We invite guests to contact us by phone for last-minute reservations.
Reservations are limited to 2 hours.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Brussels Sprout Bruschetta
Stracciatella, Hazelnuts, Lemon Honey
Lamb Bolognese, Parmigiano Reggiano, Brown Butter Breadcrumbs
Pistachio Pistou, Ground Cherries, Saba, Primolio, Focaccia
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oh how I wish this neighborhood spot would make it. The food is excellent if you can get it. The poor host called on Thanksgiving morning to say we would not be having the turkey special menu because our reservation was for the lunch menu (no mention of that on Open Table). Turkey was only on the dinner menu. If we'd known, we'd have gone to Francesca's but it was too late to make a reservation. Our reservation was at 2:30 and we were told to order soon because the kitchen closed at 3:00. We felt rushed. The menu is very limited and they were out of our favorite dishes. This has happened on other occasions at Nico. Some of the menu items on Open Table are not on the real menu when you get there. Who is advising them? There are seven restaurants at Rush & Bellevue and not one of them closes the kitchen between lunch & dinner, nor does the Pancake House close between breakfast and lunch. These are some of the many reasons Nico is empty, showing us once again that chefs do not make good managers.
Nico Osteria is a fine hotel restaurant. The food was very tasty and the service friendly and warm. There was a sigificant lag between delivery of our salad and our entrees (about 25 - 30 minutes). Our charming waitress came by 2x in this window to let us know she'd check on it. The food and plates were hot when they arrived, indcating heat lamp use perhaps.
The food was tasty, but the ambiance compromised. I'm not sure I'll return when there are many other options.
Always great to visit this place. Great food, service and ambiance!
Our server was friendly, approachable, helpful but not intrusive. Food was excellent- can’t wait to go back!
New owner and new chef. Sad Used to be so good. I had a lamb rigatoni which had a huge amount of lamb which overwhelmed the pasta. Not subtle at all. I left a huge amount of lamb. Also no bread service anymore. They used to have delicious bread. Won't be returning.
Excellent food, drinks and service! Will definitely be back!
Food = AMAZING AND EVERYONE WAS VERY FRIENDLY LOVE IT
So nice to have Nico open again--we really missed this neighborhood gem while they were closed during the pandemic. Menu is nicely curated--enough choices and variety to be really interesting, and the chefs obviously have quality top of mind. Always like their cocktails--inventive twists on classics. Great wine offerings--again, nice selection that is not overwhelming--emphasis on quality wines. We had the bruschetta--very good. All the salads were tried and were excellent. Selection of entrees from veggie to fish and chicken and pasta. Everyone loved their choice. We'll definitely be back!
Let me start with the ambience — great lighting, gorgeous decor and decent service. The food was tragic. I have been coming to Nico for years and it has since sold 2 months ago with a new menu and new chef. Poorly cooked steak, tough like shoe leather and a frozen piece of fish that was the equivalent of a filet of fish from McD. Do yourself a favor and go elsewhere.
I’ve been to Nico several times and always love the food - but was very underwhelmed with the food (oysters and Arctic char) and the service was poor. Perhaps just an off night, but I will think twice before going back.
Server did not know how to describe the food. One appetizer came with a beautiful side of lettuce. It was well dressed. However, it wasn't washed properly and was sandy and gritty. Overall a poor experience.
Slow service. Above average starchy menu
Service was EXTREMELY poor and disappointing as it was a special birthday celebration and the server only came to the table twice--to take the order and deliver the check.....no birthday dessert was offered and was told "we don't do that here"...not a place to take anyone for a special occasion....which is unfortunate as the food and ambience are extremely nice but the server ruined it for our party :(
The appetizer of hummus/tapenade was tasty. The chopped salad was disappointing.; romaine lettuce with a small amount of Avocado, pancetta, cheese. I think they can do better. Very good service though.
The soup and dessert were very good; the past entries just so-so. The latter were rather bland and unimaginative. The coffee was Luke-warm.
The greeter and waiter were both excellent.
Great place for lunch given its size and relatively modest patronage on the day we visited - possible to have a pleasant conversation.
Food was incredible, the atmosphere was relaxing and quiet, and the service was stellar. Would definitely come back!
Love it - super food! Highly recommend this place
Food and service do not match the price point.
Excellent and creative dishes. Service was impeccable and attentive. All around a memorable experience. We will be back!
The food is superb and the service is outstanding. One of my very favorite restaurants, always!
Not our first visit and we would plan on returning. Enjoyed. Convenient for Porchlight Theater productions and a great area to walk around before a performance.
Delicious food. Incredibly patient and nice staff. I would definitely recommend it. I loved the ambience and felt safe bc the tables were very spaced out. Wait staff wore masks the whole time.
Your wait staff were not familiar with the menu and gave the wrong information. We asked if one of your burrata appetizer had tomatoes. The wait staff said no, they had cherries. We thought that was an odd ingredient. It turned out that the appetizer had cherry tomatoes. He never offered to check. He was also uncertain about other items on the menu.
I'm not sure that I would recommend Nico Osteria again to a friend.
Limited lunch menu. Looking for Italian specialties
Our server was delightful- so very helpful with pairing the wine.
Breakfast here was amazing so we went back for dinner and was less impressed with the food.
Nico was exactly what we were looking for. I wanted an upscale Italian restaurant which serves in a classic Italian format. Each plate was wonderful. The mixed seafood appetizer was served broiled in a scallop shell for great presentation. The salads and mains were outstanding. The only downside was a server who seemed tired and uninterested. She did the job but little else. I get it that times are tough and everyone had the COVID blues but I still think you need to make an effort. But overall an amazing restaurant with a fabulous food execution.
We just returned to Nico for the first time since pre-pandemic and were celebrating two couple wedding anniversaries. Our server (blonde) was excellent and so nice and kind. The food was not good at all, and we were totally shocked and a bit embarrassed we recommended Nico. We did end up having to take our order to go because my sister-in-law felt really sick after she ate the lamb rib appetizers. All four entrees that we took home were basically inedible. Sadly, we had to tossed the meals and ordered a pizza. What happened? We can't figure out why the food was so delicious pre-pandemic and last night's meal was really poor?
The experience was great! I came after proposing to my now Fiancé and Bidkar took care of us. Wonderful guy and great service. The food was great, however, it was on the pricier side.
Delicious food andsuper attentive staff!
Great location, friendly staff but the food was underwhelming.
Unfortunately we had a bad experience. Service and food were not close to the level of what we expected from past visits.
Apps and salad were brought at same time. There was lipstick on the wine glass. Food was just so-so.
The server was rude and condensing when I asked about a dish on the menu. The WORST service.
When we arrived, even though we had a reservation, the only option for seating was outside. The reservation system should allow you to specify your preference.
Our server was stretched thin, through no fault of his own. It took a while to finally order and then get our food. But once our food came, it was delicious.
Don’t go for breakfast
Excelente comida, servicio muy atento, ubicación magnifica
Delicious food - ample portions, prepared perfectly - and cheerful staff. Great location and value. Try it, you'll like it!
Nico Osteria is rated 4.2 stars by 2565 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.