Nicky's Coal Fired

4.6
410 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The service was good but the pizza was not. Great idea, bad execution. The pasta was delicious though! Would prefer more dinner and dessert choices as well. Don’t plan on going back, very disappointed.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere were great!

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SS
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

our 1st visit was a great one - the service was stellar, sat outside and enjoyed the evening with wonderful food! Our waiter and waitress were very attentive and lots of fun! We will be back -

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S
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great experience. Pasta’s are delicious. Great space and super friendly staff and servers.

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BP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining and will definitely be back. Went there to celebrate a birthday dinner and every one made the night feel so special, just like family. With special confetti on the table to warm conversation. The food was amazing and you can’t go wrong with any selection!

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CT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Another great experience at Nicky’s! Our pizza orders were delayed due to a large group that got in before us, but the service was excellent.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food (pasta is off the charts) and great service.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place makes their pizza dough from scratch and you can tell, these pizzas were the best we’ve had since visiting Italy. Service was incredible as well, we highly recommend this place!

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OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun and delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Our server was rude, forgot one of the things we ordered. We had to ask for dessert menus and then they we thrown on the table. We dine here frequently. The food is always good. If this kind of service becomes the norm,we’ll take this restaurant off our list. There were five of us. We tip 25-30% for great service. This guy was lucky to get 15.

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ME
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We really enjoyed our meal at Nicky's. The restaurant was a tad loud and a little frenetic but we had good service and great food. It was apparently thew first or second night of a new menu - so unfortunately, they were out of several items we were interested in - but the food we did order was top notch. Light, fresh and crispy pizza and some delicious appetizers that left us satisfies and happy. It was a very nice meal.

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A
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Friday night outing. Love my pizza, the meatballs and a lovely Dolcetto

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JS
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A fun place. Great menu and service. The oven is amazing to watch.

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fun atmosphere and engaging servers!

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal at Nicky's. For starters, we tried the meatballs and a broccoli appetizer. Both were outstanding. Perfect-sized starter portions with exceptional taste. For our meal, we got two pizzas that we shared. Both had plenty of toppings and the crust is fantastic - thin with an ideal amount of crispness. Our server was Cecelia and she was attentive, knowledgable, professional and very pleasant. For dessert, we enjoyed gelato that rivaled anything I tasted on a trip to Italy last summer. Although I passed on wine due to a diet, the wine list was very approachable and offered a number of high-quality bottles at fair prices. We will absolutely return to Nicky's and will insist on Cecelia being our server.

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CB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got the salad and potatoes and both were cooked well and delicious! My friends enjoyed a breakfast pizza for brunch, so fun!

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GP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night spot . We would go back every Saturday night. Awesome food

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LJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, could not have been better!
Love the casual atmosphere. Waiter made a drink recommendation based on what flavors I like and it was perfect. Food was very good. You have to try the roasted vegetables! I do not even like sweet potatoes and I cleaned my plate! So yummy!
Homemade meatballs got a thumbs up from our Italian friends. Pizza was yummy, love the crust.
Thanks for a great night! Some of the more expensive restaurants need to up their service game to Nicky’s level.

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p
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my husband. They brought him ice cream to celebrate!🎉

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food and atmosphere are very good — service is slow and disjointed. Apps arrived before drinks, some at our table were finished with their meals before others received their food. It was so awful that we laughed - nothing else we could do at that point....

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DB
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
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 on February 17, 2019
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
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
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 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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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h
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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 13, 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 9, 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 9, 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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OT
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
Western NC
3 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
6 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 2, 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 2, 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 1, 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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