Nicky's Coal Fired

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Italian
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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Swing into 2020 at Nicky's! Our retro inspired evening features a four course menu from chef Tony Galzin, as well as the return of our famous martini cart, shaking up tableside cocktails.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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4.7based on recent ratings
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Best pizza around.

f
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dakota was an awesome server!! We look forward to coming back again.

CC
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great meal.
Never disappointed.
Great for the holidays

A
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Try the bread!! Our waiter was super friendly and helpful, the food was good (T H E B R E A D) and it was a nice break from lower Broadway and all the noise. Plus they have a parking lot!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service, not too crowded even for a Sunday at noon.

OT
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten dinner at Nicky’s several times and it’s always delicious. We recently ate brunch and it was just as yummy. They have something for everyone. Service was great, cocktails were awesome, and prices were right where they needed to be.

TR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Great looking location. The service was top notch. The Butternut Squash dish had unbelievably great flavor, even if a little over priced. It was a one of a kind dish so it made the experience worth it.
The Margarita pizza was terrible. The flavors were right but it was completely soggy right from the oven. Having children makes it impossible to send things back before the big melt down. Im glad we came. Check it off the list. We would not recommend or come back.

L
Nashville
31 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Superb service from Josh. The seasonal menu (11/16/19) was loaded with wonderful dishes and the 3 of us were forced to make some difficult decisions.

We ordered the apple kale salad and clams in broth as starters. Both were excellent. Josh brought us extra house made grilled focaccia for the clam broth. I had to slow down on dipping the bread because there were more dishes to come.

The fusilli with meatball was a perfect choice for my mood. So fresh and cooked to perfection. I took 3/4 of my dish home - the bread and broth filled me up.

We ordered 2 pizzas; a classic pizzas, a margarita and if my memory serves me a hey Paisano. Both were very good but I’ll call the Paisano out as excellent.

We’ll back soon - there is so many other dishes to try.

Our two visits have been a pleasure. Also, try the spud pizza!

g
Nashville
35 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicky's is a great place with wonderful food and service.

DD
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to Nicky's Coal Fired was just as good as the first, if not better! We have yet to try anything other than the pizza though, it is just so delicious. Our server, Michael, made the dining experience all that more pleasant. When our pizza seemed to misfire, not only did they make us a new one, but they gave us a whole new pizza to take home, on the house, for the time we had to wait! Who does this anymore? GOOD MANAGEMENT, that's who. This place is in the business of pleasing it's customers with good food and excellent customer service.

AM
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

restaurant was very very loud, they were out of dishes on the menu by 730. Food that we did receive was delicious. Server was a bit over the top. Water glasses smelled strongly of dishwasher smell. I had been before and had a better experience about a year ago.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Margherita Pizza & Meatballs?

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V
Memphis
39 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good clams. Very good pasta. Very good gelato.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has quickly become one of my favorite spots in Nashville. Rustic Italian with modern ideology.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cool space with amazing bread and pizza crust! Service was great! All in all happy to have experienced it :)

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the fall menu! Usually go for pizzas at Nicky’s but the pastas were outstanding

OT
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the duck pasta and it was phenomenal. One of the best pasta dishes I’ve had. Nice selection of local beers on tap which I like. We split the small salad and it was good.

l
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Being from out of town it was really good to find a farm to table Italian restaurant. You don't see that very often. Highly recommended. All very good. Meatball was outstanding.

MC
Nashville
45 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicky's is so much more than a pizza place. At Nicky's, pizza isn't pizza, it's a gourmet experience. We always get a pizza and a pasta. On this occasion there were 4 of us so we got 2 pizzas and 2 pastas. I would discuss the specific things we ordered and how good they were, but we have eaten here many times and EVERYTHING is always delicious...plus the service has always been excellent.

Nicky's is definitely one of the top ten places to eat in Nashville.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Pizza was watery.

LN
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Terrible choices for wine by the glass.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Miss the chicken thighs

OT
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We find Nicky's to be a great family restaurant, usually ordering a few starters, a pasta and a pizza.

AM
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ruth was awesome!!! Food was excellent as always!!! Great to see Jeffrey again!!! :-)

JH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Pizza is better than 5 Points. We will be back.

AM
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Best pizza in Nashville!

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M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We loved our dinner at Nicky's however, our waiter got multiple drink orders wrong, which was a bummer. We also would have liked to get all of our pizzas at the same time instead of the first 2 coming out before the third. The pasta also arrived almost 45 minutes before the pizza.

Other than the timing and a few incorrect beverages, we loved the food and atmosphere!

RO
Nashville
44 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the guest chef’s food on Tuesday night, but the regular menu items we ordered were below par...not the usual quality, particularly the ravioli and the bucatini.

RJ
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Too noisy. AAnd the king of music is to young people. The service was good. The food was good

DD
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first trip to Nicky's Coal Fired and we were not disappointed. The pizza is a must have, all the ingredients are so fresh and the crust was just so thin, crispy and delicious.
I am gluten free and the gluten free crust was so good I had to make sure it wasn't a regular crust!
My husband and I drove from Brentwood to the west side of Nashville for this pizza and we will definitely go back. Our server was friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere is casual and cool. Looks like they have a fabulous patio for those great fall nights coming as well.

FF
Nashville
69 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food at Nicky’s Coal Fire, sticking with the pizzas, which are delicious. Service is friendly and attentive. Nice beer selection. Great place for an informal dinner in a relaxed atmosphere.

RM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Nicky’s! One of our top restaurants in the city. Really enjoy having veggie pepperoni as an option.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The pizza is great! Pasta is mediocre. We loved the small share plates and apps.

I
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved! Great service and food. Highly recommend for a date night or with a group.

k
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the restaurant and the service with Mary was incredible!!

r
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasurable experience there. The food was magnificent and the service was some of the best that we’ve had in Nashville. We will Make this a regular stop now.

LS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and ambiance. Pizza was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful birthday dinner that accommodated all 12 of us!
Thank you.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good but service was completely unacceptable and never once did a manager come by to check on us and our experience. Literally took over 30 minutes to get our check. I don’t mind paying good money for a great dining experience but the horrible service makes me unsure if I’ll patronage this restaurant again. Not worth the money. Very disappointed.

DJ
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nicky’s special too salty . Crust edges where burnt. Place is fun and comfortable

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