Nicky's Coal Fired

4.7
347 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Nicky’s Coal Fired is an Italian restaurant from award-winning chef/partner Tony Galzin, located in the bourgeoning 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday & Monday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(615) 678-4289
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Galzin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
51st St Ave. N
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Swing into 2109 with us! Our retro inspired New Year's Eve features classic cocktails mixed table side from our martini cart and a special 4 course tasting menu from Chef Tony Galzin. Menu can be viewed at http://www.nickysnashville.com/events/. $60 per person, reservations strongly recommended.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 347 People Are Saying
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AM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great - I had the Iceland is Green pizza. Drinks took a very long time to come - refills on wine took longer. Food took over 30 min to come out and they weren’t that busy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated at a wonderful table for 4, service was excellent with a very friendly, knowledgeable staff. Our waitress, Cecilia, was awesome! The food selections were plenty and all delicious. Our bartender, Eddie, was amazing! Overall fantastic experience. We will definitely come back!

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Everyone had a great time. Will definitely come back.

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AR
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very friendly service! Ruth rocks!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was nice, food was outstanding! Very cool atmosphere we will definitely be back

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent pizza and great atmosphere.

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JD
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great waitress. Recommend the meatballs if they have them.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and exceptional service, my wife and I met up to try the new GF pizza (she is celiac) I stayed with the regular pizza which is always fantastic. Also a few apps and cocktails to start.... everything was tasty and we were well attended too, we’ll be back!

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LF
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh pasta, great pizza! Fantastic meal!

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Nicky's. The appetizers were out of this world and the pizza was delicious. The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. We will be back!

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KC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic (always go for a housemade charcuterie selection), even after a previous disappointment with delivery pasta. The drinks were well-balanced without trying too hard. Great portion sizes for sharing. The real reason to recommend is the phenomenal service. Josh took excellent care of us for 2+ hours without being intrusive or irritated. Great work, team!

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SK
Nashville
36 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent butternut squash pasta and wonderful pizzas. Enjoyed the whole experience and the service was very good. We will be back to try their new seasonal menu.

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n
Nashville
358 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had dinner here last week. Very casual spot with a focus on pizza and pastas. Relative small menu but the food is good and it is quite reasonable.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we love nicky’s!

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LD
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! We got 4 pizzas and a pasta dish for the 4 of us. The eggplant parm pizza was awesome!

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RI
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Coal fired pizza. Very few places have the oven. Great pizza.

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MM
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our reservation was at 7 and Nicky’s was punctual in seating the group of 6. Drinks were slow in arriving. They have a limited menu and an item a few people wanted at our table was sold out. Food was not all delivered at the same time making fit awkward dining. We were s party of 6 and a gratuity was added to individual bills which was never mentioned. Nicky’s had the potential to be a favorite, but too many small inadequacies accumulated.

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s
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant on the west side! The food and cocktails are very tasty and the servers are always so nice, helpful, and descriptive of the menu. I love seeing local farms' produce on the menu. The house made meats are killer. No true gripes except music can be a bit loud/too 90s'd out. I think some classier music(to fit the food) would make the experience better!
Yr loyal fan,
Skye

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N
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Nicky’s to celebrate a birthday. They had a special chef in the kitchen that night so there was a special menu in addition to their regular menu. We tried several small plates from the special menu and they were delicious! We also ordered a pizza from the special menu and one from the regular menu. Both were great! Nicky’s is a great addition to the Nations area.

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EW
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We absolutely loved our meal! We ordered a pizza and a pasta dish...both were amazing. We will be back!

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g
Nashville
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. great husband and wife team started this locale. you'll see them almost everytime you go working the floor. expect big things and see them elsewhere before too long. great food, great place. Best, G

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was great in the beginning, but it took a very long time to get our pizzas. I’m pretty sure the order was not put in as the same time as our pasta. It also took forever for us to get our check.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a good time here! Our waiter was phenomenal and very attentive, and the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend.

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b
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very good NY style pizza in a vibrant space. worth a try.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Salted Caramel Gelato was delish! Also, the any of the white sauce pies is a recommended order

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M
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dinner at Nicky’s. I felt very special and celebrated and enjoyed every bite and sip!

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BG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Pizza not good lady two times.

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JO
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Almost don't want to write a review as I'd like to keep Nicky's all to myself. I've been to Nicky's numerous times and I'm never disappointed. Food, staff, ambiance has always been great. Pizza's and pasta's are wonderful. Always a great evening.

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Planned to go to Nicky's for our anniversary and it turned out to be well worth it!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always delicious! Our only negative feedback is how nothing is paced at all when you order, so everything we ordered came at the exact same time.

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VR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fun Saturday night on the patio and was not too crowded. Playlist was great for the atmosphere!! Okra appetizer and pizza special with squash blossoms delicious. Can't wait to get back.

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FL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very delicious pasta! The pizza was solid also but the pasta is what really knocked our socks of. Nice large open atmosphere in a fun area.

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g
Nashville
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great pizza, beer and wine and don't forget the appetizers. The roasted sweet peppers were fabulous. Very busy, very loud - servers may have been spread a little thin but we thoroughly enjoyed the scene and will be back.

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AA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kids loved it and we loved it. Delicious pizza and pasta is even better. We will be back!

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Good cocktails. Pasta was solid. Pizza sauce was exceptionally salty.

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RL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic setting and wonderful meal. Thanks for a fantastic night!

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DM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here base on my wife's previous experience here. We reserved a table ahead of time but on a Sunday evening was not necessary. So it was a slow evening but no problems at all, very attentive service, the food was fantastic, flavor and presentation. THey are willing to make any dish vegetarian if possible as all are prepared as ordered. I will definitely go back, give this place a try and you will not be dissapointed

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SG
Nashville
76 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a really good experience here, but nothing was super outstanding, nor underwhelming. The desire to serve authentic Italian pizza seemed to be a let down. We ordered 2 pizzas, and though they were good, we expected some cheese, and these didn’t have any. I would go again, but focus on the non-pizza menu items.

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CE
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Server was great!
Host/hostess were terrible. We had a reservation, showed up on time. Host checked me in, or so I thought. I was told to wait. Hostess showed back up and she sat the people who just walked in. The host had disappeared for a while. When he came back, I told him what happened and he apologized. I asked to sit outside, so he went to check. I edited about 15 mins and never saw him again. We decided to eat at a bar table. Both the host and hostess never said anything and they walked by me several tunes. Later I rec an email saying I didn’t show up. I read the reviews about the service, but had been before. I guess we got lucky the first time.

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TH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing, and our group really enjoyed the guest chef takeover event. Will definitely be back soon!

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