Fired is an award winning Italian restaurant from chef/partner Tony Galzin, located in the Nations neighborhood of West Nashville. The heart of the coal fired menu is dishes cooked in the four-ton oven, the first of its kind in Nashville. Coal fired pizzas are the focal point of Nicky’s menu, complemented by house-made pastas, charcuterie, and seasonally-driven antipasto selections.
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Nashville
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a fun girls’ night out to celebrate a birthday And was our first time to Nicky’s. Dakota provided great service and wonderful suggestions. We will definitely be back!

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MH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Hearing about the day’s events of the people next to me was cool and everything, but I came just to relax...

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e
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with my family and they were so accommodating!! They moved our table to the pizza bar bc my 2 yo was so entertained by it :) the food was amazing and prices just right!

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L
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Nicky's! The staff are friendly, the atmosphere is cozy. Just make sure you make a reservation, as the chances of walking in on a weekend are nearly none. We always order the Mama's Meatballs as an appetizer. As an Italian-American, these are the closest in this city to Italian meatballs (well done). Make sure you save room for Gelato, my go-to is always the bourbon-peanut is one of my favorites!

You won't be disappointed with your time at Nicky's!

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l
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was excited to try this place after seeing so much love on instagram, however our experience was not that pleasant. We had taken an uber to the restaurant for a 5pm reservation. When we got there ( 4:52pm)we stood in the entry way, completely ignored for around 15 minutes. When someone did come to the front, they never greeted us or sat us, but when people behind us spoke up they began seating them ahead of us! Our waiter was excellent and the food was OK ( 3 of us thought it was OK and 1 thought it was excellent) but because of the rough start and blatant rudeness, I would not return nor recommend it to a friend.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has a great loft feel vibe. We went on Valentine’s Day and did the four course dinner. It was fabulous. Also had signature cocktails they were exceptional. Our waitress walked up to the table welcoming us like we were long list friends. It was one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in a long time and we live by San Francisco!

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Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AH-MAZ-ING!
My husband and I attended the special Valentine's Day event and were completely blown away by the offerings...everything we had was superb - the taste, the presentation, all of it. We love to try a new restaurant for special occasions, and rarely return to the same place twice, but we will DEFINITELY be back at Nicky's Coal Fired! Best meal we've had in 20 years of celebrating Valentine's Days together, that's for sure!

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, cool environment. We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Man. So impressed by this place. Simple, delicious food of the highest quality and the BEST aperitif/amaro selection in town. The service is exceptional, too!

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CB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The overall service was pretty terrible. My girlfriend's food came out 30 minutes prior to mine and this was due to the fact that they burnt my pizza twice. On the third try it was only slightly burnt. We did not find this out until the manager brought the final and only slightly burnt pizza to the table. There wasn't a wait for a table, as we had a reservation. However, I would not recommend this place to anyone. My girlfriend's pasta was hard, the pizza sauce was runny, and the food was just very underwhelming.

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OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food and service

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HG
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter, husband and I ate here Saturday since it was national pizza day and we wanted to try a new place! I found this place on Instagram and I’m so glad I did! We had a meatball app, my husband and I shared a pizza and my daughter got her own kids pizza. It was so delicious. The cocktails are amazing too.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience. The Paisino pizza was tasty and unique. Yummy.

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y
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our Nashville favorites -- based on how much we eat there, it probably is our favorite. Best pizza choices include: Iceland is Green; St. Pasquale; Calogero T. Watkins.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great venue. Really good food. Really good service. Must go!

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ML
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love that they are serving brunch! It was fantastic.

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S
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza was delicious, as was the house made charcuterie. Would go again

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LA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food! Focaccia bread is a must have.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the pizza was amazing!! The service is always great and they are very attentive. Nicky’s is one of our favorite date nights.

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NF
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

very good service, apple and squash salad was excellent, pizza was a disappointment - bland dough, too much tomato sauce

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BN
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service! Will be back!

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EF
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Prosciutto and cheese was great! Margarita Pizza was also but the mushrooms were diced such that they were flavorless... Also had to send my Tanqueray and tonic back as it was virtually gin-less. But no one complained. We live to far to make it regularly but really like it and have been told the pasta is super.

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Nashville
86 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeffery was and excellent server. Good recommendations, attentive. Lardo was delicious, everything crackers great match. The supreme pizza was very good. Energetic, fun atmosphere.

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DB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fun to try new food - Dakota (waiter) was friendly and helpful - so was the woman who seated us. We always appreciate staff recommendations - we like know what they like to eat. I am not much of a foodie but I do appreciate trying new things and I like that local farmers are supported. There was a bit of a wait to get served but the staff clearly was working hard. The food was worth the wait.

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OT
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Promptly seated. Service was perfect. Really loved the HEY PAISANO with the spicy honey.

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b
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit ! We were looking for authentic wood fired or coal fired pizza . We r from Memphis , Hog and Homany the best . This is the only thin crust pizza in Nashville worth eating .

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NN
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Jared was an awesome server. He explained the menu in detail and gave great recommendations. Food was great, charcuterie and pasta were stars and the pizza was just ok.

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MM
Mobile
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place it great! Food was super tasty and prices are very reasonable.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a reservation and the restaurant was not packed by any means, but we still waited 25 minutes to be seated. They did give us some complimentary appetizers for the trouble which was nice. Our server just wasn’t that friendly. She may have just been having a bad day, but that’s what stuck out to us. The food was good and I like the rustic ambiance.

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JD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been looking for an Italian spot since moving here 4 yrs ago -- This is it -- from the pizza to
pastas to gelato everything made in house and just awesome !! To just pop in, sit at the bar
have one of the wonderful cocktails and a pizza or have a complete dinner, Nicky`s will
not disappoint.

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c
Nashville
29 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really great pizza! The pumpkin risotto was also extremely good. Service could have been a bit more on point, but we will definitely be back.

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g
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love pizza from Nicky's. We've been there numerous times and it has never disappointed.

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OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was so looking forward to this restaurant but was disappointed with a few things. Ordering wine was an ordeal because they were out of my first four selections. Why bother having a wine list if you can’t accommodate your customers? Our server was very good and apologetic about this ordeal. The pizza and meatballs were good. The cauliflower lacked any seasoning so we used salt and pepper to make it palatable. I received an email that our open table reservation had been cancelled. I went to the hostess stand to ask why I would receive this email and had to ask one of the chefs to track down the hostess. When she appeared she apologizes and told me she didn’t know why this would happen and “I must have pushed a wrong button”. There are so many great restaurants in Nashville and unfortunately we wasted a night on vacation with a mediocre experience.

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d
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Tough night for them. Food was never served after 1 hour and 30 minute wait. Kitchen could not handle the number of parties the restaurant booked. Can’t recommend the place.

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K
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went on Sunday night. Service was solid with a knowledgeable waiter. The meatball appetizers were great.
The pumpkin risotto and margarita pizza were both divine.
Good vibe w/great attitude. Highly recommend!

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j
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner with a group. Highly recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza was outstanding

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BJ
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Will definitely return!

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DH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

In town from Dallas to visit family ... we dined at Nicky’s ahead of the 9:30p Opry @ the Ryman on Saturday night. First time we have been to Nicky’s.

There was a large Birthday party and we were seated in the same room as the party, unfortunately, despite other open tables. The noise level was really high! The birthday revelers were very kind, regardless.

However, Lindsey was a fantastic server and made us forget about how loud it was in there. The food was magnificent!!! I’m still craving that pizza and best meatballs ever!! Ever consider opening in Dallas??

Definitely will come back when we are in Nashville again!!!

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